Written on October 17, 2012 at 11:00 am , by Kate
One of the ways to ensure you get a great start to your day is with a good night’s sleep. The bedding you choose certainly contributes to that goal, but bedding needn’t be just practical. Style is always a big part of creating a serene bedroom environment. Here are five different ways to make a bed both relaxing and beautiful.
Casual & Comfortable. The primary focus of making of a bed is ensuring that it’s cozy so the first focus should be on soft and comforting linens. Investing in higher thread count sheets and the perfect sleeping pillow are a guarantee of a better night’s sleep. A soft duvet cover filled with a genuine or synthetic down keeps the covers cozy and warm.
Tailored & Textured. Anything goes these days when it comes to layering linens in a bedroom. Combine velvet with linen, lambs wool with cotton, and quilted or matelassé with wool for tangible softness. Mix in contemporary patterns that belong to a complementary color palette for added visual interest.
Pretty & Practical. Often the sleeping pillow is the plainest among the bedding. Placing it behind decorative shams allows the bed to be a stylish focal point by day and at night the sleeping pillow is readily available when it’s time to turn down the covers. Layering a comfortable throw at the end of the bed brings style and adds greater warmth when necessary.
Cottage Chic. Cottage style is always a combination of casual, collected, and cozy. Get the look by gathering complementary patterns in soothing colors and layering the skirt, coverlet, and decorative pillows in a comforting collection.
Patterned & Playful. The bedroom is another opportunity in your home to decorate with pattern and color. Layer geometrics, florals, stripes, and solids in a playful manner that welcome you each time you enter your bedroom.
What do you consider the most important essential of a well made bed?
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