There are so many amazing posts out there on how to make your bed. I love seeing the different ways designers are pulling beds together and making pillows work inside bedrooms. When I am designing for clients my number one go to thing to design around is what does your lifestyle look like? Do you love making your bed? Are pillows your thing? Do you get hot or cold at night? All things I want to know. From there I work in the right way to make your bed for you. Today I am going to break down some easy ways to create a bed that is right for you and your lifestyle.
If I can teach you one thing in today’s post it is that creating a bed that feels styled all starts with layering. From the top down and then back up. You need to have multiple layers for your bed to come together. There are 4 main components that make up these layers: top layer (comforter, quotes, coverlets, duvets) Sheets, Pillows + Throws.
Let’s start with the top layer of your bed and work our way down. This will be the main overall color that your bed will read. It’s important to know this is going to be your base color and everything else you add on will be built around this. I am a big fan of white beds but at the same time I know that isn’t for everyone or practical either. Here are a few for my favorites both white + color for you to look through!
Belgian Flax Linen white, slate melange, frost gray
Crescente copper + gray
Dobby Ladder Stripe white + frost gray
Belgian Flat Linen camo olive, adobe rose, sand yellow
The next layer to think about are your sheets. This can add in patterns or keep the color scheme going. As you guys probably know by now I am a fan of the all white look. But I just can’t get enough of mixing all the patterns together. Here’s a little bit of all those things to add in. Keep in mind if you are mixing patterns together you want one larger pattern paired with a smaller one. That way the patterns work together instead of against each other!
Belgain Flax Linen Sheet Set white natural flax, space -dye, iron blue
Organic Washed Cotton Percale black + white
Organic Washed Cotton Double double blue slate
I love pillows so much. They make me happy and I am one for switching mine in and out based on the seasons or mood of design I am feeling in the moment. One thing I have learned over the years is that pillows on your bed is a whole other story. Why, because you take your pillows on and off every single day. That means you’ve got to rebuild it everyday. When it comes to building your pillows out on your bed you’ve got to go with what is actually practical for you and your lifestyle. Keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to make your bed daily. There really is just something so nice about coming into a room at night or even throughout the day with a bed that is made.
I love a throw blanket on the bed. I love them so much I typically design beds with two. One that lays all the way across the bed and the other that is either a double layer or just draped over the side. I feel like the throw adds that polished look and layer. It also breaks up the bed from being on long color or pattern giving your eye another place to rest.