How to Make a Bed for Guests | Nestrs

How to Make a Bed for Guests | Nestrs


– Hey fellow home lovers,
Sarah here and today I’m going to show you how Nick and I make a bed. It might seem really simple,
but at the end of the day, there’s nothing like coming
home to a beautifully made bed that some thought went
into, ’cause it’s all about presentation, right? I’ve got a few tips and
tricks up my sleeve and I am so excited to share them with you today. It’s something you can
implement into your own home right away, make a huge difference. I think you’re going to love it. Let’s do it. (upbeat music) Okay, step number one
is all about foundation, like most things in life, and it’s investing in the right mattress. The thing to remember is that
this mattress is not for you. It is for your guests, so you
might like a firm mattress but you might have some
guests that love sleeping on a cloud. What I would do is err for
something right in the middle, not too firm, not too
soft, something medium. You won’t make everybody
happy, but you should make most people happy. Step number two, protect your investment. I don’t care if you spent a couple hundred or a couple thousand; don’t
spend a couple thousand on your guest mattress, but anyway, protect with a mattress protector,
not only from dust mites and spills but also from dreaded bed bugs. I hate talking about them but
I’m going to say it with you. Not all mattress protectors are the same. Coming from a New Yorker,
I’ve heard stories. I’ve lived through horror stories. Get ones that on the packaging
it says, will protect against bed bugs. You’ll thank me later. Step number three, your fitted sheet. Now you can always go
with a classic white. Classic white never goes
out of style and guests love white sheets because
you can’t hide any stains or dirt on them. You know That they’re clean. However, with this fitted
sheet, I decided to add in just a little bit of pattern. I feel like it’s this
hidden surprise that people can dive into at the end
of the day and it just adds a little bit to this room’s decor. I’m kind of going for this
black and white with a little hint of gold and green,
so you’ll see what I mean when I get this fitted sheet on. If you feel like your fitted
sheet has too many wrinkles or even your flat sheet
has too many wrinkles, throw them into the
dryer with a wet towel, take ’em out at about 95,
98% dry, put ’em on your bed. By the time your guests get
there, the sheets are going to be dry and they’re
going to be super flat. Step four, we’re going
to add the flat sheet. Let me talk about thread count real quick. Don’t get too bothered about
350 or 500 thread count or a thousand thread count. It doesn’t really matter as
long as the material itself is either 100% cotton or it’s silk. Whatever feels good against
your hand is going to be a good investment
for your guest bedroom or even your own bedroom. Also, when you put a flat
sheet on your bed, you actually want to put it upside down,
whether you have pattern or not, because the top side is
usually a little softer than the bottom side and you want that to go against your skin. Also, for our purposes, I
want to show the small pattern that I’ve got going on
here at the top of the bed so when I fold it over,
you can actually see it. You’ll see what I mean in a minute. To create a hospital
corner, make sure the sheet at the foot of the bed is
tucked tightly underneath. With the corner sheet that’s
hanging down, pull it over to the side and tuck in any of the excess underneath the mattress. Then, from whatever you
pulled over to the side, let that fall and tuck that
under the mattress as well, pulling everything nice
and tight and there you go. Okay, so our fitted sheet
is on, complete with putting it upside down so that when
I go to reveal the sheet, you can actually see the pattern and have beautiful hospital corners. Now we’re going to add
a little bit of texture. I’m going to use a completely
white quilt blanket but it’s got a pattern on it. It adds some comfort and some
visual interest to your bed and guests are going to love
getting all cozy inside. Okay, now that the bed is semi-made, let’s talk about pillows. Number one, let me just
share with you that no matter what you see on Pinterest,
there are no rules when it comes to pillows, only guidelines. If you think it looks
good, it probably does. Second, it’s good to have
at least four pillows on your bed, only because
this gives your guest options, whether they like a firm
pillow or a soft pillow. They may not use all four
or if there’s two people in the bed, two pillows, but this way they can mix and match. Also there are tags on our pillows. If you just put a pillowcase
over this bare pillow, even if you hide the
tag in the pillow case, you can still feel it
and that doesn’t feel good on our face. Plus a lot of our oils
and sometimes makeup if we don’t get it all of can
transfer to the actual pillow and you want to extend
the pillow life, right? So you want to get a pillow protector. They are not expensive
and they will help you extend the life of these guys. Most of them come white,
but you can also get a darker color if you
have darker color pillows. Zip it up; it hides the tag on the pillow, plus when your guest leaves,
you just have to wash the pillow protector and your real pillow, your actual pillow is going
to stay white and clean for much longer. Now, however, we do have a
zipper, so you want to make sure when you put this in the
pillowcase, you hide the zipper. Put it in first and hide the
zipper within the pillow case so it’s not sticking out the exposed end. Now, like I said, I have at
least four pillows on this bed that people can actually use
to sleep with, and I’m going to do two plain white pillow cases. And these two are the
firm pillows and I’ve got two more pillows and I’m going
to reintroduce that pattern, that little black pattern
that I had on my fitted sheet and my flat sheet, on
the other two pillows and those are my soft pillows. And then, I’ve got two
more decorative pillows. I doubt guests will use
those decorative pillows. They’ll probably just
throw them on the floor, but what those pillows
are going to do are add a little bit of texture
and they also bring in my duvet cover, which I’ll
talk about in a little bit. But you want everything to
kind of tie in together. It’s kind of weird if you
have some Lone Ranger pillow or Lone Ranger sheet
that doesn’t really tie into the rest of your room. So it’s totally cool to
introduce some pattern, but maybe introduce it
two or three times so that your guests know
that it’s making sense and it’s telling the whole story. Okay, let’s recap really quick. We have a great foundation
in our awesome mattress, and we have a mattress protector. We also have a fitted sheet,
where I introduced some pattern and then we have a flat
sheet, where I also introduced the same pattern and
we put that upside down so that when I flipped it
over, it actually shows the pattern off and puts that
soft side against your skin. We also have a blanket
that introduces texture and we have at least four
pillows so we can give our guests some comfort options. Now we’re going to introduce the duvet. I like the duvet because
you can change out the cover really easily, whether it’s
for the seasons or holiday or just because you’re plain bored. The one that I’m incorporating
is kind of my staple. I love it. It’s white, it’s clean,
but most importantly, you can never tell if it’s wrinkled or not because it’s ruched and I love it. It adds texture, it adds
interest and it’s also great for the lazy decorator
if you know what I mean. What I’m going to do is
tri-fold the duvet cover. It’ll sit at the foot of the bed. That way when guest get
in the bed, they can kind of just pull it up over them,
get all cozy and it also add some interest to the foot of the bed. Okay, the bed is made. Now we get to add lots of fun personality with decorative pillows. Decorative pillows are like
adding beautiful diamond earrings to your ears or a
bracelet or an awesome necklace. It’s just a really fun way
for you to add personality that you can swap out
at the drop of a hat. I hope you learned something
fun today, there’s something you can take from this
little tutorial and implement into your own home or your
guest room or your Airbnb and make it all new
and fresh and more you. If you ever want to get ahold
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we’ll talk to you soon. (laughing)

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