Hate Making Your Bed? Try One of These 5 Styling Shortcuts
If you’re prone to hitting snooze, making your bed with Martha Stewart–level perfection can feel like yet another task on your mounting morning to-do list. It’s the busy woman’s daily dilemma: Should you take the time to style your bed and tidy your room as you go, or should you use those precious minutes to respond to emails or get to the office early?
As it turns out, you don’t have to choose. Here, we spotlight five styling shortcuts insiders swear by to hide a messy bed. Yes, with just a few expert tweaks to your room, such as adding statement throw cushions or a thick neutral throw, it’s easy to disguise disheveled sheets in seconds. Follow these five simple styling hacks and start your day guilt-free—because there are more important things to worry about than hospital corners.
Direct attention away from an unmade bed by creating a focal point. Follow designer Athena Calderone’s lead by selecting three types of accent cushions of varying colors and textures. Layer the cushions in three lines on your bed for a considered look that requires minimal effort.
Claire Esparros for Homepolish; STYLING: Tali Roth
Artfully “undone” bedding is on the rise thanks to trending linen sheets, which give any space an effortless look. Take a cue from Swedish boudoirs and invest in a quality set of linens, which require no ironing and look best when worn and disheveled. So if you avoid making your bed each morning, these sheets should be your new go-to.
Styling a bedroom with your S.O. can be fraught with design challenges, but especially if you have different attitudes about making the bed. If you know your partner prefers to leave the sheets awry, invest in a statement headboard that will draw your gaze above the mess. Our pick: Opt for textured or patterned headboards with intricate details for maximum impact.
Create a classic, streamlined look by choosing bedding in a neutral color palette, à la this space by DISC Interiors. A straightforward duvet and shams have timeless appeal and can be pulled together in a flash, without finicky accents. Bonus: Streamlining the color palette of your room removes visual clutter—it’s the cheat’s way to fake a neat, considered space.
An oversize blanket that reaches to the floor is a super-easy way to make your space look more polished. Its simple drape will cover any wonky sheets or imperfectly folded corners. Casually fold your duvet back a third, and drape a blanket at the bed’s foot for a relaxed but refined look.