Since the inevitable summer season is approaching, I wanted to freshen up our bedroom and decided on adding a touch of pink to the white and gold stripe. I had sourced all my bedding, did a few trials and uploaded a photo to my Instagram, and Facebook pages. Many of you commented and messaged me asking how I actually make the bed.
So here is a complete list of all my bedding:
- I absolutely adore majestic looking beds so when it came to picking a mattress, I wanted one that was extremely thick. We ended up with a medium pillow top, which turned out great but of course, why not make it greater? I purchased a Vera Wang cushioned mattress topper which is completely machine washable. It gives the bed that little bit of extra height and getting under the covers literally feels like a cloud.
- Next is a fitted sheet. I use the Elysian 1000tc sheet sets because they get softer with every wash and their white colour always looks luminescent.
- I then cover the bed in the regular sheet which we sleep under. Because my husband insists on sleeping in a coffin, I fold it back in the first quarter of the bed and tuck it in all around.
- We sleep on a total of four pillows. Two are very thin and honestly, not at all great, so when I make the bed, I put these flat underneath as a ‘height placeholder’. When we go to sleep though, these are the main pillows our heads actually touch. I usually use older pillowcases for these so in the chance that we get home from a late night and don’t want to wash off hair products, the oils in them don’t ruin our bedding.
- I then place our secondary pillows that we sleep on, directly on top off the flat pillows. This gives them height and results in a colour contrast on whatever I put in front. I also fluff the pillows to keep their shape so it sits up nicely.
- The two pillows we don’t use are then placed in front of the set above. These are over-sized Vera Wang King pillows which I usually have in a sham or an oxford pillowcase.
- I find many standard sized pillows are actually too small to fill out a regular pillowcase nicely. I have started buying Queen sized pillows and putting them in regular sized pillowcases which produces that quality hotel look.
- If you like to have your quilt drape over the side of your bed, purchase one size bigger than your bed. For example, our bed is a king and therefore our quilt is a super king. Keep in mind that if you do purchase a super king quilt, you will struggle to not only find quilt covers, but ones that don’t cost you a thousand dollars. I have made a list of stores where I purchase mine from at reasonable prices.
- The more textures you can incorporate into your bed set, the fuller it will look. I personally don’t like to overdo it because bedding is ridiculously expensive. Usually I just stick to one or two colours/textures that compliment one another, and rotate with accessories.