How to Give a Basic Toddler Bed a Designer Look
Some simple do-it-yourself tricks can take toddler beds and bedding from basic to stunning, designer-caliber showstoppers.
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Pin Trim to Duvet
In order to add graphic impact to the solid duvet, use a tailor's tape measure to roll out the trim in the shape of a rectangle (Image 1). Hold trim in place with pins (Image 2). Once all four sides of the rectangle are equal, cut each corner with scissors at a 45-degree angle to create a mitered finish. Once all four pieces are mitered, attach them to the duvet with a sewing machine or by hand-stitching.
Align Rectangle to Bed
Once rectangular trim is sewn, ensure proper alignment by centering duvet so that the outside edges of the rectangular trim are just inside or flush with the sides of the toddler mattress.
Check for Straight Edge
When making the bed, check to make sure that the outside edges of the rectangular trim detail are straight and in line with the edge of the mattress.
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