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Do you style your bed like the ones in magazines and catalogues?


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#1 anon039

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:05 PM

I went and bought some new sheets and a new quilt cover for my bed yesterday.
No matter what I buy my bed never looks like the ones in the pics on the packaging.
I can finally see why and it’s because I don’t have enough stuff on my bed!
I only have 2 pillows and my doona, with a bottom sheet of course.
Do you have cushions, heaps of pillows and throw rugs?
I want my bed to look inviting and like the ones in the magazines but I know everything will end up on the floor so I haven’t bothered!
Would like some inspiration!
What does everyone else do?

Edited by anon039, 17 April 2019 - 06:06 PM.


#2 José

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:07 PM

do i style my bed!?

good god no!!


#3 anon039

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:11 PM

View PostJosé, on 17 April 2019 - 06:07 PM, said:

do i style my bed!?

good god no!!

I figure that if I’m spending that much on covers etc that I want it to look good.

#4 Thylacine

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:13 PM

Nope. Where do you put all the spare pillows while you are sleeping?

#5 anon039

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:15 PM

View PostThylacine, on 17 April 2019 - 06:13 PM, said:

Nope. Where do you put all the spare pillows while you are sleeping?

On the floor??

#6 José

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

View Postanon039, on 17 April 2019 - 06:11 PM, said:



I figure that if I’m spending that much on covers etc that I want it to look good.

i buy reasonably expensive bed linen and im happy with how it looks.

its ok if you want your bed to look different to mine.

i think all the extra pillows and throws are a waste of money and waste of time. where do you store them when ur in the bed?


View Postanon039, on 17 April 2019 - 06:15 PM, said:



On the floor??

i wouldn't spend large amounts of money on cushions and throws that are going to spend a large portion of time on the floor!!

#7 wilding

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

Nope, just blanket and 3 pillows. Heck, I don't even make my bed :shrug:

#8 JomoMum

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

We have 3 square coloured cushions that we bought for our bed. They matched the nice doona cover we’d bought.

They live on the floor when we’re in bed. And stay there pretty much all other times too. I wish I had the inclination to make it look pretty every day. Because generally our bedroom is the only tidy calm place in the house. I just got over it pretty quickly.


#9 creatamum

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

Our guest rooms are styled but it is rare for me to bother with our room, I buy the stuff style it once or twice then shove it all on the top shelf of our wardrobe. If we are leaving for holidays etc I style it to make it easied for the burglers to take all the matching stuff (DH's comment everytime). Ours boys do there own beds and I call it an achievement if they match the sheets & doona cover to the pillow cases.

#10 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:22 PM

God no from me too.

Reminds me of this rant from Coupling about cushions on Sofas.

https://www.youtube....h?v=Lp0-8Ibkczc

Edited by Veritas Vinum Arte, 17 April 2019 - 06:25 PM.


#11 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:25 PM

DH and I have 2 pillows each..... one expensive contour/physio type and one normal, for reading, sitting up etc.  

We have 2 double doonas instead of one king size, so I always make sure they are in matching covers, so they at least look like one from a distance.  

That's as good as it gets....... We do have three lovely cushions that I bought a few years ago.  The look lovely on top of the tall-boy in our room.  DH and I didn't last long with putting them on and off the bed.  It was worth a try though.

#12 JayPee

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:25 PM

Yeah I do. I have ten pillows (three euros) and two cushions on our bed. My DH thinks I'm mental. I think I'm overcompensating for the lack of bed head.

I fold over the quilt (and flat sheet) at the top of the bed, to almost half way, so there is a bit of contrast/texture/depth. My pillows are stacked and they reach to where the quilt fold ends, if that makes sense. I use the Sheridan website as my inspiration.

#13 MuffinQueen

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:26 PM

I do.  Maybe not full on catalogue style - but I like the pillows and throw to all be arranged and look nice and neat.  

It takes two seconds to take the pillows off each night and they sit in a pile on the chair in the corner of the bedroom each night.  It takes not even a minute to set them up as I make the bed.  

Each to their own.  It just makes me feel better having it look nice.

#14 Babetty

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:27 PM

And it's not just all the extra stuff - to make a bed look magazine-styled you need to iron your pillowcases, quilt cover etc and then NOT TOUCH IT OR SLEEP IN IT or creases will appear.

#15 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:27 PM

Only time we have ever styled our bed was when we had an open for inspection to sell the house.

Waste of effort otherwise. And I don’t have space, even on the floor, in our modest bedroom to store decorative pillows, I even struggle to keep a Spare blanket handy.

Edited by ~LemonMyrtle~, 17 April 2019 - 06:35 PM.


#16 Cimbom

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:28 PM

I have 9 pillows - two European ones, two that we sleep on (plain coloured), two that match the quilt cover and three smaller cushions

#17 Lunafreya

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:34 PM

No! Does anyone live like that?

We had fun once with a long tube bolster pillow in a hotel room though.

#18 Popper

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:45 PM

Yes I do!!! Including the kids' beds. But I love a made bed with lots of cushions and throws.

#19 Daffy2016

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:45 PM

I wish I did - I love the way it looks.

In reality, you’re lucky if I make the bed, let alone style it. But I like to think I recognise my limits as a human and interior decoration is to be admired, not emulated :laugh:

#20 ~Bob~

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

I do. Everyone has their thing. I like my bed linen. I buy reasonably expensive linen and I like to have pillows to make it all look like the catalogues. Yes, the pillows end up on the floor each night, but it doesn’t matter. I love how it looks and that’s all that matters.

#21 Appleaday

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

I have the Euro's that I sit up quite nicely. I usually make my bed as I sit on it to watch TV to escape the kids in the lounge room. My bed doesn't look like a magazine but it's usually neat.

#22 zenkitty

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

I am lucky to pull the doona up before leaving for work. I buy expensive linen because it feels nice, not wasting my money on any more pillowcases etc. than is necessary!

#23 TheGreenSheep

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:56 PM

I do, which has been spurred by having a single story house with the main bedroom at the front of the house beside the front door. It can be seen from the front road. DH makes the bed like I do, he follows ‘the rules’ and tbh he likes the bed made too.

#24 nom_de_plume

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

Um no.

I don’t even make my bed. Or any beds in our household for that matter.

Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!

#25 Jane Jetson

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

I have a few nice cushions and throws. They always end up under the bed.

I consider myself unusually organised if I actually make the bed in the morning.The most stylish thing on it is the cat.




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