Making Up Your Bed: Change Your Bed Style, Change Your Look

Making Up Your Bed: Change Your Bed Style, Change Your Look

Abby Stone
Jan 29, 2009

12809-bedstyle01.jpgWe've discussed how changing your bedding can change your look. But, you can also change your bedroom's look by changing the way you make up your bed and you won't have to spend a single cent...

Our basic bedding consists of a duvet with a cover, a bottom sheet and two pillows, which makes making the bed in the morning a literal snap (of the wrists -- to shake out the duvet, another to shake out the pillows). But, depending on the season and our mood, we like to mix it up:

  • Plump up your sleeping pillows and settle your duvet over your entire bed, as in the opening shot from Sam's Sydney Simplicity and you've got a classic casual and inviting look to your bed that showcases a beautiful duvet. Feel free to add a couple of colourful toss pillows.
  • For a change of pace, fold your duvet back on itself and prop up your sleeping pillows. This is the look seen in Kelly's Modern Craftsman and is our current favorite way of dressing our bed. Clean, modern and easy to make, it's a great way to show off a patterned bottom sheet. We especially like this look if you're partial to pillows and it's great in warm weather. Throw a blanket over the duvet pile if you're so inclined.

[images: Sam's Sydney Simplicity; Kelly's Modern Craftsman

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