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How to dress a bed using luxury silk sheets

An elegantly dressed bed can create a statement visual focal point in any room, as well as provide a comfortable and inviting place for a restful night’s sleep. Whether it’s for a guest room or your master bedroom, spending time dressing your bed in quality duvets and colour-coordinated pillows can drastically improve the aesthetic of your room and can contribute to a better quality of sleep.

If you're ready to upgrade your interior design but find yourself searching for bed dressing ideas and styling tips, keep reading as our helpful guide details how you can achieve a combination of aesthetics and comfort.

Dress your bed in quality materials

Investing in quality materials is the first step to dressing a bed like a professional. From duvets to mattress toppers, each component matters equally when it comes to making a bed that looks good and feels even better. A good bedspread will also last much longer, this longevity will provide you with a reliable place to achieve a good night’s sleep, as well as ensure that your bedroom or guest room is kept looking timeless for years to come. Silk is the perfect material for this, as the unmatched softness and opulent sheen boast a sophisticated appeal, where the natural properties of the material keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer if you’re willing to splash out on luxury.

For luxury quality bedding - think natural materials. From cotton to silk, they all have their unique benefits and can feel just as good as they look when you climb into bed after a long day. However, when dressing a bed with more splendour and ambience, silk offers an extra touch of luxury that can elevate your interior design scheme. When choosing your materials always make sure that you check the silk momme to make sure that you can create the right effect when dressing your bed. In the case of other materials such as cotton, high thread count is also a sign of good quality, so don’t be afraid to do your research when it comes to finding the best duvets.

If you’re still not sure where to get started when looking for high-end bedspreads, our silk bedding sets are an excellent place to start. Our soft, silk duvet covers and pillows starting paired with a silk mattress topper are a match made in heaven.

Signature Grey Collection from £105

Dressing a bed with cushions 

Dressing your bed doesn’t need to stop at duvets and silk mattress toppers. You can start adding more character to your bed by simply fluffing your pillows to give them a neater look and watch as this easy trick transforms your bedspread from plain to professional. It’s also good practice to place the open part of your pillows towards the outer edge of the bed for the best look. It’s a small change that can drastically improve the aesthetic of your bed.

You can take it up a notch by layering your pillows with some smaller cushions. Keep your biggest pillows at the back and layer your cushions in front of them from biggest to smallest. Cushions are a great way to experiment with texture and shapes on your bed and can turn a basic bedspread into something spectacular. Make sure to keep your pillows colour coordinated though as this will help the rest of your bedding have an elegant, coordinated look, making it feel much more inviting.

If you’re looking to experiment with some smaller decorative cushions on your bedspread then we recommend adding accessories such as silk bolster cushions. Bolster cushions are great for adding a hint of luxury and can be placed in front of your bigger pillows for decoration or can work on their own and come in a variety of patterns and colours.

Harlem Toile Ivory Silk Bolster Cushion £165.00

We also have a great collection of smaller decorative cushions. A collection that features everything from pink stripes to blue frills and these are some great choices if you’re going for a softer look in your bedroom or need something that more closely matches your style.

How to dress a bed using throws and bed sheets

The best way to dress a bed is through layering. You could try layering your bedspread with a quality throw that can be spread over the foot of your bed or casually draped over the corner to incorporate more colour and texture. Doing this can effortlessly add more charm to your bed and make it feel more inviting at the end of a long day.

For a more colourful approach, we’d recommend layering smaller patterned throws over bigger minimalist ones. For example, you could try a smaller green patterned throw over a soft brown throw. Or a detailed blue throw on top of a plain white one and watch as your bedspread transforms into an aesthetically pleasing masterpiece. Don’t be afraid to play around with texture combinations either, from fluffy to silk throws, and find the best match for your aesthetic.

Herringbone Silk Throw

Silk Blanket - Biscuit £355

What are the best colour palettes for dressing a bed?

When it comes to dressing a bed an important part of the process is picking a colour scheme and sticking with it. Ideally, you will want something that fits with the rest of your room for a well-rounded look. For example, if you have neutral, beige walls you may want to try a white bedspread that incorporates those same beige tones in the cushions and throws. However, if your room is filled with vibrant colours and decorations you may want to opt for a bedspread with more contrasting colours.

To help you decide on a colour palette we have included a list of some great combinations below to help give you some inspiration, from soft tones to contrasting hues.

Soft colour combinations

Contrasting colour combinations

If you want more inspiration our Madeaux collection has a variety of pillowcases and duvet covers with a range of colours and textures to choose from that you can incorporate when dressing your bed If you want to know more about colour theory in interior design read our colour psychology in interior design blog for more colour palettes and inspiration for your bedroom.

Signature Ivory Collection from £87.50

Dress your bed like a professional with Gingerlily

If you’re still looking for more inspiration on bed dressing ideas then browse our full collections of silk-filled duvets and pillows and explore a myriad of opulent colourways to find the perfect aesthetic for you. Our warehouse outlet also offers you the perfect opportunity to start experimenting with luxury materials and colours at just a fraction of the price. Alternatively, for more interior design inspiration, you can find a range of useful articles in our journal.