In today's blog, we will be focusing on how to make up your bed to impress. These tips can be used for yourself in your main bedroom or to leave a lasting impression on any guest that comes to stay with you. Many people know how to make their bed but there are some special tips that will elevate your bed making game to a new level. No matter the size of your bed or whether it's for your guest staying on the sofa bed in the living room, it is not impossible to give a hotel experience in your own home. Read on for some key tips on how to do this!
According to Naval Admiral McRaven, the ninth head of US Special Operations Command, a well-made bed may set the tone for the rest of the day. At the University of Texas' University-wide Commencement he stated, "If you make your bed every morning, you will have completed the first task of the day. It will offer you a tiny sense of accomplishment, and it will motivate you to complete other tasks." This is some motivation on why you should make your bed not only at a basic level but with some extra effort.
Practice Hospital Corners
The key to a well-made bed lies in the corners, specifically hospital corners. Hospital corners keep your top sheet tight across the mattress and it gives your bed a more finished appearance. Making hospital corners is the most difficult part of making your bed, but it gets a lot easier after two or three times. If you find it challenging the first time you try it, don't give up!
Here are some steps on how to do this:
- At the foot of the bed, tuck the end of the top sheet between the mattress and the frame.
- Grab a piece of the top sheet on one side, lift it up, and fold this bit of the sheet over the top of the mattress at a 45-degree angle from the mattress's corner.
- Tuck in any sheet dangling below the mattress on that side of the bed while holding the folded piece of sheet in place on top of the mattress.
- Allow the folded sheet to fall on top of the mattress.
- Smoothly tuck the sheet's hanging edge between the mattress and the divan all the way along the bed's side.
- Repeat all these steps for the opposite side of the bed!
Add your duvet
When putting on a duvet, the most important thing to remember is to spread it equally across the bed, with the same amount of draping on either side. Make sure the top edge of the duvet cover is about six inches away from the edge of the top sheet at the head of the bed once you've finished putting it on your bed. It is also important to think about the freshness of your bedding including your duvet. You can read more in our blog on ‘How to have clean and fresh bedding in every room’. It will benefit both you and your guests to maintain a high level of freshness even if the bed is not being used frequently.
Add some finishing touches to the bed
Take the top sheet's edge from the head of the bed and fold it neatly over the duvet's top edge. After that, grab your pillows and fluff them up before placing them on the bed. Between the folded over duvet and the headboard, they should fit perfectly.
Finally, add any final touches to your room's décor, such as blankets and some plain or patterned cushions. Read our blog on ‘How to style your sofa bed for ultimate comfort'. These steps can be used in your main bedroom also. For example, adding a contrasting material throw over our grey upholstered ottoman bed will be a wonderful touch. It will both look and feel nice!