When we made the switch from a plain old mattress and box springs to a platform bed, we started to change the way we made our bed. Before we had a duvet, and now we prefer using layers of quilts and blankets, neatly tucked and folded under the mattress to show off the bed's clean, low-slung lines. This image (of the Hubert Modern Platform Bed at TREOmodern) shows the way that layers of bedding in the same family of colors can create a "striped" effect. Step-by-steps and more ideas below the jump.
Fold the quilt back at both ends to create even more of a "striped" effect. Image: Leggero Bed at Design Within Reach
For a relaxed look, leave a throw blanket untucked across the bed. Keep the pillows simple. Image: Habitat Ireland
Create a super-crisp look with white blankets on white sheets. Image: Modloft Worth Platform Bed
A long bolster pillow highlights the horizontal lines of the bed. Image: Reve Bed at Design Within Reach