Styling and dressing your bed/s is one of the best ways to take your home to the next level. A bed with simple linen and hardly any pillows can be boring; but, the right linen and knowing the best dressing tips can make it a work of art in no time.
How to Dress Your Bed Like a Pro
The first thing you need to do is invest in quality bedding. Considering your bed and bedroom act like a sanctuary, a place to unwind and relax, you want to ensure it is as comfortable as possible.
Whether it be a linen sheet, a cotton duvet, or a soft wool blanket, investing in quality pieces and materials is the first, and arguably the biggest step you can take in the bed-dressing process.
Make it Eye-Catching
Next, make your bed eye-catching and the centre of the room. Not literally, but think about it like a piece of art; it will be the first thing someone sees; therefore, make it the best-looking thing in the room.
This can be done with bold colours or patterns, great accessories, or simply just looking and feeling ultra-cosy. You can also change the frame, such as getting a four-poster frame, one of the most eye-catching things you can do.
If your bed frame doesn’t have a headboard, investing in one or creating one yourself is a must. Headboards are not only functional but they can be used to add another layer of luxury and cosiness to the room.
You can also make it padded, paint it, add a pattern, or light features to it; a simple headboard, designed and used correctly, can become almost as eye-catching as the bed itself.
When it comes to colours, the sky is the limit, but there are some things to remember. Firstly, the colour scheme can either complement the rest of the room and house, or you can contrast what you already have.
However, it is important to have self-control when trying to contrast, as a colour scheme packed with orange and purple can look very out of place in a house that has cream and wood tones in it.
The theme element of your bed is fairly flexible and is more related to a pattern you may choose for your linen, in particular, your duvet, pillowcases, and throw pillows. The great thing here is that you don’t have to have the colours associated with a theme to get the theme itself.
For example, if you want flowers or plants, there is a plethora of linen that has those elements, but in black and white, sepia, shades of brown, etc., you can easily get the theme you are after without having to accept the colours typically associated with it.
Cushions and throw pillows are brilliant for adding another layer to the bed and making it a bit more dynamic. However, there is one thing to keep in mind: the right number of cushions is essential.
If you don’t have any, the bed can look boring, but if you have too many, you are going to spend a lot of time putting them on the bed and taking them off and potentially only using one or two. Therefore, choose quality over quantity.
Much like creating an outfit, layering is a great way to add some style to your bed. Typically, a small blanket is used for layering, and while this doesn’t sound like much, the right blanket will have a bigger impact than a large one.
For instance, you can choose an ultra-colourful or patterned blanket that would look great on white or off-white linen, or you can choose an unusual material like sheep’s wool that adds a snowy cabin feel to the bed.
Never forget to utilise your side tables. They can easily be used as display pieces that remain ultra-functional and can be used to add great touches to the bed and bedroom. It is namely, adding lamps, art, or house plants.
You can also mix it up by having a chest of drawers as a side table on one side of the bed and a regular side table on the other. This eclectic touch will give your bedroom a unique look and feel.
Lighting is another essential for setting the tone and feel of your bed and bedroom. While lamps on your side tables are the norm, you can also add light fixtures to your headboard. This is particularly useful if you don’t have enough space for side tables.
If you want a more whimsical feel, you can add fairy lights to your bedroom. This is a really sweet and excellent idea for four poster beds, as you can wrap them around the uprights or string them from one side of the bed to the other.
Dressing a bed and creating the ultimate cocoon of luxury doesn’t have to be difficult at all if you know where to start. Hopefully, these tips will help you create the most luxurious and beautiful bed you have ever seen or slept in.
What’s your favourite tip for how to dress your bed, or do you have a unique approach to bed styling that we haven’t discussed here?
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