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There’s Nothing Quite Like a Freshly-Made Bed | Manolo for the Home

There’s Nothing Quite Like a Freshly-Made Bed

I will happily admit to being a totally lazy bum when it comes to making the bed, and yet I’m also a total sucker for a freshly made bed.

Hop in!

Doesn’t that look inviting? Restful? It’s like a sign that tomorrow will be better than the day before. But since like I said, I am none too good about actually doing what it takes to slip into a freshly made bed on a daily basis, I would really like it if my unmade bed looked like this:

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Which do you prefer in your own boudoir? The crisp freshly made bed or the comfortable rumpled one?

4 Responses to “There’s Nothing Quite Like a Freshly-Made Bed”

  1. Carol March 29, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    I’m in the “pull up the quilt and plump the pillows” camp. Nothing makes a bedroom look better quicker than making the bed. But we’re not fussy about it. Pull up the sheet, unrumple the quilt and smooth the whole thing down to reasonably flat. Done.

  2. Stella March 29, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    I read somewhere that leaving your comforter folded back airs out your sheets and exposes dust mites to cool, dry air, which kills them. Don’t know if it’s really true, but I use that as an excuse not to make my bed!

  3. Christa Terry March 30, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    @Carol I don’t go in for the hospital corners, either. Seems like a bit of a waste of time, though admittedly I do like getting into a tightly made bed at someone else’s house if I’m visiting! But sadly my own guests get more of the rumpled treatment, if only because no one ever taught me to properly make a bed.

    @Stella I’ve heard the same – also, your sheets stay fresher until the next wash because the sheets grown slightly moist overnight get a chance to air out. So I actually do turn down my sheets every morning instead of making the bed.

  4. Leah March 30, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    I love making the bed – it makes it harder for me to get back into it during my work-from-home day, and also makes the bedroom look nice.

    I also tend to use the top of the bed for workspace when putting away laundry and sorting clothes, so I try to make it every day. It’s a nice ritual to start off the day, if I have time.