How to dress your bed like a designer that is pin worthy!
Since March is National Bed Month let’s continue with more bedroom decorating advice and ideas!
How to dress your bed like a designer that’s Pin worthy!
The general rule is to start with your larger cushions first and place them against your headboard or wall from big to small. Variation in sizes and textures in pillows create interest in a bedroom. For extra comfort, add large rectangular cushions as well as plush down or feather standard pillows in natural fibers.
A decorative pillow covering which fits a 26” x 26” European Square pillow. It is usually finished with a flange. The sham closure features an opening tucked between two overlapping pieces of fabric. Euro Shams are placed behind the standard size pillow shams or cases as a background or placed in front of the cases and shams. They often coordinate with either the Duvet Cover or the Coverlet.
A decorative pillow covering which fits a standard pillow. Standard Shams may either be placed behind or in front of the pillows used to sleep on. They are placed behind the cases in our bed illustration.
A slipcover for your standard or queen pillow.
A small rectangular decorative pillow covering that fits
a 12” x 16” boudoir pillow.
A cylindrical decorative covering for a neckroll or bolster pillow.
This is also referred to as the top sheet. In most cases, this is the item closest to you and the fitted sheet. It is typically placed between the coverlet and the fitted sheet then folded over the coverlet.
A bed cover with sides that hang over the bed. Coverlets are typically in pique or matelassé fabric and goes on top of the flat sheet.
A decorative and protective covering for a duvet.
This is the sheet used to fit tightly over a mattress. Our Fitted Sheets are stocked with 17” deep pockets.
A decorative piece used to cover the boxspring and legs of the bed. Bed Skirts fit between the mattress and boxspring. They may either be finished with decking or panels.
How to arrange pillows on your bed
1. Simply stack your sleeping pillows neatly atop one another for a no-fuss-no-muss presentation. Here, the bottom pillows have standard pillowcases, while the top two are encased in standard shams. (The shams have a flange around the entire perimeter.)
2. If you prefer to dress things up a little, just layer a pair of decorative pillows in front of a sleeping stack. Use a pattern that incorporates a color from your bedding to tie together the look.
3. Another option is to prop up pillows fitted with standard size shams in front of your sleeping stacks. This is best done with pillows that have some heft, as light and airy feather pillows have a tendency to be floppy, and thus sloppy.
4. Go one step further, and add a single decorative pillow, preferably 20-inches-by-20-inches in size, centered in front of the propped up shams.
5. Let’s move on to another type of layered pillow formation. Prop your sleeping pillows up against the headboard, then layer pillows outfitted in shams in front. Finish with a centered pillow encased in a boudoir sham, which fits a smaller 12-inch-by-16-inch rectangular pillow.
6. Start out identically to the formation above, but finish with a pair of boudoir pillows centered in front of each pillow sham.
7. This pillow formation starts with a pair of plump European squares. Use inserts that are one-inch larger than the European sham to yield a full and rounded pillow. (This is especially good for filling out a bed without headboard, or for styling a bed with a particularly tall, oversize headboard.) Next, add your sleeping pillows. Directly in front, layer standard pillows encased in standard shams. Finally, add a fourth layer of smaller size pillows in boudoir shams. Note that all the rectangular pillows align with each other, just a bit offset from the edge of the European squares, so they peek through.
8. This pillow formation varies from the formation above only in that the fourth and final layer is a centered decorative pillow. Don’t be afraid to go bold with pattern here. Or, for a more subdued style, use a decorative pillow with a tone-on-tone texture.
9. For a more streamlined look, go with a pair of European squares, a pair of standard shams pulled slightly to the outer edges of he bed, and a third layer of boudoir pillows pulled slightly to the center. It’s clean, but with a bit of tension to make things interesting.
10. Finally, do the same as above for the first and second layers, but center a single boudoir pillow on the standard shams. Note, if you use pillows with standard pillowcases on your bed, you’ll have to remove them to pull off this look as well as the one above.
Here are some swell bedroom pillow arrangements examples that are totally pin worthy!
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Source: Kelly Wearstler