Let’s face it, we all love a good nap or a good cuddle in bed. Personally, I find it to be my most comfortable place in my house. At the end of a long day of juggling work, running errands and chasing after kids, there is a longing for the bed. But does your bedding look like a college dorm? If so, you may be in desperate need of some unique custom bedding to adult it up.
Custom Bedding Wardrobe
When it comes to bedding, I am a firm believer in building a “wardrobe,” much like you’d build your personal wardrobe. Having a variety of linens and accents on hand ensures that you can rotate items (which helps them last longer, and saves you beaucoup bucks) and keeps your bed looking fresh and unique from season to season. Here are a few simple tips for putting together your dream bed with custom bedding.
Where To Start With Custom Bedding
- Start with the good-quality, classic basics; this is investment dressing. Buy the best-quality sheets and custom bed covers you can afford, like fine linen. They’ll last for years to come and will become luxuriously soft with time and washing.
- Find the main event. This could be the handmade quilt, custom coverlet, the custom duvet cover, or whatever you’d like your focal point of the bed to be. Think of this like you would a dress or a beautiful top. Then base your color palette for the rest of the “outfit” on this piece.
- Make a neutral bed more interesting by mixing tones. For example go from bright white to ivory, sand, and chocolate, or go with a couple of similar shades. Combine the custom bedding in a variety of textures and dressmaker details like pintucks and ruffles. If you’re dressing an all-white bed, for example, add tons of different antique shams in a range of whites. This is where you’ll get the drama factor. For a colorful custom bedding, choose a fun pattern for the quilt or duvet, then mix in vibrant, coordinating solids in the same palette.
- For each “main event” duvet or quilt you own, have three coordinating sheets sets. One on the bed, one in the wash, and one in the linen closet. This way you can switch up the look for different seasons. Go for one basic white or ivory set, one embellished set, and perhaps one patterned set. Each working with your main event.
- Add a matelassé or blanket or both!—depending on the season, for extra warmth and a rich, cozy quality. It will make you want to dive in every night. Here is where you can add another color or texture that works well with your main event.
- Box springs are, well . . . not pretty. Camouflage yours with a simple custom bed skirt covering the box-spring. This will add a tidy, finished look; a tailored bed skirt for a streamlined, more contemporary look; or a gathered custom bedskirt or ruffled custom bedskirt for a softer, more feminine look.
Custom Pillows As The Jewelry Of The Bed
- Once the basics are in place, then add some Custom Euro pillows across the back of the bed; match them to the bed skirt, if you’re using one. Include two Euros for a queen-size bed and three for a king-size. Next, add two standard or king-size pillows for sleeping, and two standard or king-size decorative pillows. Matching the decorative pair of custom pillows to the coverlet, duvet, or quilt gives a polished look for a bed.
- The final touches for custom bedding are a throw and one or more decorative custom pillows. Select colors or patterns that highlight one or more of the colors in the overall palette. This is a great place for giving your custom bed an affordable seasonal change-up. It’s like buying a new scarf to perk up your go-to navy suit!
If you need assistance for custom bedding contact All About Interiors. We handle all the details from designing the bedding and pillows to fabricating your custom bedding.
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