Start with your mattress. Do you need a new mattress? Do you need a new mattress pad? Or maybe just a little extra comfort is in order. If that's the case, try one of those inexpensive egg crates under your mattress pad. It really makes a difference.
On our beds, we usually use a light, quilted coverlet and matching shams - most often european size. Then, add a duvet with cover, folded at the end of the bed. We match the duvet cover to the sheeting.
For the sheets, always make sure there is a nice, deep fold back on the top sheet - Phoebe prefers at least 14 inches.
Now for pillows. This is the order Phoebe likes: Sleeping pillows in the back, shams that match the coverlet in front of that (we usually use euro), then decorative pillows in front of that. Phoebe likes the decorative pillows to be in another fabric or texture different from the duvet and coverlet. Our favorite size for the decorative pillows is 22" squares. And then perhaps a small rectangle pillow in the very front.
Also, for kings we use three euro pillows across, for queens we use two across. However, don't go overboard with the pillows. Do what is comfortable for you, as too many pillows can just be a hassle. There should definitely be some space between the folded duvet cover and the pillows.
Finally, make your bed every morning. Our mothers were right - it really does make a difference in how the room appears and how the sheets feel to get back in at night!
Now if reading about that on a Friday afternoon doesn't make you sleepy, I don't know what will. Happy weekend everyone! Thanks for such a great first week for our blog!!