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Styling Your Bed like a Stylist

Sleep Well, Be Well. When you think of wellness, you think of fit people that work out every day. But equally as important as diet and exercise is the importance of sleeping well. Did you know that you spend one-third of your life sleeping? So it’s important to invest in high-quality bedding. This way you’ll get the best night’s rest. Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. 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 pillowcases. Pillows, pillow shams, duvet or comforter, and a mattress pad.

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Fresh Bedside Flowers are a nice touch too
Photos by Logan Nolin

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 than 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.

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Cool Crisp Sheets
Photo By Nicole Honeywell

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.

Coverlet with Duvet in this Master Bedroom

Pillows, Pillows and more Pillows

One of the key items for styling your bed like a stylist and for a great night’s sleep is 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.

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Bold wall color and topical art
Photo by Julie Aagaard

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 on within 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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The Layers of the Ultimate Bed

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