Decorating 101: How to style a bed

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Our beds are probably the most used piece of furniture in our homes. It is only but fitting that we invest in them and buy the best ones we can afford.  After all, we spend a 3rd of our lives in them. Here are some tips to make them cozy, lovely and just plain awesome.

1) “SET” THE STAGE.

A good rule of thumb is to have 3 sets of sheets for every bed in your home. Why? This allows you to have one set in the laundry, one set in use and the other one as a reserve.

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2) ” LIVE IN LAYERS”

Having multiple layers on your bed adds both style and comfort.

Tip: After securing your fitted sheet, lay your flat sheet then a quilt or coverlet. Next, fold the top quarter of your coverlet and flat sheet down.

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Photo from: www.elegantabode.blogspot.com

3) “HAVE FUN. MIX AND MATCH YOUR PRINTS”

Mixing textures and patterns brings warmth and character to your bed.

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4) “PILLOW TALK” Pillows are not only essential for a good night’s sleep but also for creating a cozy bed. Layer yours from back to front.Tip: For King sized beds use 3 layers– Pillows in pillow cases at the back, Euro Shams in the middle and decorative pillows in front. For Queen sized beds, Use 2 layers. Here are other ways to layer your pillows:

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Photo from: www.peppermintbliss.com

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 Here are more inspiring beds:

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Photo from: www.theeverygirl.com

When you have an upholstered printed headboard such as the one above, its best to keep everything else simple.

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Photo from: www.en.paperblog.com

A gorgeous example of  a monochromatic, elegant yet unstuffy bed. We love the combination of ivory, white and pale gray plus the pop of zebra.

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Photo from: www.shitadesign.com

Bright prints is mixed with classic shapes for a room that is both fun and feminine.

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Photo from: www.cultureofstyle.com

Mixed prints done right! chevron, ikat and ombre stripes are all thrown in the mix for a bed that’s relaxed, fun and oh so cool!

Check out our favorite L’Indochine pieces that will surely add color, fun and personality to any bed:

L'Indochine Embroidered Hill tribe quilts

L’Indochine Embroidered Hill tribe quilts

When you have quilts this intricate, keep everything else simple. Subtle tonal prints and black and white stripes would look amazing when paired with these.

L'Indochine Embroidered Bolster

L’Indochine Embroidered Bolster

A statement piece on its own, the embroidered bolster is definitely a show stopper and should take center stage. A crisp all white bedding set is all you need.

Assorted pillows from L'Indochine

Assorted pillows from L’Indochine

Pepper your bed with these fun pillows. Don’t be afraid to pile on the colors, prints and textures!

L’Indochine is located at the 3rd Floor of SM Aura, The Fort.