Clever Bedding Ideas

HGTV Magazine took 15 bedding elements — sheet sets, blankets and throw pillows — to create 22 different layered looks.
By: Jennifer Berno DeCleene

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22 Ways to Make Your Bed

Once you start mixing and matching sheets, blankets and pillows, the stylish combos are endless. With these 15 pretty pieces to play with, there's not a snore of a bed in the bunch. Browse HGTV Magazine's winning combinations. From left to right: solid sheets and pillow cases; striped duvet cover and shams; plaid blanket; chunky throw; graphic sheets and cases; reversible coverlet; white sheets and cases; knit throw pillow; white matelassé coverlet and shams; rectangular throw pillow; solid blanket; patterned throw pillow; floral duvet cover; embroidered throw pillow and patterned throw.

Color Match

Borrow hues from other pieces, such as the color in these floral pillow shams, and pair them with a solid sheet set and blanket over the white matelesse coverlet.

Play With Stripes

Amp up an all-white bed with gray striped shams. Patterned and chunky knit throw pillows add more color and texture.

Pattern Mix

Fold flat graphic sheet over the striped duvet to show off the pattern. Toss on a bright chunky throw for a pop of color.

Tone Down

Quiet down bold patterns with white pillowcases.

Create Unity

Pull all the colors together with a throw pillow, like the warm hues of this reversible coverlet, orange blanket and graphic sheets and pillowcases.

Simple Decorative Pillow

A single sham makes a great decorative pillow.

Folded Duvet

Fold the duvet just partway down at the foot of the bed.

Angled Throw

Tuck the white matelassé coverlet and toss the patterned throw at an angle.

Create Contrast

Contrast neutrals with a colorful sheet set.

Tie It Together

Don't be afraid to mix different patterns. This blue coverlet ties this major mix together.

Peekaboo Coverlet

Fold the coverlet down to see its reverse side for an unexpected color splash.

Touch of Color

Let vibrant cases peek out for a pop of color.

Pillow Switch

Alternate patterned and solid pillowcases and shams.

Cover Up

Pull the blanket up to cover the almost all-white bedding.

Keep It Casual

Pull the bright colored sheets back at an angle to create a casual look.

Double Up

Double the throw pillows to liven up a mostly white bed.

See Both Sides

You can see both sides of the coverlet if you fold it almost in half.

Neat Trick

A single rectangular throw pillow looks neat centered.

Flatten It

Fold the duvet in half, not thirds, so it's flatter.

Pattern Cover

Lay the blanket over the duvet to cover most of the pattern.

Share Colors

A pattern mix works if the pieces share at least one color.

Add Texture

A nubby throw adds cozy texture to any bed.

Get the Look: Solid Sheets and Cases

Fiesta Percale sheets in pale gold, garnethill.com

Get the Look: Striped Duvet Cover and Shams

Graphic Stripe ink duvet set, dwellstudio.com

Get the Look: Reversible Coverlet

Marseille coverlet, anthropologie.com

Get the Look: Graphic Sheets and Cases

Deco Dot sheet set in deep coral, serenaandlily.com

Get the Look: Solid Blanket

Washable wool blanket in persimmon, roomandboard.com

Get the Look: Chunky Throw

Park throw in blush, companyc.com

Get the Look: Patterned Throw Pillow

John Robshaw Bindi Brinjal pillow, calypsostbarth.com

Get the Look: White Sheets and Cases

Hotel Collection 600-thread-count sheets and cases, macys.com

Get the Look: Patterned Throw

Northern Lights throw in regal blue, westelm.com

Get the Look: Floral Duvet Cover and Shams

Hydrangea duvet cover and Euro shams, pineconehill.com

Get the Look: Knit Throw Pillow

Links pillow in light gray, aliciaadamsalpaca.com

Get the Look: Plaid Blanket

Washable wool plaid blanket in mineral blue, llbean.com

Get the Look: Rectangular Throw Pillow

Piko deep sea pillow, blisslivinghome.com

Get the Look: Embroidered Throw Pillow

Mila suzani embroidered pillow cover, potterybarn.com

Get the Look: White Matelassé Coverlet and Shams

Pine Cone Hill herringbone matelassé coverlet and standard shams, laylagrayce.com

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