How To Layer Your Bedding Like a Designer

Whether you’re having guests over or prepping your home for potential buyers, your bedroom can be the hardest place to get just right. When it comes to your bedroom, most wandering eyes will fall on your bed. While you can’t go wrong with a neat and tidy bed, here’s how to layer your bedding like a designer if you want to give your bedroom a décor boost simply and quickly.

Your Foundation

The first thing your bedding needs is a fitted sheet, but not all fitted sheets are made equal. You’ll want a sheet with deep pockets that tuck properly under the bed. Nothing is more frustrating than turning in your sleep, only for the sheet to pop out from the corners.

Next, you’ll want to add a top sheet. This will poke out just atop the bedspread. Be sure to tuck them nicely with the sheet. If you’re looking for crisp lines, don’t bother ironing the whole thing! Instead, pop a towel under the part that will show, and iron that small part. It makes a big difference.

Quilts and Bedspreads

Next, you’ll have to decide on a quilt or bedspread. Whichever you choose, make sure it doesn’t clash with the decorative blankets and pillows. Neutral colors like white or earth tones usually make a good foundation.

Just remember to keep in mind the heaviness of the blanket and your home’s temperature. In addition, make sure the blanket is large enough to fall over the sides of the bed. This will give it a nice crisp fold and allow you to tuck it behind the side rails or under the mattress for a seamless look.

Shams and Decorative Pillows

Most people make the mistake of using a sham pillow as their décor pillow. A sham pillow should be comfortable and is the main pillow you or your guest sleeps on. Generally, it should be the same neutral color as your quilt or bedspread. Think of it as the canvas your decorative pillows will go in front of.

Now, here’s where the fun really starts. Choosing a decorative pillow can be the most enjoyable but also the most difficult. This is because there are many decorative pillows to choose from. Your safest bet is to go with the general color palette of the room. However, if you’re feeling courageous, you can go with the complete opposite and pick something that will pop and draw the eye.

Duvet or Du-von’t

You should fold your comforters or duvet toward the foot of your bed. Generally, your decorative pillow and duvet/comforter should at least be the same color palette if they’re not a part of a set.

Lastly, whether factory or handmade, your throw blanket is your pièce de résistance; you can crumple it, fold it in a triangle, or drape it horizontally over the bed. Either way, it should add texture and comfort to the very top of your bedding. Here, you can either keep it neutral if your bedding is already busy or glam it up with something patterned and fancy.

Now that you know how to layer your bedding like a designer, you can show off your bedroom, confident that you have the prettiest bedding on the block! Happy decorating!