A long time ago, I was helping a boyfriend redo his bedroom. The room screamed frat party at me every time I walked through the door. We started by replacing the random, mismatched sheets and sports-related blankets covering an extremely funky mattress. A couple new sheet sets and one comforter later, I persuaded him he needed a duvet cover.Him: "Why do I need a duvet cover? I have a comforter."Me: “Yes, the duvet covers the comforter to keep it from getting dirty, and you can switch up the look when you want to.”Him: “Why would I need to switch up the look? What determines when it’s time to do that?”It could have been a circular discussion until the end of time, with me trying to explain the virtues of freshening up a look and him trying to understand why anyone would need more than one look anyway. To be fair to my ex, he was all about function and practicality. Many men are. If he already had sheets, why did it matter if they matched? Who was going to see them? Did having a more “grown-up” comforter make him sleep better than his favorite team blankets? I don’t know. I can’t prove anything one way or the other, but a bedroom that blends rich textures and complementary colors, as the room shown here does, presents itself as an elegant place for laying your head. Bedroom textiles help create a mood the minute you step into the space. From a linen-covered bench at the foot of the bed to woven curtain panels and an upholstered headboard, the textiles you choose give you a chance to create a fantasy of sorts — to tell a story about what feels beautiful to you and who you are in that room.