Your bed is ultimately your sanctuary, so why not design it beautifully?
While purchasing 'bedding sets' from department stores may be the easiest thing to do -- the look, often times, falls flat. You can dress a bed with style by incorporating a few easy interior design tips and tricks:
1. Add a headboard
If you missed, my last blog post, headboards are one of the prettiest and easiest ways to create a focal point for your bed design.
2. Buy quality sheets (for you)
Thread-count matters. Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric. Here's the caveat -- a higher thread count doesn't necessarily mean higher comfort, and sometimes prices on high thread count sheets are inflated (in my opinion). Thread-count is very subjective based on your own tactile experience. My suggestion is to always keep your receipts and take your time in selecting (and touching) sheets that you plan on purchasing.
My favorite source for sheets is Garnet Hill:
3. Hide your bed (sleeping) pillows with decorative accent pillows
My rule of thumb for decorative pillows for your bed (placed in front of your 'sleeping pillows') is first, layer euro, king or standard shams (depending on the size of your bed); second, layer 2-3 'accent pillows or shams' (of a smaller size than the first) and third, add one final (smaller or bolster shape) 'accent pillow'.
Select your decorative accent pillows based on color and texture (don't be afraid to mix and match)!
4. Use a coverlet as a smooth topper over your sheets/blankets
Coverlets or bed spreads can be as simple as a blanket (like the one from Serena & Lily in the top photo). I like to make sure that they are washable, especially if you have kids or pets. Tuck the coverlet tightly to create a finished look.
5. Fold a duvet at the end of your bed
This is the icing on the cake! You can have a custom duvet made very affordably by using fabric on one side and a bed sheet on the other. The duvet in the first photo is made with fabric from F. Schumacher on the top and a sheet from HomeGoods on the bottom!
Do you need some help styling your bed? I offer a "Styling Answers" service. I hope to hear from you!
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