A bed’s outermost layer commands a lot of attention thanks to its size and dominance in a bedroom’s decor, so it’s important to choose your style and material wisely. Before even delving into the various patterns, colors and textures available, you should consider if you want a single- or multilayered bedscape. Your choice will depend on how you use your bed and how the bedscape will interact with other elements of the design.
Since there are so many different ways to dress a bed, it helps to begin with a simple division: bedding with a single layer and bedding with multiple layers. We’ll explore some of the most common base layers and then show how you can combine them.