DESIGN CHAT:: HOW TO STYLE YOUR BED

THE BEST WAYS TO DRESS YOUR BED

This is a subject that we have conversations with clients about often, dressing your bed. A lot of work goes into your interior and creating the perfect serene space for you to rest your head. Now the big question - what to rest your head on. 

There are so many styles, colors, thread counts, duvets, throw blankets, throw pillows, dust ruffles... oy vey! The list goes on and on, it can certainly be daunting. 

I remember when I first started my design career in 2006 (yikes, where does time go?!) more trim, more bedding, more details, more, more, more and more pillows was quite the trend. Now, well now, these days I've certainly transformed into a more streamlined bedding type of gal. For many reasons, but the one big reason really is... 

WHO HAS TIME FOR ALL THOSE PILLOWS?!

So here are a few of my favorite dressed beds from our projects to get your bedding dreams rolling. 


1. TAILORED AND SIMPLE

For this bedroom, we were inspired by the tailored appeal of mens suiting. Monochromatic gray sheets, paired with sexy stripes and muted textures make for a strong but peaceful place for this busy CEO to rest after his long day at the office. We kept it super simple with large king shams and one long bolster to adorn the stripe duvet. 


2. COZY TEXTURES AND SIMPLE PATTERNS

This is the perfect little cozy haven. We had fun mixing patterns and textures with this one, but the outcome was not overpowering at all. The modern matelasse pattern works very well with the geometric embroidered drapery and single throw pillow. 


3. NAUTICAL INSPIRED GUEST BEDROOM

With this guest bedroom we wanted to create a relaxing space for guests to enjoy while visiting this sunny Old Northeast historic home. So a nod to the nautical life was kind of a no brainer. Keeping this space light and airy but mixing some patterns makes it inviting and not pretentious. Guests can really relax and feel welcomed here, without a lot of stress of messing up too many pillows or having to make an overly thought out bed every morning. 


4. BLACK AND WHITE CONTEMPORARY

Simplicity was certainly key with this black and white contemporary master bedroom. Low maintenance and high contrast make this master bedroom striking. Black sheets with two simple king pillows stacked on each other - done and done. Sometimes keeping it really basic are best for the space and lifestyle of the homeowner. Paired with the bold geometric drapery, we think it does just the trick. 


4. BEACHY MINIMALIST

With Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach, easy peasy was the name of our game! We want guests to feel refreshed, bright and airy when they walk into their suites - and the service staff needs it to be functional, simple and able to turn over quickly. So white bedding and two stacked pillows was the perfect combination for this modern minimalist beach hotel. 


5. TRADITIONAL AND TEXTURED

For this detached mother in law suite apartment guest room, rich and cozy was our goal. This homeowner loves cozy moody spaces, antique rugs and things with a story. So the bedding was kept rather simple, to compliment the area rug, floral drapery and antiques we styled the space with. Monochromatic pattern mixing, herringbone and a traditional matelasse pattern. Simple pillows and a nice throw to keep guests cozy on those rare chilly Saint Petersburg nights! 

All in all, you can see we tend to be a bit more on the simple side with our bedding choices. At the end of the day, its really what matches up with your lifestyle and what creates the most relaxing environment for you! So tell us - what is YOUR bedding style?

With love and design-y dreams, 

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