After rolling out of bed the other day and while I was beginning to make my bed (because I make my bed every day!), I realized that one of the most simplistic tasks can really be quite complicated. I really believe that slipping into a crisp, nicely made bed is one of the most relaxing things in the world. That's not the only benefit to making your bed, as Martha Stewart once said even if your room is a disaster, make your bed and your room will look clean.
Peggy Fuller's bedroom design (Owner of By Design Interiors, Inc.)
So here are some easy tips towards making your bed a personal relaxation zone:
*Avoid death by pillows! We have some really beautiful pillows that add some sparkle and pizazz to our spaces- but avoid too many pillows- placing them and taking them off becomes a tedious task everyday.
*Press your sheets! Or at least your pillow cases. It mind sound a little crazy but think of how good it feels to rest your head on a nice hotels crisp pillow case. Good, right? Not only will your bed look crisp and clean, it will feel great too!
*Sun dry your sheets! Yes, it might seem country...but we are in Texas! Letting the sun and fresh air dry your sheets creates soft, fresh smelling linens.
*Get a coverlet that has capped corners! For those of you who don't like the difficulty of tucking in those pesky awkward corners, a coverlet that has capped corners makes it a cinch.
*Spray your sheets with linen spray! Lavender is my favorite but any spray is amazing to soak in as your head hits the pillow for the night.
*Flip covers down to expose your sheets! Flipping the top portion of your covers down to about 1/3 of your bed (exposing your sheets) is an easy way to add some fluff, texture, and color to your bed.
Mon, May 16, 2011
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under