How many different ways can you make a bed? As it turns out, the answer to that is a lot more than I could ever have imagined! Now, I’m quite a neat and tidy person, like things to be done in a certain way however as long as the beds made I’m not that bothered. That’s not really the best approach when providing luxury accommodation though. Having carefully shopped for tasteful, soft and sumptuous bedding (not to mention the bedspread shopping trauma when we nearly had a total meltdown), I thought there was nothing more to do than swiftly make the bed, take some nice and photos for the website and boom…done. But no. I made up the bed, including said offending bedspread, plumped the pillows, flattened the duvet but it just looked so…normal. You know when you arrive in a hotel (or your sister in law’s house) and the bed is just immaculate and smooth and inviting? Well it was nothing like that.
Amy got involved, “that doesn’t look anything like Corinna’s (said sister in law’s) beds”. So we took everything off the bed, everything on, folded the bedspread, unfolded the bedspread, pillows on top of duvet, pillows underneath…you get the picture. It was rubbish. “Let’s ask Corinna” Amy said, “she’ll sort us out”. Sure enough, within the hour, we got an email with several attachments. Photos of Corinna’s spare bedroom made up with several bedding arrangements plus comments on the method and failsafe tips. Brilliant. We picked the fav and there you have it. Bedroom perfection. It’s the “classic” pillows on top of duvet / folded bedspread draped over the bottom / minimal cushion arrangement…thanks Cor.
Here’s the 5 different recommended ways to make a bed!