Making a beautiful bed is easier than you might think! To get the luxurious, fluffy, "jump right in" bed that we all long for... you'll only need to remember one rule. Yep, just one.
The Golden Rule of Bed Making: Layering Is everything!
Now that we've let you in on the big secret, let's dive a little deeper so you can achieve the look! Layering is essential because it adds volume, texture, and interest. Layering is also functional (especially in Florida!) because it provides adjustable warmth for you and your guests. Form and function, it's what we're all about.
Here's how it's done:
1. Start with your sheets of choice (be sure to lay your flat sheet wrong side up just incase you want to fold it over your duvet or quilt!) and then add on your duvet or quilt. If you're using a duvet, we recommend using two inserts in the cover or sizing up for added volume! That's where the "fluff" comes into play. If you prefer a quilt or lightweight coverlet, skip the folding over the flat sheet and instead fold the covering itself over twice.
2. If you're going the duvet route, we love the look of a folded quilt at the foot of the bed or casually draped on the corner. If you're using a coverlet or quilt as your primary bedding, you can get away with a simple lightweight throw blanket. This is a great time to introduce a fun pattern, new texture or pop of color!
3. It's pillow time. Start with Euro pillows (we typically recommend three for a king, two for a queen/full, and one for a twin!) for height. For your "sleeping pillows" as we like to call them, elect to use pillow shams instead of standard pillowcases for a more finished look. These can be matched to your sheets or used to layer in another color. Finish off with lumbar, boudoir, or throw pillows. The last step is always our favorite! This is a great time to experiment with color, embellishments, and variety in texture! Throw pillows are the easiest way to update a look so don't worry about committing to a pattern you won't love forever, you can always switch them out seasonally or when you're ready for a fresh look.
Pro tip: Hosting overnight guests? Bust out the steamer or iron to get that crisp & polished, in-store look just before your company arrives! We also love to spritz the linens with a Mer Sea room spray (available at Cape House!) - it's a thoughtful touch your guests are sure to appreciate!