Dressing the bed is just as important to the style of the bedroom as the furnishings, accessories, and artwork. A bedroom should feel relaxing and serene; when you ‘dress the bed’ stick with neutral colors for a muted color palate and mix muted tones with a pop of color as you ‘dress the bed’ for an elegant and sophisticated design concept. Remember bedding is as important as the art hanging on the walls.
Today’s trend in bedding is neutral fabrics with a sheen or satin texture. Less vibrant colors are in for 2014 and neutral bedding paired with colorful patterns, geometric lines and interesting textures add a dimensional design to you bedroom. Add interesting and eye-catching throw pillows on your bed for a comfortable yet sophisticated look. Do not overdo it on the pillows, as men tend to complain about a mountain of pillows that serve no purpose but to be tossed aside before bed. Today’s trend calls for few pillows on the bed, often just two Euro pillows add a clean sense of comfort and sophistication. Depending on your preference in bedding, whether duvet or bedspread, the Euro pillows should complement the bed covering.
Don’t be afraid to add an embellished pillow or two, but stay away from ruffles and fringes as it can appear too feminine or too young, taking away from the elegance and serenity a bedroom should have. Opt for hand-painted silk pillows for an exquisite design. Rhinestones and embellished pillows are an exciting avenue to take if you want to add “bling” to your bedding.
Coordinate bedding with the lamps, draperies, artwork and the rug in your bedroom. Tying neutral colors together is easy, but steer clear of flat textures as that can make a room appear bland and uninviting. Make your bedroom serene and elegant so when you walk in, you feel instantly relaxed. Choose a rug with a pattern if your bedding is neutral and lacks texture. Stick with less dense patterns to add dimension to the floor to make the room appear larger.
As always, design choices are personal. Your taste in color, texture and pattern stems from your personality, and the feeling you want your bedroom to emanate for anyone who views it or steps foot inside. Some prefer a softer comforter that is fluffy and offers a messier look. Others prefer a duvet or a bedspread for a more polished look. When designing a bedroom with your man in mind, stick with neutral bedding of course, and choose textures that have straight lines and geometric patterns. Stay away from pinks and floral patterns as this choice might throw him for a loop.
Dress your bed with four to six pillows. Do not overdo it with so many pillows it takes nearly 5 minutes to remove them all before you go to sleep at night. Shams, a bed skirt and embellished pillows will complete your bed design, and at La Maison Interiors we have so many ideas and pieces sure to catch your eye, so you can dress your bed in style.