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How to Make a Bed

September 08, 2016

Making your bed is not a chore.

It’s a lifestyle! Gone should be the days when you wake up from a deep slumber and rush out of your bedroom without making your bed. You’re an adult (we think?), so it’s time to take this big step towards cleanliness, order and style. We get it, if you’ve never cared much about making your bed before, then why would you start now, and how is it actually done? We’re here to help.

Why Make Your Bed?

Here are a few reasons why you should make your bed daily:

  1. It creates the appearance of a tidy room, which can help clear your mind after a stressful day at the office or with the kids
  2. It keeps your furry friends away from your clean sheets, and prevents their paws from soiling your 100% organic cotton bedding
  3. Turning down your covers before sleeping helps create a nighttime ritual, which can help tell your brain it’s time to wind down
  4. You’ll become a bed-making pro, and the process will seem more like an activity than a chore

How to Make Your Bed

Now that you’re convinced making your bed is the way to go, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. But first, a disclaimer: these styles are certainly not the end-all be-all of bed making. Ultimately, we want you to style your bed in whatever way that speaks to you! And now back to business.

Steps to Make Your Bed

  1. Begin by placing your deep-pocketed fitted sheet onto your mattress, making sure any excess fabric is underneath the entire mattress
  2. Lay the (optional) flat sheet finished-side down and distribute evenly on both sides of the mattress. Placing the flat sheet finished-side down ensures the correct side is shown after flipping over the sheet, but we’ll get to that later. Line up the top of the sheet with the top rim of your bed
  3. Tuck in the flat sheet under the foot-end of the bed, and then tuck in both sides, smoothing out the edges
  4. Once your crisp corners are done, spread your duvet cover—with insert—over the entire bed. Make sure the side with the button closure is at the foot of the bed
  5. Grab your flat sheet and duvet cover together with both hands, and gently fold backwards towards the foot-end of the bed. You want to make sure the top of the fold lines up with the final layer of pillows. This means that the more layers of pillows you have, the more you should fold back your flat sheet and duvet cover
  6. Place your sleeping pillows adjacent to the headboard, and cover them with two to three euro shams. Keep in mind, two euro shams should be used for Full/Queen beds, while three are used for King/California King beds
  7. Prop two more shams in front of the euro shams. For Full/Queen beds, use the standard size, and for King/California King beds, use the king size
  8. For an extra touch of elegance, place a lumbar sham in front of the standard or king shams, in the center of the bed
  9. Finish by layering an oversized throw across the bed for additional style and comfort points

Style Variations

You could opt to vary your bed however you’d like. Some like folding their flat sheet over before placing the duvet on top, and then folding the duvet in half, allowing for more exposure to the flat sheet. Others prefer placing euro shams as the first line of pillows propped up against the headboard, followed by sleeping pillows, then standard or king shams and then lastly the lumbar pillow. At the end of the day, it’s entirely up to you!


Here are some images that help illustrate the options. Yes, you too can achieve perfectly inviting beds like these!

How to Make a Bed with Organic Cotton Bedding

How to Make a Bed with Organic Cotton Bedding