FIX IT FRIDAY: Easy Tweaks To Make You Love Your Bed More (+ Watch Us Help 6 Readers Make Their Beds Look Better )

Sometimes I’m not an enormous Black Friday purchaser. It’s principally as a result of I’m disorganized and don’t plan forward for issues like vacation reward shopping for (kudos to those that are) but in addition as a result of I’ve discovered that I find yourself shopping for issues I don’t completely want for the sake of a very good deal. Nonetheless, that every one modified this previous 12 months as a result of I wanted new bedding…like unhealthy. Someway a HUGE gap had discovered its method into my cover cowl and it was truthfully actually embarrassing. I’m an grownup in any case (she says to herself). So to the web I went. I discovered a fantastic cover covet and sheet set I assumed would look AMAZING on their very own (aka no throw blankets and no cute throw pillows). So whereas my mattress didn’t look unhealthy, it additionally didn’t look GOOD. Positive, may your lady use a mattress body as a substitute of only a mattress on the ground as she goals up what she desires to design? Sure. However, I additionally knew I wanted some extra layers to make it look as inviting as I had initially meant. Mainly, this expertise is what prompted this “Repair It Fridays” collection that I hope you all love (hopefully the numbers are sturdy sufficient to maintain it going!). Generally all it takes are some small tweaks to make an space of your property look superior. No want to start out from scratch as a result of possible you’ve some nice stuff to work with.

Since we’re beginning with bedding, I assumed I might level out some issues which are actually necessary to think about when making your mattress a visually and bodily blissful sanctuary:)


  • Make certain to have the proper sized “sleeping pillows”. When you have a king-sized mattress or bigger, king-sized pillows are going to look SO MUCH higher. Belief us.
  • In case your pillowcases are the identical shade or sample as your cover or comforter, make sure that there’s a visible break between them with not less than a prime sheet. One straightforward method? Fold your blanket down previous your sleeping pillows.
  • Make certain the primary blanket on the finish of your mattress is a “mattress blanket”. This implies it’s large enough to hold off either side of your mattress. You don’t need that blanket that appears/is just too small. Proportions are necessary.
  • Except you desire a one-note bedding look that’s all the identical shade, make it possible for your cover or comforter isn’t the identical shade or tone as your mattress blanket. Give it a little bit distinction:)
  • We expect easy is best, however if you’d like multiple (lengthy) throw pillow, we wouldn’t advocate exceeding three.
  • If you need a fluffy-looking mattress make sure that to get a fluffy cover insert (and mattress topper for further credit score and luxury!)
photograph by kaitlin inexperienced | from: an exquisite bed room makeover reveal for my buddy, with a few of my favourite bedding

So whereas the “monastery stylish” bedding development has change into very talked-about editorially (the one giant blanket that covers the mattress and sleeping pillows), we predict most individuals need and love a brilliant cozy wanting and welcoming mattress. We really wrote a submit referred to as “The Proper Method To Make Your Mattress – Our 5 Greatest Formulation” a handful of years in the past and made some fairly useful graphics to information you. These graphics may also very a lot turn out to be useful as I assist our fantastic readers jazz up their bedding scenario. So take a peek earlier than we transfer on!

Above is all about blankets, duvets, and comforters!

And this graphic above is all about pillows. Be aware that we’re additionally an enormous fan of sleeping pillows being stacked on prime of one another in addition to ones that lean towards each other:)

photograph by tessa neustadt | from: brady’s bed room makeover with parachute + store the look

Okay! Now that you’ve got an thought of what our recommendation is let me present you learn how to put it into motion with these six examples. I need to remind you that once we requested folks to submit their beds, we requested individuals who need to love their beds extra, not ones that wanted a complete overhaul. Why? As a result of we consider that most individuals don’t have to throw out all the things they already should make them love their mattress extra. It’s all about altering the way in which you make your mattress and/or including a pair (or a couple of) issues)to make it look the way you dreamed it may. Now let’s dive in!

Serving to “The Blues”

From the phrases of our reader, “Oh man it’s even worse in pictures.” It’s weak submitting your property to ask for assist however that is on no account a nasty mattress! However there are some issues I feel will assist:)

First issues first, it seems like there are standard-sized pillows on a king-sized mattress, thus leaving that hole for the blue throw pillow to nestle in between properly. King-sized sleeping pillows are going to be an exquisite improve. Then I feel including a cover and folding it again previous the place the pillows are, with a prime sheet, is the transfer. It’ll instantly make this mattress happier and fluffier wanting. On the identical time, folding that blue quilt again in the direction of the underside of the mattress about 2/3rds, exhibiting extra of the cover will kick issues up a notch style-wise. And whereas we’re down there, we’re BIG followers of mattress blankets. Putting one over the blue quilt will add coziness and is an enormous alternative to herald a few of the different colours which are within the room. Lastly, let’s get a brand new throw pillow or two. I personally don’t like it when a throw pillow is taller than the sleeping pillows. Nonetheless, in case you do then that’s nice! Right here’s a little bit product board with some solutions:

Inexperienced Velvet Lumbar Pillow | Leather-based Bolster (reasonably priced possibility) | Linen Quilt Cowl | Knit Mattress Blanket

I like the concept of including that sage inexperienced lumbar pillow as a result of it brings within the shade of the nightstands, it has some enjoyable fringe, and it seems good with the trendy conventional look of the area. But when they need one thing hotter I’ll eternally love that leather-based bolster. And whereas it’s arduous to inform the precise colours of the bedding from this photograph, a white cover will work nearly each time and assist to interrupt up the darkness of the prevailing blue quilt. Then to steadiness all of it out I like that cream knit mattress blanket to drape over the blue quilt for a gentle natural really feel.

Florals Not Totally In Bloom

This was what this reader stated in her e-mail, “Splurged on a boujee King upholstered mattress body and might’t appear to get our bedding fairly proper!” Effectively, I feel I may also help!

Every part within the room is nice! However like I stated within the “issues to think about” half above, you need to visually break up the matching cover and sham pillows by folding down the cover and exhibiting off that cute sheet set! Even when this reader simply did that it will make an enormous distinction. However I’ve another concepts…

Velvet Lumbar Pillow | Ball Pillow | Textured Mattress Blanket

It looks as if this reader was going for a really serene shade palette so I wished to honor that by selecting gentle however actually fairly items. I like how that mild sage inexperienced pillow picks up the inexperienced tones within the room after which by including that little spherical pillow it provides some stylish whimsy. It’s a enjoyable however not fussing pillow combo. Lastly, I feel including an end-of-bed textured blanket will do the trick! How fairly is that high-low sample?? I feel it will be fairly properly folded or organically laid throughout. Supplier’s selection!

Beige For Days

I’ll all the time love a totally impartial bedding combo. Beds are meant for relaxation and what’s extra calming (for most individuals) than gentle pure tones? And this mattress is so beautiful however this reader wished to tweak it a little bit extra which is why we’re right here.

You may need guessed that I need them to drag down that quilt so it’s additional down the mattress and in addition fold down the cover and prime set (if there may be one) previous the sleeping pillows. An immediate enchancment with out spending a dime. But when they’ve some dimes to spare that is what I might do:

Rust Additional Lengthy Lumbar Pillow | Mosaic Pillow | Layered Stripe Lumbar Mattress Pillow | Knit Blanket

I like the concept of including in some rust tones (in case you can’t inform by the product board). I like the distinction of sample scales of the 2 pillow combo a lot. Oh, and I’ve additionally seen the shorter one in individual and it’s lovely. But when they need to steer clear of the rust then I feel that flippantly plaided single lumbar would look nice and mirrors the sample of the quilt. And look this chunky throw isn’t a mattress blanket measurement however would nonetheless look nice draped over one finish nook of the mattress with both look.

Virtually Nice

That is the sensation I can relate to! “I noticed the call-out on IG to ship in pictures of beds in want of styling… “Assist! I really feel like I’ve good items within the coverlet and accent pillow however it nonetheless seems so blah…. Assist!”

This reader will not be mistaken! They completely have nice items however with some added layers it will likely be good:) I might love for them to get a fluffy cover to bump up the comfy, do our typical folded-back cover and even additional folded-back quilt look, and add a couple of extra accents. Wanna see?

Tufted Geo Lumbar Throw Pillow | Ball Pillow | Grid Knit Throw Blanket | Premium Breathable Relaxed Linen Quilt Cowl

Effectively within the graphic I stated so as to add yet one more throw pillow however I lied, I need two as a result of how cute are these? I like including the lighter blue textured small lumbar to play with some extra blue tones on the mattress for variation and you know the way I really feel a couple of ball pillow…I feel they’re the most effective. Plus the cream ball pillow talks to the cream quilt they’ve. Then once more, let’s add a white cover for some impartial tone variations however then add that navy blue knit throw to visually join the prevailing pillowcases to the tip of the mattress. Bam!

In Want Of Life

Right here’s the take care of this mattress – “We simply moved to a brand new house and would like to make this really feel extra like ours.” I hope this reader sends us pictures when the room is absolutely designed! However let’s assist with the mattress first.

That is the “monastery stylish” look I used to be speaking about the place there’s one blanket that covers your entire mattress. It’s not unhealthy in any respect however since this reader requested for assist right here’s my two cents. Apart from the cover/folded blanket on the finish of the mattress you all knew I used to be going to say, I feel let’s add in some extra dimension.

Lengthy Lumbar Pillow | Boucle Lumbar Pillow (12″x24″) | Linen Quilt Cowl | Linen Sheet Set

I made a decision to go together with the overall shade scheme they have already got however a little bit brighter. I like these two pillows as a result of they give the impression of being a bit extra playful however not fussy. Plus the ochre and camel are so good. However to ensure this mattress stays serene, I like that oatmeal-toned cover paired with white sheets. I feel all along with their current blanket would look layered and so fairly. Oh and let’s hold the throw they’ve! The sample is nice and clearly works with all the things else:)

The Remaining Step

After I noticed this room my jaw, I immediately beloved it! Do you see that chandelier, the wall shade, the mattress body?? Right here’s what the reader wrote, “We labored with a superb designer (Becky Carter) for the design of the room, furnishings, and many others however I’m at a loss for learn how to make our mattress up. I really feel like I missed that day of Grown-up Faculty. Proper now I’ve bought Serena and Lily linens on our king mattress. If you happen to’re open to giving us recommendation I’d like to make our mattress styling reside as much as the remainder of the beautiful room!”

First off, if somebody may make a “Grown-up Faculty” I might fortunately attend. However none of us ought to really feel unhealthy about not realizing learn how to do all the things as a result of like most issues they take apply. Secondly, Becky is wonderful and everybody ought to try her work (together with this home which I didn’t clock till I used to be penning this submit!).

There are such a lot of instructions to take this bedding as a result of the room is designed in such a shocking and eclectic method. I opted for what I’m calling “quiet enjoyable”, pulling from colours which are already within the room. However first issues first, let’s pull again that stunning white cover previous these pillows:)

Quilted Sham Pillowcases | Additional Lengthy Lumbar Pillow | Spherical Velvet Pillow | Quilt | Outsized Throw Blanket

So so as to add a little bit “gentle drama”, I like the concept of those darkish gray-blue shams and end-of-bed quilt being folded at effectively, the tip of the mattress. As I’ve stated, I visually choose that any sham and throw pillows that sit in entrance of sleeping pillows aren’t taller than these sleeping pillows. However once more, that’s only a desire. So going again to my design plan, I actually love that tremendous extra-long burgundy lumbar pillow for much more drama. However to liven issues up, including in that spherical fringed velvet pillow is ideal and a little bit playful. Lastly, I wished so as to add a big throw blanket on prime of the blue quilt that had a little bit sample which is why I selected that fairly, natural striped one. There’s already a good quantity of small-scale sample with the headboard and rug so a easy stripe I feel balances actually properly!

Effectively, I feel that’s about it for me in the present day. I actually need to thank everybody who submitted! I’m so sorry I couldn’t do extra however hey, in case you like this one sufficient possibly I can do extra on this class:) So no matter whether or not your mattress was picked or in case you are taking a look at your mattress proper this minute wanting to present it a refresh, I hope this helped.

Love you, imply it.

Opening Picture Credit: Picture by Veronica Crawford | From: Our Bed room Replace (Additionally How I Really feel About Having A TV In The Bed room)

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