Erin Klawiter designer from Nifty Nest - Bedroom blog

I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t make my bed every day! And while I love a beautifully made bed, let’s be real...most days it’s a scramble to get up and do all the things and I just don’t take the time to fluff and fret over the bedding. But with that said, when I do, I not only feel like this small and seemingly minor accomplishment makes me feel good but walking into my bedroom when it looks pretty and put together is a little detail that gives my busy life a sense of calm. So I’m sharing some super easy tips and tricks on the makings of a well made bed, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money to do so!

First, I’ll start off by saying these new sheets from Peri are the bomb. I’ll admit, I was skeptical that they’d make a huge difference. I mean, they’re just sheets, right? Ummm. No. They are a time and marriage saver, not to mention high quality and pretty! For the first time ever, I’m not waking up to a wadded sheet mess at the foot of the bed or on the floor because the top sheet works like a fitted sheet at the bottom. No more hubby complaining about being cold at 4:00am because I’ve kicked the sheet off the bed. Haha. Also makes it easier  to make the bed and takes a lot less time. Win-Win! 

Now that we’ve discussed function, let’s talk form! To get a cohesive look, no matter what your style or budget is, I use the rule of 3: 3 colors, 3 prints. Starting with a neutral base in any color (in my room, that would be cream), add in another color (as I did with the gray nightstand and quilt), then another color (in this case, I chose metallic finishes in gold, in the hardware, lamps and metal wreath). For prints, don’t be intimidated by mixing. An easy formula I use: Staying in the same color family, a large print (can be in a rug, bedspread, pillow, wallpaper, etc) paired with a smaller print and mixing with solids. I love mixing bold plaids, ikats, stripes, florals with small animal prints in pillows. Here are some examples!