January 09, 2015

A bedroom should be a personal getaway, a place to relax and rejuvenate. It is after all the place where we spend, on average, just under 3,000 hours per year.   So take the time to choose the right bed and dress it in carefully selected layers.

Beautiful Beginnings

Invest in every layer of bedding beginning with the best sheets, good pillows and a comfy coverlet. To give yourself the best chance of a hotel-worthy night’s sleep, look for high-thread count linens which are usually softer than their lower thread count counterparts.  Not all 800 thread count sheets will be the same though – fibres and a brand’s reputation for quality are also important factors to consider.

Next is the top layer.  Begin with a great duvet cover and coordinating shams. First, fold the cover about halfway down the length of the bed and follow by folding the flat sheet and coverlet about one-quarter of the way. Lean two or three large Euro pillows upright against the headboard. These pillows act as a visual anchor—and lend perfect support for reading in bed. Next, lean a pair of queen or king size bed pillows against the Euros. If buying these new, choose a construction (goose down, memory foam, etc.) and a firmness that correspond to your sleeping preference. 

Fabulous Accents

For a more lavish look, arrange a set of standard-size shams against the bed pillows. These accent pillows add delectable dimension, particularly in luxe materials with beautiful embellishments.
Next, layer in pillows of assorted shapes and fabrics, from damask bolsters and velvety pintuck boudoirs to smooth squares and lumbars with ruffled flanges. These confections are easily switched out according to season (or whim) so don’t be afraid to go bold with beaded accents or trendy patterns.

Final Touches

Drape a throw across the foot of the bed. For a more casual look, toss it across one of the corners and let it cascade to the floor. On a designer bed, creating contrast is one of the keys. Play around with turning down sheets and coverlets at different lengths of your bed for added impact. Overlap pillows, set them at an angle or even stack them.

Make your bed something to look forward to with our selection of beds, linens and cushions.  Visit us at Interior Living to learn more.

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