Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, but often times it's just a rectangle in the middle of the room with some blankets thrown on it. Have you ever wondered how to make your bed look as picture perfect as the ones you see in the home magazines?
Well, here is how the professionals are taught to make your bed when you hire a professional cleaning service.
Step 1: Sheets
Kind of a no brainer, but put on the fitted sheet first. Make sure that all the corners are lined up and pulled extra tight. Next, place the top sheet upside down on top (you do this so that when you fold over the top edge, the pattern or finished edges are visible).
Step 2: Blanket
Find a thin blanket that compliments the color scheme of your bedding and lay rt over the top sheet. At the head of the bed, fold the top .sheet and blanket over together about 12 inches. Tightly tuck the sides of the top sheet and blanket under the mattress.
Step 3: Comforter
Whether you have a duvet or a comforter, drape it over the blanket. The comforter should be centered on top of the bed with equal amounts of overhang on the sides and bottom. Then fold over the top half of the comforter revealing the top sheet and blanket underneath.
Step 4: Pillow
A trick I learned about pillows ... try to create a triangular shape with your pillows. Start with three larger accent pillows at the back against the headboard. For the second row use standard size pillows and have one less pillow than the back row. Then, add the small decorative pillows to match. For example, you can place two small square pillows with a smaller pillow in front like a round pillow or neck pillow.
Step 5: Folded Quilt
Adding a folded quilt or blanket at the foot of the bed can add another layer of visual interest to the overall look of your bed. Be careful not to get too crazy with the patterns, but if fits within the design, go for it .
Now you know how the professionals make beds look like the bed you see in those home magazines.
And now you can make your bed look professional done EVERYDAY!
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