My version of How To Make A Beautiful Bed is the Everywoman’s guide……
how to make an unfussy bed that not only feels wonderful,
but is also so attractive that you want to crawl back into it as soon as it’s made,
and can’t wait to slide under the sheets when you are dead tired at the end of the day.
Ahhhhh, heavenly comfy bed!
Over the years I have relaxed my bedding style and even how I make the bed…..
I would say it takes me no longer than one minute to straighten the fitted sheet, pull up the top sheet and coverlet, and straighten up the pillows to make it all look tidy and comfy.
Taking this one minute makes such a difference when I walk into my room at the end of the day!!
To combat allergies, I always buy bedding that can be thrown in the washing machine,
so no memory foam anything for us.
We have a pillow top mattress that is several years old. To give it a new lease on life, I added a mattress pad that has a thick layer on top. So yes – a pillow top on top of a pillow top!
I’ve been slowly buying them for my kids’ beds too when I see them on sale. So comfy!
Keep in mind that if you have a pillow top mattress pad you will need deeper fitted sheets, or you can use a flat sheet on the bottom with folded and tucked corners.
treat yourself to nice pillowcases where you lay your head to rest each night.
Wall color – Benjamin Moore Gentlemen’s Grey #2062-20
Mattress pad – Similar
Sheets – Tahari (I found mine at Marshalls but these are the same ones)
Duvet – Bloomingdales (many years ago)
Quilt – Homegoods
White throw pillows – Homegoods
Throw – Homegoods
Upholstered headboard – DIY
No Sew Bedskirt – DIY
Fabric for headboard and bedskirt – Fabric Place Basement
Wall lights – DIY
Curtains – Ikea (no longer available)
Bamboo rollup shades – Lowes
Wood mounted photo over bed – DIY