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How to make your bed like a pro

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You’ve probably made your bed a million times over the years, but have you ever stopped to think about whether you’re doing it the right way? It may seem like a relatively straightforward task, but there’s actually a little bit of know-how involved. Taking the time to learn how to get the perfect corners on your flat sheet, or where to place your duvet, will go a long way towards ensuring you enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep every night.

So, if you’ve been waking up to find your sheets are tangled and your duvet has fallen onto the floor, this is the guide for you! Read on below to find out how to make your bed like a pro.

Remove everything from your bed

Whether you’re making your bed because you slept in it the night before or because it’s time to change your sheets, the first thing you should do is take everything off the top of it. This means you should remove pillows, your top sheet and duvet, comforters, throws, and everything else that might be sitting on top of your fitted sheet. If you’re making your bed because you slept in it the night before and your sheets don’t need to be washed, you can leave your fitted sheet in place. Make sure it is still fitted tightly to your bed and check that the corners are still tucked under your mattress.

Put your fitted sheet on

If you don’t already have a fitted sheet on the bed, it’s time to put it on. To fit it correctly, you’ll need to tuck the elasticated corners around the edges of your mattress. You’ll want to try to get your sheet to fit over the corners of your mattress, you may need to lift your mattress up to tuck them underneath. Once your sheet is on, make sure it is not creased or wrinkled and that it sits smoothly on your mattress.

Looking for tips on how to fold a fitted sheet? Check out these helpful tips here.

Put your top sheet on

Next, get your top sheet and spread it out evenly over the top of your bottom sheet. The larger hem of your fitted sheet should be placed at the top of the bed. When your sheet is positioned in place, it’s time to begin making ‘hospital corners’ – this will leave your bed looking neat at the end.

To make a hospital corner, you’ll need to tuck the end of the top sheet between the mattress and base. To do this you’ll need around 40cm of extra sheet over the foot of the bed. You’ll want to lift the sheet at the corner and fold it so that it forms a 45 degree angle over the top of your mattress. Then, while holding the folded section in place, tuck it under your mattress. Repeat for each corner and then tuck in any loose areas for a neat result.

Lay your duvet or comforter on top

Once your sheets are on your bed, it’s time to put your duvet or blankets on top. For the best results, make sure your blanket is spread out evenly with the same amount of overhangs on all sides. Ensure that your duvet or blanket is kept around 6 inches from the head of your bed and a little bit below your top sheet, so that it can easily be folded over, then take the edge of your top sheet and fold it back over your duvet or blanket.

Add your pillows

Next, grab your pillows and fluff them by squeezing the sides together before placing them flat at the head of your bed in the space between your folded fitted sheet and duvet. If you have extra pillows, stack them on top of your bottom pillows.

Add cushions, quilts or throws

Finally, add your finishing touches. Decorative cushions, throw blankets and pretty quilts or comforters are a great choice for finishing off your bed and can make it feel extra luxurious and comfortable to sleep in at night.

What to remember…

Making your bed every day will make your space feel neater and more organised, which can help to boost your mood and make you feel motivated – so it’s important to prioritise it. Make it a habit to make your bed every morning and you’ll soon find that it feels like second nature.

You should also remember to wash your sheets regularly and take good care of your mattress with regular care and a mattress protector.

Looking for more tips and advice for the bedroom? Speak to our bedding and manchester experts in store today!

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