Do you stare at those swoon worthy beds on instagram and wish you could make your bed look just as good?
Or maybe you've tried to replicate a look but instead ended up in a hot mess? We've ALL been there!
So without further ado, here are my top tips on how to style your dream bed!
Invest in good quality products that will last a lifetime and completely change the look of your bed. Using a cheap quilt insert can flatten the look of your bed so by changing to a high lift quilt insert you will instantly add a luxe vibe. The same goes for cushion inserts, by using feather inserts your cushions will stand up straight and be instantly more appealing.
It's also obviously no surprise that I recommend investing in quality premium bedding due to its many health benefits but mostly the longevity. One really good linen product will last you a minimum of 3-6 years - how many cheaper products do you think you'll have to purchase through that time?
TIP: If budget is a concern, consider opting for high quality bedding & more affordable accessories such as cushions & euros as these are a more affordable way to change up your look as often as you please! Linen is for life!
Choose a colour palette that instantly relaxes you or reminds you of that pre-kid holiday you once took.
Colour is almost the single most important aspect in styling your bed.
Keeping things simple adds elegance & allows you to enjoy each of your pieces and the memories or feeling it holds.
TIP: Don't underestimate the impact of simplicity. Let your quality pieces speak for themselves.
Gone are the days where your quilt ran the full length of the bed and your cushions sat on top!
Now we are ALL about showcasing the top half of the bed and really showing off your sheets, cushions & pillows! The only questions left is to decide if you want to fold it all the way back (double up) or just fold a quarter back #decisions
With the fold back in full swing it means your sheets are on display for everyone to see. While sheets used to be an afterthought and not really seen under the full length quilt they are now in prime position & I would encourage you to show them off by mixing & matching colours.
Pairing a grey fitted sheet with a white flat sheet & a charcoal quilt cover instantly creates interest. I would recommend matching your pillowcases to either your sheets or quilt cover. Did someone say timeless luxury?
We’ve all looked at our bed and thought ‘It’s nice but it’s missing something’. That my friend is texture!
TIP: The best way to add texture to your bed is to use 100% linen bedding. The natural & raw look of linen gives your bed depth whilst the slight creases in the fabric create interest.
A big ol' bedcover is so versatile. You can use it folded in half across the end of your bed, folded in thirds under the quilt or you can cover the entire bed if you want an instant change up.
Bedcovers are also perfect for draping over a chair in your bedroom or over the couch in the lounge room. And when summer hits you can ditch the quilt & sleep with the bedcover only as it provides the perfect lightweight option on those warmer nights!
One of the most asked questions - how do I style cushions? And how many do I need? Whilst in the past I have been totally overwhelmed by cushions too, I've now styled enough beds to know what works and what doesn't! Use 2 Euros, 4 Standard Pillows & 3 Cushions.
Euros are your friend. It's simple, they make a huge impact (especially if you don't have a bed head).
Mix up the way you style your euros & standard pillows, this creates insert (some behind, some in front, some laying, some standing).
Use cushions with interest. Think texture, stripes, or a bold colour.
TIP: Always use an odd number of cushions. Remember, if it doesn't look right, stand back, walk away and come back in 5 minutes with a fresh set of eyes!
Adding layers to your bed is the quickest & easiest way to give your bed a makeover & bring that luxe/ cozy vibe! Follow my formula:
1 - Fitted Sheet
2 - Flat Sheet
3 - Quilt Cover
4 - Bedcover
5 - Throw (bonus points for a fringed edge as it adds extra texture to your look)
6 - Valance
TIP: When you think you have enough layers, add one more!
Giving your bed a makeover can really put a dint in your wallet so before you invest make sure you research the brands you shop with and if possible try before you buy (hint: you can order our free linen swatches below).
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WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT LINEN ANYWAY?
In case you didn’t know (yeah right!) the planet is in need of a bit (* a lot) of TLC these days. Choosing natural, sustainably sourced ‘slow’ products is one of the ways we can do our bit. Not to mention, you’d be supporting a small business with a titchy carbon foot print compared to the big boys!
Linen is to your bed what Apple Cider Vinegar is to your body. It just makes everything better! You don’t only look good; you feel bl**dy uh-may-zing too. Your bed is no different, and deserves the VIP treatment. You’ll be glowing from the inside out, oh and your bed won’t look too shabby either.
And if the planet and your bed don’t thank you, your inner, well-rested self definitely will. Linen is breathable when it’s hot and keeps you snug when things get chilly. Meaning: you’re a well-rested super hero come rain, hail or shine.
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Linen is super absorbent, it can absorb as much as 20% of it’s weight in moisture without feeling wet.
(super handy when things get a bit sweaty in the bedroom department!)
Linen is uh-may-zing when it comes to the environment. Made from theflax plant - It doesn’t require pesticides
or anything other than rain water. It’s organic, biodegradable, recyclable AND
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It regulates temperature, keeping you cool in summer and cosy warm in the winter.
Find me a more versatile material? Imma wait.