Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A formal bed setup includes a lot of different components, different pillows, various sheets and the like.
The pillows are usually arranged by size. The sham is typically the biggest and is generally used for decorative purposes. The following pillow is the standard pillow which is the one you use to lay your head on when sleeping. The smallest square pillow is called the throw and it is also used as an accent along with the sham. The last pillow in the arrangement is the bolster. It’s cylindrical in shape and also acts as an additional accent.
When it comes to the sheets, the first one you’d put down is the fitted sheet. This is the one that’s in direct contact with the mattress and needs frequent changing. The next layer would be the flat sheet. It sits atop the fitted sheet to keep the comforter clean from the moisture of your skin when you sleep at night.
The comforter is a thick blanket generally stuffed with filling or even goose feathers. Its purpose is to keep you warm at night. As mentioned earlier, the flat sheet works to keep the comforter clean from your body’s moisture. The problem with that is sometimes, in the middle of the night, the flat sheet comes loose. If that bothers you, then you better opt for a duvet instead. A duvet can be secured around the comforter and will stay put through the night and keep your comforter clean at the same time.
These are the different components of a full-fledged bedscape. You can add and subtract as you see fit but if you want a more formal setting for home staging, then it would be best to incorporate all the components. - Michelle Alyssa Tiu