Giving your bed a makeover is one of the quickest and most striking ways to update the ambiance in your bedroom without a big price tag. A well adorned bed is usually the focal point of the bedroom, and is captivating and inviting. You don’t have to get new furniture or even re-arrange your bedroom to achieve a fresh and fashionable update. You can work with what you have and add some new accents to create a layered oasis of beauty on your bed. Here are a few tips for achieving a magazine-worthy bed that you will dream about all day!
1. Layer Textures and Patterns
One of the greatest ways to add a designer look to your bed is to layer textures and patterns. The bed above mixes blue and taupe stripes and damask prints with solid brown linen pillows and a chunky knit espresso throw blanket. These patterns and finishes coordinate without matching perfectly for a sophisticated beauty. Overly matchy-matchy prints or solids lose design impact, so that pillows and blankets get lost and are not noticeable. The addition of a plush knit texture with the smooth brushed cotton finish of the other elements adds an inviting layer of comfort to the bed, making it appear warm and stylish – just like the perfect cardigan finishes an outfit!
2. A Sculpture of Pillows
Is there such thing as too many pillows? We like to think more is more in the pillow department, but it really depends on your lifestyle and personality. A streamlined arrangement can be lovely too, as long as having minimal pillows attunes with the sight lines of the headboard and stylings of the space. For this look we recommend stacking at least 2 pillows in neat rows. To arrange a gorgeous assortment of decorative pillows, working in 3 rows can be a helpful guide. Place 2 or 3 (depending on the size of your bed) matching euro pillows or king sized pillows in the back. For this layer you simply cannot go wrong with crisp white shams. Then add a row of 2 pillows in a color or print to coordinate with your bed spread. For the third row, the cherry on the top of your pillow sundae, arrange 1-3 decorative pillows in the center, and have fun with different shapes and prints.
3. Show Off Your Assets
Once you have your plans in place for layering your bed with luxurious linens and creating the perfect pillowscape, be sure to show off your work with some deliberate placement techniques. Experiment with folding back your comforter to show a peep of the pretty sheets. Be sure that your bed spread does’t go all of the way to the floor if you have a cute bed skirt to coordinate. If you have a platform bed, try tucking everything underneath the mattress for a streamlined and contemporary style. If you are adding a throw blanket, change up your look by draping it lazily over the corner one day, and then folding it for a neat accent stripe the next. Check out these images for some more inspiration.