How do you feel about your Bedding? At the end of the day do you long to wrap yourself in your crisp cotton sheets or do you love a warm, soft jersey duvet cover? Is it important to you or do you really not care?

I think our beds, how they look and how we look after them says a lot about us. I read a survey recently that said while 42% of us make our beds every day, only 22% make them at weekends, and 36% of us never make our beds at all. Why is that do you think? Are we too strapped for time to do it, or are we really not bothered about it? Or maybe it’s a combination of the two. Whatever the reason I find it a shame to be honest. There’s nothing like getting into a beautifully made bed at the then of a long, tiring day. It’s just bliss.

If you’re one of those people that doesn’t bother with their beds in the morning, I’m here to help change your mind with some lovely images and designs for bedding fashions.

 

Make your Bed the Focal Point:

Think of your bed as the focal point of your room and build your room decoration around it. Don’t be afraid to use pattern and print and really go to town with the cushions and throws. Choose good quality bedding if you can as it will last longer and feel better when you sleep in it.

How does this pattern and print grab you? With designs like this it’s probably best to keep the rest of the decor quite plain as they’ve done here. The bed and bedding is the real focal point to which your eye is drawn.

 

 

It’s quite bold and daring isn’t it, and probably not to everyone’s taste, particularly if you’re a couple.

So how about this one? Much more suited to a couple’s bedroom, this pattern is still the key focus in the room, with the rest of the decor being quite neutral. The bedding really does all the talking!

 

 

I do love this log cabin look!

 

Adding Texture:

To really create that cosy, comforting feeling that your bed and bedding should invoke, think about layering lots of different textures onto the bed. Add fur, wool, velvet, and brushed cotton through all kinds of accessories as well as the bedding to really give it that snuggle factor!

 

Source: lovelyclusters.tumblr.com via Love on Pinterest

 

This bed above, is very neutral and calming in the colours but warm and inviting in the textures. It’s a very easy look to achieve and just needs a little thought when you’re putting your scheme together.

The owners of this guest room below, have achieved a very similar look with neutral colours, but the layering of different shades and fabrics means it feels very inviting.

 

Source: nickwooster.com via Love on Pinterest

 

Overall Room Scheme:

Love your bed and bedding and incorporate it into the scheme of your room. Make it a natural part of the decor rather than a focal point if that’s how you’d prefer it. It doesn’t have to be bold and dramatic, it just needs to blend. Have fun playing about with colour and pick out accents to incorporate into your bedding, cushions or throws.

 

 

The room above is a good example of incorporating the accent colour through the bed accessories. I’m not sure this many pillows and cushions is for everyone (it’s certainly not for me!) and it might not encourage you to make your bed everyday, but it’s a great example of how to add an accent colour.

And so to complement the example above, here’s a more serene setting with just one or two accessories picking out the accent colour. Doesn’t the teal and yellow look fabulous together on the plain white backdrop?¬† Just beautiful.

 

 

So, I hope I’ve inspired you a little to look after your bed a little more. Your bedroom should really be a place you can escape to and relax in. If you invest a little time and effort into creating that serene space you really will benefit from it.

 

In Collaboration with  Time4Sleep

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