Have you ever wondered how to make a bed properly? A bed is about the easiest thing to make in the world, but I suppose you would rather not have your beds all ugly. And anyway a decent bed, which this always seems to be, is one of our necessity in all places where we spend most of our time, and making a bed properly is probably more important than we commonly realize.
A well-made bed is a pleasure for the eyes. A mess of sheets can be an invitation for the whole family to turn your bedroom into a battleground for pillows, swords, and kittens. Here are a few tips to make your bed properly and keep it in good order.
Place a Fitted Sheet on the Mattress.
Fitted sheets are made to fit snugly over the mattress. They are available in a variety of sizes, so check the label before purchasing. One side of the fitted sheet has elastic edges that go around all four sides of the mattress. The other side has a flap that folds over as you tuck it under the mattress.
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Secure the Fitted Sheet.
Fitted sheets are designed to fit tightly on a mattress. Fold the bottom corners up over the sides and tuck them under the mattress. This will help keep the fitted sheet from bunching up when you change the bed linens.
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Place a Flat Sheet On the Bed.
Place a fitted sheet over the flat sheet, but under the blankets or comforter. Tuck in each corner, making sure they are even on both sides of the bed.
Fold the Flat Sheet Down.
Make sure that your fitted sheet is on the bed and that it fits snugly on all sides. Fold the top of the flat sheet down so that it covers about three inches of the mattress above where your fitted sheet ends.
Place Your Duvet Over the Fitted Sheet.
The top edge should be about an inch below the top of the mattress, leaving enough space for your pillows underneath (your duvet should be longer than your mattress).
Secure the Duvet.
The duvet should be secure at all four corners with ties or buttons. If using buttons, make sure they are firmly fastened so that there is no risk of the duvet slipping down inside the cover at night.
Tuck in Your Sheets and Duvet Around Your Pillows.
Make sure the bottom sheet is tucked in all around the mattress, including at the foot of the bed. If you’re using a duvet or blanket, tuck it under the mattress and around each side of the pillow. This will keep it from sliding around during the night.
Creating a beautiful bed can seem daunting. Luckily, with the advice you’ve just read, you now have a better idea of what it takes to make your bed look genuine and perfect every time. These tips will help take some of the stress out of bed-making and ensure that, even on mornings when you’re running late, your bed will be tended to and lovely.