To make your bed look absolutely
luxurious, start with a mattress pad or feather top bed for a deep cushy base.
Your bed will never quite achieve the plush luxurious look of the "magazine
beds" without using down and feather products. It's also a quality
investment that will last for years to come. And the best part is that you'll never want anything else
on your bed because
it will not only look fabulous, but it will also feel absolutely indulgent.
Next, add a bed skirt, fitted sheet and flat sheet in
coordinating Ralph Lauren patterns. Make sure at
least the flat sheet is in a different but coordinating
pattern to the bed skirt and fitted sheet.
You can also add two flat sheets. Ralph Lauren has
displayed beds with two flat sheets folded so that both
patterns show. For example, in the photo to the
right, they've placed a white ruffled flat sheet under a
Cottage Lane flat sheet and folded it so that the white ruffle
shows just on the edge.
Put the flat sheet(s)
Pull your comforter/duvet to the top and
down two or three times in a loose accordion-style so that it is plump at the foot of the bed and still allows you to see part of the coverlet.
important aspect in
dressing a bed
-- avoid pulling your
comforter/duvet all the way to top and
merely setting the pillows on top of it. This tends to
give a stiff and dated look. But you can pull your
comforter/duvet all the way to the top if you add a blanket or coverlet folded at the foot
of the bed to break up the length.