We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so why not have the bed of your dreams? Nothing compares to a perfectly-made, well-curated bed. Making your bed every morning can boost your mood, increase productivity, and inspire you to keep the rest of your room tidy.
Style your bed like a pro with these six easy steps:
Step 1: Sheets
After you’ve slid the bottom sheet over your mattress, place the flat top sheet on the wrong side up with plenty of room to spare. This will allow you to fold the top sheet over your duvet and quilt with the finished side facing up.
Step 2: Layering
Consider adding an extra quilt or blanket underneath your duvet for additional comfort and warmth. You can adjust layers to fit the season, ensuring your bed always keeps you the perfect temperature for a full night’s rest.
Step 3: Duvet Cover
To show off the textures and colors of your bed’s layers, fold your duvet in half and then pull the top part back into thirds. In the winter months, you can sleep under the duvet and place it at the bottom of the bed when the weather heats up.
Step 4: Pillows
The first pillows to hit your perfectly-made bed should be your larger shams, as they fill the space between your headboard nicely. Match your larger shams to your comforter and your regular-sized shams to your sheets. Then, add 2-4 accent pillows to build in texture, embellishments, or bold colors.
Step 5: Throw Blanket
Add a soft statement throw at the end of your bed for a finishing accent. You can fold your throw along the foot of your bed or drape it across the corner. Choose a color and pattern that will emphasize your duvet and accent pillows without too much contrast.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Finalize your perfectly-made bed with a decorative bed tray that doubles in style and function. Use your tray to hold a vase of fresh flowers and your latest novel. Don’t forget to add the finishing touches to your nightstands, including picture frames, books, and other accessories.