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Your Registry & How to Make the Perfect Bed

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Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. To create your restful and soothing retreat, start with the bedding.

With so many options, we know it can be difficult to choose bedding that’s right for both you and your better half. Keep reading for our recommendations for the right additions for your registry, plus tips on how to make the perfect bed.

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Don’t Mind The Numbers

When shopping for bedding, it’s easy to get fixated on thread counts, though they don’t necessarily add up to the best sheets. Look for high quality cotton like Egyptian or organic, and keep it 100% pure. Even in lower thread counts, cotton sheets feel cool and smooth to the touch, and will get softer over time.

Get Set

In general, it’s a good idea to have at least three sets of sheets for each bed in your home. This allows for one set in use, one in the laundry, and one in reserve. Consider custom monogramming with both of your initials for a personal and luxurious feel.

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Layer It On

Giving a bed multiple layers adds style and comfort, and allows for temperature flexibility. After securing your fitted sheet, lay your flat sheet down, then a coverlet or quilt. Next, fold the top quarter of the coverlet or quilt and flat sheet down. For a look that’s neat and inviting, lay your duvet down and fold it in thirds at the foot of the bed.

Mix It Up

Mixing textures and patterns brings warmth and character to a bedroom. When combining contrasting patterns, sticking to one palette for cohesiveness is a good rule of thumb.

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Make It Plush

Pillows are essential, not only for a good night’s rest but for a cozy bed. Layer them back to front: pillows in pillowcases, euro shams, then front-facing. Use three sets on a king bed and two on a queen bed, and keep a basket at the side of the bed for corralling pillows when you go to sleep.

Need more help? Watch our easy-to-follow how to video on our YouTube channel.

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Learn the Steps to Create the Perfect Pottery Barn Bed

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Ever wonder how to get the look of the beds you see in Pottery Barn’s catalogs and photo shoots? Well, wonder no more. Today we’re showing you how to create the perfect Pottery Barn bed with a list of tips and tricks. Keep reading to find out how to get a Pottery Barn look in your bedroom.


Start with comfortable and quality basics, including a bed skirt, fitted sheet, flat sheet, duvet insert, pillow inserts, duvet, quilt, euro shams, sleeping pillows and standard shams.
  To extend the life of your mattress, try turning it every three months. It’s easy to remember to do so by tagging the corner of the mattress with the month it was last turned.
  Use hotel corners create a neat and tailored look. To create hotel corners, fold the bottom tail of the sheet diagonally across the side of the bed. Then, tuck the excess sheeting under the mattress.
  While ironing is always a nice step, you can also refresh the bed by lightly spritzing it with a water bottle scented with fresh lavender.
  To create visual and textural interest, layer varied fabrics on your bed, such as silk, linen, velvet and cotton.
  When making the bed, give your duvet a  good shake to fluff it and prevent bunching.
  To easily add pillows to pillow cases, fold them in half before inserting.Then, fluff them before you layer them on the bed.

For even more tips, check out this video showing you step by step how to create a Pottery Barn-style bed!

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