Get Comfy: Tips On How To Get the Layered Bed Look

Get Comfy: Tips On How To Get the Layered Bed Look

Alysha Findley
Jan 9, 2012

We see a lot of layered beds in shops and catalogs. They give off that warm, clean, carefree vibe that makes you want to just jump in...

This has been quite a popular style for the past couple of years and one that still holds strong today. It's basically a mixing of pillows, sheets and blankets that combine color, texture and pattern to give a mix and match layered look. There are a number of ways to achieve this feel, but if you aren't familiar with putting a layered bed together here are some helpful tips to get started.

1. Start with a solid color fitted and top sheet with matching standard pillow cases to give the eyes a place to rest and emphasize the patterns that they will be layered with. White is always a great, clean and refreshing base to begin with.

2. Next add your quilt. You could go with a multicolored quilt or stay fairly duo or monochromatic using the pattern or texture to add visual interest.

3. Fold the top quarter of your sheet and quilt down past your pillows to create a nice visual break in pattern.

3. Now we come to the pillows. Choose pillow shams that will match your quilt. They don't have to be an exact replica but should play off each other in color, style or texture. Your shams will be placed furthest back against your headboard and your white or solid colored pillow case will go in front of them.

4. Fold up a duvet or blanket at the end of your bed that contrasts your quilt and pillows as an accent.

5. Finally add in a small mix and match throw pillow or two in front of your white fitted pillows and you're done!

West Elm has a quick video demonstrating this very subject on their website right now. Check it out here.

(Images: Anthropologie, West Elm)

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