The way your bed looks can have such a big effect not only aesthetically but emotionally too, as it sits in any bedroom as the main key feature. The way you style your bed should be looked at like creating a work of art rather than a daily chore, something which can become a part of your everyday routine and can have surprisingly rewarding benefits!
The age old questions is though, how many cushions is too many?
The honest answer is that there really is no correct answer, the number varies completely depending on what kind of style you are trying to create! Whether its a classic look with tight lines and symmetry in shape and colour, or a more contemporary feel with loose folds and mixed layering, or perhaps even a minimalistic style with restrained palette and limited textures – the bedding colours, shapes and varieties change accordingly.
Another factor to keep in mind when creating your dream bed, is material qualities. If a more classical bed style is what you are after then the higher thread count the better, luxurious 1000 – 1200 thread count sheets aid to craft that high end hotel feel, paired with crisp cotton bed and cushion covers in sateen weaves or deluxe quality textures. Contemporary aesthetics on the other hand can be created in the bedroom in many ways – through natural materials, mid range thread counts and multiple layers of many varying textures such as cottons, linens, knits and velvet blends. A minimalistic look however requires a thought out approach with paired back styling, combining organic materials like linens with stonewashed rustic textures keeping it as simple as possible.
Take a look at some of our past jobs for some bed styling ideas and inspiration –