Who doesn’t love the feeling of sinking into a luxuriously made bed at the end of a long day? There’s something magical about the perfect blend of soft sheets, fluffy pillows, and just-right blankets that beckon you into a realm of relaxation and comfort. And achieving that picture-perfect bed is easier than it seems. With this blueprint from interior designer Brian Gluckstein, you can turn your bed into the ultimate haven for rest and relaxation.
1. Start With The Sheets
The foundation of every well-made bed begins with the sheets. Once you’ve wrestled the fitted sheet into place (we’ve all been there!), it’s time to add the top sheet. Here’s a pro tip: flip the top sheet so that the finished side faces up when folded over. It’s a small detail, but it adds a touch of style to your bed.
2. Fluff Up The Duvet
The duvet is the epitome of coziness. To achieve that cloud-like appearance, give your duvet some love with a strategic fold. Lay it over the bed and fold it in half from the top down. Then, fold the top section in half again, forming a delightful “s” fold that adds volume and visual interest.
3. Arrange The Pillows
Pillows are not just for sleeping—they really enhance the look and feel of your bed. Start by placing large Euro squares at the back, standing tall against the headboard. These not only provide height but also introduce texture and pattern into the mix. Remember, use two Euros for a queen or full bed, and three for a king.
Next up, the standard pillows. First layer in two for sleeping, then two more in front for decorative shams. Pillow shams add a polished finish to your bed and they keep wrinkled sleeping pillows tucked out of sight. Just make sure you’re using the right size pillows for your bed, whether it’s a full or queen or a king.
4. Add in The Decorative Cushions
Now it’s time to bring in some decorative cushions for that final touch. Opt for a trio of cushions for a layered look or try a pair of toss pillows in two different sizes, like a square and lumbar. Mix and match patterns and textures to add depth and personality to your bed.
5. Layer in a Throw Blanket or Coverlet
Last but certainly not least, add a throw blanket or coverlet. Not only do these add warmth, but they also inject colour and texture into your bedding. For a relaxed feel, drape a throw diagonally over the foot of the bed. For a more tailored look, fold it neatly across the foot of the bed. Either way, it’s the ultimate finishing touch to make the perfect bed.
Watch below for more of Brian’s bed-making tips.
Photography courtesy of Hudson’s Bay