We can all admit that there’s something really satisfying about a perfectly put-together bed. Even spending that extra minute in the morning making it look less disheveled can elevate your bedroom scene. But today let’s take it a step further with layers, details, and textures! Here’s how you can create the bed of your dreams:
Start With a Solid Foundation
We spend a third of our life in our beds, so a great mattress, frame, and set of sheets are worth the investment. When it comes to sheets, the pros usually choose white — because it’s classic, DUH — but also because it provides a place where your eye can rest once you start layering on colour, prints, and patterns.
Make sure to put the flat sheet in reverse (the finished side down) so that the softness envelops you when you get into bed. Also, the finished side will then be exposed when you fold the banding back.
No matter the time of year, adding layers is key to having a styled bed that looks inviting and comfortable. Opt for neutrals and cozy textures, or play with patterns and colours to create some contrast. Place a light cotton coverlet or quilt on top of the sheets followed by your duvet.
Pillows, Pillows, Pillows
First the easy part: match your larger shams to the duvet and place those behind your day to day pillows (that match your sheet set). They tend to be bigger and fill the space closest to the headboard nicely. However, you can also stack them for a more modern look. When it comes to accent pillows there’s no perfect number. Ultimately, it’s what you’re willing to move each night! I tend to gravitate to 3 — you can do 3 completely different pillows, 2 that match in size and colour with 1 smaller one in front or, even one long lumbar.
Add the Finishing Touch(es)
Those final touches that pull the whole bed together? Well, a folded throw at the foot of the bed is a good start. It will really help pull together your color scheme or, at the very least, add in some gorgeous texture. Then put a little energy into cleaning up and styling your nightstands. Stack some books, lean a framed picture, or update your lighting. Even a few small accessories can help create that stylish bed space!
How do you style your bed?