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How to Optimize Beauty Rest with Beautiful Bedding

Having a beautiful bed shouldn’t mean having to sacrifice comfort! Here are three tips to help you create your ideal sleeping space.



Photos by Azusa Nakazawa/Courtesy Eastern Accents

When it comes to the bedroom, the focal point of the space should be—you guessed it—the bed. The bed serves as the sanctuary of the home and the centerpiece of the room. It should be both a comfortable retreat at the end of a long day, and a beautiful centerpiece that you’ll enjoy seeing every morning when you wake and every night when you retire.

Having a beautiful bed shouldn’t mean having to sacrifice comfort! Here are three tips to help you create your ideal sleeping space.

1. Play with textures

When designing the bedroom, select the bedding first, and then plan the other elements around it. It’s much easier to match paint color to a fabric than the other way around. Play with different patterns and textures to create dimension. A plaid duvet may pair well with matelassé accent pillows and geometric Euro shams tucked behind. Add a fringed decorative pillow or leather bolster for more textures.

2. Add cozy layers

When the view outside your bedroom window is a range of snow-covered mountains, layering may be a necessary part of your humble abode. Bed scarves, coverlets, and fur throws are a stylish way to sneak in an extra layer of warmth without compromising the aesthetic of the room.

3. Choose quality sheets

You spend about a third of your life sleeping (yes, one-third!), so choosing a quality set of sheets is not only an essential component of a beautiful bed but could also be beneficial to your health! Rather than focusing on thread count, pay attention to the quality of the cotton—like Egyptian cotton, as its long staple fibers make durable and soft yarns, resulting in lustrous, high-quality sheets. Sateens work well for cold climates, as its weave best retains heat, meaning a better night’s sleep after a long day out on the slopes.


There is no right or wrong way to curate a bed—it really is a matter of what works best for the sleeper, the person who will ultimately spend one-third of their life in it. The bedroom is the most personal part of the home, so make sure to let your personality show through. At the end of the day, the idea is that once you’ve made your bed, you’ll want to lie in it.

Molly LeCaptain is Marketing & Content Assistant with Eastern Accents, a Chicago-based luxury brand specialized in designing and creating high-end decorative bedding, accessories, upholstered furniture, and more. View their profile or contact them at 773.604.7256.

Content for this article provided by Eastern Accents.

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