Do you like a bed to look like a squishy cloud you can cast yourself upon, or rather a sleek sculptural statement in the middle of the room with pillows stacked in military-like precision?
Given that the bed is the biggest visual element in the room, your choice of bedlinen and the way you dress the bed will have a big impact on the look of the room.
It may be that a favourite duvet cover has inspired the room’s colour scheme. Certainly your bedding choice should tie in with the look and style of the bedroom.
While the use of bedspreads has had a slight comeback in recent years, duvets are usually the most popular bed covering which opens up a vast range of looks with the plethora of duvet covers available.
Consider how you might like to accessorise the bed – with a throw across the bottom that can be used for extra warmth on chilly nights perhaps? European pillows are handy for sitting up in bed to read a book. Would a number of cushions complete the look, or would you rather avoid the need to 'unpack' your bed every evening before you get into it?
Bedding looks tend to be more relaxed these days, so a throw is literally thrown across the end of the bed rather than neatly folded, and cushions are often scattered rather than lined up. This approach also includes the trend for washed linen covers which looks relaxed, even slightly rumpled.
A bed that is layered in different textured linens always looks sumptuous and decadent, crisp cotton sheets, then a damask bedspread or wash linen duvet cover, topped with textured or flanged cushions and a knitted or fringed throw.
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