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It’s one of the places we spend the most time, yet sometimes our bed can look a little left out of the decorating process. Hodgepodge sheets and blankets, lumpy pillows, and a bed that may or may not be comfortable, but certainly doesn’t look inviting. I believe a bed should be both– beautiful and comfortable. It can both set the tone for the room, and be something you can’t wait to sink into each night. I give you all the contents for making a bed that’s beautiful and comfortable.

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1. Start with a good foundation. Choosing a mattress is a personal decision, so I say test a bunch out.

2. Top it off. The number one thing that made my bed more comfortable was adding a mattress topper. Again, choosing the right one takes some trying it out in person, but I highly suggest one. Why do you think the Princess and the Pea loved layers so much? Ultimate comfort.

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3. Good sheets can really make a difference when getting a good night’s sleep. Thread count is usually your first indicator of a quality sheet and the SOMNIG is really impressive for the price point.

4. Dressing the bed. Now that we’ve got some good foundation pieces taken care of, let’s talk about my favorite part– making the bed pretty. For a versatile duvet that can easily translate from season to season, try the HAXORT. It’s a classic look that can be paired with multiple design styles. For a punch of pattern, the EMMIE RUTA duvet’s beautiful checkered design is so fun and yet timeless.

5. Add in some style. For a bed that’s perfectly styled, I think it needs some throw pillows. Make that layers of pillows. A colorful cushion is a perfect opportunity to add personality and pattern. Check out the SOMMAR for just the right amount of interest.

6. Pattern rules. When choosing the right pillow combination, think in terms of thirds. One pillow a solid, one pillow a large-scale pattern, and one pattern a small-scale pattern.

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Add a textured throw blanket at the foot of the bed like the OFELIA and you’ve got a perfectly made bed that is not only beautiful, but comfortable too.

For more inspiration, visit the IKEA Spring brochure.


 

Whether it’s on the runway or in your home, animal print seems to be making an appearance everywhere. Needless to say, I’m in love. So much so that I recently purchased a pair of faux cowhide chairs for my dining room. Animal print has a versatility and classic styling that fit perfectly into almost any room. Plus, there is no need to make a big investment. A little goes a long way. Take the “Pin it” inspiration photo. The large-scale zebra print coffee table makes such a beautiful statement in an otherwise neutral and airy space. I love that!

 

Today I pulled together a few of my favorite animal-inspired accessories. Test the waters in your space with one of these pieces for a fun and exciting new look. Let me know in the comments what you think of animal print or how you’ve successfully used it in your home.

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Happy Decorating,

Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm


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