Layer Bedding for a Designer Look
This layered bed uses tone-on-tone pattern, textured pillows, a curvy art deco headboard and cotton voile quilt. In addition to being incredibly soft and stylish, this quilt features a different pattern on each side for a beautiful extra pop of pattern when it's folded back.
Everything needn't be matchy-matchy. Instead, play with the scale of your patterns and mix in bold colors. For instance, if you have a large print on your duvet, choose a smaller geometric print or stripes for the accent pillows. Repeat a bright color, such as yellow, from the duvet in accessories.
Opt for Custom Bedding
Sometimes it's hard to find just the right, mass-produced bedding. So skip the store and create custom bedding inspired by a favorite fabric. Here, an expensive patterned silk damask was the starting point, paired with solid, textured fabrics that were much less expensive. Sewing your own duvet is actually quite easy, or nearly any neighborhood seamstress or tailor can do it for you.
When making the bed, folding back the duvet to reveal a quilted silk coverlet lends a soft, inviting feel. A coordinating toss pillow with dark flowers echoes the bold wallpaper behind the bed and polishes off the look.
Add a Playful Element
A ready-made duvet set will look anything but ordinary if you know how to mix it up. This duvet and sham set is given a high-end update with the addition of simple, hotel-style Euro shams with coordinating embroidered stripes. A small, graphic pillow ups the room's whimsical attitude and makes it a touch less girly.
Pile On the Pillows
A king-size bed is especially cushy with the addition of three Euro pillows and a custom-made bolster. A single orange accent pillow brings in a pop of color without interfering with the room's calming neutral palette.