In our home we like our beds to look and be as simple as possible. We do not want morning bed-making turned into a big production. And we do not like overpillowficated beds (if that ain't a word somebody oughta contact the Webster's people).We don't like beds that look like they are meant to just be looked at, siesta is a big deal in this home, our beds simply need a little pull and tuck and they are back to their made-up selves in no time. So, simple it is for us.
We are weird like that.
Something that has bugged me for years is the ways pillowcases are made, sometimes you find the pillow escaping in the middle of the night, and they look awful with all the empty space and large flap on one side. As soon as we buy new bedding sets the first thing I do is remake the pillowcases. You'll see why.
This is a regular pillowcase, notice all the empty space on one side?
Not attractive. It makes the bed look disheveled. If you have a sewing machine, fixing this is easy as 1,2,3.
Click on the pictures to see the instructions:
This is a flannel set from the Martha Stewart collection. I love it, it's very soft and durable and we've bought 6 sets of the same (there are two beds in Nadia's bedroom).
Now her bed looks a bit more dressed, but still easy and quick to make in the morning. And whatever time we have siesta.