They say that there is more than one way to skin a cat. We can’t say that we have any experience in that arena (nor would we condone such behavior), so we’d like to take this moment to provide a more suitable, feline-friendly update to this proverb: there is more than one way to make your bed. Five, in fact, if you ask the stylists who work on our catalogs. Take a look below to see how you can bring high style to your bedroom—just by rearranging your pillows! Long live cats, long live your bed! Shop bedding here.
If “less is more” is your mantra, this look is for you. Lay standard-sized pillows horizontally, one on top of the other for an unfussy, but effortlessly chic look. Visual interest can be added by bringing in color and adding a single decorative pillow to top it off.
A slightly more dramatic version of the “Minimalist” look, this adds dynamism to your bed’s composition while still keeping things simple. Soften the look by incorporating a muted color scheme of pastels and blush. A throw flung on the corner of the bed brings in extra drama.
This no-frills look will make you want to jump right in. With standard, solid colored pillows acting as the base for the composition, other pillows are laid on top in a slouched, unceremonious manner. Allow the ends of shams to drape loosely at the pillow’s edges and choose decorative pillow styles that accentuate this languid style.
Prim & Proper
Do you need to do things just right? This clean-lined, neatly-tucked look is perfect for you. Create a bold composition by employing symmetry and incrementally sized pillows—Euro shams in the back, standard shams in the middle, and a king sham in front to anchor the entire look. Create contrast and a sense of depth by increasing the darkness of the pillows as they come forward.
Bring romance and a sense of whimsy to your bedroom by mixing an assortment of pillow sizes and styles. Incorporate a combination of textures and materials and choose a color palette of complementary colors to tie everything together. Pillows with more intricate patterns and ornamentation should be kept to a minimum and used as accents towards the front of your composition.