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Today I am sharing how to make a bed like a hotel. Five star hotels have a way of making beds look an feel cozy, elegant and fluffy! I am going to show you step by step how to layer a bed like a professional stylist and get the hotel-like luxurious style.
When I worked as a prop stylist for Homegoods, learned along the way from professional stylists that the secret to a hotel like bed is in the layers. I’m not a professional designer by trade but have always been fascinated with interior design and have been lucky enough in the past to have worked with several professional designers and prop stylists for a variety of brands where I learned so many secret styling tips.
You can shop all of this bedding on our Amazon Storefront or click the links throughout the post.
How to Make A Bed Like A Five-Star Hotel
Did you know that the secret to a making a bed like a five-star hotel is a fluffy white comforter? Yes! A simple white comforter is the single most important tip I can offer.
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 and hotel-like.
How to Make A Bed Fluffy Tip
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!
Think of a fluffy cloud when making your bed! The soft plushness comes from what’s inside the duvet cover.
Lets learn how to make your bed feel like a cloud so when you climb in at night, you feel like you are floating on a plush cozy cloud!
How To Make Your Bed Fluffy
Lets learn how to make a fluffy bed!
Purchase A With A Fluffy White Comforter
You cannot see the white fluffy comforter in this image but the comforter is what creates the “fluff” of the bed. The mint green quilt looks thick and fluffy because of the white fluffy comforter underneath.
You have a few alternatives if you do not have a nice white comforter set:
- Purchase a new white comforter set (like this one)
- Purchase a white duvet insert and a white duvet cover (like this and this)
- Purchase a white duvet cover (like this) and use an old fluffy comforter as an insert
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.
How To Make A Bed Like A Designer
Adding a high quality mattress pad on top of your mattress cover (we have this one) is an easy way to add plushness to your bed. We have this mattress topper on all of our beds and it’s so comfortable!
Step 1: White Sheets
Start with high thread count white bed sheets 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. I LOVE these sheets and our Airbnb guests love how soft they are. They wash and bleach well and you can’t beat the price.
Step 2: Velour or Textured Blanket
Add a velour blanket and fold the flat sheet over the top of the blanket.
Step 3: Comforter Set
Add a fluffy white comforter folding it about 12 inches over the blanket.
Step 4: Quilt
Layer a quilt or colorful blanket on top of the fluffy comforter and fold down the quilt to create another layer.
Step 5: Cable Knit Throw
Drape a chunky cable knit throw on top of the quilt to create the final bedding layer.
Step 6: Pillows
I used the shams that came with the white comforter set, the green quilt and 4 additional throw pillows to create the luxurious extra fluffy hotel-like layered bed. These mint green pillows and boho blue pillows will give you the look of my bed style.
How To Make A Bed Look Luxurious
Here is another post, our teen (could even be adult) sophisticated bedroom makeover that shares tips on how to make a bed fluffy. We used the color blush in this room and it’s beautiful!
Pssst…. did you know we have an Amazon Storefront now (read that post here)? You can shop all of our home decor & so much more! It doesn’t cost you any more or less money to shop from our Amazon Store 🙂 Any commissions we make, are paid by the brand and they help pay for monthly fees to keep the blog up and running 😀.
If you have ever asked yourself, why do hotel bedding feel so good, it most likely because the thread count is above 300 and is Egyptian or Turkish cotton. High thread count sheets do not need to be expensive though. We have these silky soft bed sheets at our lake house and our Airbnb guest rave about our bedding.
Hopefully you are inspired to make your bed like a hotel every single day because there is nothing better than climbing into a made bed that feels plush and luxurious at the end of the day!
About The Author
What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.