A king size bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, the stronghold of your sleep, the luxury sedan that delivers you straight to dreamland.
What can we say? A king size mattress certainly makes a statement. But what kind of statement are you making if your luxurious king bed is naked with the exception of a comforter and a few haphazardly arranged pillows.
With great space comes great responsibility.
While there’s no real responsibility to style your king bed any one way, there are a lot of possibilities — so let’s dive in. Below, we’ll discuss how to style a king size bed for maximum comfort and a beautiful aesthetic.
Think of your king bed as a blank canvas. You can fill that space with colors, patterns, and textures of all kinds. The simplest, most visually appealing way to do that is through cohesive yet slightly varied layers — like an artful collage.
Here’s how to style a king size bed, starting with the base layer, your sheets, and blankets:
Now, onto the next step: pillows. To create the full look of a Pinterest-worthy king bed, you’ll need to lean into the layering effect once again for your pillow arrangement:
When it comes to large beds, whether it’s a king or California king, you can’t go wrong with layering. Layers of pillows and blankets set a tone for total comfort. But you can always simplify this visually appealing design to suit a more casual or minimalistic vibe. Just keep in mind that layers are your friend, no matter what those layers are.
The designs of these various layers are just as important as the layers themselves. With the sprawling canvas of a king bed, you may find yourself walking a fine line between bland and something so cluttered that it appears messy.
The easiest way to create a beautiful king bed aesthetic is to decide on a cohesive color scheme.1 Usually, this includes one or two neutral colors — white and beige or brown, perhaps — and one or two accent colors. A patterned duvet cover you love is a perfect place to start. Once you’ve found a design you like, you can simply pull colors either from within the pattern or select others that will complement it nicely.
Find the balance between neutral tones, color pops, and all-out patterns to create a king bed that feels cohesive without becoming bland:
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for how to dress a king size bed. This can easily be tailored to fit your personal style or the bedding you already own. The key is to strive for a balance.
If you have plenty of neutrals already, spice it up with an additional patterned accent pillow. If you have several different accent colors at play, round out your design with solid colors or simple patterns.
If your bed is the focal point of your master bedroom, think of a headboard as the centerpiece of your centerpiece — the cherry on top of a slumber sundae.
A headboard (and optional matching footboard) is the perfect way to tie your bed’s aesthetic into the rest of the room. Choose a design that incorporates the styles and colors of your bedding, wall color, other furniture, and decor.
One of these popular designs are sure to suit your style:
Now that you’re teeming with king bed styling ideas, it’s time to get your hands on a Casper King and get to work. Not only do we have the perfect king size mattress to use as a canvas, but we also have bed frames, bedding, pillows, and more — all you need to create your dreamy escape!
While you’re exploring king mattress options, you may come across a variety of different king mattress sizes. So if you’re wondering, “What is a split king bed?” or “What is an Eastern king bed?” you can read up on those topics and more on our blog. We have all the information you need to perfect your place of slumber.