August 2017

How to style your bed, by Domino + Garnet Hill

Inspired by our latest collection, Domino wrote this instructional guide to help you style your bed for the season. We enjoyed the simplicity and timelessness of the styling tips so much, we wanted to share them with you. Enjoy!

Written by Anna Kocharian. Photography by Michael Wiltbank.


Come fall, as the weather cools and we begin to embrace a cozier approach to making our beds, we turn to one tried-and-true technique that guarantees a well-made look: layering. The concept itself may seem easy enough, but throw in textures, contrasting colors, or a mixture of prints, and things can get tricky. We turned to Garnet Hill’s upcoming collection for a little inspiration in the form of autumn-friendly bedding and textiles. Here, a few of our expert-approved tips for layering your bedding with ease, while maintaining an approachable look you can recreate on the daily.

Start with a neutral base.

How to Style Your Bed: Start with a Neutral Base

Photo by Michael Wiltbank

Nothing quite compares to clean, crisp, white bedding. When it comes to the basic set of sheets, stick to soft neutral tones to allow for a versatile foundation on which you can easily build with color and texture. Whites and delicate creams are ideal. Keep the sheets void of busy patterns or prints, reserving them for the duvets and throws.

Introduce color.

How to Style Your Bed: Introduce Color

Photo by Michael Wiltbank

Here’s your opportunity to set the chromatic tone for the overall look. Introduce a pop of color through an unexpected element. We opted for a lightly textured top sheet in a moody shade of vintage indigo. Although it’ll remain mostly covered in the end, the sliver of it that shows will impart the bedding with a dynamic finish.

Tie in pattern.

How to Style Your Bed: Tie in Pattern

Photo by Michael Wiltbank

A neutral base, achieved by way of the sheets, provides flexibility to go bold with patterns and colors, when it comes to the duvet and shams. Here, the delicately patterned duvet cover boasts a reserved palette that complements our indigo top sheet, unifying the chromatic tone of the setting. A pair of coordinating shams go without saying.


Complete with texture.

How to Style Your Bed: Complete with Texture

Photo by Michael Wiltbank

Here is where the seasonally charged decorative elements come in. Think along the lines of patterned quilts, cozy throws, and textured throw pillows—design components you can easily swap out and refresh. Drape a mohair throw at the foot of the bed and complete the look with an additional sham or throw pillow, which either embodies or complements the color scheme of the bedding.

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One response to “How to style your bed, by Domino + Garnet Hill”

  1. Faye Rankin says:

    I love your style. Simple, crispy, elegant.

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