Custom Bedding and Drapery Pros Tell How to Make a Beautiful Bed in Just Minutes

A well-made, beautiful bed complete with custom bedding can set the tone for the rest of your day — just ask Naval Admiral McRaven. In his popular commencement speech at the University of Texas, he explains, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.”

Custom Bedding and Drapery Pros Tell How to Make a Beautiful Bed in Just Minutes

Beyond its self-esteem and productivity-boosting powers, a well-made, beautiful bed has also been linked to happiness: 71% of bed-makers consider themselves happy, while 62% of non-bed-makers admit to being discontent. Making your bed luxury hotel-style every morning doesn’t have to be a hassle — here’s our quick guide.

Step 1: Start with a clean slate. Clear it off! Strip your bed down to just the fitted sheet and pile those accent pillows on a nearby chair or side table.

Step 2: Secure the base. Do a morning dance (or shuffle) around the mattress, pulling the fitted sheet taut as you go.

Step 3: Fix up the flat sheet. Take your flat sheet and spread it over the top of your bed wrong side-up, as you’ll want custom bedding details like embroidery or trim to appear once you fold your sheet over. Make sure the sheet hangs over each side evenly. If you prefer your sheets loose, leave them alone. If you like the warm and toasty feeling of tucked sheets, lift the ends of your mattress and tuck the hanging fabric in. For a truly luxurious bed, consider folding hospital corners — this video shows how, in less than one minute!

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Step 4: Cover it up. Take your comforter or duvet and cover your flat sheet, making sure it hangs over each side evenly. Fold the two back together and wipe away any wrinkles. For a streamlined, contemporary look (and to save more time), skip the fold.

Step 5: Add the finishing touches. Pile on the pillows and toss on a throw blanket (or two!) for a luxuriously layered look. Now, take a moment to soak it all in. You started your day on the right side of the bed, your first task is complete, and you’ve got a great day ahead of you. Doesn’t that feel good?

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If you’re looking to improve your productivity and mood in the morning, one of the easiest places to start is with a beautiful bed. At Strickland’s Draperies & Fabrics, our designers can help you find the bedding of your dreams. In the mornings, making your bed won’t be a headache anymore – it will be a beautiful part of your daily routine! Contact us to get started with a free on-site consultation or come by our showroom.


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