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How to dress the bed hotel style

There’s a certain elegance about a well-made hotel bed – and the crisp, comfortable feeling of crawling into it. With the right techniques and your choice of quality bed linen, pillows, throws and cushions, it’s actually really easy styling a bed like a pro. Here’s how!

Here’s what you need

A pro tip is to get protectors for your mattress, duvet and pillows. This prolongs the life of it all and makes things a lot easier in case there’s an accident. You never know.

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sheet or fitted sheet
  • Duvet and duvet cover
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Bedspread or throw
  • Decorative cushions

Thoroughness goes a long way

Regardless of what bed linen you use, the best way to boost the high-quality feel is to start at the ironing board. A quick once-over makes all the difference. As does a few minutes making sure that everything is straight and well-fitted.

Choosing the right duvet covers

Generally, bed linen with a higher thread count gives you a smoother touch. But there’s no need to break the bank. There are plenty of duvet cover sets with that cushy hotel feel at lower prices too. All white is the classic way to go.

A nice bedspread sets you up for more

Some hotels place a runner at the foot of the bed, others protect the crisp bedding with a full bedspread. The latter is convenient to make the bed accessible for many more activities during the day. Just make sure it’s fitted neatly.

A plush rug and other finishing touches

It’s just not the hotel feeling without the details in place – a handy nightstand, the right lighting and a soft rug to sink your feet into in the morning. And why not add a Bluetooth speaker for mood music to fall asleep and wake up to?

“Don’t forget the cherry on top. Adding decorative cushions is probably the most rewarding part of making any bed. A nice way to add a personal touch.”

Nuri Im
Interior Designer
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