In a studio apartment, your living area, kitchen, and bedroom are all combined into one single room. This means your bed is going to be on display whenever you have visitors. Translation: You will probably need to make your bed every single morning — or, at least when people are coming over. Here are some tips to help you dress up your bed so it doubles as décor.
Don’t Skip the Bed Skirt
To make the most of small-space living, you should take advantage of under-the-bed storage. A bed skirt will keep your luggage and out-of-season clothes hidden, and help reduce the accumulation of dust under your bed.
Protect Your Mattress With a Topper
You don’t necessarily need a mattress topper, but putting one on your bed can help extend your mattress’s life — and add some extra cushioning — so it might be worth the investment.
Put Your Flat Sheet on Upside Down
When you make your bed, make sure the flat sheet is upside down. This way, you can fold the top foot or so over to reveal the pretty stitching or colorful pattern.
Pick a Cozy Quilt or Blanket
Add a blanket or quilt on top of the sheets, and fold the upside-down flat sheet over it. Be sure to tuck the ends of the blanket or quilt under your mattress.
Layer Your Topper
For a bit of fluff, place a comforter or duvet on top of the quilt or blanket. You can either cover the entire bed with the topper you choose or simply leave it folded at the foot of the bed.
Place Pillows Intentionally
Set sleeping pillows at the top of your bed. You might want to use pillow protectors to help keep them fresh and free of allergens. Follow with two standard or euro shams and a few small, decorative pillows.