If you are an interior designer you know how important it is to get the perfect pictures of the finished project. Beautiful portfolio is always 50% interior design itself and 50% professional styling and photography. I always style my projects myself and I know that one of the most difficult parts is to prepare a beautiful bed. Nothing looks worse than visible creasing or bed that was not styled at all.
Style of the bed should be a logical extension of the overall bedroom style. Before buying any accessories, such as decorative pillows and throws, think about how you want your bedroom to look after – relaxed or formal, feminine or masculine, traditional or modern. This will give you the guidelines on what exactly to buy.
Here are some simple tricks that will make your bed look gorgeous on the pictures:
- Use layers.
One blanket and a pair of white pillows most probably look boring unless you want to take the attention off from the bed and draw it to some other things. To make a bed the focal point use various decorative pillows – vary them in size, style and color. Apart from duvet add colorful throws and plaids. Messy look will create a relaxed and bohemian look, while perfectly lined blanket and pillows will make the bed look more formal.
2. Coordinate the colors of the decorative textiles with other decor that you have – plants, accent furniture, pictures, lighting, etc. This will create a sense of flow and make your design look complete.
3. Use large size duvets and blankets – they should cover the mattress completely, otherwise the bed will look bobtailed and inexpensive.
4. For extra fluffiness you can try the following trick – use two down comforters to fill up the duvet cover and fold it at the foot or 2/3 of the bed .
5. Try the same trick with your pillows – put two pillows in a pillow case and also use double mattress pads for extra poofness.
6. All bedding needs to be pressed and I also iron it additionally right on the bed after it’s made to eliminate any creasing.
7. Unless you deliberately want to use folds and creases for a more relaxed, boho-chic look: