Set Your Bed the Right Way! Here are the Most Common Bedding Mistakes

Make your bedding the right way with some of our designer-tested tips and tricks!


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Everyone knows how to make a bed, right? (OK, maybe not your teenage son). Wrong. There are actually several bed-making mistakes that you’re probably making. Sure, these mistakes won’t lead to a major disaster or anything, but by righting these “wrongs,” you’ll end up with a beautifully made, exquisitely comfortable bed.

Mistake #1: Starting with Your Sheets Facing up

Most people place the top sheet on their bed with the pattern side facing up. The logic is that the patterned side is the “good” side, so that side should be facing outward. However, if you do it that way, when you fold the sheet over your comforter, the “back” side will end up facing outward. If you start by placing the pattern toward the mattress, it will be facing outward when you fold it over the duvet at the end.

Mistake #2: Avoiding Smooth Corners

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe in smooth, tight sheets and corners, and those who don’t. The fact is, smooth corners give your bedroom a glamorous, professionally finished look, like a high-end hotel. It’s the best way to keep the sheets pulled taut and to give the top of the bed a smooth finish. If you don’t like to sleep with the corners tucked in, you can always pull them out when you go to bed. There are some many decorating ideas and tricks that you can use to make your bedroom look polished and put together.

Mistake #3: Not Making your Bed Every Day

You’re mother was right: You should make your bed every morning. You’ll be glad when you go to bed at night and are met with a beautifully made, welcoming bed, rather than a crumpled pile of sheets.

Mistake #4: Not Ironing your Sheets

Yes, you read that right. You should iron your sheets. In a time when very few people iron their clothes at all, it can seem ludicrous to suggest that you iron your sheets. However, the experience of climbing into a bed with freshly ironed sheets is totally worth it.

Mistake #5: Not Using Enough Pillows

If you’re one of those people who thinks it’s a giant pain in the you-know-what to have to remove a bunch of decorative pillows before you can climb into bed, you’re not necessarily wrong. It is an extra step. However, your bed should be the centrepiece of your bedroom, and nothing says luxury more than a bed that is piled high with pillows.

If you’re making any of these bed-making mistakes, the world isn’t going to come to an end. But if you adopt these habits, you’ll climb into bed at the end of the day feeling like you are staying at high-end hotel. While you’re at it, why not treat yourself to a new mattress like the ones available from latexbear? A comfortable bed makes for a great night’s sleep. A great night’s sleep makes for better health, a better mood, and an overall better quality of life. Sounds like a heavy load to place on a bed, right? Maybe. But so much depends on the quality of our sleep, so why not make it as good as it can be? Sweet dreams!

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