most mornings, this is what my bed looks like. #honesty. post sleep, blankets pulled up and tossed on, pillows plopped on top if they are lucky enough to make their way off the floor.
our euro pillows have seen better days. i don’t even know how old they are, but they are basically lifeless. most nights i’m working on my computer from bed, with my iPad next to me (catching up on shows on hulu), and i use one of these pillows as back support. well, they’ve not been so supportive lately.
i feel much better when i take a couple minutes to make my bed, and really, its just such a good way to start my day! its kind of like What I Wore – i just feel better when i look better! when i let making my bed slip, its so much easier to leave the dishes a bit longer, leave the laundry in the dryer, ignore the piles…
so let’s start with some fresh sheets! i love these sheets from target (no longer available) for their cute cross print and their deep pocketed fitted sheets – i hate it when the fitted sheet slips up the side of the mattress!
next i lay the flat sheet on top, upside down, pulled all the way up the the top of the mattress. my mom taught me this when i was young, but never really understood the purpose until i cared about making a pretty bed. just wait, you’ll see why…
when its not too cold, i like to use a pretty coverlet rather than a thick blanket next. this one was from our wedding (awwww!).
then i fold down that upside down sheet over the coverlet.
see? so pretty. so easy.
then i prop up our bed pillows.
and it was time to replace those euro pillows! the folks at pillow cubes asked me to choose a couple pillows to try out. i chose a pair of 28×28″ hypo allergenic synthetic down pillows. i wanted soft and comfy, but sean is allergic to down and we needed to find an alternative.
these pillows are so fluffy, yet firm and supportive – just what i was looking for. and they look so much better than the limp ones we replaced!
i finish off the end of my bed with our comforter. we sleep with it most nights if its cold enough but i like how it looks folded at the end of the bed. i pull it up all the way, then triple fold it back at the foot on my bed.
i like to mix up my throw pillows every once in awhile for a bit of interest, and i’m done!
and just like that, i’m more likely to take care of the rest of my house, just because i made my bed today!
is there anything you do that helps your day go more smoothly? i wish i also did my s=dishes every night so i start with an empty sink, but alas, that comfy bed is so much more alluring in the evening than those filthy dishes!
and pillow cubes is offering 10% off your order with coupon code PleatedPoppy10. woohoo!