As the cooler months approach, decadent daydreams consisting of lounging poolside or sipping a rosé near the vineyard’s vines are slowly slipping away. Instead, fantasies of ambient fireplaces, plush throws, and cozy, cloud-like beds designed for repose and relaxation are easing back in. Below, we tapped luxury Italian brand Society Limonta for some easy-to-incorporate tips on how to design the perfect bed for both summer and fall!
1) Layers, Layers, and More Layers!
Layering is one of the easiest ways to increase visual interest, combine textures, and add in contrasting colors and/or prints. It’s also one of the best ways to make sure your bed is ready for both a chilly summer night and a warm fall evening. Topping off layered bedding with a complementing throw blanket at the end of the bed is always a nice touch. It can easily be placed aside or brought into use for that extra bit of warmth. Items such as our Ted Throw take up minimal space yet can provide much more warmth than you’d expect from such a lightweight design. Meanwhile, our Multi Plaid throw’s soft alpaca boucle and wool blend body offer’s a bit more warmth and weight for the colder months.
2) Start With The Right Base!
If shades of neutrals are your palette of choice, start with a lighter base sheet and work your way up to the darker colors for an ombre appeal. If tone on tone holds more of an allure, throw in varying textures or gradations of the same shade for a cohesive yet more dimensional look. When introducing a vibrant or bold statement bed cover, make sure to start with a crisp white base. Doing so will make your outer layer pop and serve as the perfect foil. For those that love the surprise unveiling of a fun sheet set, our Raia Bed Sheet and OLS Flat Sheets play well with a large variety of our solids and patterns, yet offer some hidden personality. Fun fact: our garment-dyed REM Fitted Sheets are made of thermo-regulating linen that is ideal for all seasons.
3) Don’t Be Afraid of Pattern
Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns in large or small ways—pattern on pattern can create an incredibly striking look. If you’re new to blending varying designs together, find a unifying element within each pattern. Whether it’s color, scale, or a geometric aspect, find what ties them together and exploit it. The days of perfectly matching are gone—vary the scales of each pattern to draw the eye and create balance. In addition, incorporate solids in complementing colors to create a more harmonious look. Our Ottanio Big Throw and Nite Quilt offer a range of colors to match any aesthetic and perfectly offset any pattern/s.
4) Heap on the Pillows!
Who doesn’t love pillows? A couple of shams, two standard pillows, and two or three throw pillows can add just the right amount of interest and comfort. The more pillows you use, the more you can also play around with color and shade gradations in bedding choices. Pillows also offer the perfect opportunity to introduce a bold new color or a statement-making pattern. Our Nap Bee Set Federe not only plays well with solids but works with a variety of different colorways.
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