You can’t deny the satisfaction of having a perfectly styled bed. When you’re busy, it’s easy to skip making your bed. However, there is nothing better than coming home after a busy day to a beautifully made bed – you will feel relaxed and your room will look tidy. A little effort will be rewarded with great satisfaction! That is why today we will be sharing with you our secret formula to style your bed flawlessly.
What you need for the perfectly made bed
- Fitted sheet
- Flat sheet
- 4 Pillows
- 4 Pillowcases
- Quilt cover
- Mattress protector
- Decorative pillows
- Decorative throw
How to style the perfect bed
Step 1: Materials
First, you’ll need to choose all of the above items. There are many different types of bed linen so make sure you feel the texture of the material. Remember, you are aiming to have the best possible night’s sleep.
Step 2: Mattress Protector
A mattress protector should be purchased. Mattresses are worth a lot of money and, if you get the mattress dirty, it is a lot harder to clean. The mattress protector protects the mattress from sweat and accidental spills on your bed. Therefore keeping your bed clean at all times!
Step 3: Fitted Sheet
Next, use a fitted sheet. You want your fitted sheet to be tight so that it isn’t moving around at all during the night. We like to fit at the top first followed by the end. Creases won’t be visible as the quilt will cover any imperfections. A styled bed is not only about the aesthetic. It is an entire package from looks to comfort.
Step 4: Top Sheet
Put on a top sheet. Lay the top sheet evenly over both sides of the bed with the top aligned with the top end of the bed. This will mean that there is enough leftover at the end of the bed to tuck in and create corners. To create a fancy showroom look, fold the top of the sheet halfway down. Refer to the image before for example.
Step 5: Quilt
Place a quilt on the bed. This is the same as the top sheet – make sure you centre the quilt so that there is the same amount on both sides. Align the top of the quilt with the top end of the bed. This ensures that the quilt covers you completely if needed at night. There is nothing worse than waking up from your sleep and feeling cold. Now fold the top edge to halfway then fold again to give nice, clean lines – as shown below.
Step 6: Display Pillow
For a perfectly styled bed, you can not forget the display pillows! Place two sets of pillows next to each other standing up against the headboard. Next, add the decorative pillows. Remember that these pillows should resemble a triangle formation. You also want to make sure all the colours and patterns complement each other. The pillows should not be placed on the folded back quilt.
Step 7: Decorative Throw
Lastly, use a decorative throw. We love using throws as we believe that they finish/complete a bed. You can either tuck the throw underneath the folded back quilt or you can drape it over the end of the bed. Both look really good – it really is just personal preference.
Congratulations! You can now style your bed like a pro!