How to style a bed
When it comes to styling a bed there are some simple steps you can follow to elevate the look and get it right every time.
Sometimes interior design, and especially styling, seems like rocket science but it honestly isn’t that difficult.
So let’s get into the , surprisingly simple, details for how to style a bed.
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Hi, I’m Nadine
Interior design expert, globetrotter and the creative mind behind this blog and NH.DESIGN.
I’m originally from Germany but have been living abroad for over 10 years, from Canada and the UK to Sweden.
Elements of a perfectly styled bed
There are 5 elements to a perfectly styled bed and I’ve created this Illustration you can download so you have it as a handy guide next time you style your bed.
Learn how to style any room in your home like a pro with my Styling Secrets guide.
Step by step guide for how to style a bed
Step 1 - Fitted sheet (and throw)
Choose a fitted sheet with small design details to create a luxurious base and elevated look right from the start.
You can also add a throw instead of a flat sheet to give the bed more texture.
Step 2 -Duvet or quilt
Layer a fluffy duvet or quilt on top and fold the top over once to give it that hotel-like look.
Step 3 - Pillows
Next, add 2 sets of pillows to the bed. One set should match the fitted sheet and the other the duvet or quilt cover. Use down feather pillows for an extra voluptuous look.
For the pillow set that matches your duvet or quilt cover choose pillows that work well with how you sleep.
Step 4 - Decorative cushions
Now the fun part: throw cushions!
Good news first: there is no rule or limit about how many cushions you should have on a bed.
But on the other hand, think practically and where those throw cushions will go overnight. So less is more.
The bigger the bed the more cushions you can get away with without it looking too crowded.
I recommend 1-3 throw pillows per bed, for example a lumbar cushion if you choose 1, and 2 square cushions plus 1 rectangular one if you choose 3.
Step 5 - Throw blanket or bedspread
And last, add a textured throw blanket or bedspread to the foot of the bed. It’s another layer that creates an elevated look.
Design Guide - Bedroom
Learn how to design the bedroom of your dreams with my tried and tested 6-step process.
This step-by-step includes everything you need to design your bedroom, from floor planning to product selection.
Take care, Nadine
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