It may seem impossible to get your own unmade bed looking as dreamy as the ones seen in hotels or guest houses, but in fact is it is easier and faster than you think. Let’s help you upgrade your morning routine with a few simple steps that will make your bed look very inviting.
Read on to learn how to make a bed and the secrets for turning a basic bed into a dreamy retreat through these 5 simple steps.
Step One: Start with the Base Layers
Before you can pile on the pillows, you have to start with a good foundation. Invest in a mattress cover to protect your mattress from spills, dust, and the dreaded bed bug. When it comes to sheets, make sure you have multiple sets on hand. “This philosophy is based on the traditional bridal trousseau: one set on the bed, one set in the wash, and one set in the linen closet ‘just in case.’ You never want to be caught with an undressed bed!”
Step Two: Layer on the Fitted Sheet
Fitted sheets may be a pain to fold, but they’re a breeze to get on the bed. Slip the corners over the mattress and pull and stretch the corners of the fitted sheet over each corner of the mattress.
Step Three: Add the Flat Sheet
Lay the flat sheet on top of the fitted sheet, making sure that it is even on both sides. If your sheets are patterned, the printed side should be faced down. Fold over the top of the flat sheet and tuck the sides and end under the mattress.
Step Four: Top it Off with a Blanket or Duvet
Here’s where things get cozy. Once you’ve placed your sheets, you can layer blankets or duvets depending on your personal taste. Whether we are selecting linens for a king, queen, full, or twin bed, we always start with a thin blanket, a bed cover, and a duvet which is placed at the foot of the bed. This keeps the bed looking neat and tidy.
Step Five: Pile on the Pillows
Cover your pillows with pillowcases and place on the bed. If you are afraid of dirtying the pillow case it is recommended that you store the pillows for sleeping in a closet and swapping them out at bedtime so that the bed still looks crisp and fresh when not in use.
When it’s time to get some sleep, just flip the pillow over and sleep on the plain side. The number of pillows depends on the size of the bed but hey that’s totally personal.