26 Jan - Blog opener - Bedding
Decor, Lifestyle

How to Make your Bed like a Pro

Nothing beats climbing into a well-made bed. Recent studies have shown that making your bed each morning will set you up for a successful day and good nights sleep. Who needs more incentive of an incentive than that? To help you along, we’ve compiled some easy to follow steps on how to make your bed like a professional.

Benguela Bed Linen from HAUS. From 1795 per set.Benguela Bed Linen from HAUS. From 1795 per set.

Step One: Create the Foundation

No matter what anyone says, the thread count on your bed linen matters. Most hotels use bed linen with a 300 thread count, however, we recommend purchasing a set with the highest thread count you can afford.

Begin by laying down your fitted sheet, then layer your top sheet with the patterned side facing down, so that the when the sheets are turned down you’ll see the pretty designs. This will also feel more luxurious for you once you’ve climbed into bed.

Pic credit: Brittany Ambridge

Step Two: Cover your Bed

The next step is to cover your fluffy duvet with a duvet cover and place either folded in half at the bottom of your bed or pulled to the top with your flat sheet folded over the edged of the duvet.  According to website, My Domaine, you’ll need to, “master the fold: It’s all about clean lines, which you achieve with the right folding technique. There are two types of folds you need to familiarise yourself with; the one for your sheets and the one for your duvet. When it comes to your duvet cover, you want a nice fold-over to show off your pillows. You want to measure an arms-width of fabric and the ‘chop’ across the length of the bed to achieve a proper fold.”

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Step Three: Pillow Talk

Investing in good quality pillows based on your firmness preferences is key. Once you’ve got that down you can move on with styling the pillows on your bed. Arrange your pillows from largest to smallest, with the smallest being right at the front.  The rule of thumb is to have no more than five pillows, or your bed will look too cramped.

Dreamscape Bed Linen by HAUS. From R950 per set.

Dreamscape Bed Linen by HAUS. From R950 per set.

Step Four: The Final Touches

Give your duvet a gentle tug at the foot of the bed to smooth out any lumps or bumps. In the cooler months, keep an extra throw at the foot of the bed so that you can reach for it easily in the middle of the night if need be.  Work out any wrinkles by lighting spraying tap water onto the crease, let it sit for a minute and gently shake out the wrinkles.

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Do you have any tips for making the perfect bed? Share them with us in the comments section below.