Bedding 101: How to Style a Bed

Creating the perfect bedroom sanctuary starts with learning how to style a bed. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about crafting a space that resonates with you and offers tranquility. When picking out sheets and exploring different duvet designs, you want your bedroom to look more than just "nice." Whether you are snuggled up with a good book, binging your favorite show, or relaxing with loved ones, you are probably spending lots of time in your room. 
Tailoring your space with perfectly chosen sheets, decorative pillows, and decorations transforms your room into your own personal sanctuary that complements your personality. 
We put together the ultimate guide to help you learn how to style a bed, make the most of layered bedding, and craft your dream bedroom.
Here's everything you need to know:

Invest in Quality Bedding 

Quality bedding isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. Opting for high-quality materials, like 100% cotton, means you are choosing more comfortable, breathable, and durable bedding. 100% cotton bedding or other luxury materials can last up to five to ten years with proper care. These fabrics resist fading and wear, making them a long-term investment in your well-being. In contrast, polyester and microfiber materials may only last a year in a bed. Remember, a well-chosen bedding can last for years, becoming a beloved part of your home.
High-quality bedding is aesthetically pleasing and complements your bedroom design and personal preferences. Investing in superior bedding materials over a low-cost alternative can make your space look and feel more inviting. It's also great for adding a luxurious touch to your space. 
Beddy's zipper bedding combines elegance with convenience. Our bedding is available in 100% cotton or minky material, each offering year-round comfort, durability, and style. There are many benefits to switching to zippered bedding. This includes:
All In One Piece
The zippered bedding all-in-one design simplifies bed-making. It fits over your mattress like a  fitted sheet, and the top portion detaches for flexibility and ease. So you can move around, kick your legs out, or stay snuggled up and zipped in. The all-in-one-piece style helps make your bed look clean and tidy with minimal effort. 
Easy to Use
Zippered bedding is the choice for kids, adults, and seniors. Whether you struggle to teach your kiddos how to make a bed or you're looking for a solution that helps simplify the bed-making process. 
Once you switch to zippered bedding, you can seamlessly make your bed and keep your room tidy and clean. Pull the zipper to make your bed when you wake up and start your day. No more fighting with the sheets or dreading your morning wake-up routine.
Comfort and Quality 
The choice between our minky or 100% cotton zippered bedding depends on your personal preference and climate. The minky fabric, with its soft, plush texture, is well-suited for all climates, while our all-cotton option that's breathable for warmer climates.
Both options are durable, comfortable, and stylish. When deciding between the two, you'll want to consider your sleep preferences and the climate you reside in.

Add a Plush Duvet

A plush duvet is essential when considering  how to dress up a bed. For layered bedding, opt for our plush duvets, made with cotton, and they have corner and side ties to keep your comforter in place. Layering bedding with duvets is not just for warmth; it’s an opportunity to add depth, texture, and character to your bed.
When learning how to style a bed, the quality of your duvet cover isn't the only aspect you want to consider. 
Playful Patterns 
A duvet with a pattern can reflect  your personality and elevate your space. Florals, stripes, plaid, and woven textures are great options for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your bedroom and reflect your personality.  We tailor each pattern to complement the style of your room and your unique design preferences. 
Intricate Designs 
Duvets with intricate designs and details can add depth and texture to your bedroom. Whether it's woven plaid detailing, duvets with textured stripes, or embroidered detail. These types of duvets can add an elegant touch to your space and add a layer of depth and dimension. 
Colors That Complement Your Bedroom's Aesthetic 
The duvet will cover your down comforter, so choose a color that complements your design preferences and the theme of your room. A white duvet is great for modern or minimalist designs, while darker-colored duvets can be better for concealing stains and hiding pet hair.
When exploring different duvets and duvet inserts, finding a high-quality option with a versatile pattern is best. Make sure the pattern complements the floors, walls, and decor. At Beddy's, we have a variety of duvet covers and inserts. 

Choose Comfortable Sheets

The foundation of layering a bed starts with the right sheets. High-quality, comfortable sheets can improve your sleep patterns and complement your bedroom decor. Sheets made from luxurious materials are also typically hypoallergenic and breathable, so you won't need to worry about night sweats if you're a hot sleeper.
You need to layer your bed with a set of comfortable, high-quality sheets for many reasons. But high-quality sheets offer more than just comfort; they are a barrier against dirt and oils, protecting your mattress and duvet. Look for breathable, hypoallergenic materials to ensure a good night’s sleep.  When shopping for sheets, you'll want to look for:
Versatile Colors
Colors like ivory, stone, and white are easy to style and can compliment any room decor.  You can elevate your space with a versatile color to complement your design choices.
Breathable Fabric
Breathable fabric is a must-have to prevent hot flashes and night sweats. Sheets made with a low-quality material can cause skin irritations and allergies and disrupt your sleeping patterns. A fantastic material to look for is a blend of 60% viscose from bamboo and 40% cotton. The viscose blend with cotton makes the sheets extra breathable and cooling, perfect for year-round use.
Ease of Use 
Nothing is worse than constantly fighting with fitted sheets. A zippered sheet set makes making the bed every morning a breeze. The innovative design will help you maintain a clean and pristine bed, so you'll never need to worry about frumpy sheets getting in the way of your bed design. 

Decorate with Pillows & Shams

No bed is complete without the finishing touches of decorative pillows and shams. A few  decorative pillows added to your bed can elevate the visual appeal of your bedroom and tie together the different details. 
Here are some of the benefits of decorative pillows:
Enhanced Visual Appeal 
Decorative pillows are the perfect bed accessory when something feels missing from your space. When shopping for decorative pillows, consider options that add depth and dimension to your bed. Play with different sizes, shapes, and materials until you find what works best for your space. Depending on your bed's size, you may add anywhere from two to four decorative pillows and shams to your bed.
Decorative pillows and shams are comfortable and cushion your bed, making it look more inviting and cozy. Pillows and shams are also great for hanging out on your bed. At Beddy's, our pillow inserts comprise 100% duck feathers designed to retain shape and provide next-level comfort. 
Switch Out The Covers
With decorative pillows, you can easily elevate your space to complement your personality and aesthetic choices, whether it's a bold pop of color, a vibrant pattern, or a seasonal switch-up. Once you invest in the inserts, you can seamlessly switch out the covers.
Commit to a Theme
Decorative pillows can be great for making your bed the focal point of your bedroom. Whether it's coastal chic or a modern farmhouse design, you can commit to a theme and elevate your space with suitable designs and details. With decorative pillows and shams, you can commit to a specific style and add a playful touch to the space. 
At Beddy's, we offer a variety of decorative pillows in different sizes and styles. Our pillow covers are 100% cotton and designed to fit seamlessly over our selection of pillow inserts. If you want to create a cohesive, put-together look, we also have bundles featuring a Beddy’s set and pillow covers that complement the design.

Layer with Blankets

Laying your bed with blankets can make your bedroom look more inviting and add a layer of warmth. It's the perfect cozy touch for your master bedroom, guest bedroom, or bed in the RV. You can also switch out the layers as the seasons change when layering a bed.
Here's how to successfully get the layered bedding look:
  • Start with a fitted sheet or your favorite Beddy's zipper bedding 
  • If it's winter, add a light blanket for additional comfort
  • Add your duvet or comforter 
  • Layer with a decorative throw blanket
When it comes to layering blankets, the number of layers will depend on the time of the year and your design preferences. For example, you may add a duvet and a throw blanket if it's winter. If it's the summer, a throw blanket is enough to add a cozy touch. 

Dress It Up With a Bed Skirt

A bed skirt is a functional accessory typically placed between the base of the bed and the mattress. There are many benefits to adding a bed skirt to your bed. This includes:
Hides Clutter and Maximizes Storage
With a bed skirt, you can hide clutter under your bed, maintain a pristine, cohesive look, and maximize your storage options without disrupting the aesthetic of your bedroom. 
Protects from Dust, Dirt, and Grime
A high-quality bed skirt can prevent dust and dirt from gathering under your bed. This is a great way to protect yourself from allergens and help you maintain a clean bedroom.
Complements Various Bed Types
Bed skirts are a stylish accessory for platform beds or beds with or without a box spring. Bed skirts slide onto your mattress just like a fitted sheet. The added detail will elevate your bed and make the space look more cohesive. 
At Beddy's, we've extended the fabric design for under the mattress, so even if your mattress gets bumped or moved, it will never show the white part of the bed skirt.
Aesthetically Pleasing
Bed skirts can elevate your space and add a layer of elegance to your bedroom. They're great for traditional, contemporary, and boho aesthetics. At Beddy's, our signature bed skirt features a bright white, 100% ruffled fabric. The added detail is stylish and functional, pairing perfectly with our zippered bedding sets and duvets.

How to Style a Bed With Beddy's 

Learning how to style a bed, layer different textures, and invest in high-quality sheets, pillows, and duvets will help you achieve an aesthetically pleasing space you enjoy spending time in.
At Beddy's, we're dedicated to offering high-quality, affordable solutions that are stylish and aesthetically pleasing. Whether zippered sheets with a duvet or a high-quality zippered bedding set, we have everything you need to design the bedroom of your dreams. We even have high-quality artwork downloads to help you decorate the room and tie in the details.
Explore our zippered bedding, duvets, and bedroom accessories today to get started.