Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. Having a plan for your bedding will help give you the best nights sleep. Did you know that you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping. Why not enjoy it! By styling your bed like a stylist you will have a comfortable, crisp and stylish bed for years to come.
The Essentials needed for Styling your Bed
There is so much terminology about the different components that make up bedding that it can get really confusing! The following is a “basic cheat sheet” for your bedding . You need sheets, flat and fitted and at least two pillow cases. Pillows, pillow shams, duvet or comforter and a mattress pad.
Best Night Sleep Starts with Linens
My recommendation to clients when styling their beds is that we start with the linens first. It’s much easier to select a paint color that matches your linens then the other way around. Select a color palette you can live with long term and buy the best quality bedding you can afford. Sleeping on high quality cotton sheets will not only help you sleep better. They will last for many, many years.
Duvet vs Comforter
Styling your bed like a stylist involves deciding whether to use a duvet, comforter or maybe a coverlet in the summer. As a design professional my preferred choice is a duvet with a duvet cover. Because with a duvet you can change the cover with the seasons. Therefore when I design for my clients I like to order two duvet covers ( one for summer and one for winter) which coordinate with the color scheme for the bedroom. In addition I like to include a coverlet at the end of the bed for extra warmth and a splash of color.
Pillows, Pillows and more Pillows
One of the key items for styling your bed like a stylist and for a great nights sleep are the pillows. In other words we start with the sleeping pillows add in the decorative pillow shams. I like to add a few throw pillows. Then finish the bed off with European decorative pillow shams. We use two for queen size beds and three for king size beds .
One layer at a Time – Styling Your Bed Like a Stylist
When I’m designing a bedroom for my clients I always factor in the essential components to a fantastic bed ensemble. However depending on the type of bed we are working with in the design not all components are needed. As an example, if you have a platform bed there is no need for a bed skirt. In other words, styling your bed like a stylist should match the mood and design of your bed. Happy sleeping!
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