Great blog indeed, will visit again future to read more!! Go for something finer.

I love this bedroom…. Bought awesome sheets from Target – Performance Sheets I think they are. (You don't need go balls to the wall with ten opulent pillows that take a lifetime to remove, but a queen bed needs at least four.). Prepare yourself emotionally for Tricia’s next suggestion; my mother (and probably yours) would consider it heresy: Above: Photograph of Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith’s house in Gallatin, New York by Matthew Williams from Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. debra, I can’t get a new mattress soon enough after learning what I did through AllerEase and you can bet that I’ll keep mattress protectors on all of my mattresses from now on too!

There are simple ways to create a masculine, welcoming bed without blowing your wad on a decorator. It starts with a mattress cover. Hope you love them! It’s time to upgrade your morning routine with a few simple steps that will make your bed look stylish and inviting.

I have a duvet that buttons and I put the buttons at the foot of the bed but I think the ties on this one are cute so I put it at the top of the bed. We love our little life together as a family and spend every minute that we can together. Bloomingdale's has bedding sales every other month. If that's not your thing, you can snag deals on cashmere this time of year or go for Merino wool.

Make your bed with the finished side of your flat sheet face down so that when you fold back the top foot or so of your sheet (that step’s to come), you see the pretty edging or pattern. Under her bed’s legs, Tricia has placed a set of Non Slip Furniture Cups; they’re $16.21 for a set of four from Wayfair. You have such a way with making everything look so fresh and inviting! Some of them have buttons. I bought that PB coverlet and those pillows. Beautiful inviting bed with no little mites!! Bed making took about 10 minutes, and the result looked like a dead body was lying under the spread at the head of the bed. For a queen bed, you can do anything from a simple arrangement of two 24″ decorative pillows with a 20″ decorative pillow centered between them: to a pair of Euro shams, followed by a pair of 24″ decorative pillows, followed by a single centered lumbar pillow: If you want more pillow arrangement ideas, check out {this post} with different pillow arrangement ideas for a queen bed. I’m glad to know about this company now. Bonus: by eliminating a top sheet, you will be able to make the bed faster and more easily in the morning. Choose one large plant for the corner, or several smaller plants grouped on your dresser or nightstand—stick with easy choices like pothos, Chinese evergreen, syngonium or peace lily, water them weekly and open the curtains for daytime light, and you’ll have thriving bedroom greenery to soothe your mood. So I think you’re both right . Having a room beautifully decorated only to have it poorly lit is counter productive. If so, which sizes of duvets, covers and quilts did you use which actually covers the box spring? Living plants bring a sense of life, tranquility, and health that can’t be matched by other bedroom accents. On her bed Tricia has a White Goose Down Pillow; available in standard, queen, and king sizes at prices ranging from $104.99 to $172.49 at Warm Things. Hi Nikki – it’s Pratt & Lambert’s Ever Classic. Plus, electronic entertainment is often stimulating enough to ward off sleep. Hi Mary, Sweat and oils wear on them. “Fitted sheets are an excrescence,” said Tricia. It will make your guests incredibly happy, which will in turn make you one happy host. Make it bedroom policy that electronic devices go off at least an hour before bedtime, or keep them out of the room altogether. What is the wall paint color? My intention was to have the top sheet folded back (like your suggestion) & show off the pretty embroidered detail. Are they in the shams?

You can use table lamps, floor lamps, and even a chandelier over the bed if you want to make the room extra stunning. A great way to make your guest bedroom more inviting is to really spoil the bed with some beautiful bedding. And I had to laugh at your question about ironing of sheets – Ha! Lila, So funny! You can make your bed at home look this inviting too - without making it too complicated or expensive. Browse our collection of more than 2,000 plants and seeds, which can be ordered directly from our favorite shops and growers. Gardenista’s members-only directory of landscape architects and garden designers. Thank you Luanne! “This is all I have to do to make my bed look as good as if a naked woman were lying in it on her side?” I asked. I have to look into the mattress protector and pillows by this company. You'll have to set your alarm to blast off about five minutes earlier, but make your bed.

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More than any other room, the bedroom should be customized to your personal preferences. Can you tell me where you purchased the lumbar pillow cover? I honestly have the buttoned/tied end at the bottom of the bed in some rooms and at the top of the bed in others like this one where I like how the cute ties look! Sourcebook for Cultivated Living, sister site to @remodelista 3: Instead of cotton sheets and pillow cases, put linen on your bed. Kris, By all means keep your favorite pillow–the flat, dingy one you’ve been carting around since childhood because it has just the right squish factor to lull you to sleep–but also invest in a pair of beautiful goose down pillows. 6: Buy the right size comforter insert to stuff inside the duvet cover. , you never disappoint kris, every time i visit your blog i learn something new! I love your bed. Michelle Ullman has written hundreds of articles on home decor since 2011. Unprotected mattresses can actually double in weight after ten years due to the accumulation of millions of dust mites – so gross! When choosing the palette for a tranquil room, the best choices are shades of green and blue, followed by gray. These are my 8 simple steps!

Bed bugs would be my worst nightmare , On this dreary, rainy day, the sight of a comfy bed just might make me head back upstairs for a nap! Tuck the sides in under your mattress: Adding a duvet or comforter is the next step and it’s a key one because it’s what will make your bed look plush and inviting! Your resource for finding the best storage and home organization solutions for every room in the house. Soft sheets, a warm blanket, and a thick comforter come next. It’s similar to a quilt but sized larger so that it works as the top layer. Thanks for stopping by! Instead, stuff a comforter inside a duvet cover (preferably a linen one) and let the cover do the job of a sheet. The sheets I have from The Company Store are great because the fitted sheet has elastic all of the way around (and they have a policy of giving your money back if you’re not happy with them). There’s no way to relax in a messy bedroom. Here’s a foolproof system to make a bed inviting enough to make it hard to say goodbye each morning: For tips on bed-making (and a philosophical discussion about what the state of your bed … “It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth or perfect at all, because linen already is perfect.”. Ha! So, spend the extra little bit of money that you need to make the bed feel and look amazing. Thank you for the info! Last, but not least, don’t forget to include a “Do Not Disturb” sign that they can hang outside their bedroom door. Thanks for sharing the guide.

Before I put them on the bed I had to iron the top edge of the top sheet so it would look crisp after the bed was made. Very pretty and great tips! I love our IKEA duvet cover and the price was definitely right but just beware that the size of it is a bit off for using with a standard duvet insert – it fits the IKEA duvet insert best. “What about on days I have to go into the office? You don’t want bright tones—stick with mid-tone or pastel shades that add plenty of color without working your eyes too hard. Look here for advice on plants and hardscape materials. The Gardenista editors provide a curated selection of product recommendations for your consideration. I look forward to seeing your next post.