Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How to: Make a Bed like a Pro

As you all know, I've been working on a few tweaks to fallinize our master. I've showed you our updated upholstered headboard, a little hardware update to our Malm dressers, and my super easy, faux roman and drapes. Well, now, I'm changing up our gallery wall and organizing my jewels and baubles, but I wanted to drop in and share a little knowledge that you can stow away for a rainy Saturday or something. I want to show you...how to make a bed like a pro!
 
 
 
I promise you...a well made bed can change your life!
 
You'll want to start with a good base. We're well overdue for a new mattress, but this one is holding up well. I covered it with a memory foam topper and the hubs and I sleep like babies. I change our sheets every week, and before I put the new ones on, I like to spray the topper down with a little Febreeze. I just like the way it smells. But on to the bed making, right!?!
 
Fitted Sheet - Put it on the mattress and be sure that all loose or baggy areas are tucked under.
 
 
Flat Sheet - Spread the flat sheet out right side down. This way, when you fold it down, the right side of the sheet is what you see. (a tip I learned from my mom <3)

 
Begin tucking the flat sheet under the mattress, starting at the foot of the bed.
 
 
Tuck under your corners and the sides.
 
 
Coverlet/Blanket - Fold it in half and spread it over the lower half the bed.
 
 
Fold the top of the coverlet back towards the head of the bed.
 
 
Tuck the bottom of the coverlet under the mattress
 
 
Duvet/Comforter - Spread the duvet over the bed.
 
 
Fold the duvet down to the foot of the bed.
 
 
Fold it over once more toward the foot of the mattress.
 
 
Sleeping pillows - Place them down flat at the head of the bed. I like to place mine with the open ends facing each other.
 
 
Decorative Sham Pillows - Place them on top of your sleeping pillows...open ends touching.
 
 
Euro Pillows - If you don't own a set of euros, go out and get some now! Not only are they awesome as another layer for a well made bed, but they're perfect for leaning if your a bed reader. I placed mine in front of the stacked pillows and gave them a good karate chop in their centers.
 
 
Decorative Toss Pillows - Some people like to go a little overboard with their decorative pillow numbers. I like to keep it around 2-3. Place them in front of the euro pillows.
 
 
Lastly, add a little flair!
 
(Want to know a secret...that's actually my leopard skirt pinned around a pillow form. I'll get a real leopard pillow one day.)
 
 
So, that's it! Now, you're ready to make up you're own palace of dreams!
 
 
If you decide to give this a go, or you think you need a little more help, I'd love to take a peak! You can either email me your photos to cohesiverandomness@gmail.com or upload your photo to Instagram and tag me @nubiinteriors. Just remember that I may not get to see it if your profile is private.
 
I'm so excited!!! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. 
 

2 comments:

  1. Great tips, chica! I love your leopard pillow trick.

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  2. Hey Carmeon, this reminded me of you.
    http://www.lightinthebox.com/leopard-cushion-cover-brown_p209367.html

    Also, I'm totally going to get a gray coverlet from work for my bed. Great post!

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