How To Dress A Bed - The Complete Guide

How To Dress A Bed - The Complete Guide

You can't deny that boutique hotels know how to dress a bed incredibly well, making their bedrooms a dream retreat. You deserve that level of comfort in your own home too, and we’re here to help. 

In this guide, we'll be showing you how to dress a bed using premium-quality bedding and accessories to meet the five-star hotel standard!

We will be offering expert tips, such as:

  • Getting the basics right
  • How to choose a colour scheme
  • Deciding the right bed linens
  • How to style a throw blanket
  • Choosing the right scatter cushions

Here at Christy, we believe you deserve the best night's sleep, every single night - let our bedding take you there. 

Our bedding experts have numerous years of experience. In this guide, we’ll be showing you what you need to make your bedroom your favourite room in the house.

How to Dress a Bed: Get the Basics Right

To achieve that luxury hotel bed feeling, you first need to start with the basics:

  • Mattress
  • Duvet 
  • Pillows

Fortunately, Christy's has everything you need to create that luxurious feeling. 


A brand-new mattress may not be in your budget, especially if you are doing a guest bedroom makeover. At Christy, we offer various base layers to add extra comfort to your mattress, without spending hundreds of pounds. 

For example, our Luxury Mattress Topper is made from 100% cotton percale and has been specially designed to offer extra bounce and comfort. 

Available in a range of sizes - single, double, king, and super king - the filling has been twisted for extra resilience and helps to increase the lifespan of your mattress.

If you are an allergy sufferer, we also offer an Anti-Allergy Mattress Protector that is specially designed to protect against common allergens like dust mites. 


There's nothing better than climbing into bed and snuggling into a fluffy duvet and pillows. More often than not, people opt for an all-seasons duvet - usually around a 10-tog duvet - to offer comfort every day of the year. 

Here at Christy, we offer a Luxury 10.5 Tog Duvet, made with a waffle microfibre cover that is finished with a smart-stitch edge for the ultimate comfort. 

Available in four sizes, the 100% hollow fibre polyester filling creates the perfect all-seasons duvet for the whole family. 

All of our duvets come in multiple togs:

  • 4.5 tog - the ideal summer duvet 
  • 10.5 tog - the all-year staple 
  • 13.5 tog - the perfect winter duvet 

This includes our Superior Soft Touch Anti Allergy Duvet. Made with 100% anti-allergy-treated hollow fibre polyester, it offers serene softness for every sleeper. 


Perfectly plump pillows are what elevates a bed to that luxury hotel standard. But we all know how difficult it is to find the right one! Some people prefer a soft and supple pillow, whereas others like their pillows to be firm to offer extra support. 

That's why Christy offers multiple types of pillows so that everyone can get the best night's rest.

One of these options is our Essential Pillow Pair. The perfect option for those who don't know what type of pillow they need, this pillow set is offered in the standard pillow size and brings comfort and support for every type of sleeper. 

However, if you sleep on your side, why not try our Luxury Deep Sided Pillow. The extra depth this pillow offers fills in the gap between your neck and your shoulders, creating the optimum sleeping solution. 

Of course, for any allergy sufferers, we also have our Superior Soft Touch Anti-Allergy Pillow. 

Once you have the perfect base, you are one step closer to reaching cloud nine. Let Christy's luxury bedding take you there!

Choosing a Bedroom Colour Scheme

These days, the modern bedroom can range from a neutral lover's dream all the way to maximal bold patterns and vibrant colours. No matter your style, your bedroom design should meet your personal preferences and bring you a sense of calm. 

Whether this be a neutral base with styling touches such as accent colours and a bit of pattern or a glamorous style with an abundance of character, your bedroom should reflect you. 

Christy has a range of bed sheets of varying designs to make your bedroom a serene space for the most blissful night's sleep.

Picking Your Duvet Cover

Now that you've chosen your bedroom colour scheme, you can pick out your bedding. 

At Christy, we offer a range of bedding of varying designs, multiple materials, and numerous thread counts to make your plump duvet look even more inviting. 

And that's not just in terms of duvet covers, as we also have a wide range of:

  • Pillow cases
  • Flat sheets
  • Fitted sheets

Plain Bedding

Plain bedding might sound, well, plain, but these types of covers can serve as a base for any bedding accessories, like accent cushions or decorative throws. 

For the ultimate hotel experience, why not try our 400 Thread Count Sateen Bed Linen. This bedding set has a sateen soft feel and 400 thread count for the highest comfort level. 

If you want a bedding set that ties into your accent colour, our Coniston Bed Linen comes with either a navy or platinum embroidered border to complement your colour scheme. 

Christy's also has 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets. Available in seven colours, the lightweight cotton is known for its comfort and smooth touch.

Floral Bedding

If you decide you want your bedding to be the focus of your room, our range of floral bed covers will have the perfect fit!

Our Katsura Bed Linen features beautiful hand-painted oriental blossom branches. Available in two colourways, the cotton sateen offers a subtle sheen to add sophistication to any room. 

If you are after something to match blush pink and hazy purple hues, our Matsu Bed Linen is the perfect choice. The oversized Clematis flowers are hand painted and printed onto a cotton sateen fabric to provide style as well as comfort. 

Finally, our Tatton Bed Linen pays homage to British flowers in pastel pinks, blues, and lilacs. This beautiful print also features hand-painted blooms on silky sateen fabric to offer softness, sophistication, and style to any room. 

Geometric Bedding

If florals aren't your thing, but you still want a bedspread with a pattern, Christy has duvet covers with geometric prints that might fit that need.

Our Meeko Bed Linen features a honeycomb-like design that is available in mint and silver colourways. The subtle print adds a touch of style to any room. 

We also offer Triangles Bed Linen for a contemporary, yet minimal, nod to geometric prints. The two colourways complement a range of bedroom styling decisions.

No matter what style of bedding you choose, our luxury materials provide you with the softest sheets to make your room a sleeping haven. 

How to Dress a Bed with Throws

More often than not, bedroom style guides will show beds dressed with soft furnishings, like throw blankets

Although throws provide extra warmth in the colder months, these bedding layers are the perfect extra touch for a pop of colour, especially if you have white sheets. 

For the winter months, a soft throw can provide you with that extra warmth. The chunky knit blanket is made with a blend of fabrics and is available in charcoal and denim colours. The textured design offers a timeless finish to any bedroom. 

For luxurious comfort, our velvety soft Jaipur Throw has a reversible design to add colour and comfort thanks to the 100% cotton material.  

This style of throw is available in nine trendy colours to match any bedroom.


How to Dress a Bed with Decorative Cushions

Decorative throw cushions are another type of accessory that can quickly add maximum impact when dressing a bed. 

When you see bed styling, you often see a bed with cushions of varying sizes. Here at Christy, we offer luxury square pillows as well as standard pillows so you can elevate your bedroom space. 

We offer Jaipur Cushions to match our Jaipur Throws. The cushions are available in square cushion and standard pillow size, as well as the nine stunning shades and velvety-soft material. 

Why not mix and match the throw and bedroom cushion colours to match an accent wall? A simple way to bring your bedroom to life!

The perfect pillow addition to your bedroom could be our Horizon Cushion. The silky velvet cushion is finished with a trim in the same material to add a level of luxury to any bed set. 

The plump cushion comes in rust and oyster shades and will soon be your bedroom essentials!

Use Our Luxury Bedding to Dress Your Bed for the Perfect Night’s Sleep

With over 170 years of experience, you can trust Christy to offer the softest sheets to make sure you get the most blissful night of sleep. 

You deserve to have the best night's sleep, every single night - let us take you there.