How To Dress A Bed With A Comforter

When it comes to comforters, choosing one can be both incredibly exciting and immensely intimidating. That’s because there are so many options out there, from…


When it comes to comforters, choosing one can be both incredibly exciting and immensely intimidating. That’s because there are so many options out there, from thread counts to fill materials to price points. Still, it doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve got you covered with this guide on how to dress your bed with a comforter:

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How to Dress a Bed With a Comforter

How to Dress a Bed With a Comforter

Each bedding piece is different and should be treated as such. We’ve put together a guide on how to properly dress your bed with each piece of bedroom decor.

  • Make sure you have the right size sheets: If you’re thinking about buying new sheets, make sure they’re the right size for your mattress. A fitted sheet has elastic on all four corners, so it stays secure around your mattress and doesn’t slip off during sleep (or lovemaking). Flat sheets aren’t as elasticized and may need some help staying put at night, so consider adding another layer like a flat sheet or another fitted sheet over top of it for extra security. Fitted sheets come in standard sizes like twin XL (twin extra-long), full/double XL (double extra-long), queen XXL (queen double), king XXL (king double). The best way to know if your new set of fitted sheets will fit on the bed frame? Measure both ends of the mattress before making an investment!

Choose a comforter that works with your room and personal taste.

Choosing a comforter that works well with your room and personal taste can be difficult. After all, the comforter is likely to be the most expensive part of your bedding ensemble, so you want to make sure it’s worth it. You also want to think about how well your choices fit into your larger home decorating scheme. Here are some factors to consider:

  • What style do you prefer? Do you prefer contemporary colors or traditional hues? Do you like whimsical patterns or subtle prints? Is there a certain material composition that speaks to you—like silk or cotton? Think through these questions carefully before making any final decisions on which comforters match best with yours.
  • How does this piece fit into my room as a whole? If there is one thing we all know about decorating, it’s that every element needs purpose within its surroundings in order for them not only look good but also feel cohesive when put together at once! You wouldn’t wear a suit if all other pieces were formal gowns; likewise for decorating: don’t settle on anything until it feels right!

Get sheets that are the right size and style.

  • Get sheets that are the right size and style.
  • Sheets should be large enough to fit your bed, but not so large they hang off the sides or look too long. If you have a king size bed and want an oversized comforter, you may need a set of king-sized sheets to match. Likewise, if you’re using a small twin size comforter on a queen-sized bed, you’ll want smaller fitted sheets that fit tightly around the mattress (and don’t show under your comforter).
  • The sheet style should match the rest of your bedding collection; for example, if you have striped cotton sheets with blue and white stripes for summer months, try finding one in black and white stripes for winter months when it’s colder outside! You can also mix patterns on top of each other: I’ve seen plenty of people who mix patterns like polka dots with stripes together as well as plaids with damask designs—but again generally speaking stick within one theme at once (e.g., all polka dots).

Consider decorative pillows.

Decorative pillows are a great way to add color and pattern to your bedding. They can also be a great way to add comfort, which is especially important if you spend long hours sleeping on the bed. There are many different types of decorative pillows available: throw pillows, shams, and accent pillows are some common examples. These vary in size from small (throw) to large (queen-sized shams). Just like regular pillows for sitting on the couch or chair at home, these vary in thickness as well. Decorative pillows can be made from many different materials including linen material, silk fabric or cotton fabric; they may come with button closures so that they fit snugly around your existing duvet cover—or they might have ties so that they hang freely off of the edge of your bedding set without touching any other pieces at all!

You should make sure that any decorative pillow has some sort of special meaning for you personally before choosing one because it will likely become part of your bedroom decorating scheme forevermore after purchase!

Pick pillowcases and shams that complement your bedding.

Pillowcases and shams should match the comforter. If your comforter is striped, use solid-color pillowcases and shams that complement the stripes. If your comforter has flowers on it (or similar designs), choose pillowcases in a floral pattern and make sure that they’re either all one color or have a similar design to the ones already on the bedding. You can also use different colors for the shams than you did for the rest of your bedding; this will add some visual interest without being too distracting from other parts of the room. If you aren’t sure how to match up these pieces with what’s already around them, consider using two duvets—one on top and another underneath—to help tie everything together visually but still keep things cozy at night!

Shams should complement both pillowcases as well as whatever else is present within any given room space – whether that happens through complementary colors used throughout an entire home décor scheme (e.g., blue) or contrasting tones between multiple elements within said living space (black v white). Most importantly though when choosing which type(s) of fabric material works best think about comfort level first because no matter how luxurious looking they may appear they needn’t feel good against bare skin during those long winter months ahead nor should anyone want them placed inside their luggage bag during travel time either!

Accessorize with blankets and throws.

Throw blankets function as a comforter’s best accessories. They add color and texture to your bedding, and you can use them to cover up any gaps in your comforter’s coverage. If you have a thin blanket, this helps fill out the bed look better than just using a single down comforter would do on its own.

If you’re worried about keeping warm at night, consider adding a throw or two for extra warmth during winter months. You can also use throws as decorative accents—just place them on the floor when guests are over!

Dressing a bed with a comforter isn’t hard, but there are several things you should consider when choosing your bedding so you get the look and comfort you want in your bedroom.

Dressing a bed with a comforter isn’t hard, but there are several things you should consider when choosing your bedding so you get the look and comfort you want in your bedroom.

  • The comforter should match the style of the room. If your bedroom is more traditional, consider using a simple quilt or blanket for warmth and comfort. If it’s modern and minimalistic, opt for something sleek and bold like velvet or silk to add some flair to the room.
  • Choose a color that works with both your space and mattress set-up (or headboard). You can choose something different than what’s on display in our gallery above! Try pairing bright colors like reds or oranges with dark brown furniture; this combination will create an elegant feel that still feels cozy and warm without being overwhelming.*


With a little bit of forethought, you can dress a bed with a comforter that will look good and feel great. The key is to pick the right comforter for your room and personal taste. Then choose sheets that match and complement those pieces of bedding so they work together well on the bed. If you have decorative pillows, blankets or throws in mind, make sure they fit into the color scheme or theme of your bedroom so everything works together seamlessly.

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