Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Top Tips to Take Beds from Boring to Beautiful

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Top Tips to Take Beds from Boring to Beautiful

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INTERIOR design trends don't just impact on new designs of fabrics and furniture in bedrooms, there are also changing trends in how we dress and style a bed.

The design and styling team at British bedding brand Appletree 'lives, breathes and sleeps' beautiful bedding - so they know a thing or two about how to make a bed look simply stunning.

For National Make Your Bed Day next month, Appletree has compiled its top 10 tips on how to style a bed like a pro, including its team's most popular bed-making hacks and new ideas on what to do with throws, cushions and other bed accessories.

Here's some styling tips from Jackie McLoughlin at Appletree.

| 1. Flip it and reverse it A current trend in bedding is reversible duvet covers and mixing prints. This not only provides two options for the main design on show, but it adds a fantastic additional feature to a bed when the top of the duvet cover is turned down.

| 2. Throw on a throw Throws are still a great styling device for beds, but not too neatly folded along the bottom of the bed. Throws should now look more informal, casually draped over the corner of the bed.

| 3. Spread it on thickly Adding a bedspread can not only inject a strong colour element into the focal point of the room (the bed) but it's also a great instant update for autumn/winter bedrooms.

| 4. That's cushions covered Cushions are still an essential for a super stylish bed. But how many? Three is a magic number in styling, or certainly an odd number, and maybe stick to under six in total in a Super King or King and three for a Single.

Mix cushions in different shapes, colours, designs and textures for a current look, and display in a nonuniform arrangement. Cushions are also a great way to juxtaposition design elements or colours.

On-trend metallics are a hot look for 2017/18. They will pretty much go with any style of bedding.

| 5. In or out? The most common questioned asked with regards to styling a bed is whether pillows should be above the duvet or tucked underneath. We're definitely an outy here at Appletree.

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