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Bedding Basics: How to Dress a Bed

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Bedding Basics

How to Dress a Bed

Did you make your bed today? Though the task is often written off as a chore, designing and displaying a bedding ensemble is actually an important step towards a beautiful, cozy space. After all, the bed is the most important piece of the bedroom! 

With all of the bedding choices available — from off-the-shelf to custom made — it may be difficult to choose a look that aligns with your taste and complements your room.

Start with the basics 

The careful research and consideration that is given to finding the right mattress should also be given to other foundational bedding pieces — sheets and sleeping pillows. The combination of these items can make or break a good night’s sleep, so invest in quality. Reframe them as “luxury” instead of necessity.  

Add a layer of warmth

Blankets affect both the look and feel of your bed, so it’s best to have a variety on hand. During warmer weather, a lightweight blanket, quilt, or coverlet will be the most comfortable option. They may have decorative top-stitching to add to your bedroom aesthetic. Cotton is a breathable, low-maintenance fabric to turn to. 

In the cooler months, wool, fleece, chenille, and cashmere offer more warmth. By layering on a duvet or comforter, additional weight and warmth is added to the bed because of the down or synthetic fill. A duvet is like a large pillow case, while a comforter’s fill and cover are sewn into one.

Mix in pattern and textures

Just like a well-curated wardrobe, well-designed bedding will have variance in texture and pattern. A simple way to add these elements to the bed is with pillows, shams, and throws. Accent pillows provide contrast and depth, while also tying together colors from the window treatments in the room. Different sizes, shapes and colors of pillows can be mixed and matched. Coordinating shams with the dust skirt will tie all the layers of the bed together. Finally, add a chunky throw blanket for additional weight and texture.

How many pillows and shams? 

This is a personal preference. If you desire a luxurious layered look, then layer on those shams and pillows! If you prefer simplicity and a bed that can be made in a matter of minutes, a couple of shams in front of your sleeping pillows along with a few accent pillows may be all you need. 

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