do it yourself, home inspo

The many ways you can make your bed

How do you make your bed?

This is ours.

Almost like an IKEA showroom—lamps, bed frame, and bed linens all from IKEA. Nightstands from this cheap-ass Japanese store called KENKO which sells all sorts of stuff, much like CDR-King but with better quality. Artworks are my mom's own "waffle art".
Almost like an IKEA showroom—lamps, bed frame, and bed linens all from IKEA. Nightstands from this cheap-ass Japanese store called KENKO which sells all sorts of stuff (much like CDR-King but with better quality). Throw pillow cases from a Bataan-based seller at the Legaspi Sunday Market. Artworks are my mom’s own “waffle art”.
Same photo, with lamps on.
Same photo, with lamps on.

Almost everything about the way I fix up my own house now comes from my mom, and making my bed was something she taught me well. While our bed doesn’t exactly look hotel-glam or showroom-worthy, this is how I’ve been fixing my bed since I was a kid. Well, not exactly. Back then, I had my pillows flat on the bed, with the comforter or coverlet completely covering it (mom was a stickler for not getting dust on our pillows). But back then, I only had two pillows; this time we have six, not yet including throw pillows (we like to read in bed). Underneath the duvet, the blanket is neatly folded and tucked under the mattress, and I insist on the hospital corners at the bottom—mom’s orders. (She used to call it “envelope corners”, and that’s how I’d called it until someone told me “it’s not ‘envelope,’ it’s ‘hospital.'” Whatever. To-may-toe, to-mah-toe.)

I’m not saying this is the best way to fix one’s bed, and we all have our different ways. But this arrangement reminds me of my own home and my own childhood bedroom—and the hubby, who only used to fold his blankets and place them on his pillow (actually his yaya did. And yes, he had and still has a yaya; she now lives with us)—hasn’t complained…so far.

Which is why I totally enjoyed writing this story for the website I work for (that’s www.cromly.com, by the way), about 11 Different Ways to Make Your Bed. Whenever I write stories like these, I always make these mental notes in my head about how I will try that one idea from Pinterest, or the way a particular designer designed someone else’s home or bedroom, and always, always, always, I revert to how my mom has always done it. I guess you can say she’s been a pretty big influence on me, huh?

So, how do you make your bed? Any of the ways I outlined in the story like yours?

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