Making beds look pretty and inviting during the day is the best way of turning your bedroom into a place that's inviting and welcoming. There's nothing worse than an unmade bed for making a room look uncared for and untidy, but effectively dressing the bed can turn it from a made bed into a work of art. This is important enough in a room that's used primarily for sleeping and dressing, but very often people also use their bedrooms as a home office or hobby room. Whether you work in your bedroom, or simply use it for rest and relaxation, making it as inviting as possible gives you the best of all worlds.
Choose Bed Linens with Care
Buy the best bed linen you can afford and coordinate wherever possible. Not only does it look good on the divan, it pulls all the other decor elements together when the coverings on the bed harmonise with the colours elsewhere in the room. Hold the image of your room in your mind when shopping for linen and don't be tempted to buy something just because it grabs your attention. Ask yourself if it will harmonise or clash with the rest of the room.
Divan bed bases are very often prettily upholstered in their own right, but you can still change their appearance with the addition of valance sheets. The skirted base covering hides under bed storage drawers but still affords easy access. It's quick and easy to change the valance, but makes a big difference to the colour accent in the room and can refresh the appearance in moments.
Don't forget those other appealing bed dressings. Layers of decorative pillows and cushions piled up against the headboard add a touch of opulence and make every bed more inviting. Buy pillows in different shapes and sizes and layer them in order of size, placing them deliberately where you'd like them to show off the qualities and features of each one. The idea is to create an inviting nest appearance, not a jumble of mismatched cushions, so be selective in your choice of designs and colours and arrange them with care.
Bed runners across the bottom of the bed add an air of luxury and elegance, a bit like adding a tie to a shirt in men's clothing. It shows attention to detail and personal pride in your surroundings when you add those little finishing touches.