10 Easy Tips For Bedded Bliss!
Paxton Bedroom

Many moons ago when I discovered down comforters, I became a big fan right off the bat. One of the first things I discovered is how easy it is to make the bed. Just fluff and smooth and you’re done. Secondly, I learned how simple and inexpensive it could be to dramatically change the look of the room by changing the bedding. I change mine out with the seasons and sometimes for no reason other than I’m bored with what I’ve been using! I like to use varying combinations of duvet covers, throws, shams, beautiful blankets and more. Take a look at the bedding tips and tricks below to help inspire you to make your bed (and your room) beautiful every day.

1. Simplify the bedding: Skip the top sheet and use a down comforter with a duvet cover. Give the comforter & the pillows a quick shake and a smooth every morning. Maybe you’ve even decided to create personalized photo blanket to put on your bed which sounds like such a cool idea, especially as your bedroom is a place for you to relax and show a bit more of your personality.

2. Use a spritz of a nice linen spray: It’s a treat to slip into a fresh smelling bed.

3. Freshen your pillows: Once a week fluff them in the dryer on a low or no heat setting.

4. Even if you share a bed, make your side: I bet your significant other will soon follow suit.

5. No dual duty pillows: Make sure your decorative pillow shams have inserts that are made-to-fit the sham, then leave them there. Try not to use the same pillow to sleep on at night, then hurriedly try to stuff it into the sham when making the bed in the morning.

6. Time yourself making the bed: I bet it takes under 3 minutes. A blink in time even on a rushed morning.

7. Backtrack to your bedroom: After you’ve made the bed, go back to your room and take a check of your mood. The sight of your room will give you a little spring in your step.

8. Treat yourself to great linens and have them professionally pressed once in a while: There’s something about crisp, freshly ironed sheets that makes the bed feel a bit more luxurious. If you want real luxury you could consider getting a silk pillowcase or a silk bedset to really amp things up.

9. Consider this longstanding French tradition: To ensure the longevity of your bedding rotate your sheets, with a set in the closet, a set on the bed, and a set in the wash. This ensures that no one set receives more wear than another. One bonus tip: it is a good idea to replace your mattress every 7 years. If you need a new mattress, a Memory foam mattress could be the solution for you.

10. Add fresh flowers: Like fresh linens, fresh flowers make a room feel a little more lively, inviting and decorated.
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© 2008 Barbara Deckmeyer
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POSTED BY BARBARA DECKMEYER
LABELS: BED SPREADS, BEDDING, BLINDS, DRAPERIES, DRAPES, INTERIOR DECORATING, INTERIOR DESIGN, SHADES
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21 thoughts on “10 Easy Tips For Bedded Bliss!”

  1. Beth Blacker says:

    I love the look of a well made bed…it makes going to sleep at night awesome! Thanks for the tips 🙂

    1. modinteriors says:

      lol… I am so glad. you enjoyed the article and thank you for stopping by.

  2. I love your bedroom ideas! Two thumbs up!

  3. Just thinking about these tips is making me feeeeeel so good! I can just imagine how like a princess I’d feel….AWWWW! Great post, thanks!

    1. modinteriors says:

      Thanks Norma, I I hope you get to apply some of the tips. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Yakini says:

    Nice article. I have to consider doing this…and treating myself as whole a little more often! It does make you feel better when your room feels and looks good.

    1. modinteriors says:

      You Should! treating yourself periodically is a MUS. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Great article! I actually have done most of these things for years! I’m going to start throwing the pillows in the dryer! My bedding has always been of huge importance to me, and I love creating a comforting and calming environment! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. modinteriors says:

      Way to go Melissa you are way ahead of the curb, keep it up! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. great advice! I’m pinning this as well because it’s invaluable!! great job! P

    1. modinteriors says:

      Thanks Patricia! I am so glad you found this helpful.

  8. Beth Niebuhr says:

    Lots of nice suggestions! I have used comforters for many years for ease and attractiveness. Unfortunately I am allergic to down but I have been able to find good synthetic substitutes. And my husband does make his side of the bed! I’ve never known anyone else that does that. He does his side first because I am usually up before him.

    1. modinteriors says:

      Yes, there are some great down alternatives on the market today. How lucky are you to have a husband that does his side
      of the bed even if you’re still in it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  9. Kae Whitaker says:

    Love your post! I like design and I’ll definitely be following your blog. You’re also a fellow Texan so I’m partial! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  10. Patricia says:

    Thanks for sharing this Farrha.

    We love using duvet covers. Easy to clean and put back on the bed. I use the older ones on our dog’s beds so their beds stay cleaner. 🙂

    1. modinteriors says:

      Thanks Patricia! I am glad you stopped by. I love the idea of using the old duvets on the dogs bed, thank you for sharing.

  11. great tips and some things I read I didn’t think to do.

    1. modinteriors says:

      Glad you found it helpful Micheal! Thank you for stopping by.

  12. Sonya says:

    Good linen makes such a difference, I’m in the UK and only use Dorma bedding and rotate two different sets. Must get some fresh flowers to put in my room.

    1. modinteriors says:

      Yes Sonya, get some fresh flowers it will brighten your room and your heart. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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