Bed coverlets have become a popular option as a topper for your guest’s bed. Guests find them appealing because they are decorative and versatile. If you are new to using a coverlet or deciding if you want to use one, you may be wondering what the best way to make the bed with a coverlet on top is. This blog will help prepare you with the best step-by-step process for creating your coverlet-topped bed.
Covering the Mattress and Box Spring
Once you have the box spring and mattress, you will have to decide what other linens you would like to put on the bed. The first thing you may want is a mattress and box spring protector to act as a barrier against spills and bed bugs. After that, you will want to either place a bed skirt or a box spring wrap in between the box spring and mattress. This will offer extra style since the coverlet doesn’t go all the way to the ground like a bedspread. As a result, the coverlet box spring wraps or bed skirts will be very noticeable to guests. The purpose of them is to cover the box spring and add to the decorative appeal of the bed. Another option is adding a mattress pad on top of the mattress. It’s not essential, but it could offer some extra comfort and support for your guests.
Sheets and Blankets
Once the frame of the bed is completed, the addition of the sheets will be the next step. Most innkeepers and property managers will put a fitted sheet and flat sheet on the bed. However, many high-end properties use a flat sheet instead of a fitted. A fitted sheet will need to be tucked into the corners and bottom of the mattress. The fitted sheet will be below the guests while sleeping, and the flat sheet will be above them. The pillows and pillowcases will also need to be added for the guests to rest their heads on. Sheets can be purchased as open stock or in sheet sets. Open stock means that you can buy a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases separately while a sheet set comes with the flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases all together.
The Top of the Bed
The next step to preparing the bed for the coverlet will largely depend on the time of the year and climate. In the winter, a blanket or comforter would be recommended to go above the flat sheets to provide guests with extra warmth. When it is warmer out, only the coverlet may be necessary to go above the flat sheets to keep your guests comfortable with the temperature. If you are not sure if your guests will be too hot or cold, you could add a comforter towards the bottom of the bed that a guest can use to put over the bed if they get cold during the night.
How We Can Help
Finally, the top of the bed is now ready for the coverlet. There are many options to choose from depending on what type of color or pattern you would like. Then, you would also want to decide if you would like any pillow shams to add extra style to the bedding. InnStyle has a wide selection of bed coverlets to choose from. We have matelasse coverlets which are thicker and denser than regular coverlets. We also have bed coverlets that come with a tailored or scalloped design. A tailored design has straight edges, and a scalloped design has a curved pattern on the edges of the coverlet and the edges of shams. Our bed coverlets also come with a wide range of colors to choose from. Our bed coverlets come in a cotton, cotton poly blend, and microfiber material. However, we take pride in being a one-stop-shop for all bedding supplies for our customers. If you have any questions about bed coverlets or other linens needed to help prepare a bed, please give us a call and speak to one of our expert InnStyle account managers.
Contact us at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667.