A Step-by-Step Guide to Making up the Perfect Bed

You might think that the perfectly made bed is totally unattainable and can only be achieved in magazines or in a shop window. If so, you couldn’t be more wrong! In fact, the perfect bed is easily achieved if you abide by these easy to follow steps that we’ve got outlined below:

Step 1

The first step to the perfectly made up bed is making sure that the appearance of your bed linen is up to standard. After you have washed and dried your bed linen, ironing is very important. Wrinkled bed linen looks unkempt and messy and by ironing them, you will ensure a pristine, tidy-looking bed. The easiest way to iron your bed linen is to iron them when they are almost dry but not fully dried. This prevents creases drying into your linen and gives it a beautiful and crisp look.

Step 2

When making your bed, start with the fitted sheet first and place it carefully over the mattress. When it comes to covering your mattress, a fitted sheet is a better choice than a flat sheet as it removes the need to master the art of hospital corners which are notoriously difficult.

Step 3

A bolster is a must for the perfectly made up bed. A bolster is a long, thick pillow that is placed at the point where your mattress meets your headboard and gives support to your pillows, keeping them fluffed out and upright once your bed is made.

Step 4

The next thing to do is to turn your attention to your quilt or doona. Many people choose the size of quilt that corresponds with the size of their bed so if they have a king size bed, they choose a king size doona. However, in order to achieve a luxurious look ksqto your bed, you should choose a quilt that is a size bigger than your bed. Therefore, if you have a double bed, choose a king size quilt for that extra luxury. Dress your chosen quilt in an attractive and pressed quilt cover, place the quilt evenly on your bed and smooth out.

Step 5

The last step is the placement of your pillows and bed cushions. Having plenty of pillows adds a feeling of luxury and indulgence to your bed so prop all your pillows against your bolster and finish with a decorative cushion at the very front.

Voila! Step back and admire your handiwork and look forward to that time when you get to climb into that perfectly made up bed.

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