Mastering Bed Making: Professional Tips for Stylish Slumber. Your bed holds the spotlight in your room, demanding attention and admiration. To ensure it shines, every detail matters, from decorative pillows to the artful arrangement of your top sheet.
If your bed already provides comfort but lacks the aesthetic allure you desire, fear not. By incorporating a few essential elements and making some easy adjustments, you can effortlessly transform your bed into a masterpiece that exudes professional design. Get ready to experience a bed that looks and feels like it was curated by a true expert.
Do you find yourself storing suitcases, out-of-season clothes, or miscellaneous items under your bed, creating a cluttered look? It’s time to consider the magic of a bed skirt.
“Bed skirts, also known as dust ruffles, not only give your bed a polished appearance but also hide the box spring and anything stored beneath,” advises Vera Peterson, President of Molly Maid, a Neighborly company. Bed skirts come in two styles: a sheet-like design that covers the box spring and drapes over the sides, or a wrap-around style with elastic that securely holds it to the box spring.
Aside from concealing unsightly box springs, bed skirts provide a finishing touch to your bed’s overall aesthetic.
Here’s how to choose the right size and effortlessly install a bed skirt:.
Measure the height of your bed frame and the length and width of your box spring to determine the correct size.
If you have a full sheet-style bed skirt, lay it over the box spring, allowing it to hang over all sides and the foot of your bed. If it’s too long, gather any excess fabric at the center of your box spring.
If you have a three-sided elastic skirt, stretch it around the box spring, ensuring the skirtless side aligns with your headboard. Align the seams of the bed skirt with the edges of your box spring.
Place your mattress back on top, and admire your newly transformed, neatly tailored bed. Embrace the elegance and functionality of a bed skirt to elevate the appearance of your bed to professional standards.
No one enjoys the sight or feel of a sagging, lumpy mattress.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to breathe new life into your bed: a mattress topper. While not essential, these luxurious additions can work wonders for both older and newer mattresses. Whether you want to make an aging mattress more comfortable or extend the lifespan of a newer one, a mattress topper is your go-to option. “Mattress toppers are fantastic for adding an extra layer of plushness to enhance comfort, especially for those with firm mattresses,” advises Malaika Lubega, professional organizer and owner of Huza Home Concepts.
Here’s why you should consider adding a mattress topper to your bed:.
Revive an older mattress: Give your worn-out mattress a makeover by placing a mattress topper on top.
It provides extra cushioning and support, making your bed feel brand new. Enhance comfort: If you find your current mattress too firm or lacking in plushness, a mattress topper can add the perfect level of softness and comfort for a more restful sleep.
Prolong mattress life: By acting as a protective layer, a mattress topper can help prevent wear and tear on your mattress, potentially extending its lifespan. Discover the luxurious comfort and rejuvenating effect of a mattress topper.
Upgrade your bed to a plush haven where relaxation and sweet dreams await.
Beautiful sheets play a vital role in completing the visual appeal of your bed.
As a fundamental component of bedding, they harmonize with your comforter and tie your entire vision together. Don’t underestimate their impact.
To ensure a wrinkle-free and flawless appearance, follow these steps when laying down your sheets:.
Freshly laundered sheets: For optimal results, transfer your sheets directly from the dryer onto your bed.
If necessary, iron them beforehand to eliminate any remaining wrinkles.
Start with the fitted sheet: Begin by placing the fitted sheet on your mattress.
Ensure that all four elastic corners align perfectly with the corresponding corners of your mattress. This snug fit will prevent the sheet from shifting during use.
Tuck and smooth: Tuck any excess fabric under the mattress, ensuring a smooth and wrinkle-free surface.
Smooth out the sheet to eliminate any wrinkles or bunching, creating a clean and uniform look.
By following these simple steps, you can achieve a crisp and polished bed appearance that exudes sophistication and comfort.
Elevate the overall aesthetic of your bed by giving proper attention to the placement of your sheets.
Your flat sheet holds the power to create a significant visual impact, provided you lay it down correctly.
Contrary to common belief, the most aesthetically pleasing method of positioning your top sheet is not with the pattern side facing up. Instead, a more visually appealing approach is to place the flat sheet pattern-side down and fold it over just beyond your pillows.
This technique allows the pattern to be seen and appreciated. Anna Bauer, organizing expert and owner of Sorted by Anna, explains, “The flat sheet with the pattern should be placed upside down and then folded over just past your pillows in order to see it”.
By adopting this unconventional yet visually captivating approach, you can elevate the overall allure of your bedding ensemble. Immerse yourself in the artful placement of top sheets, unveiling a stylish and refined bed design that will captivate both you and your guests.
If you find that the corners of your flat sheet tend to become unruly and messy, it’s time to master the technique of making hospital corners.
This method of folding your sheets ensures a neat and uniform appearance, keeping your top sheet looking crisp and tidy.
Follow these steps to create perfect hospital corners on your bed: Lay your flat sheet evenly over the bed, making sure it hangs evenly on all sides.
At the foot of the bed, tuck the hanging fabric securely under the mattress.Moving to one corner of the bed, pull the fabric hanging over the corner straight up, creating a triangular shape.
Lay the triangular piece of fabric down on top of the bed at a 45-degree angle, forming a neat triangle.Hold the triangle fold in place with one hand and use your free hand to tuck the hanging sheet tightly under the mattress.
Pull the triangle fold down, smoothing it out, and tuck it securely under the mattress.Repeat the process on the other corner of the bed, ensuring both sides have crisp and perfectly folded hospital corners.
By mastering the art of hospital corners, you’ll achieve a polished and well-kept look for your bed, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your bedding ensemble. Enjoy the satisfaction of a beautifully made bed with perfectly tucked sheets.
When it comes to choosing a bed topper, your personal design aesthetic should guide your decision.
Both comforters and quilts offer unique benefits, and your preference should align with your desired look and feel. Whichever option you choose, it’s essential to ensure that the topper drapes evenly over the sides of your bed and is neatly folded over, with the crease placed just in front of your pillows.
Comforter: A comforter is a plush bed covering typically made from synthetic materials.Its fluffy nature provides warmth and coziness.
Quilt: In contrast, a quilt consists of three layers—a decorative top layer, a batting layer for added warmth and thickness, and a backing fabric. Quilts often feature intricate patterns and stitching, adding a touch of traditional charm to your bed.
Duvet: Another popular option is a duvet, which resembles a comforter in appearance but comes with two pieces: an insert and a removable, often washable cover. This allows for easy maintenance and the ability to change the cover to suit your style.
Vera Peterson explains, “A comforter is a fluffy bed covering made from synthetic materials, while a quilt is made up of three layers—a decorative top layer, a batting layer, and a backing fabric”.
Ultimately, the choice between a comforter, quilt, or duvet depends on your personal preferences for aesthetics, warmth, and maintenance. Select the bed topper that resonates with your style, ensuring a beautifully coordinated and comfortable sleep sanctuary.
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