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How To Make A Bed: The Anatomy Of A Bed

Anatomy of A Bed

At the end of a long day, nothing is nicer than curling up in a well-made bed. I agree that it doesn't happen as frequently as we'd like. If you're rushing out of the home in the morning, making your bed can be the last thing on your mind. Some of us may not be able to make our beds look like the ones in a catalogue because of this. BUT... I have the impression you'd like to, don't you?

Any bedroom needs a bed to function properly. Your bed should be as comfy as possible because there is where you will be spending most of your time awake.

 There are many things to consider when it comes to making a good bed, so let's get started.

Bed components

Flat Sheet

There are two types of flat sheets: those that need an exact fit, like fitted sheets, and those that float over you as you sleep. Both Twin and Twin Extra-long beds may be covered with a twin flat sheet. Flat sheets for a queen-size bed will also fit a full-size bed. Flat sheets for King and Cal-King beds are interchangeable.

A hemmed flat sheet has three equal hems on three sides and a bigger hem on the fourth. Finishing the blanket, coverlet, or duvet with a simple stitch, hemstitch, or embroidery allows you to fold the broader hem back over your blanket, coverlet, or duvet.

When it comes to the design of flat sheets, European-style cuffs and mitred corners will be making their way back into fashion in the near future. In order to give a well-dressed luxury bed its trademark refinement and elegant elegance, you can fold back the flat sheet over the blanket, coverlet, or quilt.

We recommend using a flat sheet underneath a coverlet or duvet, then a fitted sheet on top of that. When it comes to the more affluent consumer, like to sleep without a flat sheet and with the duvet immediately hovering above them. However, washing a flat sheet is a lot easier than washing a duvet cover and then putting it back on.

A Fitted Sheet

All four sides of a fitted sheet are elasticized to provide a tight fit on your mattress. As you sleep, you won't have to worry about your sheets bunching up and shifting around.

Mattress depths in the United States aren't standardized, unlike bed sizes, which have stayed constant. If you have a mattress that is 17" deep, our fitted sheets include a gusset (also known as a "pocket-size" or "pocket depth") that will fit the mattress comfortably. Custom orders for larger or smaller sizes are possible from most of our suppliers, though.

There are several reasons why fitted sheets might wear out more rapidly than other types of bedding: When the cloth is continually stretched across the mattress, the elastic sewed to the edges puts greater stress on the fabric. Our bodies shift when we sleep, putting friction on the cloth, which leads to wear.

Pillow Cover

A sheath or barrier is created between you and your pillow by this piece of fabric. You will typically find that the short side of the pillowcase is open with an additional inch or two draped over the top of the pillow insert. In other cases, the drape is liberal and adds visual interest to a piece that is otherwise mostly practical.

Button, knot, or envelope closures are just a few of the various options available for pillowcases. It's possible that they don't have any. Pillowcases can be purchased individually or in sets, depending on the retailer.

Duvet Cover

Protects your duvets, comforters, weighted blankets, down alternative comforters and is readily removed and cared for in practical terms. Duvet covers and shams, which serve as the bed's "stars," are available in a wide variety of vibrant bedding fabrics, and they set the tone for the rest of the bed's decor.


Many duvet covers are fitted with zippers or buttoned ties to keep the filling secure. Note that the Duvet is the stuffing that goes inside the Duvet Cover; it's generally made of down or a synthetic down substitute. Comforters are also referred to as duvet covers with an insert. The side and bottom borders of Duvet Covers are commonly embellished with flanges or embroidery.

There are no seams between the two faces on most of our duvet covers, which is made possible by the use of bedding-width textiles. If you prefer to sleep on a duvet rather than a flat sheet, you can purchase any of our sheet fabrics as duvet covers.



A pillow sham is not to be mistaken for a pillowcase, but rather a decorative item that is not designed to be used as a sleeping surface. A sham can have a knife-edge finish or flanges on each of its four corners. The back of a sham usually contains a hole for the cushion to be inserted.

Euro Pillow Shams

In terms of size, the "Euro Sham" is one of the most popular shams on the market. This decorative cushion, sometimes referred to as a "European" or "Continental" sham, is part of the "top of bed" ensemble. As part of the ornamental aesthetic, Euro-shams can have a variety of closures, although they're primarily intended to be used as a bed-support device. The breadth of a King bed necessitates three Euro shams, whereas a Queen bed normally requires two.


Boudoir pillows are dressed up with the help of this stylish cover-up. These pillows are 12 by 16 inches and may be used as an accent pillow for the "head of the bed" or to keep your neck warm while you're reading in bed, depending on how you choose to use them. There are several ways to use it while on the road or at the airport. Like Euro shams, it may be made in a wide variety of colors and patterns.


There are many different ways to refer to the coverlet. Blanket Cover, Matelassé, or Bedspread are also other names for it. Coverlets can be used as a duvet cover, folded at the foot of the bed, or used alone in the warmer months. The Coverlet offers a new texture and colour to the bed's appearance and adaptability to temperature adjustment. 

Keep in mind that not all coverlets are made from Matelassé cotton. Matelassé is a fabric and a finishing technique, not a piece of bedding in and of itself. Matelassé is a French term that refers to the finishing of cloth. It's a quilted-looking fabric with a woven texture. Coverlets and pillow shams can be made from matelassé.

Customized Cushion

Throw pillows come in two varieties; standard sham-sized pillows and those available in various sizes and forms that aren't directly related to your bed's comforter. Pillows of this sort provide aesthetic flair and vitality to your bed.

It's typical for ornamental pillows to be constructed of a stiffer material, such as feathers or down, to be included in the bed scape. These aren't meant to be used for sleep but rather to prop you up in bed and provide visual interest to your room.


A bed skirt is a great option when it comes to tucking away the box spring or rails under the mattress. A skirt can be made with simple pleats or ruffled with undulating gatherings.

"Decking" used to be the only way to tie a bed skirt to a mattress-sized rectangle of cloth that sits in between a mattress and box spring, but this method is no longer utilized. Special pins hold three distinct lengths of the skirt together so that they may be tucked neatly between the box spring and mattress.

This refers to the length of a bed skirt's "drop," which ends approximately 14 inches from the floor.


Cotton, wool, mohair, and cashmere throws make lovely accents. Often spotted "lounging" on top of beds, sofas, chairs, or even on your lap, these little blankets mirror their larger counterparts. Luxurious throw blankets add warmth and cozy to your bed without compromising design or refinement.

Making a Beautiful Bed: Steps to Follow

You've heard it from your mother countless times when it comes to making your bed in the morning. When it is time to sleep, the room will seem cleaner and more orderly, making it more appealing to get into bed. The art of properly and elegantly making your bed may seem easy, but some skill is involved. Now that you know what you require, it is time to make your bed.

The first step in making your bed is to clear the bed. This can be done immediately after waking up in the morning or after washing your sheets. Remove all bedding, including cushions, stuffed animals, and blankets.

1)Remove the top sheet, the duvet, and any pillows from the bed and place them in a separate area

2)Using your fitted sheet, smooth off the surface of your bed.  Make sure to tuck the sheet in as much as possible to ensure that it remains in place. Check to see whether you need to raise the mattress slightly to get the sheet tucked firmly around the corners of the mattress.

3)Keep in mind that the fitted sheet is flat and wrinkle-free on the mattress.

4)Place your flat sheet on top of the mattress. Check if it is the correct way around, likewise, if your bedsheets have patterns. The pattern is laid out so that it is facing the fitted sheet. The reason for this is that you will be turning the edge over, and you want to be able to view the completed seam (or pattern).

5)Place the blanket on top of the flat sheet and pull it all the way up to the seam.

6) Bring your coverlet all the way up to the seam of the flat sheet and tuck it under the seam.

7) Tuck everything beneath the mattress, beginning at the foot of the bed and working your way up to the head of the bed. It's similar to the way you fold a present.

8) The top edge of the coverlet should be flipped over to show the sheet. This provides depth and contrast to the composition. It also makes it easy to curl up in bed with a good book.

9) For an added touch of luxury, place a puffy duvet at the foot of the bed and fold it in thirds, with the final edge towards the head of the bed.

10) Adding the pillows, you'll be using to rest your weary little head. You know, the ones that make you drool.

11) Then, using attractive pillows covered in shams, conceal the drool stained cushions.

12) The next step is to add your decorative pillows, and you're finished.


    Even though we realize it's a small thing, we believe that a comfortable and aesthetic bed needs greater care because we spend so much time in bed. How many evenings have you had to wrangle with tangled sheets and lost pillows before settling down for a good night's sleep? Crumbling under crisp, fresh, and snugly-tucked blankets, on the other hand, sounds much more appealing. It may help you get a good night's sleep.

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