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Making the Bed

June 11, 2012
by thenestinggame

I got new shams at the Ballard Designs outlet a few months ago and pretty much forgot about them until I made my pillow in sewing class.

I remember thinking my home-sewn pillow looked like something you could buy at Ballard. Then I remembered why. Because I already owned two that looked virtually identical. Ah well. They’re like white tank tops. You can never have enough.

So now that it’s summer, I’ve switched to our summer bedding scheme:

Every morning the quilt ends up on the floor, but for a span of about 20 minutes in the middle of the night it comes in handy.

The Winter scheme is a little more intense:

My mom always “double sheeted” our beds. I think it’s because blankets used to be wool and scratchy on your arms. By sandwiching the blanket between two sheets your arm never has to touch it. I like the extra layer so I still double sheet, even though blankets nowadays are much softer.

As for pillows, here’s my general layout:

I don’t have tons of tiny pillows on my bed. Instead, I have a half a dozen big ones. The Euros and the Standard Sham come off at night, but we both have to sleep with 2 pillows.

What’s your bedding formula?

And, to tell you the truth, I’m terrible at making the bed every day. Do you do it?

PS. See a tour of our master bedroom.


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Shelley permalink
    June 11, 2012 11:55 am

    Surprisingly enough I do try to make the bed every day (at least mine anyway-the boys’ beds I’m not as concerned with) just seems nicer to climb into a made bed

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      June 11, 2012 11:58 am

      I totally agree, Shelley! I love the neatness of a made bed. I made mine this morning. Here’s to a new habit!

  2. June 14, 2012 5:30 pm


    First, no I *never* make the bed. I just throw the comforter on top. We just use a flat sheet and comforter anyway. We also just have 2 pillows. We used to have more, but after having a baby (who sleeps with us) we pared back for his safety. I’ve always wanted to have one of those pretty beds like in the store display. Maybe one day :)

  3. kathyglo permalink
    June 19, 2012 8:55 pm

    Nice post–I’ve found the best thing to do is make the bed early, while getting ready for work–know I’ll never do it later!!

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