Getting your bed put together is one of the most exciting parts of owning a bed. However, making it aesthetically pleasing and not just functional can sometimes be a difficult balance to achieve, especially when you have something as large as a king-sized bed. So what's the best way to get that perfect look you want? We've found the best bed styling options for your king-sized bed.
To style your king-sized bed, you can -
- Layer Blankets
- Layer Pillows
- Arrange Throw Pillows
- Incorporate A Bed Frame
- Incorporate A Headboard
- Use A Bedskirt
All those suggestions might seem overwhelming, but don't worry! We're going to go over some examples, answer your questions, and help you find what you need for stylish king-sized bedding. Please, keep reading, and we'll delve right into it!
Stylish Bedding Options
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Start layering by picking out sheets. The fitted sheet, top sheet, and pillowcases will provide the foundation for the rest of the bed to decorate with your preferred style. Pick a neutral color if you're not yet sure how to coordinate the following layers. Next, select the main blanket to keep you cozy amidst those coordinated, topmost layers.
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If neutrals aren't your thing and you want to spice it up a little bit, make a color palette that you want to use for your bedroom as a whole and pick sheets in one of those colors. Keep that color palette in mind, because you're going to be using it throughout the rest of your bedding and blanket layers.
Comforters are the best blankets to start your topmost layers. Select a color, pattern, or texture that you love for a comforter or duvet cover. This blue and grey comforter will look phenomenal with the different room decor, and it comes with shams and decorative pillows to boot!
Three Essential Blankets To Style Your King-sized Bed
Use three of the most common blankets to layer your bed, discounting the top sheet and main blanket. A comforter (or duvet cover) is typical to add color or a pattern to the bedding. Comforters are also your primary blanket for warmth.
You might next feature a king-sized coverlet, thinner than the comforter. Coverlets (or bedspreads) are easily interchangeable for seasons or styles and coordinate nicely with a matching bed skirt. Choose from classic or modern, textured styles. A quilt also makes a lovely coverlet.
Finally, you'll have a throw blanket typically folded at the base of the bed to use for extra warmth. The throw blanket is often more decorative and showy than your other coverings. Some people have seasonal throw blankets that they switch out for the holidays.
You might also have different sets of blankets to complement different sets of bedding. Throw blankets are generally the cheapest of the three coverings, so don't be afraid to get several and experiment with them until you find the perfect one.
This soft, knitted throw blanket is perfect for adding with any comforter and coverlet combination.
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Most sheet sets for a king-sized bed come with two regular pillowcases, and two additional decorative pillowcases called shams. The shams will always compliment the standard pillowcases and might be slightly more elaborate to closely resemble the comforter or duvet cover of your bedding set.
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Pillow shams may have frills or embroidered designs that make them uncomfortable to use for sleeping. These pillows are generally just for decoration, either placed behind your sleep pillows to prop up, or placed in front to give your bed a more cohesive appearance. They'll probably be the biggest pillows on your bed, with your sleep pillows coming in second place, and throw pillows coming in third size-wise.
These shaggy grey sham pillowcases are the perfect addition to any bedroom, not only giving your bed a fresh sense of style but comfort as well!
Arrange Throw Pillows
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Throw pillows are traditionally arranged on the couch, but did you know that you can also use them on your bed? In the bedroom, use throw pillows to enhance aesthetics. It's an excellent tip for a bed in a studio apartment where you want it to look stylish for visitors. With a king-sized bed, you'll have room for a few decorative throw pillows!
If you're looking for some eye-catching pillowcases that don't detract from the rest of your room, you can't go wrong with subtle blues. These 18 inches by 18 inches pillowcases come in sets of four, giving you the option to interchange them as often as you need.
Incorporate A Bed Frame
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A chic bed frame can completely change the appearance of your bed, as well as your room! Once you go from having a bedframe that just supports your mattress to one that enhances the entire bed, you'll never go back.
A quality bed frame can come with a variety of perks too. Incorporated drawer space under the bed frame can increase your bedroom storage. A canopy bed frame shuts out light, so you sleep in a darkened space.
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An entirely aesthetic bed frame might be all you need, but whether functional or fashionable, picking out the frame you prefer makes all the difference in a bedroom.
If you like the earthy look and love incorporating natural wood, this designer bedframe could be for you.
Incorporate A Headboard
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Headboards serve a practical and aesthetic purpose. Practically, the headboard protects your wall from scratches and other abrasions. It also prevents pillows from falling into the space between your bed and the wall. You can even install a headboard for looks to replace the need for a bed frame.
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Depending on the style you choose, a headboard can provide additional storage space, easily accessible from your bed. The headboard makes an ideal location for charging your phone at night and setting down your favorite bedtime books or the TV remote.
This neutral grey headboard complements various bedspreads and bedroom decor, while the padded back gives you a comfortable backrest while sitting in bed.
Use A Bed Skirt
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Bedskirts are great for deterring dust from getting underneath the bed and covering a bare bed frame. If you're using the space beneath for storage, the bed skirt can also hide items from view, giving your room a more cohesive appearance.
Coordinate the bed skirt color with your topmost layered blankets, or stick to white or neutral for a classic look. You'll find flowing ruffled and modern, straight-lined skirts to pair with any decor.
What Size Throw Pillows On A King Bed?
Throw pillows come in various sizes, so it's entirely up to you to decide what you want to arrange on your bed. A standard throw pillow size is 18 inches by 18 inches, which is also a standard pillowcase size.
What Size Comforter For A King Bed?
A king-sized comforter measures 100 inches wide and 90 inches long. There isn't a standard size for blankets, so just make sure the comforter is larger than 76 inches by 80 inches, which is the size of the mattress.
Please refer to our post, "How Big Is A King Size Bed [Various Types Discussed]" to learn about different king mattress sizes.
How Do you Make A Perfect Martha Stewart Bed?
According to Martha Stewart, beneath a well-styled bed, the most important piece is your comfort! So, take a look at these simple steps to make a bed using Martha's tips:
- Use a mattress protector.
- Use a mattress topper for a layer of extra comfort between you and the mattress.
- Use the perfect pillow for you. If you sleep on your back, you need a firm pillow, whereas side sleepers need a medium-soft pillow, and stomach sleepers need a soft pillow.
- Use a soft, hypoallergenic comforter to help keep your bed clean and allergen-free.
How Can I Make My Bed Look Fuller?
Fluffy bedding! Using bedding with more volume can help your bed seem fuller. For example, a duvet generally has more volume than a typical comforter. You can also incorporate a few overstuffed pillows and a bed skirt to push the illusion farther.
To get started with a fuller bed styling, read our post, "15 Gorgeous Floral King-Sized Duvet Covers."
What Should I Put At The End Of My Bed?
If you want something on your bed, it's common to display folded at the end of the bed. However, if you're considering the floor space at the foot of the bed, a storage chest is a timeless and functional piece of decor. Use a storage chest to tuck away all those blankets and pillows when you are ready to sleep. You can even add another decorative throw folded atop the chest.
Now you've seen several ways to style a king-sized bed, and know that it's easy to go with your personal design preference. Keep it comfy, and select stylish bedding that you'll want to snuggle into every night.