The simple art of styling your bed

The simple art of styling your bed

My husband always goes into panic mode whenever I start talking about styling the bed.

Styling your bed doesn’t mean changing everything upside down. Nor does it mean you should buy expensive beddings and replace the existing ones.

Styling your bed means organising and arranging the space in a nice and elegant way so that you love your bed, which in turn will help you get better sleep and lead a happy life.

Anyway, coming back to styling your bed, start with making your bed every day after you wake up. It’s not just pretty but you would also accomplish the first task of the day. It will give you a sense of achievement and encourage you to kick start your day in a positive way.

1. Start with Quality Basics

The foundation of a beautifully styled bed begins with quality basics. Invest in a comfortable mattress, high-thread-count sheets, and a premium quilt or comforter. 

  • Sheets and Pillowcases: Choose breathable materials like cotton or linen for comfort. Neutral shades are versatile and timeless.
  • Mattress Protector: Protect your investment with a good-quality mattress protector to enhance longevity and hygiene.
  • Duvet or Comforter: Select a duvet with the right weight for your climate, and a duvet cover that’s easy to wash.

2. Layering for Comfort and Style

Layering is key to creating a cozy and visually appealing bed. It adds depth and dimension, making your bed look inviting and plush.

  • Pillows: Start with two standard pillows for sleeping. Add two to four decorative pillows or Euro shams (large square pillows) for an extra layer. Mix and match textures and patterns to create interest. 

    Pillows are really important when it comes to getting a good night sleep. So choose your pillows wisely. Select the ones that don’t give you any neck aches, and the ones that are suitable for your sleeping positions, etc. Always check for the reviews before buying one.

  • Blankets and Quilts: Layer a blanket or quilt cover / duvet for added warmth and style. A throw blanket at the foot of the bed adds a touch of coziness and can introduce a pop of color or texture.

3. Play with Patterns and Textures

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures. This can add personality and flair to your bed.

  • Patterns: Combine different patterns, such as stripes, florals, and geometrics. Ensure there’s a common colour palette to tie them together.
  • Textures: Mix smooth and textured fabrics like silk, velvet, and knits. Textured pillows and throws can make your bed look more inviting and luxurious.

4. Focus on the Headboard and Bed Frame

Your headboard and bed frame set the tone for your bed’s overall look. Choose a style that complements your bedroom decor.

  • Headboard: An upholstered headboard can add a touch of elegance, while a wooden or metal one can bring a rustic or modern vibe.
  • Bed Frame: A platform bed can provide a minimalist look, while a bed with storage underneath can be practical and stylish.

5. Incorporate Seasonal Changes

Adjust your bedding to reflect the seasons. Lighter fabrics and brighter colours work well in the spring and summer, while heavier fabrics and richer tones are perfect for fall and winter.

  • Spring/Summer: Opt for lighter quilts, pastel or bright colours, and breathable fabrics like cotton or linen.
  • Autumn/Winter: Layer with heavier blankets, deep hues, and plush textures like flannel or faux fur.

6. Personal Touches

Add personal touches to make your bed uniquely yours.

  • Decorative Pillows: Arrange the bed with a couple of nice embroidered cushion covers.  Obviously, I am biased but trust me, embroidered cushion covers will transform your bedroom into a paradise.
  • Quilts and Blankets: A favourite quilt can add a personal and comforting touch. Then choose a nice quilt, a blanket or a doona or a comforter that you would like to go on top of the coverlet and fold them halfway through. Go crazy with the quilt. Don’t settle for dull and boring quilts just because that’s what your friends have. Go for the one which you like the most. Jazz it up, you would be surprised how a cool quilt will change your bedroom completely for the better.
  • Bedside Decor: Complement your bed styling with coordinated bedside decor, such as lamps, books, and plants.

7. Keep It Tidy

A styled bed looks best when it’s neat and tidy. Make your bed each morning to maintain the aesthetic and start your day with a sense of accomplishment.

That’s it. That’s all you need to make your bed look lovely and at the same time, it will keep you nice and warm and give you the much desired, good night sleep.

P.S. Please check out our handmade quilts and embroidered cushion covers. They can help you style your bed the way I described above.

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