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How to layer a bed like a professional designer in 5 minutes

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Every wonder how stylists make a bed look cozy, elegant and fluffy? Today I am showing you how to layer a bed like a professional designer and tips that I learned along the way while working with prop stylists on several Homegoods staging shoots. I’m not a professional designer by trade but have always been fascinated with interior design and have been lucky enough over the last 10+ years to work with professional designers and prop stylists for a variety of brands where I learned so many secret styling tips. So today, I’m sharing how to layer your bed the right way and with an extra 5 minutes, layer it like a designer!

You may remember my DIY mint green master bedroom makeover post that I shared after my divorce. Well many of you commented and emailed asking how I got the fluffy looking bed to look so luxurious.

Did you know that the secret to a layered bed is a fluffy white comforter? Yes! A simple white comforter is the single most important tip I can offer. 

I don’t care if you stuff an old comforter in a duvet, purchase an inexpensive fluffy comforter or layer multiple old duvet inserts inside of a duvet cover, creating the FLUFF is the key!

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How to make your bed look fluffy 

Mint Green bedding, textured blue pink green throw pillows

On a side note before we get started, this week has been horrible dealing with my grandfather (I posted an update yesterday on this post) who is going to pass away any day now.

I have gotten all of your well wish emails and messages (thank you!! we really appreciate them!) along with a ton of emails about my master bedroom post last week and how to get the look.

I am not sure when I will be able to return all the emails so I figured this quick post would be the easiest right now. We have the best followers and readers ever!

Layered bedding tip – How to Layer a Bed

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A fluffy white comforter to layer a bed

You cannot see the white fluffy comforter in this image but the comforter is what creates the “fluff” of the bed. The mint green bedding (from HomeGoods) is more of a quilt but looks thick and fluffy because of the white fluffy comforter underneath. Find yourself a white comforter!

It will be your best friend when you want to change your bedding out for winter or summer.

A white comforter is a bedroom staple.

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Many of you know I am just a regular mom who loves DIY design and projects. I do not hold an interior design degree and am self taught when it comes to design and decorating.

Creating a designer layered bedding look on a budget has always been a passion of mine.

I don’t know why but I love creating rich looking beds that are comfy, cozy and luxurious.

There is nothing better than crawling into a luxurious cozy bed at night.

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How to layer a bed like a designer with a fluffy comforter

  • Start with a white sheet set and make the bed with the flat sheet upside down. By laying the flat sheet upside down, you can fold it over the blank showing the finished side.
  • Next I added a velour blanket and folder the flat sheet over the top of the blanket.
  • Then I added the fluffy white comforter folding it about 12 inches over the blanket.
  • Then I layered the the mint green bedding on top of the fluffy comforter and folded down the green bedding to create another layer.
  • Lastly, I added a chunky cable knit throw on top of the green bedding.
  • I used the shams that came with the white comforter set, the green bedding set and 4 additional throw pillows to create the layered bed.

All of my bedding is from HomeGoods (don’t miss the before and after mint green master bedroom post).

My Secret Fluffy Comforter Layered bedding tip

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  1. velour blanket 2. white fluffy comforter 3. mint green bedding thin comforter / quilt

 

 

Mint Textured Comforter SetSeafoam Coverlet| Pale Green Comforter | White ruffle comforter Seafoam reversible coverlet

Pom Pom throw Cable Knit Throw with tassels Light Blue Pom Pom Embroidered PillowCorded Pink and White Pillow Cover Velvet Round Pillow Set Velour Blush BlanketWhite Sheet Set

If you love the color blush, don’t miss my teen (could even be adult) sophisticated bedroom makeover with more bedding tips.

I am sure many of you have a old comforters that you can either purchase a white duvet to stuff them in or you can buy a new affordable fluffy white comforter.

Check out my Christmas plaid bedding using a white comforter, the red and white plaid comforter looks really cozy because of the thick fluffy comforter!

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3 Comments

  1. mickie mclaugthlin says:

    Thanks for keeping us all motivated during this crazy time. I am most interested in learning about the gorgeous headboard in this bedroom post. More info please.

  2. mickie mclaughlin says:

    Thanks for keeping us all motivated during this crazy time. I am most interested in learning about the gorgeous headboard in this bedroom post. More info please.