By Hilary Walker
You want to decorate your home beautifully and interestingly, get the most bang for your buck, and make the best of what you have, right? But I know that sometimes that’s easier said than done when there are so many other things (and purchases) vying for your time and attention. But, I’ve got a simple tip that makes a world of difference.
And you’re going to hate me for it… Ready?
Make your bed every morning! (I’m starting to sound like your mother.) But, really, it works. You may not have much to spend on luxury bedding or expensive furniture, but pulling together your bed every morning will guarantee that what you have looks excellent.
My bedding is very simple. White embroidered sheets, ivory linen duvet, woven king euros, and a midnight blue accent pillow atop my vintage brass bed. If I don’t make it up, my whole room looks like a hot mess! But dedicating literally less than a minute to straightening my sheets and placing a few pillows every morning pulls more than just my bedding together. It brightens the whole room. So, until you have the means to splurge on fancy sheets (which, by the way, look amazing whether they’re made up or not), try this simple lifestyle improvement to make your home more beautiful.
In case you’re in the market for bedding, though, here’s my low-medium-high round-up for lovely bedding.
- - Low:Ikea Linblomma Duvet & Shams
- - Medium: West Elm Swiss Dot Duvet & Shams
- - High: Peacock Alley Montauk Matelasse Coverlet & Shams