6 | Throw on a Few Pillows and Blanket
Nothing makes a bed warmer or more inviting than a few fluffed-up throw pillows. Play with color and pattern to add a bit of depth and definition – and a whole lot of style.
Drape a strewn blanket – preferably with tassels! – off-center for an effortlessly relaxed-chic look.
How to Layer a Bed With a Quilt
While anyone can make a clean-looking bed following the steps above, creating a layered look takes an extra special skillset! Here's how to do it:
- Pick a color palette. Don't let your layers become dizzying! Stick with a simple color palette by choosing one shade and contrasting it with lighter tones of the same color. Also incorporate neutrals (like white, grey, beige) to create a calming aesthetic.
- Vary your pillow sizes. While bedspreads are puffy, quilts are not, but pillows are a simple trick to create the illusion of extra plushness. Start at the headboard with two of your largest pillows, then gradually decrease the size as you go closer to the foot of the bed. Incorprate different colors, patterns and textures of pillows shams to create depth.
- Fold over a loose sheet. Loose sheets aren't just for comfort, they're also for aesthetics! When you place a quilt over your top sheet, fold the top sheet over about an inch or two; allowing the top sheet to peek through offers more color and texture contrast. This especially works if you choose a colored or patterned sheet that complements the quilt design.
- Drape a second blanket over the bottom of the bed. Near the foot of the bed, layer a second blanket over the quilt. Whether draped or folded, adding in a second piece will complete the look – and give guests the option of using the added layer if needed. Choose the blanket material based on the weather, going thicker in the colder months and lighter in the hotter months!
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