After using Mike's childhood dressers for the whole of our relationship, we are having this bedroom furniture delivered tomorrow. We painted the room a light blue that has slight hints of gray/lilac. Currently we have this fine IKEA rug in our room and dark brown curtains, but I'm not tied to either.
We tend to like more of a clean look, but in the bedroom I like stripes/flowers/pattern of some kind as long as it's not too traditional or stuffy looking.
We have a duvet, so I prefer a duvet cover that I can wash on the regular since kids are gross and get stuff all over my bed.