DEPTH AND LAYERS
Something that we often do is to make up our beds with colored coverlets or blankets under the white duvets and turn back the white duvets. This creates layers and depth and interest and many of our clients and their guests like to have the option of sleeping with one or the other. I often hear the complaint that the wife likes sleeping with the coverlet while the husband likes sleeping with the duvet or vice versa!
For an easier bed-making option and one that doesn’t take much storage space, we will often add a bed scarf in one of the accent throw pillow materials at the foot of the bed bringing in color and pattern or an embroidered luggage pad for when guests arrive as you can see in these images
DON'T NEGLECT THE TWINS
Not only will a twin need two distinct sizes of bedding if it is a convertible cabin, if this space is to also be used for overflow crew or staff it will also need a separate bedding set that is more durable than the fine luxury linens used for guests. Aboard the Westport 112’ Emilia, the forward VIP cabin has a convertible twin that will be used mostly for the crew but occasionally for guests. In this space, we will use coverlets or light quilted blankets for the twin beds. When the beds are used for guests, we will use a duvet cover with a flat sheet with an embroidery pattern that matches the rest of the guest staterooms. An alternative to the duvet is a coverlet with an embroidered flat sheet accompanied by shams and pillowcases to give the bedding an elevated look.
Aboard the 78’ Ocean Alexander Rhythm N’ Blues, in the twin stateroom we incorporated a plain coverlet without embroidery and paired this with a flat sheet and pillowcases with an appliquéd banding.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Read more about properly executing your design style in my blog post, Striking a Balance Between Design and Desire.