5 Easy Ways to Make Your Bed the Stuff of Pinterest Dreams

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Photo: Courtesy of Dot & Bo

We’ve all seen those cozy and elegant beds on Pinterest and Instagram with perfectly piled pillows, throws expertly displayed, and crisply creased corners. They always leave us wondering, “Why can’t my bed look like that?!”

As it turns out, there’s quite a strategy for styling your bed, and we’re sharing the secrets with you here.

1. Upside Down Sheets

Here’s a little secret we never knew: Though your fitted sheet should be facing right-side up, your flat sheet should be placed on your bed upside down. This way, when you fold it over your blanket, quilt, or comforter, it looks neat and fresh rather than inside out.

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2. Mix Solids With Patterns

When it comes to the accents that you use on your bed, you’ll want to make sure that you have a mixture of solids and patterns. If your comforter has a bold print, use solid-colored European shams, then add in a matching or similar pattern with smaller pillows.

If you have a solid-colored comforter, think about accenting your bed with a patterned throw or quilt, or display a vibrant arrangement of pillows.

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3. Get Geometric with Your Arrangements

Speaking of pillows, when it comes to arranging them on your bed, think of a triangle! Start with two or more large pillows pushed up against the head of your bed frame. Then, decrease the size of your cushions as well as the number used until you have one small (though stunning) pillow in front.

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4. Put a Blanket On It

You have your sheets, quilt, and comforter. That’s all you need, right? Wrong. If you’re trying to create a bed worthy of pinning, make sure you have another throw, quilt, or blanket to fold up at the end of your bed. This adds yet another layer of texture and depth to your comfiest furnishing, and allows you to get even more creative with the design.

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5. Create a Focal Point

Finally, you want to make sure that guests eyes are drawn to your masterpiece. Your bed may be the biggest piece of furniture in your bedroom, but that doesn’t mean eyes won’t linger on dressers and nightstands or desks and chairs that you have in your room.

Place a strong piece of artwork or décor above the head of your bed, making sure that it matches with the rest of the room’s design. This way, all eyes will be on your gorgeous display of pillows, blankets, and quilts. The camera won’t miss this factor either, making your bed a pin-worthy design.

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