The perfect bed doesn’t need to just feel good. It must look good too. Because your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s where you return after a long day’s work, and where you prepare your body and your spirit for the days ahead. This is why layering your bed matters so much. Then, when you read on, you will know exactly what you need.
Why you want a layered bed
There are many benefits to layering your bedding. These range from comfort to style, and once you start doing it, you’ll neve go back:
Always sleep in perfect comfort — If all you have is one large down comforter and some perfectly cool and crisp linen sheets, you will probably sleep all snuggly and warm for a few weeks out of the year, and delightfully free for a few weeks more, but… seasons change. Instead of investing in very warm blankets and very cool sheets, you need to master layering. Think of a coverlet and a duvet for the warmer months. Consider a lighter weight blanket with some luxury sheets for Spring. Once you have enough options, combining them will be much simpler.
Make your style your own — Once you start layering, everything becomes a matter of combinations. You will be able to create endless effects by playing colours, patterns and materials off of each other, making the final product more beautiful even than the sum of the parts
Accessorise — Because layering doesn’t end with the duvet. There are decorative pillows to be had, with brilliant colours and patterns of their own. The right choice of decorative pillows can entirely change the style of the whole composition. And it’s not just about the pillows. There are throws that can add a pop of colour as well. The top of your bed is your canvas. Be creative.
So, how can you do it?
This is art, more than science. Simple layers, with quality products, are the way to go. Here’s how to achieve it:
Appreciate your mattress — The mattress is the most important part of your bed, and it’s not always given the love it deserves. The first layer of all should definitely be a mattress topper and a mattress protector. It will give you comfort and loft, as well as protect this most prized of possessions.
Make sure you have the right sheets — We can definitely help with that. We’ve written this article about how to select sheets. Here’s the key takeaways: Threadcount matters a lot. Material matters too, but it’s more a matter of taste (linen and cotton can both be of fantastic quality and totally worth your while). Make sure you pick different sheets for different seasons. Seeing as you’re layering, we are going to add a stylistic note: make sure your top sheet adds a touch of colour and flair. When you open your bed, that’s the sheet that opens up like a book page, so you want it to be gorgeous.
Pillowcases are the first thing you’ll see — Getting a proper pillow is a must (here’s why), but what matters in terms of layering is the pillowcase. Having a beautiful, good quality pillowcase is what’s going to make it the centerpiece of your bed. Make sure you select something that matches both your duvet and the aesthetics of the rest of the room.
Make your blankets and duvet a team — Spring is here, and Summer is coming, so quality will probably beat quantity at this point. Make sure you pick your blankets carefully so they provide a harmonious effect and adequate fluffiness. Remember: it’s always best to have more thin and light blankets than fewer heavy duty items. It will allow you to manage temperature more effectively. Your duvet, however, deserves all the thoughtfulness in the world. It’s the piece that will bring everything else together. Make sure its pattern and colour bridge what you’re doing with pillowcases and sheets. Make sure it complements your blankets well, both in terms of visuals and touch.
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