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Looking for the best tips to make your bed feel and look luxurious? This post is all about how to make a bed (the right way).

how to make a bed

If you want your bed to look like it belongs in a high-end hotel, you've come to the right place. A bed put together by a designer looks crisp and fluffy.  It has the perfect mix of throw-pillows that makes you just want to jump on it. Luckily, it's actually really easy to do and there are some tips and tricks for you to get that look while still sticking to a budget. Your bed can look like it belongs in a fancy decorating magazine and there's really easy steps to get there. 

We're letting you in on some tips and tricks the professionals use to really take your bed to the next level. In a step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to make your bed look so luxurious that you'll be wanting to get out of bed to make it in the morning. 

This post is all about how to make a bed.

how to make a bed


Step 1: Add the base layer sheets.

how to make a bed
how to make a bed

Get my favorite white sheets:

The first step to making a bed is putting on the base sheets.

In most cases you have two base sheets. The fitted sheet and the flat sheet. The fitted sheet will have elastics around it and that is the first thing you put on your mattress. Make sure you get all corners pushed in really well so that the sheet is extra flat and has as little wrinkles as possible.

The second step is to put the flat sheet on the bed. It is easiest to completely lay the flat sheet out. I have the top of the flat sheet go up to the top of the bed and then the sides and bottom of bed should have equal amounts of excess sheet. 

As seen in the photo above, we are going to form a triangle shape on the two corners of the mattress. First, tuck the sheet in. Then, swipe the excess bottom part of the flat sheet over that it creates a triangle. This is hard to describe in words, so we recommend you check out this video on how to make a bed look luxurious

Once you have the corners in place, you can go around the sides of the bed and make sure the sheet is tucked super tight. I like to flip the top of my flat sheet over (as seen in picture) so it looks extra crisp. This doesn't need to be perfect because no one will be able to see it but it should be super tight.

Basically, you should have just shoved the rest of the fitted sheet in as much as possible so there is little to no wrinkles on the sheet.

Step 2: Add king-sized pillows to your queen size bed (yes, you read that right).

how to make a bed

Get my favorite "silk" king-sized pillow cases (2 for $10 dollars):

After I finish with the sheets, I add my pillows. I have a queen size bed but use four king-sized pillows. I've found that the larger pillows make the bed look a lot more grand and expensive. 

I got all my pillows at Costco and they super inexpensive - like 2 for $20. 

I also use these "silk" pillow cases which I'm obsessed with! They're actually satin but look the same as silk. My favorite thing about them is that they have zippers so there isn't any of the pillow sticking out. Makes the bed look so much more polished that way.

Step 3: Add comforter.

how to make a bed

My exact comforter & duvet:

I am always getting questions about how I make my comforter look so fluffy! It's so easy - all I do is stack two comforters on top of eachother. I then have a duvet cover I put over it. Yep, this is another trick to get that hotel bed look. I also get king size comforters.

To sum it up, here's what you need for an extra fluffy comforter:

  • Get king size sleeping pillows for a queen size bed.
  • Sandwich two king-size comforters together. Put duvet cover over both of the comforters.

This is one of the keys to getting that "hotel" bed look. And for those that are wondering, it doesn't make it too hot when I sleep.

4. Add three choppable pillows.

how to make a bed

My throw pillow covers:

The next step is adding three large throw pillows. The actual pillows are 26x26 and the pillow covers are 24x24. I like these pillows big so that they cover a lot of the bed. This helps make the bed look a lot more "made" even if I'm rushing to get out the door in the morning and don't have time to make the bed look perfect. This is the exact throw pillow cover I use in the color "cream white". 

I love having "choppable" pillows as you can see above. They look better and add to the overall hotel feel of my bed. 

My trick to getting choppable pillows for cheap is to go to the HomeGoods clearance section, find any down pillow (even if it's ugly) and get those. Then go to Amazon or anywhere you like to get pillow covers and just add those to the pillows and viola! You've got choppable pillows for under $20. 

I also heard that Ikea now sells choppable pillows for just $10. I haven't seen these for myself, but that is an insanely good deal. 

5. Extra throw pillows.

how to make a bed

To complete the pillows, I add this bolster pillow that I got custom made from American School of Charm. I love the pattern of this and how it really brings the entire bed together.

You can find similar bolster pillows here.

6. Lastly, add a throw blanket at the bottom of the bed.

how to make a bed

Finally, I add a throw blanket to the end of the bed. Personally, I think my throw blanket is too small so if you can, find a king size throw blanket that drapes more. It will make it look more designer. 

Where my mattress and mattress over are from:

I give credit to these two products for making my bed unbelievably comfortable. This mattress from Amazon is unreal. And it was so inexpensive - less than $260 for a queen mattress!! 

I added this mattress topper too. The combo is heavenly and I'm obsessed. I get more DM's about people who have bought this combo and rave about it then any other thing.

how to make a bed

This post is all about how to make your bed. 

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