Hello! For those of you who don't already know me, my name is Cat, and I run a fun little lifestyle blog over at Take Courage. There is nothing quite as inviting as a freshly made bed, don't you think? After a long day in the office, it feels so lovely to snuggle up between the sheets with a good book - and what better way to do that than with freshly laundered sheets from the Secret Linen Store. With a little bit (well, actually a lot!) of guidance from Molly, I've learned the tricks of the trade to making the perfect bed. And here's how you can too!
Start with tucking your fitted sheet over your mattress. Then lay your flat sheet over the bed, tucked in at the bottom end only, with enough at the top to fold over the duvet over by at least 60cm.
Next comes the duvet. Now, I don't know about you but I dread putting a duvet cover on a duvet - it's such a pain to do! But I recently learned a little trick which has transformed my life...well, not quite my life, but certainly my ability to put a duvet cover on a duvet! You turn your duvet cover inside out and lay it flat on your mattress with the open end at the bottom of the bed. Then you lay your duvet over the top of the duvet cover. Take the top end (i.e. the closed end of the duvet cover) of both the cover and the duvet and roll tightly like a burrito until you reach the end.
You then slip the open end of the duvet cover around the burrito roll (like folding two socks together) and roll back out - and somehow, I'm not quite sure how, your duvet cover will be neatly over your duvet! All you've got to do then is button it up.
Next come your pillows, which should be stacked on top of each other. Then two big square pillows standing up in front, and two square cushions in front of those.
Lastly, a throw, folded in half, goes across the end of your bed, for the perfect finishing touch.
And there you have it! The most perfectly-made bed!