How to style your bed like a pro

February 06, 2020

How to style your bed like a pro

The secrets to classic comfort with a touch of luxe.

There’s nothing like walking into your bedroom to see a beautifully styled bed! Quality linens, your favourite colours and perhaps just a dash of drama… 

We break down the dos and don’ts of how to make a statement with your bed linen for maximum style and not too much extra effort.

Start with a neutral base

How to style your bed like a pro

Flinders Bedside Table $549.00, Abbott Queen Bedhead in Natural $880,  Cultiver White Linen Queen Duvet Set $365, Cultiver Navy European pillow cases $100/set of 2, Walter G Moscow Riviera cushion, 50x50cm $147, Brera Gessato Delft Cushion, 60x45cm $190.00

Pure white or natural linen bed sheets make a beautiful base to build from. Remember that at the end of each day you’re looking to create a calming environment for optimum rest, once all of your decorative touches are stripped back to create your sleep zone.

"Your environment can have an enormous impact on your spirit and sense of well-being." Tara Dennis

Mix and match

Beautiful bed linen to make your bed in style

Abbott Queen Bedhead in Natural $880, Cultiver White Linen Queen Duvet Set $365, Cultiver Olive European pillow cases $100/set of 2, Peonia Chartreuse Cushion 55x55cm $240.00, Prairie Velvet Cushion 33x57cm $129, Graphite Velvet Cushion 42x42cm $129

The key to making a combination of pillows and cushions work without looking over the top is to focus your choices with a set palette for your whole bedroom. Mix and match plains with patterns, together with different shapes and sizes. Florals and stripes, geometrics and block prints all up the style ante and remember to use texture in your fabric groupings too - plain crushed linen adds a subtle extra dimension.

Add a pop of colour

Change the look whenever you feel the urge with a different coloured slip to your European pillows or accent cushions! Not only do Euros add a little luxury and extra comfort factor, they allow you to play with colour and boost visual interest. Step outside the box-set and invest in an additional pair of European pillowcases in the same fabric but a contrasting colour, such as from the Cultiver range we have available in store.

Accent away

DAIM VELVET CUSHION $129.00

Abbott Queen Bedhead in Natural $880, Isabella Lamp $550, Cultiver White Linen Queen Duvet Set $365, Cultiver Charcoal Grey European pillow cases $100/set of 2, Peonia Chartreuse Cushion 55x55cm $240.00Daim Velvet Cushion 33x57cm $129, Designers Guild Carrara Fiore Platinum Cushion 50x50cm $230

Choose accent cushions to layer in front of your standard and Euro pillows for the ultimate in bedroom sophistication. Stick to a unifying factor, such as a colour but using a mixture of patterns and plains; a colourful cushion featuring large, painterly blooms, or a pair of block-printed cushions in the same colour as your Euros will make an eye-catching centrepiece.

"Accessorise with art, personal collections, cushions or flowers." Tara Dennis

Tie in other décor

Cultiver bedlinen at Tara Dennis store

Flinders Bedside Table $549.00, Essex Queen Bedhead in Natural $875,  Cultiver White Linen Queen Duvet Set $365, Cultiver Navy European pillow cases $100/set of 2, Walter G Babylon Denim Cushion, 35x55cm $132, Cultiver Navy Le Mini Cushion $50, St Albans Alpaca Throw 122x183cm $299.00

Remember to take cues from colours in artworks or key furniture pieces to build your colour palette around. This makes for a cohesive look to your bedroom and gives it that decorator’s touch.

Finish the look by layering touch-me textures in a beautiful linen bedcover at the foot of the bed, or sumptuous woollen blanket in winter.




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