Have you ever had a moment where you stand back and take in the beauty of an interior space, like a hotel suite or boutique storefront window? It’s hard not to get lost in admiration of the artful composition–the sumptuous textures, the exquisite color palette, inspiring layering, and thoughtful details all coming together to create something truly special. Well, it turns out achieving this look doesn’t have be complicated! With just these few simple tips that any homeowner can follow, you’ll learn how to style your own bed like a designer.
Our designer-curated collection, Grace Home Decor, is a great place to begin shopping for the bedroom essentials laid out below.
It’s all about the layers.
First Layer — High-Quality Sheets
You can’t go wrong with a good linen or Egyptian cotton sheet set, but ultimately it is a personal preference. Choose a fabric blend that makes sense for your sleeping climate, durability, and comfort. Bedding always needs to feel fresh and clean, so unless the design calls for it, we recommend light-colored sheets with a minimal pattern.
Second Layer — Coverlet or Quilt
This step to a designer bed often gets overlooked. A coverlet or quilt will be a breathable layer for hot sleepers or additional padded warmth for the winter months. We lay this bedding element flat with the top sheet and create clean lines with tightly tucked corners. Some options may come with pillow shams which can be used in the first layer of your pillow stack.
Third Layer — Down Pillows
Invest in a good set of down pillows. A quality down pillow will be easy to fluff and remain comfortable long after other options have been thrown out. For a finished look, tuck the ends of your pillowcases back into the pillow.
Fourth Layer — Duvet Cover and Insert
As designers, if we haven’t begun playing with color or pattern, this is where we will begin pulling in bolder designs. Your inserts should be fluffy and full to provide good warmth and keep your bedding set from falling flat. We encourage you to size up for both your duvet cover and insert, as it will make your bed look fuller and allow the edges to drape properly over your bed. As a finishing touch, triple-fold your duvet at the end of the bed.
Fifth and Final Layer — Decorative Pillows
For modern designs, the approach to decorative pillows is less is more. Contrastingly, layering sizes and shapes will help you achieve a traditional bedroom style. Decorative pillows can add a pop of color or reinforce a design pattern already on your walls, curtains, duvet cover, or accent décor. While we love decorative pillows, there is a threshold with any design style. Make sure to keep your pillows feeling functional. If you’ve run out of storage space for your decorative pillows while your bed is in use, you probably have too many! Don’t forget the final pillow chop to help stand your pillows up properly for that finished look.
Explore our design tips with a few of our bedroom projects below.