Creating a beautifully styled bed is the key to transforming your bedroom into the cosy and inviting room you have always dreamed about. Whether you're looking to refresh your existing space or start from scratch, mastering the art of bed styling can elevate the entire ambiance and style of your bedroom.

In this blog, we've compiled our top 5 expert tips to help you style your bed like a pro. From selecting the perfect bedding to layering textures and incorporating throws and blankets, these tips will empower you to craft a bed that looks fantastic and reflects your unique style.

Layer Your Bedding

First of all, it is super important to correctly layer your bedding. It's not just about piling on blankets; there is an art and science to it. The right layering technique helps regulate temperature, ensuring you feel cosy without being weighed down, and promotes the very best quality sleep.

The Flat Sheet

The flat sheet is the foundation of your bedding. This sheet provides a smooth and comfortable base for the rest of your bedding. You can choose a flat sheet made from a variety of materials, such as crisp, high-quality cotton or a soft, silky fabric. A high-quality flat sheet, regardless of the fabric, will help create a polished, magazine-worthy look for your bed.

The Top Sheet

When it comes to layering your bedding, the top sheet is a versatile piece that can truly elevate the look and feel of your sleep space. Unlike the fitted sheet that hugs the mattress, the top sheet is a loose, rectangular layer that sits atop the flat sheet, providing an additional barrier of comfort and style.

One of the best things about the top sheet is the opportunity it provides to add some personal flair to your bedroom. While the flat sheet serves as a neutral foundation, the top sheet can be selected in a contrasting colour or pattern, allowing you to get creative and showcase your unique design.

The Duvet

The duvet is the star of the show! This fluffy, cloud-like layer is typically encased in a removable cover, making it easy to switch up the look of your bed. Duvets come in a variety of fillings, from cosy down to lightweight synthetic options, so you can choose the one that best suits your sleeping needs.

The filling you choose will depend on factors like your body temperature, the climate you live in, and how you want to sleep. Duvet covers not only protect your duvet but also allow you to express your personal style.

From crisp cotton to luxurious sateen, there's a fabric to suit every taste. With so many options available, you can easily create a cosy, inviting space that reflects your style and helps you get the best night's sleep possible.

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Use Blankets & Quilts

To add even more depth and texture to your bedding, you can layer on some cosy blankets or quilts. These extra layers not only provide warmth but also add visual interest to your bed. One of the best things about blankets and quilts is the endless possibilities for mixing and matching. You can play with different patterns, textures, and weights to create a truly unique look that reflects your personal style.

For example, you might choose to layer a crisp, white quilt over your sheets, adding a touch of sophistication. Or, if you're feeling bold, you could opt for a vibrant, patterned throw to add a pop of colour and visual interest.

The great thing about layering blankets and quilts is that you can easily adjust the warmth and comfort level to suit your preferences. On chilly nights, you can add an extra layer or two for extra cosiness. And when the weather warms up, you can remove the heavier blankets and stick to a lightweight quilt or a single throw.

Mix And Match With Patterns And Colours

Mixing and matching patterns, colours and textures can bring life and colour to your bed. For example, you can combine different patterns like stripes, florals, geometrics, and abstracts to create contrast and prevent any one pattern from dominating.

You can also incorporate different textures, such as smooth, shiny fabrics like satin or velvet alongside rougher, matte textures like linen or wool, that add dimension as well as a luxurious feel. Pattern is a fantastic way to add layers of style to your bed to create a look that's unique to you and your style. Pattern mixing is like an art when it comes to styling your bed, and practice makes perfect, so make sure to take time when deciding what looks best and suits you the most.

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Think About How You Use Your Pillows

The pillows are the unsung heroes of bed styling! These fluffy little guys can really make the look and feel of your bedroom. Let's delve some more into how to use them to your advantage.

First off all, variety is key when it comes to pillows. Mixing up the sizes, shapes, and textures can add so much visual interest to your bed. Try pairing a few big, plush square pillows in the back with some smaller, more decorative ones in the front, to create a super cosy and inviting look.

When it comes to pillow textures, don't be afraid to get a little creative! Velvet, linen, and even a touch of embroidery can really elevate the vibe of your bedroom. Plus, swapping out your pillow covers with the seasons is an easy way to refresh the space. Consider crisp whites and airy linens for summer, and cosy knits and velvets for winter.

For example, placing larger euro shams against the headboard, sleeping pillows in the middle, and smaller accent pillows at the front can create a beautifully layered look.

The real secret lies in how you arrange your pillows. A little fluff and "karate chop" in the centre can make even the most basic pillow look luxe and intentional. Make sure to play around with the placement; symmetrical can feel more formal, while a slightly asymmetrical arrangement has a relaxed, lived-in feel.

At the end of the day, comfort is key. Make sure you've got high-quality, supportive pillows that are going to keep you snoozing soundly. Oh, and don't forget the pillow protectors - they'll help maintain that fresh, just-made look for longer.

Use A Throw

One simple way to instantly elevate the style of your bed is by adding a throw. Throws are versatile pieces that can serve both practical and aesthetic purposes, and they can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your bed.

One of the main ways a throw can improve the style of a bed is by adding texture and depth. By draping a throw over the foot of the bed or across the middle, you can create visual interest and dimension to an otherwise one dimensional and underwhelming looking bed.

Throws are also a great way to inject colour and pattern into your bedroom. If your bedding is neutral or solid-coloured, a throw with a bold print or vibrant hue can really make the space pop. You can use the throw to tie together different colours and patterns throughout the room, or you can use it to introduce a completely new colour scheme. Either way, the throw will add visual interest and personality to your bed.

After following these five top tips, you'll be well on your way to styling your bed like a pro and transforming your bedroom to become dreamy and inviting. If you need a new mattress, headboard, ottoman or divan bed to refresh your bedroom, browse our extensive collection today. We have a wide variety of high-quality options to suit any style and budget.

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