How to Make a Beautiful Bed

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so we should not only have comfortable beds but beautiful beds as well. Here are 4 steps to How to Make a Beautiful Bed, and you can find everything you need at Tuesday Morning.

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Tuesday morning has great deals (20-60% less than department stores) and high-quality brand-name items so you can create a beautiful bed without spending a fortune.

Tuesday morning has everything you need to make a beautiful bed. They offer a huge variety of throw pillows, sheets, blankets, sheets, comforters, and duvets at amazing prices.

I love to create a high-end look without spending a fortune, and Tuesday Morning is the perfect place to shop. I found so many things to create a beautiful bed.

How to Make a Beautiful Bed:

1. Hide the Box Spring.

If your box spring is visible, cover it with a fitted sheet or bed skirt. A fitted sheet is great if your bed has a platform, but if under your bed is visible, try a bed skirt. We all have used under the bed to hide things, and a bed skirt tidies it all up just by hiding it!

2. Use Sheets that Fit.

Select sheets that fit your bed, and make sure to pull the fitted sheet all the way around the mattress so you have a tight fit (don’t allow any part of the mattress to be visible). Not only does this look nice, but it makes sleeping much more comfortable.

Also, if you have sheets with a pattern, make sure the flat sheet is patterned size DOWN. You’ll want to fold that sheet back.

3. Layer Duvets, Comforters, Quilts, Coverlets, and/or Blankets.

Layering not only provides the option for the perfect sleeping temperature, but they provide all the elements needed to make a beautiful bed. There are so many options:

  • Duvet – A duvet is a quilted blanket filled with a natural or synthetic filling (down or down-alternative) and is protected by an interchangeable cover.
  • Comforter – A comforter is one complete, quilted piece.
  • Quilt – A quilt is comprised of three layers—two layers of fabric with batting in between—stitched together, often with a decorative design.
  • Coverlet – A coverlet is a bed covering with sides that hang down a few inches past the box spring, but don’t touch the floor.
  • Blanket – A blanket is any bed covering thicker than a sheet, including quilts, duvets, and comforters.
  • Throw Blanket – A throw blanket is a small decorative blanket, often that are used for extra warmth when lounging on top of the bed.

While a comforter is essentially a thick, one-piece quilted blanket that tops your bedding, a duvet is an insulated sewn bag that you wrap with a cover so that the duvet stays clean

Layers allow for various patterns, colors, and textures.

4. Layer Pillows

As with layering blankets, layering pillows allow for a comfortable night of rest and also make a beautiful bed complete. I hide my sleeping pillows behind my pillow shams and like to add two more layers of pillows. Again, this allows you to play around with different colors, patterns, and textures.

For a king-size bed, I love to play with throw pillows in threes. However, for smaller beds, try adding pillows in doubles. Repetition is great for those who love the look of order.

Tuesday morning has several options for hiding those box springs, a huge variety of sheet options, and plenty of throw pillows and blankets so you can create your own beautiful bed.

Tuesday Morning also has lots of other home decor items (go here to see what I found for my kitchen) like frames, vases, and these vintage-looking books that provide storage.

I also found this cute brass tray and rose-scented candle from Tuesday Morning.

I’d love to know – what are some of your favorite Tuesday Morning finds?

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Master Bedroom Makeover

I’m excited to share our master bedroom makeover with you today.

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Serta Mattress copy

I’ve slowly been making over our master bedroom.  It’s been fun to finally give the room we spend the most time in some (well deserved) attention!

Adding pillows to your bed

One thing I’m embarrassed to admit?  We have had the SAME mattress since we were first married – 14 years ago.  Horrifying, I know.  We decided that the most important thing in a master bedroom makeover had to be a new mattress.

Serta Perfect Sleeper

We bought a Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress from Big Lots, and it is AMAZING!  Not only is it incredibly comfortable, but it sits taller than our old mattress and box springs.  This adds to the elegant look I’m going for with our bedroom.

Big Lots Serta Mattress

We took a family trip to Big lots and tested out the mattresses.  They have a large array of quality mattresses and most are in stock.

Mattress Testers

While we were there, I had to pick up some new sheets so I could dress up the new mattress.

Big Lots Sheet Set

600 thread count = luxury!

Big Lots Sheet Set Queen

I’m a huge advocate of making your bed every day, and I think it’s worth a couple of minutes of your time before you run out the door.  It’s a way of clearing the clutter and starting fresh – what a great way to start your day, right?! And when you make your bed, here are four tips to making it extra special:


Sheets are an important piece to a pretty (and comfortable) bed.  I believe one of the easiest ways to make a pretty bed is to fold down the sheet and duvet/comforter.  It looks inviting and adds an extra touch – and the fold requires only a few extra seconds.

Adding pillows to your bed

Also, I’m a huge sham fan – they are both pretty and functioning.  I use them when I’m sitting up and reading.  Throw pillows are the final touch.  You want enough to make the bed special but you don’t want so many that it’s over the top.  For me, three seems to be the magic number.

Decorating with pillows

Making a Pretty Bed

Besides the mattress, the final piece to finishing up our master bedroom makeover was figuring out what to do with the blank wall when you first walk into the room. We’ve been wanting to create a small desk area to use with our laptops, and we found the perfect solution.

Blank Bedroom Wall Makeover

We created a work area with a beautiful desk we found at Big Lots.

Bedroom after

It’s traditional with a modern twist, and it’s the perfect solution for my blank wall and need for workspace.

Bedroom Desk

And, the added bonus?  There are plugs and USB hubs on the back of the desk!

Back of Big Lots Desk

I bought the mattress and desk on two separate trips, and I have to tell you that the Big Lots employees were incredibly kind and helpful.  They quickly let me know if my items were in stock (in both cases, they were!), and they helped me load them into my car.

Big Lots Desk

During a visit to Big Lots, I found this pretty wine-inspired candle and monthly view calendar (styles and assortment vary by store.)  It’s amazing what all you can find at Big Lots, and you can click HERE to see more!

Big Lots Home Decor

And the flower vase was yet another great find from Big Lots!

Mini Office Area

My bedroom is comfortable, inviting, and functional now thanks to the furniture and home decor items I found at Big Lots! Check out Big Lots on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. What do you think of my master bedroom makeover?

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