Designer shares bedscaping secret to elevate your bedroom

Sophie Robinson shares how you can make the bed with a designer's flourish

Making our bed every day always makes us feel like we've got our lives in order. But despite our best efforts, it doesn't always look as impressive as we'd like.

Interior designer Sophie Robinson has revealed a top tip for making your bed look that little bit more special. Of course, investing in the best duvet and pillows is one way to make climbing into bed feel like a hug. Here's Sophie's designer bedscaping secret.

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Dream Home Makeovers with Sophie Robinson airs Wednesday at 7pm on Channel 5

(Image credit: The French Bedroom Co)

On Dream Home Makeovers with Sophie Robinson on Channel 5, she shares a few simple steps to take a bland and boring bed and give it more of a hotel vibe. 'First, I think it looks really nice to simply fold back the duvet, you've added another lovely, soft layer,' says Sophie.

Sophie Robinson says two pillows per person are a must. She opts for pillow covers that have a nice scalloped edge for bringing in some detail and colour.

If decorative cushions are your thing, add on a few extra scatter cushions of different shapes and sizes. Finally, she says to add a throw, draped over the foot of the bed for comfort and warmth. By this point, your bed will be looking much more inviting.

french bedroom with black coloured and pink bed

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Jo James, Founder & Creative Director of Bedfolk, recommends oversizing your duvet for the perfect bedscape. 'We’re all about simplicity at Bedfolk, but one area where excess is encouraged is duvet size!

'I always recommend sizing up on your duvet (one size up from your mattress/bed) which creates a cloud of comfort and feels generously luxurious.' Jo also suggests adding interest with a flat sheet between the duvet and fitted sheet.

Fold this flat sheet over the top and create a pop of colour and extra warmth, or an alternative to a proper duvet in summer.

bedroom with lilac grey coloured and bed

(Image credit: The French Bedroom Co)

Well, we think it's definitely time to up our game when making our beds in the morning. If you're not sleeping well, consider upgrading your mattress for something more supportive. Our guide to the best mattresses will help.

Millie Hurst
Senior Content Editor

Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.