I don't know if it is because it is winter and it is cold outside but I have been loving my bed. I look forward to its comfort and warmth every night. I started thinking about what makes a bed look and feel comfy? I am sure it is different for everyone. For me a comfy bed has to look soft and approachable. You know the kind where the pillows look soft, the blankets look warm and cozy and nothing looks too stiff or set. There is actually a lot to think about in making a bed look comfy. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you attempt to make your bed the next time.
Do you overlap your top sheet so it shows on top of your duvet or bedspread?
Do you cover your pillows with your bedspread so they don't show?
Do you have an extra duvet or comforter at the foot of the bed in case you get cold?
Do you prefer a bedspread or a fluffy down comforter?
Do you like a precisely made bed or the semi- unmade look?
How many pillows do you pile on your bed?
Do you stack your pillows on top of eachother or one in front of the other?
I am going to show you some pictures of beds that made me feel as if I could crawl right into them and take a long winter's nap.
I love the big white fluffy down comforter at the foot of the bed just waiting for me to pull it up and cozy in. Notice this bed has pillows stacked on top of each other and the other pillows are one in front of the other.
Nothing but pure comfort here. Again pillows stacked one in front of the other.
Take me away!
Here is a very luxurious bed that has the semi-unmade look. Do you like this look?
This bed is definitely in the "made," category but still very pretty and comfy looking.
I like the way the pillows are almost casually tossed on this bed.
As grand as this bed is, it still looks comfy to me. I think it is all the white.
Speaking of white, I love this bed. Notice how puffy it looks, that means comfy to me.
Here we have the un-made bed look at its best.
Again nice and puffy and white. Do you think puffy and white reminds me of clouds?
Here we are shown stacked pillows and pillows one in front of the other. Which do you prefer?
This is just pretty and comfy.
Definitely the unmade look and yet it looks perfectly presentable. I guess if it is done right it works.
Designer Phoebe Howard
Beautifully made and beautifully comfy! I love Phoebe Howard.
Designer Phoebe Howard
Phoebe does it again! Even though this room is very traditonal and simply elegant, it still looks totally approachable. This is design at its best in my book.
Interesting how the bed sits in the middle of the room. All the pillows and the puffy comforter at the foot of the bed make it appealing to me.
Another un-made look and it still looks just fine In fact, it looks much better than fine. It looks wonderfully comfortable.
This is my very own comfy bed. You will notice I like stacked pillows , a puffy down comforter on my bed and one at the foot of my bed. I like my sheets to be folded over the edge of my comforter. The only thing missing in this picture of my bed is, "Me!"
"Enjoy the Process" Of: Finding a new way of making your bed look comfy.
BTW: Matha Stewart has a great video showing how to make a comfy bed here