Keys for a perfect ‘bed styling’

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Lola marquez

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Without detracting from the great importance of having a good mattress or an ideal pillow, sheets, covers and bedspreads are key to designing a magazine bed The of a luxury hotel, capable of providing a pleasant, pleasant and very comfortable rest. Two experts in the field tell us how to get at home a perfect ‘bed styling’.

Yes indeed, creating the ideal climate is of great importance for a restful sleep and turn off any light, including the mobile one; do some stretching before going to bed; take a bath or shower that, in addition to relaxing, increases body temperature, and avoid large dinners. And, of course, as a culmination of this ideal atmosphere, it is advisable, always, but in the current situation all the more reason, to wash the sheets regularly, better twice a week than once, preferably at high temperatures, in addition to cleaning them, disinfect them.

1.The choice of fabric

Yucca by Gamanatura sheet set made of organic cotton (from € 70)
Yucca by Gamanatura sheet set made of organic cotton (from € 70) – © Gamanatura Yucca

Cotton (calico, Egyptian, satin), linen (a staple of ‘slow’ life) and thread are the three star fabrics for dress the bed. Natural and hygienic, they facilitate perspiration and provide a soft and delicate touch, which invites to rest. “As it requires a good ironing, the thread is recommended, especially during the summer and with high temperatures: a real luxury. Of course, the consumer should take into account that, as the threads when washed are wrinkled by the mechanized process of the same and chemical products are used that wear down the fabric, this affects its durability “, they point out from Carmen Borja.

Although there are prices for all tastes (and pockets), «We should always choose 100% cotton, avoiding mixing. To know for sure the quality of the cotton, you have to look at the number of threads: the higher the number of threads, the better the sheets will be. A standard sheet has 120-150 threads, but for them to be luxurious they will have to have more than 300. Ours, for example, are 400 ”, they point out from Mayfly Home.

2. Colors that accompany

Vichy Room duvet cover (from € 45.95) and Bergen Room decorative blanket (€ 29.95) from El Corte Inglés
Vichy Room duvet cover (from € 45.95) and Bergen Room decorative blanket (€ 29.95) from El Corte Inglés – © El Corte Inglés

There are colors that look better than others and that also favor rest. Although the choice depends on the personal taste of each one, there are shades that always work, especially if they are degraded. «Whites marry perfectly with everything. For example, with earth colors, pastel, camel, chocolate brown … For a house in the Mediterranean the different shades of blue with white will always be welcome », Carmen Borja advises.

3. How to make the bed (right)

Mayfly Home Embroidered Cotton Sheet Set (from € 90)
Mayfly Home Embroidered Cotton Sheet Set (from € 90) – © Mayfly Home

As important as the choice of sheets and covers is the way to make the bed so that it resembles that of a hotel, they have from Mayfly Home. “The first thing is place the bottom sheet well stretched. Afterwards, you have to shake the countertop on the bed, so that it is distributed on all sides. In the part of the headboard, we stretch it so that there are about 40 centimeters and we position the part of the feet well so that it does not hang excessively.

Then comes one of the most important aspects of a good bed: the bending of the corners or ‘hospital corner’, which will prevent the feet from escaping. “You have to hem the top sheet at a 45º angle and gradually tuck the side under the mattress on each side,” the experts advise.

4. Well accompanied

Elysée Washed Linen Bedspread by Lo de Manuela (180 x 140 cm, € 200)
Lo de Manuela Elysée Washed Linen Bedspread (180 x 140 cm, € 200) – © Lo de Manuela

To look perfect, the covers and bedspreads must be well accompanied, point out from Carmen Borja. «They must always be combined with a canopy or floor cover. When placing them, the drop of the quilt must be less on the sides than on the feet. This will add elegance to the bed.

Plaids are another of the basics to make a bed look nice: «They have to cover the width of the bed and allow at least 30 centimeters to hang on each side. There are those that reach to the floor, but these are recommended for large rooms. They are perfect with a pair of matching cushions. Normally, the smaller ones will be the ones that close the whole.

5. The importance of cushions

Cushions from the Médanos de Chabeli Iglesias collection by Carmen Borja from € 38
Cushions from the Médanos de Chabeli Iglesias collection by Carmen Borja from € 38 – © Carmen Borja

In addition to being a decorative element, the cushions provide a feeling of warmth and make the bed softer and more inviting. «The ideal bed must have at least six to eight cushions and their placement will be from largest to smallest size: 90 x 40 cm, 70 x 40 cm, 50 x 50 cm, 45 x 30 cm … In addition , its filling has to be very compact, so that it does not lose the desired effect “, clarify from Carmen Borja.

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