How to Make a Comfortable Bed in 8 Simple Steps

How to Make a Comfortable Bed in 8 Simple Steps

The following contribution is from another author.

Creating a comfortable bed is essential for getting a good night’s rest. Whether for yourself or a guest, it is important to ensure your bed is as comfortable as possible. 

There are many options for creating the perfect bed, but this blog post will provide 8 simple steps to ensure you have a comfortable bed.

Start with a Quality Mattress

Look for mattresses made with high-density or memory foam for the best support. Memory foam mattresses also give your body the contours it needs for a good night’s rest. 

You should also look for a mattress with the right amount of firmness. Some people prefer softer mattresses, while others prefer firmer mattresses. Finding the right mattress is crucial to creating a comfortable bed.

Add a Supportive Box Spring

It helps to absorb shock, provide cushioning, and support the mattress. The mattress will sink in without a box spring, creating an uncomfortable sleeping experience. 

Box springs come in all shapes and sizes, so consider choosing one that is of the correct size for your mattress. It should offer the support your mattress needs.

Invest in Quality Bedding

Look for items made of high-quality materials such as 100% cotton, bamboo, or linen. Quality sheets should also be the right size for your mattress and fit snugly around the edges. 

Also, don’t forget to pick a duvet, quilt, and bedspread you love. Mix and match the items to create a unique and stylish look.

Choose the Right Pillow

Pillows are important for getting a good night’s sleep, so you should select one that fits your sleep position. If you sleep on your back, buy a firm, thin pillow. If you sleep on your side, opt for a thicker, softer pillow that will support your head and neck. 

If you sleep on your stomach, go for a flat pillow or one that is only slightly filled. Experiment with various pillow types and find the one that works best for you.

Layer a Mattress Pad and Blanket

The first layer should be a mattress pad. This will provide an extra layer of cushioning and help preserve the life of your mattress. Next, add a layer of blankets. 

Choose lighter materials like cotton or bamboo for the warmer months and heavier fabrics like wool or flannel for the colder months. This layer of blankets will add an extra layer of warmth and comfort to your bed.

Add Decorative Pillows and a Throw Blanket

Choose pillows that are the right size for your bed and fill them with a down alternative or feather-down blend for a luxurious feeling. 

A throw blanket complements your bedding, sets the tone for the entire room and adds a cozy touch. Ensure the fabric is soft and comfortable, and choose a color that complements the rest of the bedding.

Fluff and Rotate Your Pillows

When you fluff and rotate your pillows every few months, you’ll keep them in good shape for longer. You’ll also get the benefit of more consistent and even support from night to night. 

It will also help to keep your head and neck in a comfortable position throughout the night.

Make the Bed Every Morning

Starting the day with a few simple tasks can give you a sense of accomplishment and help set the tone for the rest of the day. To make the bed, start by straightening the sheets and blankets and tucking in loose ends. 

Then, pile on the floral pillow covers and any other decorations you like! Finally, use a light blanket or throw to give the bed a finished, cozy look.

The Bottom Line

Following these eight simple steps, you can easily make your bed the most comfortable spot in your home. With the right sheets, blankets, and pillows, you can create the perfect sleeping environment for a great night’s sleep.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).