Talk about seaside comfort; tousled linens on an unmade guest bed beckon the sleeper to crawl back in; Peggy’s bedroom is washed in pale light thanks to a great big window, soft blue walls, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and just a whisper of colour on the bed and rug.
How to make the perfect bed
As the owner of Au Lit Fine Linens, Joanna Goodman knows a thing or two about making the bed a cozy haven.
Choose quality. Joanna recommends Egyptian cotton sheets in your favourite thread count (her favourite is 410 – crisp with a soft hand).
2 Pretty pillows
“Pillows can make or break the quality of your sleep,” says Joanna.
Choosing the right pillow really comes down to personal preference, so make sure you try them out in the store.
Look for signs of quality: A good duvet should feel light and airy, as well
as warm and cozy. The best duvets are filled with pure goose down and
sewn in a baffle box to avoid clumping.
4 Duvet cover & shams
“The bed is the focal point of your bedroom, so I always recommend that you fall in love with your duvet cover,” says Joanna. Don't worry about trends; choose quality linens that evoke serenity and calm to enhance sleep.
Wraps around the frame of the bed to hide the box spring. Aesthetically,
it can be tailored, with or without pleats, or gathered for a more feminine look.
6 Toss cushions & throws
“Here's your chance to go crazy with colour and pattern,” says Joanna. A fabulous decorative cushion or colourful throw can bring a room to life!
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