Spring is in the air and styling your bedroom in a new way is quick and simple, once you know the tricks of the trade. In this blog, we reveal the styling tricks used by interior designers, magazine stylists and hotels, to help you make your bedroom look sumptuous and inviting. Read on for easy bedroom styling ideas and pretty ways to style your bedding with one of our gorgeous king size throws.
Black Coffee Herringbone throw and Smoke Blue Merino Lambswool throw, both The British Blanket Company. Portland Bedside table, The Dormy House.
STYLE YOUR BED LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER
Waking up is just the beginning, now it’s time to dress your bed like a pro! Begin by shaking out the duvet and plumping the pillows. For a true designer look, fold about 30cm of the duvet back on itself at the head end, then place the pillows on top. Next, add a luxurious throw (or preferably two) at the foot of the bed. Throws can be crisply folded for a hotel look, or ripple them gently for a softer vibe. Finally, add your favourite cushions. A mix of sizes and shapes work well, with larger ones at the back and smaller decorative ones in front.
BANISH BEDROOM CLUTTER
Did you know, a tidy bedroom can help improve your mood and sleep quality? A clutter-free home is essential spring cleaning, so take time for a good clear-out. Invest in some lidded baskets or an upholstered storage ottoman where winter duvets and thick wool blankets can be packed away. Swap in a lighter 4.5 tog duvet for the spring and summer season, plus a lightweight merino lambswool blanket for those cooler nights. Night time temperatures are variable in spring and wool fibres help regulate body temperature, keeping you warm when it’s cold, or cool when it’s hot.
Silver Grey Herringbone throw and Blush Pink Merino Lambswool throw, both The British Blanket Company. Somersby ottoman, The Dormy House
BUY THE RIGHT SIZE THROW FOR YOUR BED
At The British Blanket Company, we have the best selection of blankets and throws for all sizes of bed. The small throws are great as a runner at the end of a single or double bed, or as a handy extra layer around your shoulders. Our large throws are the most popular size, and work perfectly on double beds. If you need a throw for a king size bed, our XL throws are woven at a longer length to give a more generous drape down the sides. Head over to our detailed Blanket Size Guide to help you choose the perfect size blanket or throw for your bed.
WHERE TO BUY KING SIZE THROWS
If you have a larger bed, you’ll know king size throws can be tricky to find. We regularly get asked for extra large blankets, so we expand our range of king size throws every season to offer even more designs and colours. The XL throw collection now includes lightweight merino lambswool options, as well as pure wool king size blankets, with extra long throws up to 240cm for larger beds.
XL Grey Waffle throw and XL Frost Waffle throw, both The British Blanket Company
LAYER THROWS ON THE BED LIKE A STYLIST
Ever wondered how to make your bed as inviting and sumptuous as they do in the glossy magazines? The answer is layering! Professional interior stylists choose bedlinen, throws and blankets in different textures for visual interest and a cosy look. Think crisp Egyptian cotton bedlinen contrasted with a luxurious velvet bedspread and thick woven wool blankets. Mix-up how each layer is styled, with some fabrics pulled taught and others gently rippled, for a look that’s unified, yet casual.
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First two images from The British Blanket Company's collaboration with The Dormy House. Styling by Ali Attenborough.