How to Layer Your Bedding the Right Way
There’s nothing quite like coming home to a made bed. What’s even better? When your bed looks like a professional made it. But you don’t need to hire an interior decorator or a maid to give your bedding the layered look of your dreams. Just follow these simple rules and step-by-step guide to learn how to dress a bed like a pro.
General Rules of Layered Bedding
Use Basic Sheets
The first rule of layered bedding is to go for a solid print for your sheets rather than a busy pattern. This will let you layer on the print and pattern later. You can also easily switch things up whenever you’d like. Just swap out your comforter for something new to update the look when things grow stale.
Quilt vs. Duvet Comforter
Honestly, we like them both. If you want the extra weight when you sleep, don’t be afraid to make your bed with a duvet. It also gives you a fluffier look that so many people are drawn to in a bedding’s design. We usually use a duvet during the colder months and switch it out for a quilt when the temperature rises.
Another important rule to note is matching your pillows and blankets with the other layers. While we don’t recommend matching every element of your layered bed, our interior designers recommend pairing two separate aspects of your bedding with pillows. Typically, we match our standard pillowcases to the sheets and the euro shams to the quilt or duvet cover.
Give It Some Proper Footing
Once you’ve put down the basic layers, grab a little something to go at the foot of your bed. If you’re layering your bed with a quilt, try folding a complimentary duvet cover at the end of the bed. If you want to keep things light, a knit blanket can also do the trick. Whichever option you pick, we like this layer to complement the duvet/quilt nicely. Do this by selecting a solid print found in the pattern. If you’re using a solid duvet or quilt, try adding in some versatility with a fun print.
Throw in Throw Pillows
Now that you’ve matched everything up, it’s time to add in a little diversity. Luckily, giving dimension to your bedding is simpler than you think. Throw pillows are where contrast thrives. Amp everything up a notch with some throw pillows that are unusual and fun. It’s also nice to go a little quirkier here because throw pillows are easy to switch out from time to time.
Don’t get so caught up in following the rules of layered bedding that you forget to add your flair. Give yourself the creative space you need to have fun with the design. After all, your bed should look so good that you’ll want to jump in whenever you get the chance.
Steps for Making a Layered Bed
Now that you know what you need in order to style a bed, follow these steps to make your bed the layered masterpiece of your dreams.
Step 1. Put on your sheets and duvet/quilt as you normally would.
Step 2. Then, fold down the top sheet and duvet/quilt ¼ of the way down the length of the bed.
Step 3. Set up your standard pillows and euro shams upwards.
Step 4. Fold a duvet cover or blanket at the foot of the bed.
Step 5. Add a few throw pillows to top it all off.
For more layered bedding ideas, to get additional tips on decorating your bedroom, or to redesign a space in your home, contact our interior designers in Utah.