3 Ideas for Perfectly Decorating Your Bed

A well-decorated and well-made bed can totally change the look and feel of your room.
3 Ideas for Perfectly Decorating Your Bed

Last update: 27 September, 2018

When decorating your bed, how can you make it the centerpiece of the room? It’s the element on which the rest of the room’s decor hinges. A well-decorated and well-made bed can totally change the look and feel of your room. And what’s more, if your bedroom is small, the bed might be basically the only piece of furniture you have to work with.

There are endless examples of perfectly placed and decorated beds on Pinterest and Tumblr. It’s easy to feel like yours isn’t up to par. But don’t worry. In today’s article, we’ll give you some tips for perfectly decorating your bed. Who knows? Maybe yours will be on those websites tomorrow.

1. Pillows everywhere

The pillows you put on your bed are the key to its design. They provide elegance and delicacy, depending on what look you’re going for. But how can you place them most effectively so that they always look good? There are a million ways to place pillows, so choose whatever works best for you. Here are some of the tried methods.

  • At the very back, place vertical pillows that you’ll use to sleep. These will also support the rest of the pillows and give the bed a sense of having greater volume.
  • Next, place two or three larger pillows, either square or rectangular.
  • Third, add rectangular pillows like the ones at the back, or two smaller ones with some space in between.
  • Lastly, save the biggest pillow for the front. This one should call the most attention to the bed, since it will be the one you see first.

There are no rules when it comes to placing pillows. The important thing is to organize them to be comfortable. However, in general it’s a good idea for the visual effect to place the smallest pillows closer to the front.

When it comes to the number of pillows, it depends how large your bed is. If it’s small, we don’t recommend that you fill it entirely, or it’ll look even smaller. In this case, just a couple should suffice.

pillow placement

2. Sheets and slips

It’s important to select fabrics according to the current season. You’ll want sheets with different thicknesses depending on whether it’s summer or winter.

For houses located in colder climates, the best option is using a duvet and duvet cover for decoration. You can find every type of these covers imaginable. There are a ton of stores where you can find the right size, in your favorite style – darker, lighter, colorful, patterned, etc…

You can always use a bedspread or blanket instead of a duvet and duvet cover for decorating your bed. This is currently trendy, and we couldn’t like the idea more.

Make your best guess for colors

When choosing your covers, always aim to create an aesthetic harmony with the other elements of the bed and room. Don’t overdecorate – you might end up achieving the opposite effect from what you want.

This is why we suggest staying away from the brightest, most vibrant colors. It’s more difficult to know how to properly combine them. These colors make the space seem smaller, so it’s best to choose lighter shades that reflect the light in your room when decorating your bed.

If you want a warmer-toned room, choose colors like white, beige, and light blue. They go very well with wooden furniture or floors. On the other hand, if you want a more modern and avant guard look for your room, go for grays and blues.

Lastly, one trick for keeping your bedsheets looking neat and clean is to iron your sheets. Some people are too lazy for this because “everything wrinkles eventually.” But having a bed with unwrinkled sheets will make your room look more elegant. Obviously, you don’t need to iron them every day. However, when you’re changing the sheets, or your bed is visibly messy, take the iron to it. You can even spray some of your favorite perfume for an extra touch that will make you want to stay in bed all day.

decorating your bed

3. Decorating your bed with a throw blanket

One idea to make your bed look like those on Tumblr is to use a throw. If you don’t know what they are, throws are small blankets put at the food of the bed. In general, they’re soft and light. They don’t add much bulk to the bed, and should go with the other design elements in the room. You can use thicker ones in the colder seasons to add warmth to the environment, or lighter ones during the hotter months.

You can stretch it across the foot of the bed for a more formal look. However, if you like a more casual ambiance, it’s also a good idea to lightly drape it off one corner at the edge.

When it comes to actually using the throw, you can always keep it as an accessory, or add it to your other blankets for those extra cold days. You can find a wide variety of throws in stores – cotton, wool, fur, etc. Choose whatever you like!

Throw blankets are an easy and economical way to complete your room. They give a relaxed, cozy look while still adding a special decorative touch.

Bedroom design

Making and unmaking your bed every day shouldn’t be an excusing for not properly decorating it. It’s important to dedicate the time to making sure you don’t neglect decorating your bed and leaving it looking perfect.

It might interest you...
Wallpaper: Everything you need to know
Decor Tips
Read it in Decor Tips
Wallpaper: Everything you need to know

Wallpaper is fast becoming a popular home decor choice. Wallpaper is a great way to decorate the living room, bedrooms or kitchen.