At this time of year it’s all about piling on the blankets and most of us do it because it’s freezing. But in my case, I do it first because it is the most beautiful look for a bed, and second, because IT IS FREEZING. We see this awesome layered look in shops and catalogues, and I think everyone should learn how to create this warm and cozy, carefree look.
First thing first, the fitted sheet: As much as I would love fresh bedding everyday, it is just not going to happen, so I like to add a bit of freshener spray like Febreze every few days.
The top sheet: If you are making a bed that is used by more than one, and you are anything like me, just skip this step. No one should have to iron this, it’s a pain to make the bed, and it always ends up a wrinkled mess at the foot of the bed.
The first duvet: I love having multiple duvets for warmth and volume. This duvet does not have to be super fluffy. It is the one that will be directly in contact with your skin, so it should be simple and feel delicious.
The blanket: It is not absolutely necessary but this look is all about the layers and it’s an opportunity to add different textures.
The second duvet: This is the main event of the entire bed, go big, go fat, go puffy! It is the key to making the bed look like those in the catalogues.
The throw, coverlet, quilt or whatever you want to call it: Just folded in half or thirds and lay it at the end or close to the end of the bed.
Pillows! I am a sucker for down and I can’t have it any other way. Apart from the basics, I love finishing with lots of decorative pillows in different shapes and sizes.