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From choosing the right duvet covers and softest pillows to properly layering on high-quality sheets, a perfect bed can be your haven of peace and luxury. To make a bed professionally, some amount of know-how will ensure you get the most comfortable night’s sleep.
Benefits of Making Your Bed Every Day
Despite our mother’s nagging, some feel too lazy and consider making the bed a chore. Nevertheless, we all enjoy entering a bedroom with a streamlined bed that invites us to lie down and relax. A well-made bed can make the difference between a good night’s sleep and a night spent trying to get comfortable. Here are some of the merits of this morning ritual that will help to create your calming sanctuary.
1. Gives a Sense of Achievement
Tidying up the bed can give a sense of accomplishment and pride. It gives you an instant feeling of success and feeling organized.
2. Developing Good Habits
The act of making your bed can encourage you to do other tasks like keeping your clothes off the floor and putting books back on the shelf naturally until it becomes a daily custom.
3. A Positive State of Mind
There is a direct link between well-being and living in a clutter-free environment. Making the bed is about setting an intention to do things, focusing better, and improving goal-setting skills.
4. Reduced Stress Levels
Organizing helps reduce stress levels, induces better sleep quality, and enhances productivity. Making the bed can be a calming activity as well.
5. It Prevents Embarrassment
Keeping your bedroom ready for an unexpected guest can save you from social embarrassment. A tidy bed becomes the focal point of attention in your bedroom.
Steps to Make a Bed Properly
Listed below are some easy-to-follow guidelines on how to make a bed correctly.
1. Clean the Bed
Clear off old sheets and pillows to get down to the bare frame and mattress.
2. Add the Mattress Pad
A mattress pad helps to add an extra layer of comfort between you and the mattress. Line up the corners of the mattress with the mattress pad and put it on. Stretch out the pad completely to avoid any wrinkles as it is the bottom-most layer.
3. Add the Fitted Sheet
The fitted sheet has completely elastic sides, which enables a tighter fit around the bed. Orient the sheet correctly before putting it the proper way. Put the sheet on tightly around the mattress pad to avoid any wrinkles. Slightly lift the mattress to tuck the sheet in well.
4. Lay the top Sheet
The hemmed side of the sheet has to be lined up with the head of the mattress. Spread the sheet out, so an even amount is hanging off each side of the bed—Tuck the leftover sheet hanging off on the end of the bed under the mattress.
5. Hospital Corners
After you leave the flat sheet hanging evenly on the bed, start at one corner at the foot of the bed. Tuck the hanging fabric under the mattress along the foot of the bed. Hold the excess material that is now hanging on the side of the mattress, lift it, and place it on top of the mattress. Hold the edge of the sheet forming a 45-degree angle with the corner of your mattress. Tuck in hanging fabric along the side of the mattress and let the sheet fall. Adjust the edge of the sheet to the corner of the mattress and tuck in. Repeat the same steps for the remaining corners.
6. Add the Duvet
The duvet is usually placed over the top sheet. Spread it evenly over the bed without any wrinkles. Leave the same amount hanging off on both sides of the bed. Line up the duvet a little below the top sheet.
7. Fold Down the Sheets
Spread the sheet out over the mattress. Pull the upper hem to the top edge of your mattress and center the sheet so that it drapes evenly over both sides of the bed. Smoothen the creases. Fold the extra length of the sheet over the duvet, and tuck the remaining sheet and the duvet hanging off the side of the bed under the mattress.
Prop up the flat or fluffy and voluminous pillows against the headboard. Few rectangular or square pillows or European shams make your bed look truly styled up.
Finish off with a throw blanket, thin quilt, or extra blanket and layer it across the foot of the bed for a crowning touch.
Healthy Bed Habits
Sleep hygiene refers to a series of healthy sleep habits that can improve your sleep health and offer lifelong benefits.
1. Set Bed Time
Setting a fixed bedtime in the morning boosts happiness in life. Start by making the bed perfectly; this way, you can hope to maintain that schedule of finishing tasks for the rest of the day.
2. Wash Your Beddings
Wash the bedsheet once every two weeks to avoid a foul smell. Duvet covers can be washed once per quarter, while items in direct contact with the skin need to be washed regularly.
3. Layer with duvet
Turn the cover inside out and stretch your arms inside to grasp the corners of the duvet. Grab two corners of your comforter or quilt. Shake the comforter for the cover to go right-side out.
4. Layer with Mattress Pad
If you feel hot, look for a breathable mattress pad with cooling. A pad with support properties makes your bed more comfortable. A basic cotton pad can protect your expensive mattress from sweat stains during summer and spilled drinks.
5. Soothing Bedroom Ambience
How to Make Hotel Style Bed?
A soft, snug and smooth hotel bed looks impressive enough for you to wish to make a bed hotel style at home and duplicate its look.
First of all, buy a good-quality mattress or flip your mattress if you’re unwilling to discard the old one. A memory foam mattress that relieves pressure can be used to layer your mattress. Use white cotton sheets for a plush feel. The top sheet should be placed using hospital corners.
Display your crisp white sheet by folding your duvet down in thirds. Add a comforter for added warmth. Place standard pillows or Euro pillows and a small accent pillow to accessorize your bed. Match throw blanket with either the headboard or the accent walls of the room. Arrange the pillows symmetrically to add color, texture, and character to your bedroom.
Bed skirts look aesthetically pleasing by concealing the legs of the bed. Fluff your pillows and revive them to make your bed look most welcoming, like a hotel.
How to Make Bed with Footboard
Place the sheets covering the boundary spaces of the footboard. Lift your mattress to tuck the sheets under it properly.
Common Bed Making Mistakes You Should Avoid
1. Let Your bed Linen air
Wait for an hour or two for your sheets to completely dry before making your bed. This will prevent the growth of bedbugs, dust mites, and any allergic reactions.
2. Putting the Fitted Sheets Incorrectly
Choose a fitted sheet with the correct pocket depth. Your fitted sheet could easily slip off at any time if the pocket depth is deep or too shallow.
3. Tucking Your Bed Too Tightly
Tight bedding can be a pain to sleep on as it stops you from freely moving around the bed during sleep.
4. Not layering Bedding Properly
Layering top sheet, duvet, blanket, or a comforter provides extra warmth when you feel cold while sleeping. Throw off the duvet if you feel too hot, and use the top sheet only.
5. Wash and Replace Pillows
Wash pillows every few months and pillowcases every week as they trap dirt, oil, and bacteria, which can cause skin irritation. Place pillows correctly for neck and head support. Replace them every 3 to 4 years in case of neck pain or allergies.
Irrespective of the size of the bedroom, the bed holds a prominent position in the room. As it is utilized daily, make sure that your bed not just looks good but is also comfortable and satisfies your personal preferences. Make this a habit and wake up feeling refreshed and re-energized to take on a new day.