How to Make the Perfect Bed

How to Make the Perfect Bed

By Lori Jurans

How to Make the Perfect Bed

A perfectly made bed can be a sign that you have it together (...even when you don't!) The crisp, hospital corners and fluffed pillows show the world that your hectic mornings have got nothing on you!

According to a survey of 68,000 people by, people who make their beds in the morning are even happier and more productive than those who do not. With so many reasons not to press the snooze button, it’s time to hop out of bed and get fluffin’. Here are our three tips for how to make the perfect bed, giving you the ultimate accomplished feeling first thing in the morning.

1. Hospital corners are a must.

It’s simply not enough to straighten out your sheets and layer them on top of each other. For that, you’ll only receive half of a gold star. If you’re going to get up early to make your bed, then do it right by making the corners of your bed say, “Yes, Ma'am.” Hospital corners aren’t as intimidating as you think they are. They require discipline, honor, and whole lot of 45 degree angles. But, if you skip this step, can you really say you made your bed?

2. Place your top sheet with the pattern facing down. 

For this completely counter-intuitive tip, think about how you place your duvet cover or comforter on your bed. If you want to fold your sheets over the comforter, then place your pattern face down so that your fold over will reveal the sheet’s pattern. This subtle trick can help to pull a room together by introducing a fun pattern or color into the space.

3. Smooth out those wrinkles.

Go the extra mile when making your bed by smoothing out wrinkles as you go and ironing your sheets every so often. Of course, there are ways to avoid this tedious step. The easiest way to avoid ironing king size sheets? Buy wrinkle-resistant (and stain-resistant) sheets and never pick up an iron again.

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