There’s an Art to Making Your Bed Professionalمنذ 10 أشهر - Multimedia - Saïda - 154 الآراء
If you don’t use a top sheet, the choice of fabric for your duvet cover matters more, and it should have a similar feel to that of your fitted sheet. For that reason, some duvet covers are made with a sandwich of two materials. “A lot of our duvet covers that have an ornate jacquard on the top, the underside is actually just a plain sateen weave, so what’s touching your skin is still soft,” Ms. Foley said.
One advantage to this way of dressing a bed is that it’s easy to make it in the morning — just pull up the duvet and you’re done. Of course, it’s perfectly acceptable to use a top sheet with a duvet, if you prefer. In that case, Ms. Foley recommended folding the top sheet over the top 15 inches of the duvet, at the head of the bed, for comfort and a decorative touch.
But now bedspreads, coverlets and quilts — once elbowed out by duvets — are making a comeback. Many interior designers are embracing them, and companies like Coyuchi, Parachute Home and Hale Mercantile are introducing more options.“Five years ago, it was always about this chunky duvet you had to deal with, and it was impossible to find a bedspread,” said Jayne Michaels, a founder of the New York-based interior design firm 2Michaels. “Now it’s changed, and you can find great coverlets and bedspreads again, which we prefer.”
A bedspread allows your bedding to change with the seasons, Ms. Michaels said, by making it easy to layer wool blankets underneath in the winter and to remove those blankets in the summer. The look of the bed also tends to be more tailored than a bed with a duvet.
If you can’t decide which approach is best, it’s possible to do both. Mr. Dorsey has dressed some beds with a bedspread before adding a folded duvet at the foot of the bed. Other designers do the opposite and cover the mattress with a duvet, then place a thin, folded quilt at the end.
There are two types of pillows: those used for sleeping and those used for decorative purposes and sitting up in bed.
For a typical queen-size bed, you need a minimum of two sleeping lumbar cushion pillows in your preferred level of firmness (or a single Gel bedding memory foam pillow for a twin bed). But many designers use more. “Typically, four for sleeping,” Mr. Dorsey said. “Maybe two medium, and then two very soft.”
Those pillows should be stuffed into pillowcases that have a similar feel to your sheets. “You can have two that match the sheets,” Ms. Spets said, “and then you can have two that have another color or something that makes it more interesting.”