How to Style your Bed like a Designer

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Your bedroom is your oasis, a space to recharge and refuel. And since the focal point of the room is the bed, making sure it is beautifully made will really set the tone for the space. Now is a great time to refresh your bedding as many favorite stores start the new year with linens on sale. Pottery Barn is holding their Big Refresh Sale with bedding up to 25% off. Serena and Lily has client favorite linen sheets and duvets on sale. West Elm has the softest cotton cloud jersey bedding for up to half price. To help you take advantage of the sales, today we are sharing tips on ways we create an inviting, lux layered bed for our clients.

Start with a Crisp Foundation

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

We love the crisp look of white sheets. We use them as the first layer in most of our bedroom designs.The fresh clean look creates a welcoming spa vacation vibe in the space. Because the look is simple, the emphasis is on the feel of the fabric. We always try to buy the best linens that fit within budget. But don’t worry, we have favorites at all price points. Microfiber and cotton jersey are budget friendly, but so soft. This white sheet set is an affordable favorite.

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

For bigger bedroom budgets, we love to splurge on pure linen sheets. They are beautiful, breathable, and durable. This brand-to-love Coyuchi set is a splurge but also check out this soft Parachute set, or these on sale at Nordstrom Rack.

Add a Few Lux Layers

Summit Creek Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

A layered bed not only looks invitingly soft, but also keeps you comfortable in any temperature as you pull up or down different layers. We like a thin quit, a plush duvet, and a textured throw on top of our sheet set. We usually keep these layers neutral with a mix of creamy, white, and natural linen. The subtle shade differences add dimension while keeping the vibe airy. If your room feels flat, a patterned or colored throw at the foot of the bed can liven things up.

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Keep your Decorative Pillows Simple

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Although we like to use several functional pillows to keep you propped up while sitting in bed, we keep our decorative pillows simple. A pop of pattern or color looks great, but a pile of unusable pillows feels overly fussy, uninviting, and too much work. Stick to one long lumbar pillow to make a statement or 2-3 square pillows that mix color or pattern.

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography
Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Refreshed your bed? We’d love to see it and show it. Share it with us! #BeckiOwensFeature


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