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Transform Your Bedroom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Styling Your Bed with Toss Pillows and Throw Blankets

Posted by Leanne Mohagen on

Are you tired of walking into a dull and uninspiring bedroom? It's time to give your sanctuary a much-needed makeover! In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to transform your bedroom into a cozy and stylish haven by styling your bed with toss pillows and blankets. By incorporating these simple yet impactful accessories, you can instantly elevate the look and feel of your bed. We will guide you through choosing the perfect pillows and blankets, arranging them in different patterns, and adding that final touch of elegance to tie everything together.  bedroom. Get ready to create a space you love waking up to every morning and can't wait to snuggle into at night.

Importance of Bedroom Styling

Your bedroom is your personal retreat, and it should reflect your unique style and personality. A well-styled bed can instantly set the mood and create a sense of relaxation and comfort. Toss pillows and blankets are versatile accessories that allow you to add pops of color, texture, and pattern to your bed, making it the focal point of the room.

When you walk into a well-styled bedroom, it not only looks visually appealing but also gives you a sense of peace and tranquility. It's a space where you can escape from the stresses of the day and recharge for the next. So, let's dive into the world of toss pillows and blankets and learn how to style your bed like a pro.

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Pillow Styling Guide for Queen & King Beds

When it comes to arranging toss pillows on your bed, there are no hard and fast rules. The key is to find a balance between functionality and aesthetics. Start by selecting a variety of pillows in different sizes, shapes, and colors to create visual interest.

Let's start by understanding toss pillow “lingo”!

Euro Pillow - Oversized square pillow (24"x24");

Standard Pillows - Your regular queen (20"x30") or king (20"x36") pillows that you typically sleep on;

Square Pillow - Average decorative pillows (22"x22");

Lumbar Pillow- Rectangle pillow that can come in multiple sizes (14"x30" or 16"x24" are typical).

For a queen bed, begin by placing two Euro pillows against the headboard as a backdrop. These large square pillows provide a luxurious and comfortable base. In front of the Euro pillows, arrange two standard-size pillows, followed by two smaller accent pillows or a lumbar pillow. This layering effect adds depth and dimension to your bed.

On a king bed, you can follow a similar arrangement, but with a few adjustments. Start with three Euro pillows against the headboard, followed by three standard-size pillows, and then two accent pillows or one oversized lumbar pillow. The additional pillows on a king bed create a grander and more opulent look.

Layering is the key to creating a luxurious and inviting bed. Start by placing your largest pillows against the headboard as a base. These pillows should be comfortable for leaning against while reading or watching TV in bed.

Next, layer medium-sized pillows in front of the base pillows. These pillows can have a different texture or pattern to add visual interest. Finally, add smaller accent pillows in front of the medium-sized ones. These accent toss pillows can be bold and colorful to create a focal point on your bed.

To complete the luxurious look, drape a cozy blanket or throw at the foot of your bed. This adds an extra layer of comfort and warmth. Choose a blanket that complements the colors and textures of your pillows for a cohesive and stylish look.

Here are some of our favourite combinations to try!

Mixing and Matching Different Textures

Texture plays a crucial role in creating a visually appealing bed. Mixing and matching different textures can add depth and visual interest to your bedroom. Consider incorporating pillows and blankets in materials such as velvet, linen, woven or knit.

To achieve a balanced look, choose pillows and blankets in a variety of textures. For example, pair a plush velvet pillow with a chunky knit throw blanket. The contrast between the two textures creates a visually pleasing and tactile experience.

When choosing textures, also consider the overall aesthetic of your bedroom. If you have a European comfort-inspired space, opt for pillows and blankets with minimalist fabrics like linen, combined with muted colours, patterns and clean lines. 

Styling Your Bed Based on the Season

One of the great things about toss pillows and throw blankets is that they are easy to change and update. You can transform the look of your bed based on the season or your mood. In the warmer months, opt for lighter colors and breathable fabrics like linen or cotton.

For the colder months, bring in warmer tones and cozy materials like velvets and knitted blankets. Consider adding seasonal accents like holiday-themed pillows or blankets with festive patterns. This allows you to create a fresh and seasonal look without completely redecorating your bedroom.

Our Favorite Fall Toss Pillow Combinations

We're excited to share a few of our favorite combinations for styling your bed for fall.

These fall combinations will bring a cozy and seasonal feel to your bedroom, making it the perfect place to unwind and relax during the cooler months.

Now that you have all the tools and inspiration you need, it's time to start styling your bed and transforming your bedroom into a space of comfort and style. Happy styling!

Maintaining and Caring for Your Toss Pillows and Blankets

Regularly fluff and reshape your pillows to maintain their shape and support. If your pillows have removable covers, wash them according to the care instructions. For non-removable pillows, spot clean them as needed.

Blankets and throw pillows can also benefit from regular airing out. Take them outside on a sunny day to freshen them up and remove any odors. If your blankets are machine washable, follow the care instructions and wash them as needed.

By properly maintaining and caring for your toss pillows and blankets, you can ensure they stay fresh, clean, and in great condition for years to come.

There you have it!

Congratulations! You have now learned how to transform your bedroom into a cozy and stylish haven by styling your bed with toss pillows and blankets. By following our step-by-step guide, you can create a personalized and inviting space that reflects your unique style and personality.

Remember, there are no rules when it comes to styling your bed. Play with different patterns, textures, and colors to create a look that you love. Whether you prefer a minimalist, bohemian, or chic style, toss pillows and blankets are versatile accessories that can completely transform the look and feel of your bedroom.

So, go ahead, experiment with different arrangements, mix and match textures, and have fun with your bedroom styling. Create a space you love waking up to every morning and can't wait to snuggle into at night.

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