Getting That Hotel Like Feeling in Your Home…
It’s the little things that make such a difference to your home, especially when it comes to styling a bed. For the longest of times, it was something I wouldn’t invest in. However, since turning 30, there are just certain things I won’t compromise on anymore. One of those things is a good night’s sleep.
It’s not just about the sleep quality. I love to make my bed. It’s part of my morning routine, sets me up for the day. When I come home from work, there’s nothing better than being greeted by a beautifully styled bed. Whilst it may seem like a chore, that extra bit of effort makes a difference to your primary bedroom.
So if you fancy styling up your bed and giving your room the five-star treatment, here are my top tips on styling a bed and taking it to the next level…
LAYER SOFT SHEETS AND WOVEN THROWS FOR A BASE.
The first thing to do is to create a base of comfort for your bed. I see so many designers use crisp, soft flat sheets when styling a bed, so I decided to give it a go for our home. It’s a game-changer. Certainly in the summer where I can’t sleep without some sort of blanket but the duvet is too warm, having that flat sheet has been great to sleep in during these hot summer nights.
Adding a throw or quilt on top of this sheet will bring texture and warmth to the space. It’s a great way to get in a block colour, a base level for any pattern you’ll want to add later on. It’s these designer details that will take the bed to the next level.
FOLD IN YOUR DUVET.
I love the look of a half-folded duvet on top of the bed. Not only is it the essential part of the bed, but it’s a great way to show off your interior style. Whilst I do love pure white bedding, this stripe linen one is just gorgeous. It adds a level of detail and depth you can’t get with a solid colour. Have fun with the number of folds you attempt on your bed. And remember, always go the next size up with your quilt. If you have a double-sized bed as we do, get a king-sized duvet and thank me later.
Linen is also a fabric we should all consider sleeping in. Not only does it look fantastic (especially creased, giving your bed that lived-in look) but it’s healthier to sleep in, breathable and temperature controlled.
CONSIDER YOUR PILLOWS.
Something again that none of us should scrimp on when it comes to styling a bed. When it comes to pillows, goose-down pillows are a dream to sleep on. Durable as well as comfortable. Also, consider how you like to sleep when it comes to selecting your pillows, different sleepers need different support. I’m a back sleeper whilst my husband is a side sleeper, so I made sure to invest in fairness that was suitable for our individual needs.
Cover wise, I refer back to the benefits of linen. So comfortable to sleep on and your skin will be grateful in the long run.
PLAY MIX AND MATCH WITH DISPLAY PILLOWS.
This is where the fun begins. How many and what style you want to go with is entirely up to you and really shows off your personality. For myself, I wanted two simple square pillows and I’m on the hunt for one large lumbar pillow (something that I might need to make myself.
Colour-wise, I want to keep on the neutral theme, so I went for this pale sage green colour. I also wanted to play against the blocks and lines that I had created with the bedding, so went with this natural floral print to break everything up.
COMPLETE THE LOOK WITH A THROW.
The cherry on top of a well-made bed. Whilst it may seem overkill, adding a throw to the bottom of a bed adds an extra hint of texture and functionality. It’s great for grabbing for mid-day naps or when it’s exceptionally chilly. Go for a block colour and something with a large weave for that hand-made, textured feeling. If you don’t want it on your bed, having it draped on a bench at the end of your bed will give your bed that casual, effortlessly styled look.
SHOP MY HOME.