It takes three things to make your bedroom look strikingly tidy.

By Zoë Gowen
July 19, 2019
Windows: Marvin®- Clad Ultimate Double Hung- Next Generation 2.0 and Clad Ultimate French Casements. Paint: Sherwin-Williams- Walls, Trim and Ceiling in SW 7566 Westhighland White. Pendants: Clarkson Lighting- Westminster 3-Light Pendant (#65047-715). Sconces: Circa Lighting- Kassel Single Sconce (#S 2107NI). Bedside Lamps: Circa Lighting- Lambay Table Lamp (#CHA 8661ICB-NP). Table Lamp: Circa Lighting- Addison Medium Table Lamp (#CS 3602MBZ-PL). Floor Lamp: Circa Lighting- Hackney Floor Lamp (#SP 1022BZ-NP). Drapery Fabric: Heather Chadduck Textiles- Grande Frond in Olive. Drapery Hardware: Gowan Iron. Window Shades: Horizons Window Fashions- Classic Waterfall Shades in Vintage Malibu. Sofa: LEE Industries- 7733-11 in Sahara Dune Green with Banded Skirt in Pinafore Haze. Accent Pillows: Bunny Williams Home- Bambala Pillows in Brown. Chairs: LEE Industries- 3278-01 Chairs in Cowtan & Tout Fabric- Rose & Hydrangea in Platinum. Cocktail Table: Century Furniture- Thomas O'Brien Calliope Cocktail Table with Stone Top. Round Side Table: Bunny Williams Home- Asta Side Table. Drinks Table: Bunny Williams Home- Kingsley Drinks Table. Custom Bed: Reid Classics- Four Poster Solid Mahogany Bed, Rolling Pin Style in American Walnut Color. Bed Canopy Fabric: Heather Chadduck Textiles- Grande Frond in Olive. Bed Canopy Workroom: Design Industry by Grant Trick. Coverlet, Pillow Shams and Inserts: Southern Living Exclusively at Dillard's. Duvet & Pillowcases with Green Trim: Peacock Alley. Bolster Fabric: Quadrille/China Seas- Sunnyjim All Over, Taupe on Tint. Custom Bedside Tables: Fabulous Things, LTD. Sisal Rug: Fibreworks- Bakari 479, Oat Straw. Antique Mirror over Bed: Heather Chadduck Interiors. Basket (holding tree): Mainly Baskets. Additional Accessories: Heather Chadduck Interiors. Windows: Marvin®- Integrity Traditional Double Hung. Paint: Sherwin-Williams- Walls, Ceiling and Trim in SW 7005 Pure White. Curtain Fabric: Fabricut- Pure Elegance Linen Sheers, Out of Line in Tussah. Curtain Hardware: Antique Drapery Rod Company- Hotel Rods and Rings in Italian Walnut. Ottoman: LEE Industries- 1623-90 in Stonegate Grey with Skirt. Luggage Rack: Birch Lane- Arreola. 
| Credit: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Liz Strong

When it comes to making beds, our 2019 Idea House designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas has perfected a no-fail, three step method that looks good anytime. Most importantly, Heather's quick method leaves no excuses for not putting your bedroom back together even on your busiest mornings.

Round Mirror

"Beds are usually placed against windowless walls, so a Federal-style mirror helps reflect light around the space," explains decorator Heather Chadduck Hillegas. The curvy shape of the mirror plays best off of square or rectangular shaped headboards. The one that Heather used here is actually an antique, but if you're looking for one to hang over your bed. Ballard Designs has nice looking, affordable, and light-weight options.

Bolster Pillows

Heather favors a single long round bolster over an assortment of thow pillows that often end up in piles on the floor. "My husband calls this my RPS (round pillow syndrome)," she says. "But pillows are typically rectangular, so a different shape is fun." The singular unusually shaped pillow maks a big impact all on its own. Follow Heather's lead and apply a less is more rule with round pillows -- too many on one bed can make the look pretty messy pretty quickly.

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Simple Linens

"I like an easy-to-clean solid quilt or coverlet with matching shams, like this one from Dillard's," she says. The crisply ironed duvet and pillow cases add a "little bit of luxury." In the spirit of keeping things clean and simple, when you have a footboard on a bed like this handmade one from Dothan, Alabama-based Reid Classics, you don't need to bother with a bedskirt. Also, a bed skirt would have stolen some of the attention from the bed's canopy made from Heather Chadduck Textiles' own Grande Frond in olive.

Take these easy touches and upgrade your bedroom style this weekend.