One of the wonderful things about staying in a nice hotel room is the quality of the linen and the bed making. Hotel visitors simply dont apply the finer points of bed making at home, and so appreciate the skill of the professional that creates a cosy feel that shouts comfort.
Bed presentation is like any sort of presentation, as much as its about the practical considerations, the way the bed looks also has a significant part to play and can really add to the allure and comfort of a freshly turned hotel room.
Five Star Hotel:
There are a number of elements required when creating the professional feel of great five star hotel beds and cleanliness is always the first one. Clean laundered sheets are pivotal in the making of such a top quality bed.
The bottom sheet needs to be placed on the bed and pulled tight to the corners of the bed. This creates the base of the perfect bed and should be followed up with the top sheet. This can be added from the footboard and made to billow evenly over the bed edges. At the head of the bed lift the end of the sheet placing the hem along the headboard. Then pull the sheet at the bottom of the bed until it is flat and even on the bed.
This can then be done with the blanket, though in this case leave the blanket about two hands away from the headboard and fold the top sheet over it. This has the dual benefit of protecting the sleepers face and also preventing body oils getting on the blanket.
These give the bed that professional look and are easier to achieve than you might think. To create hospital corners place the sheet and blanket underneath the foot of the mattress. When this is finished you will see that the left over fabric at the sides has made a U-turn back along the length of the bed. Place this between your fingers and pull it towards the headboard and then place the hanging corners of the sheet and blanket under the mattress. This should mean the left over fabric will fall over the tucked area.
Nobody wants oils on their pillows and this can be avoided through placing the pillows on the bed and rocking the case on with both hands. Vertically shake them until they are covered by the case and then fold the excess fabric inside to create a smooth pocket. This ensures the pillow looks tidy.
The bedspread is also very important and you must keep the sides of it even. You will also find that you have surplus at the headboard this should be folded back and left a little short of the top sheet. Place the pillows on the fold of the sheets and place the rest of the bedspread over the tops of them. This will limit the amount of dust on the pillows.
Finally, add some towels, cushions and mints to create the authentic hotel feel.