Today’s another routine post!
(Gosh, I love a routine!)
I’ve had so many questions/requests about my bed making over the years, so today, I’m showing you 🙂 .
When I post pics on my blog/Stories/etc from bed, I often get questions about which sheets I love, how many blankets I’m under, why I’m under so many, how often I make my bed, etc, so if that’s you, here you go.
This is my bed right now.
It doesn’t matter how I’m feeling, if I’m running late or what the condition of the rest of the house is in, I always make my bed. For some reason, an empty kitchen sink and a made bed can make any other chaos in my house, seem more manageable.
Over the years, I’ve tweaked my bedding a little, but for the most part, it stays the same. The only thing that rotates are the sheets as I like to make them “fun” during different seasons. At Christmas…
…I change out quite a bit, but for the most part…I just change out the sheets.
Okay, here we are…
…looks nice and normal, but really, there’s a lot of crazy underneath…
I like lots of layers on a cozy bed.
I like it to look like a Pottery Barn bed (you know the ones they make up in the store window?).
Yes, it’s CRAZY.
Let’s dissect it nonetheless…
#1: My fitted sheet and top sheet are always, always, always flannel. We switched to flannel several years ago and haven’t looked back. In fact, our guest bed has flannel sheets too and because because of that, both sets of our parents (who have stayed in that room) now only use flannel sheets too. Once you go flannel, you cannot go back. There is not a vacation that goes by where Andrew and/or myself doesn’t say “I miss our flannel sheets”. They’re amazing. We have four pairs that we rotate: a light taupe (seen here), a dark taupe (exactly the same just darker), a Christmas plaid and then a Christmas/winter village scene. The holiday sheets are seasonal and sold at Pottery Barn, but the other two sets are from Land’s End. I’m telling you, flannel rules 🙂 .
#2: Our top sheet matches that flat sheet. Cozy perfection.
#3: A quilt. Okay, from here, I’m all about adding textures to my bedding because I like the way they look mixed together. I also want all of my bedding to be machine washable, so I look for blankets/coverlets/duvet covers I can throw in the machine. All of these blankets have been collected over the years from Pottery Barn and many are staple pieces they sell every year. I like an all white bed too, but the taupe gives me just a touch of warm color that I really like, so I always pick taupe-y blankets for layering.
#4: A velvet blanket (I also have this blanket in navy on the guest bed and a similar one that’s red for Christmas). I love the way the velvet feels and looks, so I put it on my bed backwards so that I can feel it when I’m sleeping and (because I turn back my bedding when I make the bed), you can see it as an added texture when made up.
#5: This is our duvet with a duvet cover (so that’s technically two things, but I combined them to one thing). This is the “weighted” piece because it has the heavier duvet inside. My duvet is this one HERE .
#6: Top quilt. I like the pattern on this quilt and how it kind of finishes off everything on top. Is this insane? I feel insane right now.
Those are the components of our bedding. I am pretty sure your number one question will be “aren’t you hot” but my answer is…
Andrew loooooves to keep the bedroom cold.
After 16 years, I’ve decided to accept it. Sigh.
Between the temp and overhead fan on, no, I’m not hot at all, but I do think you can create the same feel/vibe/look with less bedding. For me, the key is lots of textures in the same monochromatic color.
Each morning, after I tuck in all of the blankets, I add two pillows to each side (one regular pillow and one My Pillow for each of us).
And then, I add the other decorative pillows…
…I’m starting to laugh at myself right now! I didn’t really realize how many pieces I had on my bed until this very minute. What is wrong with me?! I blame my mother. And grandmother. They taught me this! Anyway, whew, let’s break this down too…
#1: Our My Pillows! I’ve told you about the My Pillow for several years. Andrew and I each have one, and we’re obsessed. You can read more about how love in this post HERE, but that’s the first layer.
#2: We also each have a regular pillow on our bed. I like to sleep with my regular king-sized pillow under my My Pillow, so we have those as well.
#3: Awe! So, here you have the pillow shams that match our top quilt. We have two king-sized shams.
#4: We have three square pillows in the same fabric as that first blanket. I like the mix of king-sized and square-sized on the bed.
#5: Next, we have two square pillows in faux-fur followed by…
#6: Two knit pillows (texture, texture, texture).
#7: Decorative pillow number one is square.
#8: Decorative pillow number two is rectangle.
When you put it all together, you get…
I have our bedspread that we bought before we moved in about six years ago, folded at the bottom of the bed. The French blue just gives a little color to all of my taupe.
Are you tired?
Believe it or not, I can make my bed in like two minutes, but for some reason when I break it down like this, it seems exhausting 😉 .
That, my friends, is my bed routine. I like lots of layers, a monochromatic color scheme and many textures. Oh and a very cold room.
So, tell me…do you make your bed every day?! Do you like layers, layers, layers or do you think I’ve lost my mind?! Ha! The good news is that I saw Pottery Barn is having their Friends and Family Sale right now, so everything is 25% off!
Happy happy Tuesday! Check out my little poll below…