This is my super quick study break of the evening. I needed a little refresher because I am very consistently failing all the practice tests I've been taking!
We had friends over for board games and nachos last weekend (after the Santa Claus parade) and I started thinking about how I make the bed in a "fancy" way when guests are over. Friends can very clearly see our bedroom if they're visiting because it is right beside the main floor bathroom. When people are over I try to tidy up the bedroom because of this and that means making the bed! I can't lie...many days the sheets are untouched after I wake up at the crack of dawn.
To me the perfect bed has different textures, colours, and patterns of linen. Personally, I don't have the expendable cash to have as many pillows/sheets as I would like, but I make due with what I have! (It took 4 years of marriage for me to finally buy a duvet cover.)
I like the contrast between our cream coloured sheets and the white/navy duvet. Both are neutrals but the different palette adds some interest. The white coverlet is knit which adds some texture and the duvet cover has a strip of rippled fabric. If I had patterned pillowcases, I would add them to our pillows for an added pattern but because I don't, I put on the pillow shams that match the duvet. You can't see it, but we also have a grey bedskirt I "splurged" on when I bought the duvet cover. When I'm making the "fancy" bed, I fold the duvet in half at the bottom of the bed to draw attention to the sheets and coverlet. I know it's probably a little bit crazy and overboard (which is why I don't do this every day) but it makes me feel like my house is more put together when company arrives!