If you lived nearby and wanted to come over to our home for a visit, I'd ask you to please give me a 24 hour warning. Why? I'm a terrible housekeeper. I fully admit it. Our house is always in disarray, and I usually only clean it thoroughly when we're expecting company or when I'm planning a photo shoot for the blog. As much as I love the look of a spotless home, I find that it's virtually impossible to keep our house clean at all times with three little girls running around and both of us parents managing our own businesses. I think that's one of the tricks to staying sane when trying to work at home - you have to let some things slide. For me it's housework, and I've come up with a few shortcuts to make our rooms look pretty at a moment's notice. Here's one of my favourites: how to make a bed when you're a "lazy" housekeeper like me. This method is quick, easy, and it looks great every time!
Let me first share with you our glorious new mattress set.
Sean and I were married in 2006 - ten years ago. It's truly hard to believe that it's already been so long. Three kids, and a roller coaster ride of a decade later (mostly uphill climbs, but of course we've had our valleys), we were ready for a new mattress for our bed.
We've had our old mattress ever since we first got married. After 10 years, this mattress was lumpy and tired. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to invest in a good-quality mattress that's soft on the joints and promotes a good sleep. Our old mattress just wasn't cutting it, and I was finding myself waking up really tired and sore (oh, those 3rd baby hips)!
I was so excited to partner up with The Brick this summer to test one of their new mattress sets: the Simmons Beautyrest® Hotel Diamond 5.0 Comfort Top Firm Low-Profile King Mattress Set. When we first unwrapped the mattress, I was surprised with how cushy and plush the pillow top looked and I couldn't wait to give it a test sleep!
Here's what happened. We set up the low-profile box springs, and put the new mattress on top. The hubby hopped on to give it a test run, and 5 minutes later he was asleep! The comfort foam on top of this mattress is seriously dreamy, and your body feels cradled and supported while you sleep. Obviously Sean loved it.
And so did I. I was hooked after night #1, and it didn't take my body any time to adjust to this new mattress. I found that the Ergo Comfort Layer helped with my sore hips and upper back, and I'm having such great sleeps!
This mattress also features:
- ErgoSupport System Featuring 1,800 Pocket Coils
- AirCool BeautyEdge® Foam Encasement
- CrispClean Antimicrobial Fabric Protection
- Ergo Comfort Layer with Latex and Viscose
- AirCool Comfort Foam with Gel Layer
Now, let me show you how I lazily make our bed.
Ours is a King sized, so I'll share the adjustments if you have a Queen mattress.
First, start with a fitted sheet. Next, cover a duvet with a pretty duvet cover using the duvet rolling hack I shared on Tuesday. Then, rest three euro sized pillows in plain covers on the headboard. (Use 2 if you have a Queen bed). Two King sized pillows for sleeping are layered in front of the euro pillows. (Use regular pillows for a Queen bed). Finally, one decorative pillow is placed in the front center. This one's just for show, so you can have some fun with faux fur or an interesting texture.
Want a little more volume? You can add a trio of decorative throw pillows in the front like this:
So, here's the easy & pretty bed-making "recipe":
- Fitted Sheet
- Covered Duvet
- 2 or 3 Euro Pillows
- 2 Standard Pillows
- 1 or 3 Decorative Throw Pillows
Three cheers for the comfiest mattress and an easy way to make the bed!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself.