Texture is the key to basically any design feeling balanced and visually interesting. Adding in some variation into your bed scheme will definitely check those boxes. You can vary your pillow texture by using a collection of different materials by trying velvet, faux fur, suede, cotton or linen in combination. Alternatively, the textural variation could come from the finishing of the pillow – with ruffles, buttons, trim, etcetera. Basically what your toddler would want on their texture board but pillows
If texture is the jam in this proverbial bedding PB&J sandwich, layering is the peanut butter. You can’t do one without the other. The luxe, full look of hotel beds & magazine spreads often means layers of sheets, quilts, duvets, blankets, and throws. Looks amazing and you’ll be bundled into your bed in a total cocoon-state. However if you’re not down to by a whole new suite of bedding literally every season, start with a simple base you can use to dress up and down all year. Neutral sheets in greys and whites (if you’re feeling ballsy) make for the perfect base and a coverlet in a similar tone will make for the perfect base to layer all the blankets, duvets and throws your heart desires. This is especially perfect for the cooler weather coming, as you can add layers gradually as the mercury drops.
Remember when you were a kid and the class photo required you to shuffle your little selves around in height based orders so there was a nice array of smiling faces? Your bedscape needs the same thing. Put your Euro pillows in the back (large, square pillows typically about 26″ by 26″), then regular sleeping pillows, medium sized square pillows, and a small accent pillow for a super simple layered look. If you can see a little of each as you move toward the front of the bed, the more it will look like a soft pit to jump into at the end of a long day/super visually pleasing.
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Until next time,
– Kim & Team Alldread