What is it about a beautifully styled, cozy-looking bed that just makes the world feel right? Right?!? Like, all of a sudden I’m so much more relaxed, I’m craving hot tea and my best pair of slippers, and all of my troubles have just melted away. Well… almost! Haha
But bed styling can be a lot trickier than it seems. Maybe you’ve tried to put together a styled bed, but nothing fell into place and everything was just off.
Never fear! I’ve got some interior designer tips for bed styling that will not let you down. So let’s skip the long intro and jump straight into my top 5 designer tips for bed styling so you can soak in alllll the coziness!
The first bed styling tip: get the sheets you want!
Listen: I don’t think that you need to spend an arm and a leg to have a cozy, beautifully styled bed. BUT! The one layer where I believe you should treat yourself is the sheets.
This is the layer you will slip into every night and be hugged by all night long - SO GET THE SHEETS YOU LIKE!
This doesn’t necessarily mean go out and buy the most expensive sheets with the highest thread count you can find. It just means that you should invest in sheets that make you feel the most cozy and comfortable! Whether that’s percale, Egyptian cotton, bamboo, linen, jersey, etc. Pick YOUR best fit and don’t settle!
Coordinating NOT matching
One thing that always makes a bed look designer-worthy is the mixing of all the bed elements. There’s a time and place for the matching sheet/pillow/comforter sets - and that time and place is college! Haha
I suggest sticking to a color palette of three: two dominant neutrals and one accent. I’ve included some of my favorite bed styling color combos below! And if your looking for even more inspo, check out these other color combinations that create cohesion!
Play with textures & pattern
Using different textures and patterns in your bed styling helps create lots of cozy dimension. I’d make sure that your different textures and patterns are visible when your bed is fully made. After all, it would be such a shame if all that coziness was buried under the top layer!
When it comes to pattern, I tend to favor subtly: soft, gentle, micro-patterns that are easy on the eye and create that serene atmosphere you’ve looking for in a bedroom. But if loud, big, bright patterns are your thing - go for it! Just make sure you balance it out with coordinating solids.
And for texture: I love seeing how linen, blanket knit, and quilted all play off of each other. But it’s not just these. Any variation in texture creates movement and keeps your eyes moving across the bed.
My favorite bed styling tip: ALL THE PILLOWS!
I mean, would you expect anything else?? Of course the pillows are my favorite part! I love to do bed styling for our Lucyshyns Designs clients with our original, handmade pillows.
I always prefer to incorporate a solid, pattern, and a texture when combining pillows. This formula is basically fail-proof when it comes to mixing/matching pillows and creating a beautifully styled bed!
When layering our pillows, I like to follow this format:
You can use more or less - again, do you! But I always love the polished plush look these layers create. You can of course shop the Lucyshyn Designs pillow collection here! And I’ll put a few of my favorites below!
Layers, layers, and MORE layers
This is where the designer-worthy beds will stand out from the crowds: the layers!! To achieve that magazine/home decor store look, you really have to pile on the layers to create the plush, sink-in and snuggle-up look.
For my bed styling, I like to have a minimum of five layers - but ideally 6! I know that might sound crazy, but let me break it down:
Layer #1: Sheets
Layer #2: Quilt
Layer #3: Duvet with cover
Layer #4: Pillows
Layer #5: Coverlet
Layer #6: Throw Blanket
And if you’re really going the extra mile and want that cloud-like look - layer in an extra comforter for all the volume and coziness!
And there you have my bed styling tips!
Simple, straightforward, and super user friendly! I truly believe that having a beautifully styled bed really elevates the entire bedroom and helps you feel at peace. After all, your bedroom should be your sanctuary - so create a space were you feel serene and relaxed and the most like yourself.
Trust me: you deserve that feeling at the end of the day! To walk into a beautiful, peaceful room with a cozy and comfy bed, ready to take off the day and settle in for a sleepful night.
So I hope that you found these tips to be helpful! If you are looking for stylish and cozy home decor and pillows, you can shop the Lucyshyns Design home decor collection here. And if you’re wanting an extra helping hand with your bedroom styling, I’d love to work with you! You can inquire about Lucyshyns Designs One-Room-Styling service here!
Until next time…