How much time do you have to get ready in the morning? An hour (liar). 30 minutes? 15? Three?! No matter how quickly you have to get out the door, you can in fact make your bed and you’ll be SO much happier at the end of the day if you do. No seriously! Thankfully, bed making does not have to be an arduous experience.
I’ve been slowly working to get my master bedroom together (why do we always neglect the room we spend so much time in)?! While we still hardly have any furniture, I decided it was time to make our bed a truly inviting space. My years-old set of all white bedding we carried over from our old loft was feeling rurl tired. To transform our space, I turned to Parachute, the online go-to for amazing bedding, and couldn’t be happier with the final result! This is a bed that proves you can in fact, make a wonderfully inviting bed in almost no time at all. What do you guys think?
Step one in designing a bed is picking your vibe. While I styled my guest bed to neutral and ultra minimal, I wanted our bedroom to feel a little more sultry. I also wanted to design my bed to match our lifestyle – which trends toward a little chaotic and always on the go. So I set my sights on a perfectly imperfect bed. Sure, there are formal ways to make a bed, really traditional looks, boho and modern styles, but I need something that is pretty low maintenance.
Next step was picking a color palette. Thankfully, matching sheet sets are a thing of the past. I love that with Parachute you can choose any color combo you like. I paired a lovely 100% Egyptian cotton percale in Sand for my fitted sheet with a deep slate hue for the top sheet. These sheets are super soft straight out of the bag and will only get better as you wash them. I also love that they’re really big – covering the bed beautifully.
The third step for this perfectly imperfect looks is layering. I firmly believe that the only thing that should go to bed naked is you. Your bed, on the other hand should be layered with a variety of blankets and throws to create that cozy, inviting texture. I added a lovely embroidered coverlet with a global vibe atop my sheets and topped it all off with a Parachute linen duvet cover in Toast (obsessed with their linen – it’s SO good) folded down to reveal all the different textures.
When it comes to pillows, I’m a firm believer that there is no need for piles and piles. Yes, if you stack your bed with all things mud cloth, it’ll get pinned a million times, but what do you actually do with all of them? Sweep them to the floor and then have to pick them all back up again. No thank you. I say keep it classy with no more than four. I chose standard pillowcases in percale to match my sheets because you can actually sleep on them.
When it comes to other accents, I liken throw pillows to jewelry. Throw one on as an accessory to complete the look. I chose a velvet throw pillow in my current color obsession – terra cotta. The addition of velvet adds one more yummy texture to the mix.
A simple, inviting bed that doesn’t require 30 minutes to accomplish. You can make this bed in under 30 seconds. Not convinced? We even made a video to show you just how easy it is to get this laid back, yet sophisticated look. Check it out!
It’s amazing how nice it is to walk into a room at the end of the day and see a warm inviting bed awaiting you. It’s the perfect way to relax at the end of the day – if you can stay awake for more than two minutes.
photography by andrea posadas
This post is in partnership with Parachute. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting posts that have kept apartment 34’s doors open.