How to Create a 5-Star Resort Worthy Bed

How to Create a 5-Star Resort Worthy Bed

How to Create a 5 Star Resort Worthy Bed

 

229,961 hours. That’s how many hours the average person will sleep in their lifetime. Essentially, you’ll spend approx. 1/3 of your life in. your. BED!😳 WOAH! You better believe I want my bed to be the softest, fluffiest, most luxurious place in my house. I want to feel like I’m curling up to catch my zzz’s in a fluffy white cloud, hence the all white beds.

Yesterday I shared a video of me changing out the linens on my bed on Instagram.  Little did I know that my DMs would be flooded with questions about my bedroom.  I started responding to all of your questions, but quickly saw that it was the same questions over and over again.  I decided to take to the blog to answer all of the questions in one blog post so you can easily reference the info in one post.

 

 

the walls

 

Our bedroom walls are painted Sherwin Williams “Eider White”.  The trim work and entire trimmed out wall behind the bed are painted Sherwin Williams “Pure White”.  The ceiling is also “Pure White”.

 

lighting

 

The extra large pendant light in the center of the room was purchased locally from my favorite home decor store in Franklin, PD’s.  They do not have an online store, but if you call them, they can help you out.

Our lamps are from Pottery Barn.  They are a gorgeous soft grayish-blue ceramic with a concrete base.

 

flooring

 

We have 100 year old reclaimed barn wood throughout our house, which is why the planks are all different sizes.  Talk about character!  Our rug is a 9×12 and came with us from our LA home.  Love this rug so much, it’s interesting and very soft to walk on.

 

windows

 

Another popular question is about my window treatments.  I have relaxed roman shades in white linen that are motorized.  We had them made locally and picked out the fabric ourselves.

 

nightstands

 

For me, the two hardest pieces of furniture to shop for are nightstands and counter stools.  It took us months to finally decide on nightstands and I think these are the perfect fit.  These are Domaine Bachelor Chests by Bernhardt Furniture.  They are currently out of stock, but scheduled to be back on December 7.

 

bed

 

We have the Charleston bed from Four Seasons Furniture in King size.  The bed skirt you see at the base is a part of the bed.  This was a custom order we had made for our last house in LA and we’ve been working on getting a new slipcover in white.  Pottery Barn makes a very similar bed at a better price point that you should check out if you like this style.

 

sofa

 

I get asked all the time about our sofa at the end of our bed.  It’s a custom order Belgian track arm slipcovered sofa from Restoration Hardware in White.

 

pillows

 

Surprisingly, one of the most asked questions the past 24 hours has been about my pillows.  Specifically, which pillows do we use to sleep with.  It’s surprising to me, because a lot of people are picky sleepers and pillows are such a personal thing.

I have two pillows I absolutely LOVE and rave about.  The first one is this Claritin pillow.  This pillow is perfect for my neck pain, meaning it’s not too soft and not too hard.  Major bonus points for the built-in allergan barrier!  I’m a side and back sleeper and this pillow is seriously a dream.  Be sure to use your 20% off coupon if you snag one.  I HIGHLY recommend this pillow.

The other pillow both Matt and I love is the Casper pillow from Target, which happens to be on sale today.  I grabbed one in store in Ohio for Matt to try and loved it so much, I kept it for myself lol.  I comes with a 100 night trial with free shipping, so I figured why not give it a try?  We both ended up loving it and use these pillows on our Ohio bed and now Matt uses it every night.

Let’s chat about filler pillows (that’s what I call the pillows used purely for filling the pretty shams!)  Not all pillows are created equal.  If you like to karate chop your Euro pillows (26″x26″) like me, then you need a good down filled pillow.  I use these from Amazon and they work amazing.  They are not cheap, but I’ll use them for years to come when I switch our my shams.  They’re extremely well made and great quality.

I’m not as picky with my pillows in my King shams, I use PB down alternative pillow inserts.

My Euro pillows are Bella shams from Orchids Luxe Home in “Cyan”.  My white throw pillows are from Homegoods.

 

mattress

 

We currently have a Temper-Pedic Supreme Breeze cooling foam mattress and adjustable base in a King.  We rarely ever use the adjustable base, it’s a big waste of money in my opinion.  I love our mattress, but Matt goes back and forth on it.  Some days he thinks it’s just too soft for his back.  I think it’s the perfect softness and sleep so good in it.

In Ohio, we have the Beautyrest Hybrid BRX1000-IP mattress and Matt seems to favor it over the Temper-Pedic.  His back doesn’t seem to bother him as much in Ohio.  I love this mattress too, but the Temper-Pedic is #1 in my book.

 

bedding

 

I saved the best for last.  There are SO many questions about how I make my bed so I’m going to break it all down for you here.

 

 

I always arrange my pillows beginning with my bed pillows (sleeping pillows) first.  These aren’t the prettiest pillows in the bunch, so they get hidden in the back.

Next I either do my Euro pillows or King shams, depending on if I want my bed to be more white with a pop of the light blue or show more of the blue.

Last, I have two throw pillows with a textured cover.  If you’re going all white for your bed, you really should bring in different textures to prevent your bed from being too boring or sterile looking.

I have the Brooklinen Luxe sateen duvet cover and then a folded Nicole Miller duvet cover (empty) from Homegoods at the foot of the bed for added texture.  The empty duvet cover is basically serving as a throw blanket.

Let’s talk duvets.  You know how the beds on display in places like Pottery Barn seem so fluffy and you can’t figure out why?  That’s because they always use two duvets in their duvet covers.  I’ve been doing this trick for a couple years now, and it really does make your bed look nicer… BUTTTTTTTTTT, there always seems to be extra fabric, right?!  I don’t understand how a King duvet cover is so much larger than a king duvet?  Even when I use two duvets in the cover, there’s still that dang extra fabric on the sides.  I finally broke down and ordered an oversized king duvet and guess what, NO MORE EXTRA FABRIC!  Talk about a game changer.  I’m planning on ordering a second oversized duvet for Fall and Winter just to get my duvet looking extra fluffy and cozy on my bed.

So I think I covered all of your questions.  If not, leave a comment below and I’ll add in anything I might have missed.

PS- please, please, PLEASE bring in some live greenery into your bedroom.  It grounds your space, making it feel more organic.  The plants will keep the air your breathing all night long clean.  Not to mention, they’ll just make you happy when you see them.  I have a fiddle leaf fig, wandering jew, African mask and a pothos in our bedroom.  Remember: You should have one houseplant per every 100 sq ft of your home.

 

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59 Comments

  1. Maria Corrente
    August 29, 2020 / 4:25 PM

    Great read!! I also am a big believer that the bedroom is my sanctuary. Love sitting in my recliner with a good book and my afternoon coffee. Thanks for sharing all your ideas

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:29 AM

      Awwww! I love that!

  2. Maxanne Clark
    August 29, 2020 / 4:28 PM

    I was going to ask about your filler pillows on your Instagram post. Thank you for linking here!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:29 AM

      You’re welcome!

  3. Sydnee Marchese
    August 29, 2020 / 4:39 PM

    Awesome!!! Thank you Angela so much for getting this together for us! I am all about a comfy bed as well and love the look of yours. Thanks also for linking it all here, makes it so easy to buy. ❤️

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:30 AM

      Thanks, Sydnee!

  4. Merriann Hiett
    August 29, 2020 / 4:53 PM

    This is so beautiful. I wish we could do this in our house.. We have a beautiful Ralph Lauren bed set that my godmother and godfather gave us many years ago (it’s so special to me that I have sealed it up) and just use throws on our bed due to 5 cats w claws .

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:31 AM

      That’s such a bummer!

  5. Mindy Diegel
    August 29, 2020 / 4:53 PM

    This is so awesome! Its all in one place. When my pillows finally breakdown I’ll have to try some that you have suggested!! Thanks. PS awesome job getting this done while Kenny was sleeping, your a rock star!! Xoxo

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:31 AM

      Thanks, Mindy!

  6. Tara
    August 29, 2020 / 4:54 PM

    Your bedroom is gorgeous! I would never want to leave!
    Thanks for sharing the details. I am so glad to know about the oversized king duvet! I plan to get one because the extra fabric on the cover annoys me too!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:32 AM

      Thanks, Tara!

  7. Megan Brewer
    August 29, 2020 / 5:00 PM

    Thank you so much for posting this! Hubby and I are debating whether or not to redo our bedroom (we still have the bedroom set from his bachelor days). We know we want a new mattress and have been trying to research mattresses and temperpedic that you have is at the top of list! It looks so cozy and relaxing.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:32 AM

      Thanks for reading, Megan!

  8. Lori
    August 29, 2020 / 5:14 PM

    I will have to look into the pillows at Target, but if I go in there I will come out with more than just pillows. I change the sheets on our bed, but my husband makes the bed every day, it is not one of my favorite things to do. Since we live in Florida we do not put a duvet or comforter on all year round because it’s just too hot here. Only in the winter and that is about 21 days spread out through the season. We have lived in our house for 20 years and I’m always changing something.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:33 AM

      It’s fun to change things up!

  9. Shannon
    August 29, 2020 / 5:20 PM

    So much great info! I’ve been looking for a new pillow, I’ll have to check these out.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:33 AM

      Thanks, Shannon!

  10. Amy Snyder
    August 29, 2020 / 5:29 PM

    Ohhh it’s such a dreamy room! That’s the type of bed you just want to fall backwards on and fall asleep! So cozy and pretty!!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:33 AM

      Right?! Best kind of bed!

  11. Noelle
    August 29, 2020 / 5:45 PM

    Love it! Now I need to figure out how to keep my kids off of it and my dog!!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:33 AM

      HAHA! That’s the hard part!

  12. Melinda Wise
    August 29, 2020 / 5:50 PM

    Love your style. Gave me some inspiration because I’m getting ready to redo my bedroom.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:34 AM

      YAY! So glad I could help!

  13. Melissa
    August 29, 2020 / 6:06 PM

    Love this post!! Specifically how you make your bed! Loved how you explained your pillows and linked them for us. BUT! the best part of the whole post??? The oversized king duvet! Hello! My duvet cover is a sea of extra flowing fabric. I’ve been thinking all this time it’s just me. I had to have ordered or measured wrong. So excited to order the oversized king. Thanks!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:34 AM

      YAY!! So glad I could help!

  14. Nahla Garmo
    August 29, 2020 / 6:59 PM

    This is the type of blog I love to read! Full of great info!! Thanks Angela!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:34 AM

      So glad you liked it!

  15. Chelsea
    August 29, 2020 / 7:20 PM

    Thanks so much for the breakdown! Your room is gorgeous and your bed looks dreamy! Those sheets are at the top of my list of to buys! 😍

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:35 AM

      Thank you so much!

  16. Melissa
    August 29, 2020 / 8:33 PM

    Thanks for sharing Angela! Im clueless about pulling looks together and your bedroom looks very comfy and welcoming! Very pretty! And I still have the DIY gallery wall on my to do list!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:35 AM

      YAY! So glad I could help!

  17. Katie B.
    August 29, 2020 / 9:23 PM

    I really enjoyed this blog post! It makes me really want to focus on finishing decorating our master bedroom. I love all of the info on pillows at the end of the post especially. I need to up my pillow game ASAP!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:35 AM

      Thanks, Katie!

  18. Rachel
    August 29, 2020 / 10:31 PM

    This may sound like a ridiculously silly question, but what is the different between a Euro pillow and a King Sham pillow? Why don’t we use them for sleeping on? Lol 😂 sorry, I just have no idea about these things. Your bed looks great though!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:36 AM

      King shams are rectangle and Euros are square! We don’t sleep on them so they’ll last longer.

  19. Gemma Louise
    August 30, 2020 / 12:02 AM

    It always looks so beautiful in your photos 😍
    The BEST thing I did was bring plants into my bedroom. They make me so happy when I wake up and see them!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:37 AM

      Isn’t that the best?!!

  20. Michaela
    August 30, 2020 / 12:03 AM

    Bed goals right there! I agree with what you said on Instagram, your bed is so important and you want it feel like an experience when you get in it like if you were in a hotel

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:37 AM

      100%!

  21. VALERIA RIVERA
    August 30, 2020 / 6:55 AM

    Thanks Angela! Love this! xoxo.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:37 AM

      Thank you!

  22. Courtney davide
    August 30, 2020 / 7:40 AM

    It is so satisfying looking at your bedroom 😍😍 I agree about the plants!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:37 AM

      Adding plants is the best!

  23. Leonie
    August 30, 2020 / 11:21 AM

    *pat on the back* for this blogpost 😉

    Love it, I admire how perfect you keep it! 😍

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:38 AM

      Thank you so much!

  24. Erinn
    August 30, 2020 / 1:02 PM

    This was such an amazing blog post.
    I totally agree that we should have comfortable beds and a great mattress. The one thing that is a real go to when it comes to bedding for me is a really good pillow. If my pillow isn’t comfortable for me 100% with out a dought I won’t have a great night.

    Thank you so much for always giving your honest opinion and advice on Instagram, YouTube and your blog posts. ❤❤🤗

    I have a question though. Have you maybe done a YouTube video or blog post on your vacuum cleaners and why you bought them. My mom is thinking of getting one but I wanted to know your opinion on your Dyson or any others?

    Thanks again.

    From Erinn
    My Instagram is @eryvee

  25. Ros
    August 31, 2020 / 4:11 AM

    Thank you so much for this blog! Your bedroom is a dream! Can I ask you Angela, would you ever recommend silk pillowcases? I’ve been told that they are kind to your skin but I’m not really sure. Do you know much about them?? I didn’t want to invest in them unless I know they work.

  26. Lauren
    August 31, 2020 / 4:34 AM

    ooooh I love this!!! and yes a very good bed is a MUST I got a new mattress about 2 months ago now cause the old one was hurting my back even though I use to sleep still goo but I’ve noticed Abigails difference in my new mattress higher and firmer with the sheets and pillows – I think I may need to invest in new pillows again
    I do agree with the greenery in the room except instead of where I sleep in my living area I have some green “fake” plants but they still look real

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:47 AM

      So glad you liked it!! Thanks, Lauren!

  27. Yoli
    August 31, 2020 / 5:48 AM

    Great post! I can’t believe they use 2 duvets. No wonder. Lol. I’m going to buy another just to see. Also, what size is your Casper from Target? They have king and standard.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:46 AM

      Just standard!

  28. Katie
    August 31, 2020 / 9:39 AM

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the makeover with the fireplace!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:47 AM

      We can’t wait to get started!

  29. Erin Core
    September 1, 2020 / 7:45 AM

    Your bedroom looks so beautiful and comfy!! If that was my bed I would never leave it!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:46 AM

      Thank you so much!

  30. Jaya P
    September 2, 2020 / 10:07 AM

    Best comforter ever – Ordered one for me.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 8, 2020 / 11:16 AM

      YAY!! You’re going to love it!

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