The proper bed skirt adds texture and an additional element of color. Try a second one and cinch it at each corner to create a tiered effect.
After applying the fitted sheet, draw the flat sheet to the head of the bed, and allow the other edges to hang freely. Fold the flat sheet over your bed blanket, and neatly tuck both the bed blanket and the top sheet under the mattress.
Start with two European shams (or “squares”) for a full-sized bed, or three for a king or queen. Rest the shams upright against the headboard. Next, layer two standard shams, followed by two standard bed pillows. Finally add the decorative throw pillows of your choice.
Your bed blanket’s weight and fabrication should be appropriate to the season–heavier wool or cashmere for winter, lighter cotton for summer. In addition to a bed blanket, a comforter or duvet is necessary. Fold the duvet or comforter one, two or three times, depending upon your style, and set it across the foot of the bed. A throw blanket or quilt adds an additional layer of color and texture and is the perfect finishing touch.