Dress Your Bed

Duvets & Sheeting

They say that the right way to start your day is by making your bed. Today we will go over the different parts needed to dress your bed. Sheets are a very important part of dressing your bed. Sheets are part of the key for a good night’s sleep. They help provide comfort, warmth, and can help keep your duvet and mattress cleaner for longer.


There are two types of sheets, namely: fitted sheets and flat sheets. The fitted sheet goes around the mattress, preferably on top of a mattress protector. Additionally, a flat sheet goes on top, and this is what you normally sleep under. The quality and brand depends on your wishes, but we generally prefer to go for what is known as a higher thread count for clients. Your sheeting can be any colour, in order to match your duvet or contrast it.


The duvet cover is placed around your duvet inner, and can be plain or patterned. White duvets go with just about any room style, and provide a look of comfort and elegance. Some prefer to go with darker duvet colours, but this will just depend on your lifestyle, and room style.

Pillows and Scatters

Pillows are incredibly important when it comes time to dress your bed. According to Spine Health, “Having the right bed pillows is not only comforting, they play an important role in supporting the intricate structures of the head, neck, shoulders, hips, and spine. When used well, pillows help in alleviating or preventing many common forms of back and neck pain, as well as shoulder, hip, and other forms of joint pain.”


Scatter cushions are used mainly for decor, not for sleeping on. Therefore, this means that you can go all out in terms of design and style. We often like to layer different patterns and colours, bringing interest to the bed and bedroom. Introducing a scatter with texture, such as knots, bobbles or fur can help liven the space, and make it feel comforting, cozy and inviting.

Throws & Blankets

Throws and blankets do what a scarf would do to your outfit. Therefore they can help bring the bed together, and make it look cozy and comfortable. Throws help increase the life of a duvet, as they can protect it from dirty feet or pet hair.


By adding a throw onto the end of your bed, you can help introduce or tie in a colour, and this can be swapped out easily. Thus meaning that throws can be changed depending on the season. Thicker fabrics like faux fur or large knits can be used in winter. Furthermore, thinner fabrics like cotton or thin knits can be used in summer. It is often nice to have an extra layer, just incase you are in need of some more warmth.

Would you like your bed to stand out above the rest?

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.


Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors


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