The Subtle Art of Layering Your Bed

May 18, 2017

 The other day we had an eager shopper at our design studio who we believe totally aced multi-tasking. She was casting quick glances on our bed vignettes, tossing a volley of questions in our direction, sipping coffee and occasionally quieting her little girl down. She wanted us to clue her into the secret of doing cozy and chic beds. Ah yes, sumptuous, layered, and perfectly-made bed – can’t tell you how tempted we feel when we cross those bedding setups at our design studios, but we have to comport ourselves and as expected from mature professionals, BEHAVE!

We get this question asked many times, so we thought we’d put it on our blog and let you all folks know how to turn your bed into a dreamy, fluffy, and cozy pod that catapults you into transports of nirvana, precisely where this adorable little floof is
 

 

So how do you achieve the bed where you just collapse into for peaceful exhaustion? Let’s get down to the brass tacks.

The underpinning of any successful bed is the mattress. So it goes without saying that you have to invest in a good one. Swathe it in a mattress protector as it will shield your mattress from dust mite and prevent it from going south.

Have you ever considered giving a whirl to flipping your mattress? Try it and it’ll totally feel new and also enhance its longevity. Whether bottom fitted sheet (it comes with elastic edges and is pulled over the mattress) or flat sheet- it is a matter of your choice.

If you are using a flat sheet, your bed-sheet in other words – make sure you tuck it nicely and snugly under your mattress. If you want something crisp and not something that gathers unsightly at the corners, then you might want to try ‘hospital corners’ at your bed’s foot. It’s not as formidable or complicated as it sounds; it’s quite similar to wrapping a gift box. When you cover your mattress with the flat sheet, it leaves a side edge which needs to be raised up so that it forms triangular tent. You fold it neatly over the mattress, tuck the hanging fabric along the mattress, and bring down the triangular tent to the corner. You repeat the same steps for the other corner and tadaa, you’ve got your own lavish five-star bed.

Next is your bedcover, something that you drape over your bed sheet during daytime. Bedcovers protect your bed sheet and top off your bed. They are larger than your bed and drape well. Simple.

Coverlet is a light-weight, woven versatile bedcover (it’s basically a smaller version of bedcover; doesn’t fall all the way to the floor and only covers the mattress). You fold your comforter like the duvet during daytime. Coverlets are perfect for warm temps and can also be used to enwrap yourself when chilling on the sofa.

If you are someone who finds layering up your bed a not a very happening chore, then duvet is your best friend. Duvet is a flexible, flat fabric container carrying down or synthetic fibers. Duvet is actually the insert and is encased in a protective covering called duvet cover. During daytime, your duvet can serve as a decorative element. It looks sumptuous if you fold it in accordion pleats at the foot of the bed and let the end fall over the mattress.

 

 

Now comes our favorite part – pillows! Two most important things to think carefully about – first you need to ensure that your insert is neither too big nor too small for your pillow cover but just the right size that makes it look plush and plump.
Second thing to keep in mind is the number of pillows you use to layer. Your bed shouldn’t look as if it’s drowned in them nor should it look as if it’s wanting of them. We suggest two Euro shams, two pillows, and one or two accents pillows. If you want to add a scintilla of colors and patterns, then we say this is where you give free rein to your imagination. You can totally shake things up