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How to dress a bed like an interior designer

By LLM Reporters on 29th March 2021

We have all been there, waking up late and rushing to get ready only to leave the bed in a crumpled heap as we run out of the door. However, it is a well-known fact that making your bed each day not only helps you prepare for a good night’s sleep when you return, but also leaves you feeling organised and ready to go in the morning.

If you spend ages making your bed and then trying to get it to look stylish with cushions and throws, then we have all the advice you need to get results like you see in your favourite interior design magazine. Check them out below and get styling straight away – you are sure to end up with the most chic look ready to show all of your social media followers.

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Making a bed with different layers and different textures will add interest and create a focal point for your room

Invest in a reversible duvet set

One way to get that designer look is to invest in a reversible duvet set from a company such as Appletree Bedding that not only provides you with a different look depending on your mood, but also allows you to mix prints successfully. Simply make your bed and then turn down the duvet for a contrasting look that can be accessorised with block colour cushions and more.

Choosing a quality throw

Once your duvet set is in place, picking a good quality throw is your next step. A throw will provide instant style and also doubles up as an extra layer on warm nights. Investing in a quality throw from a company such as Atkinson Blankets is also important because it will keep its shape and produce stunning results when used to drape across the end of your bed.

Enjoy the comfort of cushions

If you love the comfort that cushions bring, then why not incorporate them into your stylish bed dressing routine? The important rule for design is that cushions should be used in odd numbers to get the right look. Play around with different shapes, sizes and colours to create a seasonal look that can be changed up when you want something new.

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Plump your cushions up against your headboard to create a welcoming looking bed that you will be itching to jump into when it is time to rest

Bedspreads are great for winter

If your room gets cold in the winter and you want something cosy to keep you warm, then a bedspread is ideal. The thick duvet topper will do the trick, and it will also give you a simple way of updating your room for the colder seasons without having to change all your bed linen. Plus, a luxury bedspread looks amazing against your other soft furnishings.

Put your pillows in the right place

One of the biggest bed making fails comes from something as simple as not knowing whether to tuck your pillows into the duvet or leave them exposed. Instead of hiding them away, plump your cushions up against your headboard to create a welcoming looking bed that you will be itching to jump into when it is time to rest.

Always invest in quality

When you want to create a room that looks amazing at all times, investing in high-quality bedding is worth considering. Not only does cheap bedding spoil pretty quickly, but it is also contributing to the worsening climate outlook. Spending a bit more on something made from better materials will pay off in terms of style, it will last you longer and you will feel the quality as you lay there.

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No matter how wild you want your room to be, selecting a colour theme will bring everything together in design harmony

Have a colour theme

No matter how wild you want your room to be, selecting a colour theme will bring everything together in design harmony. Your colours and prints can contrast, but ensuring they are complementary of each other will look great as well as be a tool in helping you to get a good night’s sleep time and time again.

Introduce layers for a stylish touch

Making a bed with different layers and different textures will add interest and create a focal point for your room. In their guide, Homes and Gardens recommend using different materials and a range of accessories on top of your duvet set and pillows for the most stylish outcome possible.

Make sure you focus on the details

No matter how stunning your bedding or accessories are, if you fail to pay attention to the details, your bed will not look as amazing as you want it to. Make sure that any buttons or zips are completely fastened and are facing down so that they are not exposed. Iron your bedding for a crease-free look and always ensure that everything is the right way up for the look you are longing for.