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Okay, okay I hate to be that person BUT Winter is coming fast and furiously, which means the amount of time I want to spend under cosy blankets increases by about 300%. Seriously, you come home from work/school/life and nothing feels better than climbing into a pile of pillows and blankets, IMHO anyways. So this month, we are tackling the best ways to achieve a cosy, layered Pinterest bed of your dreams. Total disclaimer here: I LOVE THROW PILLOWS…like a lot, but it’s totally okay to use what you have got if you don’t want to spend your life savings on cushions. If you do have a bunch of throw pillows you don’t love, add a cute cushion cover or if you are feeling crafty, try this easy envelope throw pillow cover from Hey there, Home. So with that said, let’s talk about building your cosiest bedscape ever!
TIP #1: Play with Texture

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

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For the look we assembled, we chose to go for a blue scheme that had tons of texture. We layered in white shag pillows, crushed blue velvet ones as well as ruffled navy pair as well. By adding some simple, cotton pillows in the back, the contrast really popped! Personal favourite goes to the velvet beauties because they literally change colour as the light changes. Don’t forget to bring your texture down to the bedding. We added an embroidered coverlet and super soft duvet folded across the bottom of the bed.
TIP #2: Layers. Layers. Layers. 

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.

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TIP #3: Size Matters

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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Watch Us Build These Bedscapes + How You Can Make Your Bed Cosy This Winter

Until next time,

– Kim & Team Alldread

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