Hi there! I think one of the best ways to start the day is with a made bed. It’s usually the last thing I want to do, but if only takes five minutes and just seems to make the house feel more calm and put together.
Photo: Kathy Baugher
Stuck with ideas on how to style your bed? Are you ready to try something new? Browse through these 10 different styles with decorating tips for inspiration.
10 Ways to Dress a Bed
Soft and Neutral
Use different textures in your bedding rather than a lot of color and pattern. Try crisp white sheets and duvet with a woven throw blanket at the foot of the bed. Add in a little more interest with throw pillows featuring soft hues.
When mixing patterns, choose prints in the same color family. Pair a larger print with a smaller print.
Hotel Style with a Twist
Update classic hotel style bedding with a pop of color by choosing bedding with a bold border and bright pillows. Fold down the duvet to expose pretty sheets.
Play up the bedskirt
Add an unexpected pop of color with a pretty printed bedskirt. Use a solid duvet/comforter with complimentary printed pillows to finish the look.
Bold and Beautiful
For a little drama, use a strong geometric print in your throw pillows and a saturated throw blanket at the foot.
Don’t want to take your bedding too seriously? Keep it relaxed by styling with only a couple of throw pillows and a blanket. Turn down the the comforter and sheets to keep things from being to fussy.
Bright and Eclectic
Use a beautiful tapestry, table cloth, or dhurrie rug to brighten up the bed. If the pattern is too much, fold and drape over a solid duvet/comforter. Add in a couple of throw pillows for more interest.
Of course soft blue and grays are the obvious choice but don’t be afraid to add in green, yellow, mint, or corral. Don’t use big patterns, try to keep all of the colors the same hue in small prints or solids.
Update a vintage floral comforter or heirloom quilt with solid color shams and throw. Add in a rich color like deep blue or black to help ground the colors and patterns.
Which one is your favorite?
This post is linked to AKA Design + Life’s The Weekend re-Treat.