Here is her step-by-step guide to layering bedding like a pro:
Start with sheets - Make sure you have comfortable sheets that feel good against your skin. Sheets with some detailing on the end, such as lace or embroidery, add a nice decorative touch. You can choose a solid color or a pattern that complements your bedspread.
Add a blanket - The next layer is a soft blanket. Depending on the season and the climate in your area, you can go with a lighter cotton or fleece blanket, or a heavier wool one.
Top it off - A quilt, duvet or bedspread is the top layer of your bedding and has the most visual impact. It needs to pull together all the layers of your bed and complement the colors of your room.
Accent each layer - Fold the top layer back about a quarter of the way down the bed. Follow with the blanket and the sheet, leaving each layer visible.
Add pillows and accessories - Don't overdo it with layers and layers of pillows. Use larger, European style pillows and shams for a backdrop, your sleeping pillows in front of those, then an accent pillow or two. Add a textured throw or silky quilt folded at the end of the bed for a finishing touch.
Put the Accent on Style
Accent pieces really finish off a room and give it a complete look. Henderson says she likes to use mirrors on the wall instead of big, bold art. "Mirrors expand the space and fill the wall, but they don't add a lot of contrast or busyness. Other ideas for stylish accents include:
•A tray on the nightstand that holds a dish for jewelry, scented candle and lamp.
•Small throw rugs for either side of the bed. Rugs add color, texture and a luxurious feel to a room.
•A collection of small vases or frames in the same color with various shapes.
For more tips from Emily Henderson on creating the perfect bedroom haven, visit: www.lpadjustablebases.com.
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