Learn how to Make Your Bed Like a Designer with these 3 different styles, all using the same bedding and just switching it around! This post contains affiliate links.
Are you the person who makes your bed every morning? I’m about 50/50. I love making my bed, it makes me feel so much better and my room so much cleaner, but admittedly, I don’t do it every day. Let’s talk about bedding. I recently decided I don’t like duvets so today’s post is about using bedding that has nothing to do with a duvet cover! Here are 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Bed Like a Designer!
Why do I despise duvet covers you might be wondering. Because washing them isn’t easy, and they eventually get all balled up and lumpy even with the ties and it just annoys me. What I do like about them is the variety they offer… but it’s just not worth it anymore and I replaced all my bedding. While making up my new bed I got to playing around and decided I would share these tips with you for 3 different looks with all the exact same products!
Bed Styling Essentials to Make Your Bed Like a Designer
There are a million and one ways to make your bed I’m sure. Today I’ll walk you through 3 ways to make your bed like a designer!
The base layer of your bed is where it all starts – with sheets. I cannot stress enough the importance of quality sheets. This has nothing to do with looks, because most sheets are available in any color you would want. It’s about the fact that this is what is touching your skin all night long. First you have to determine what material you like. I personally love linen sheets… but those aren’t for everyone. Find your favorite material, and then worth on the color (white will always win me over). I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you below.
After the sheets comes the layers. This includes comforter, quilt, throws etc. If you are a duvet kind of person, you can definitely use a duvet, but if not I’m sharing a few comforters with some great reviews, and the Threshold comforter that I currently have on my bed. We will talk about how to style these items below!
Pillows are the finishing touches! I like to use a combination of sleeping pillows and throw pillows. But a little thing I do is get rid of shams. Sometimes I use them decoratively, but I prefer the type of shams that feel like a sheet. It seems more brands are putting those in sets, but maybe that’s just me. We typically have 4 pillows on our bed, plus a few throw pillows and a lumbar pillow. I love the look of the euro pillows, but my husband is not a fan and we don’t really have anywhere to put them except just in the middle of the floor. Throw pillows are much smaller and can easily be put in a chair. Here are a few of my favorite decorative pillows!
How to Make Your Bed Like a Designer
Now that we’ve covered the essentials for making your bed let’s walk through 3 different looks! Here are the exact products I used on our queen size bed:
- Comforter (king)
- Quilt (queen)
- Black Pillowcases
- White Pillowcases (mine were part of my previous duvet set, I linked some very similar)
- Lumbar Pillow
- Decorative Pillows (2)
- Throw Blanket (mine is no longer available, linked a similar option)
1. Streamlined Bed Styling
First up is the streamlined option. This was the very first way I made my bed after unpacking all my new bedding and it’s very clean and concise.
For this look I started out with white sheets, then added a dark quilt and topped it off with a white comforter (not to be confused with a duvet, haha).
The quilt I tucked in nice and neat around all the edges and folded it back just below the pillows. For the comforter, I folded it back on itself allowing the quilt to show. The pillows I simply stacked, layered with throw pillows, and added a long lumbar pillow for contrast.
2. Messy Bed Look
This next option is perfect if you don’t want to spend a lot of time tucking and smoothing and you prefer a more lived in look.
This look is by far the easiest, quickest way to make your bed like a designer! I just simply pulled up the top sheet all the way. The quilt is under the comforter so I pulled it up on the right side of the bed, and left it down further on the other side. Then I pulled the comforter up diagonally, but opposite the quilt so you still see that contrast. Rather than folding anything over, I just let it naturally bunch up.
For the pillows I leaned the two black ones up against the headboard, and then layered my white pillows and throw pillows across the front. Lastly I just tossed the lumbar pillow across all the others and kind of let things fall where they wanted!
3. Luxurious and Layered
For this last look, I swapped the quilt and comforter and layered everything a little differently.
This layered look comes from folding things back on itself for a more “fluffy” look. I pulled the top sheet and comforter all the way up. Then I added the quilt to the top and folded the bottom edge under to expose the white comforter along the bottom. Then I folded it down and back on itself leaving it covering the bottom half of the bed. Lastly, I folded the comforter back on itself covering the top edge of the quilt.
Because the top of the bed had white sheets next to the white comforter I wanted to balance that out and bring a little more of the dark gray up top so I laid the throw blanket across the top rather than the bottom this time.
The pillows are laid out very similarly to the first look, however I swapped the stacked pillows so the black was on bottom this time.
Tips for Making Your Bed Like a Designer
I hope these ideas gave you some inspiration to not only make your bed like a designer but help you realize you can get different looks using the same items! Just a few tips when making your bed in any style.
- Look for contrast and balanced color locations
- Get one size larger comforter for a more luxurious look (if you have a king you’ll have to look for an oversized style)
- Go for a neutral comforter and change out the quilt
- Utilize pillowcases that double as a sham to avoid excess pillows
Now… which one is your favorite?? 1,2, or 3
I originally redid this room as part of the One Room Challenge. You can follow the progress below: