Layering bedding accessories is an art, and it’s easy to do. Follow these simple steps to create a bed that shows off your pretty linens and provides a delightful night’s sleep.
There’s a reason hospital and hotel employees know how to perfectly make a bed -- they do it hundreds of times each day.
A hospital corner is an efficient way to keep the sheets tucked into the foot of the bed. Start by spreading a flat sheet over the bed, and topping it with a cotton blanket. Tuck the bottom edges under the mattress.
Tuck in the sides to create a neat crease at the corners of the mattress.
At the head of the bed, fold back the cotton blanket (about a pillow’s distance down).
Fold the sheet back over the blanket, and smooth it out. (The sheet should hide the hem of the blanket.) Tuck in the sheet and blanket all the way to the foot of your bed.
Spread the coverlet over the blanket, and fold it (in thirds) to the foot of the bed, leaving some of the blanket exposed. Layer your pillows however you like at the head of the bed.