The bed is the focal point in your bedroom; it’s one of the most personal spaces in your home. You spend about one-third of your life sleeping. If you’ve ever spent a night at a 5-star hotel, you know how luxurious and inviting the beds look. But who doesn’t love sleeping in a luxurious bed?
Fancy designer spaces may seem out of reach, but creating a luxury look is a lot easier than you think. And no, you don’t need a thousand pillows, which are a pain to take on and off.
With a few pro tweaks, it’s possible to spruce up your bedroom. You don’t need to launch a full-blown redecoration project. These designer-approved styling tricks can help you give your bed the dream-worthy luxurious look and feel you see in magazines.
How to Make Your Bed Look Nice
Get Quality Bed Linens
High-quality linens are one of the simplest ways to give your bed a luxurious look. A good linen top sheet is best because you don’t have to fill your bed with several layers. Select top sheets rather than fixed sheets because they give the absolute best feeling in bed. They are also elastic, which makes it easier to prepare your bed. If you prefer fixed sheets, ensure they are soft and lightweight.
While good sheets don’t require lots of money, they require some research. High-thread count sheets above 300-thread-count, especially Egyptian cotton, are the most breathable. They’re softer, durable, help you stay cool, comfy, and stains wash out easily. The higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the sheets are. Avoid microfiber sheets because they’re not as breathable.
Add More Pillows
Adding more pillows is a great way to make your bed look luxurious, but too many make it harder to get in and out of bed. Don’t let sleeping pillows and decorative pillows take up more than ¼ of the total bed length. It makes the bed look overstyled. Changing how you layer pillows is the one tweak your bedroom really needs to look luxurious.
A lush bed always has beautifully layered accent pillows. Place practical pillows against the bedhead, then overlay them with accent pillows according to their sizes. Layer your pillows starting from back to front: 2-3 Euro pillows, two standard pillows, and one or two accent pillows.
To create a focal point in your room, draw the accent color from your bedroom’s color scheme. Accent pillows give your bed that overall feeling of grandeur. The trick to choosing the right pillows is to make sure they are comfortable.
How To Make Your Bed Look Nice Without A Headboard
Headboards are a quick, simple way to create a focal point and add a storage spot in your bedroom. As much as they are beautiful and trendy, they can be expensive to buy. The good news is, you can create a warm, inviting bedroom without them. If you’re decorating on a budget, or want to try something new, these creative ideas can help you decorate your space, sans the headboard.
- Paint or wallpaper the wall. A great way to bring focus to your bed is to cover the headboard area with beautiful wallpaper or create an accent wall in a rich hue. A painted backdrop is a defining element for any bed without a headboard. You can achieve a sophisticated look with a textured grasscloth wallcovering in a shade similar to the other walls in the room.
- Hang some pieces of art. Hanging a large piece of art behind your bed is a stylish way to make your bed look nice. Abstract landscape or a beach scene is the perfect soothing scene for a relaxing bedroom. You can also prop pillows against the wall to create the illusion of a headboard and make the artwork the room’s main focal point.
- Use a set of old doors or windows. Put your old wooden doors or windows to good use as an alternative headboard. You can also get affordable ones at the nearest flea market, thrift stores, or antique stores. Secure heavy doors to the wall, then sandwich them between your bed and the wall. Window frames are perfect for a more vintage look.
- Use beautiful fabric or wall tapestry. Mount a curtain rod to the wall above your bed or use some tacks to hang drapery, wall tapestry, or vintage textile. This adds color, texture and creates the look of a headboard. For an eclectic look, try a Moroccan wedding quilt.
How To Make A Bed Look Comfy
When you spend lots of time in bed, it’s only fair to make it as comfortable as you can. Living in a smaller space makes having a comfortable bed even more essential. Creating a stunning, comfortable bed is a matter of a few good choices like these:
Get a Comfortable Mattress
A mattress can relieve pressure, provide support, or keep you cool while you sleep. If you’ve had your mattress for a while, it’s time for an upgrade. A new mattress can be quite expensive, so consider it an investment. No matter what other investment you make, your bed won’t look luxurious if it has a low-quality mattress.
Getting a good, comfortable mattress to support your body frame should be your first step. A thick, padded mattress that properly fits your bed is more comfortable. If you can, buy a mattress that blends in well with your bed. It’s easier to style. Dull colors will deny your bed a characteristic glow.
Use a Mattress Pad
You can’t get a truly comfortable bed feel without a mattress protector. It’s ideal if you have a super firm mattress or simply prefer a softer bed. Depending on the one you choose, a protector provides extra padding and may also have a cooling effect on your body.
Mattress pads will add a plush layer to your bed, making it more comfortable. They are also a quieter alternative to prevent dust, mites, and other allergies from acting up. You can choose from feather, fiber, or wool mattress pads.
Invest in a Superior Bedspread
There’s a wide range of bedspreads to choose from. Settle on neutral colors you can easily pair with multiple colored pillows or throws and explore your creativity. Having seasonal bedspreads for the summer and winter is comfier, saves you money, and is great for the environment.
Use a lighter quilt, comforter, or coverlets in the hot months. In winter, fold the summer quilt and place it at the end of the bed. It’ll make the room cozier, and you can easily grab it when you need extra warmth on chilly nights. Duvets are priced based on fill material and weight, so you can get quality options within your budget.
How to Make a Bed Like a Designer
A bed made by a designer looks crisp and fluffy. It has a perfect blend of throw pillows and makes you feel like getting inside it. Use these tips to make your bed look like it came out of a fancy decorating magazine.
Dress the Bed
The most common feature in all plush hotel rooms is a beautifully made bed. It’s very important to dress your bed. To get a finished look, go beyond the rumpled duvets you sleep under.
To make a 5-star hotel–grade bed and update your space, use two sheets. Fold the upper one over the duvet for a polished look. Don’t use white sheets, use shades of taupe and gray. They are just as beautiful as white sheets but a lot easier to maintain.
Top with a Throw Blanket
Throw blankets are warm and cozy; they are a great way to add color and texture to your bedroom. Part of what makes up a luxurious bed is a blanket statement. Even though it costs you more, a thick throw blanket in fuzzy wool, velour, silk, velvet, or faux fur will make your bed look luxurious.
The pattern doesn’t matter much as long as your throw blanket has a solid color, simple design, or animal print. For a more relaxed aesthetic, take a few steps back and toss the blanket across the bed. You can also fold the blanket and drape it over one corner at the foot of the bed.
How to Make Your Bed Look Fluffy
Layer Your Bed
Layering your bed adds comfort and defines the bedroom style. All beds in luxury hotels are made such that the beddings have several layers, resulting in a beautiful, super lavish bed. They use a set of blankets, quilts, coverlets, and a duvet cover. But having even two of these can make your bed fluffier. A duvet adds a rich, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing look to your bed.
Depending on the weather, you can use a cool sleeping duvet for warm climates or a heavy one for a cold area. Use several thinner blankets instead of thick ones; they are easier to wash. A coverlet is lighter than a quilt because it has no filling. It’s also easier to wash and, you can place it on top or underneath the blankets.
Use Larger Pillow Inserts and Stack the Pillows
Most people usually buy pillow covers that fit their pillows exactly. But to make your bed look fluffier, get pillow inserts 2 inches (ca. 5 cm) larger than your pillow covers. Buy high-quality inserts—Down or feather-filled are best. The idea is to have fat and perky pillows, rather than floppy or weak pillows.
While more pillows can make your bed look fluffy, the size also matters. Stick to 22″ size pillows or larger. Anything smaller than that looks tiny. Stack all your sleeping pillows. They look thicker and less flimsy. The more pillows you have, the fluffier the bed will be.
How to Make Your Bed Look Cozy
Invest in a Padded Headboard
Nothing gives your bed that soft, cozy, expensive, and lush look more than a padded headboard. A mattress pushed up against the wall is far from luxurious. If you like to read in bed, a padded headboard is exactly what you need. The price of a padded headboard isn’t as high as it once was. You can get one for a little as $100.00 or $10,000 or more for a custom headboard and frame.
Choose Your Pillowcases Well
For a rich, glamorous, and luxurious feel, get satin pillowcases. They give your bed an incredible look and leave your hair and skin glowing. If silk isn’t for you, go for high-quality cotton pillowcases. Having a mix of patterns and fabrics on your pillows and a variety of sizes makes the beds look nice.
Find a Gorgeous Duvet Insert
A duvet with a thicker insert gives your bed a full look and makes for a cozy bed. You can also layer two duvet inserts together. A fluffy insert filled with European white down will make your bed a plush, warm, inviting space. If you’re a hot sleeper, there are duvet inserts with moisture-wicking fibers to keep you cool through the night.
Use A Textured Blanket
Unless you live in a cold climate, you don’t need to invest in a heavy blanket. The focus is on the texture of the blanket, not the thickness. Woven weave, textured blanket, or puckered are the best types to create texture and add another layer of coziness.
Add a Mattress Cover
A mattress cover with a layer of memory foam will provide the soft, hug-like feeling mostly associated with luxurious beds. A thick mattress cover gives your mattress a soft, cushy look and feel. A cover also protects the mattress from spills; you can easily take it off and wash it.
Your bed is your sanctuary, a safe space to curl up in. Making your bed look luxurious doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. While luxury means something different to everyone, these tips can transform your ordinary bed into a high-end hotel version in no time.