We have all drooled over the perfectly styled beds on Instagram, in magazines, and homeware shop windows. How are five tips to style your bed like a pro:
Choose Your Colour Palette or Theme
Start with a plan – what is the mood or theme you want? Having an idea of the look you want to create will ultimately ease your decision making process for bedding, cushions and accessories.
If you would like to provoke summer vibes consider using oranges, aqua, or the hottest bright colours of the season.
Are you more of a soft romantic? Beautiful blush pinks and soft greys are a perfect combo.
Or do you want elegance? White on white is a timeless winner.
No matter what your style is, mixing textures, prints and embellishments ensure your bedding isn’t boring.
Time to Purchase Your Bedding
Who doesn’t love a good bargain? We all love saving some money, but bedding is just not the item to skimp on. Purchasing the highest quality bedding you can afford will give you that luxurious feeling every night and will go the distance. Consider picking higher quality sheets and more affordable accessories, if budget is a concern. Accessories, such as feature cushions, are more often swapped out and won’t affect your sleep.
Help! How Many Cushions Are Too Many Cushions?
There really is no rule on how many cushions should be on your bed and how to style them, but for an easy go-to nine is a great number. Nine cushions allow for two Euro cushions, four standard cushions, and three feature cushions.
Selecting the Perfect Feature Cushion
With so many feature cushions on the market, it is often overwhelming to narrow down what to choose for your bed. Creating contrast is always effective, experiment with mixing:
- Shapes: square, circle, rectangle, knot
- Print: abstract, spots, strikes, animal
- Textures: quilted, velvet, linen, leather
- Embellishments: sequins, buttons, exposed zippers, coloured piping
Don’t Forget the End of the Bed
Adding something to the end of your bed finishes the whole look. Explore the options of adding a throw, fur, sheepskin or coverlet.