The state of your bed makes a huge impact on your bedroom. You might not have a lot going on furniture-wise, but pull up the blankets, pile up your pillows, and the place instantly looks 1,000 times better.
A made bed feels better, too. A tidy bed is a little bit of happy for your harried self; it lets you exhale, empty your mind, and focus.
For years I didn’t make my bed, but now I look forward to the daily ritual. Most housework, I shun, but making a bed makes such a big impression that now I’ve been trained to love it.
A quick shake to the sheets, a tug on the quilt, a fluff to the pillows—a few moments spent and suddenly I feel more put together. I am filled with a sense of serenity and optimism. When I see the bed neatly made, a sense of peace floods my mind.
Designers talk about the importance of having places for your eyes to rest as they scan a space. A pile of messy blankets conveys movement and energy, not rest. And beds should represent “rest” more than anything else in your house.
Your bed doesn’t need to be fancy. The sheets don’t need to be ironed. You don’t even need to have shams.
No hospital corners required. Just pull up the covers.
© Amy Daniewicz
4 thoughts on “♥ Your Home: Make Your Bed”
Love this. My house is a disaster but I always make my bed. Somehow helps balance out the chaos that’s everywhere else!
I know, right? Just outside the frame of that photo there are a bunch of bags of kids clothes waiting to go to a friend! :)
I thought of your post when I heard this from the BBC: Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.
A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4181629.stm
I, too, have grown to love a made bed, but after reading this, I am trying to wait a while before making the bed to let it air out.
Well that’s great–something to make us feel better about those days where nothing quite gets done as we want it to. :) A little silver lining in a bit of chaos.