In particular, as King notes, during photo shoots the bed tends to dominate the room, and depending on the angle of the shot, that large rectangle can become distorted. A monastic, minimalist bed helps overcome this problem. “The elephant in the room becomes much calmer and quieter without the distraction,” King explains. “It also looks cleaner on camera.” Especially on sets where there is no soft stylist (professionals whose job it is to chew pillows, blankets, sheets, etc.), this is a sure-fire way to add a sense of polish to a room. Plus, King insists, “It works in any type of bedroom.”
To achieve the perfect look, follow these steps: Remove all pillows from the bed, smooth out the top sheet completely, then place the blanket on the bed, smooth out the top. Fold the top of the cover over about a third of the length of the mattress. From here, take two pillows (preferably the exact size) and place them next to each other with a small gap between them. Pull them down until they are on top of the folded cover, about three inches above the fold toward the edge of the bed. Lift one side of the bedspread over the pillows to the head of the bed, then the other and smooth it out.
After this, take care to gather the excess fabric around the bed, allowing it to fall to the floor in a natural-looking manner. If you want to tuck a bedspread onto a platform, King advises, it’s a good idea to use several pillows and a nice, large blanket or quilt at the end of the bed.