by Michelle Roberts
Whether you want to or not, learning to put sheets on a bed is an essential skill. A properly sheeted bed can make all the difference for a room's overall look. Plus, when sheets are placed on a bed in the right way, you're sure to feel an increase in comfort. This article will help you learn how to put sheets on a bed.
Lay the fitted sheet on the bed. Pull one corner of the sheet over the mattress; the sheet should completely cover the mattress and pad. Move to the diagonally opposite corner and fit the sheet as before. Repeat for the remaining corners.
Spread the flat sheet over the bed. Position it so the 3-inch cuff is approximately 3 inches below the edge of the mattress at the head of the bed and about a foot of material hangs over on either side. Smooth out the wrinkles and turn the sheet down about 15 inches to leave room for your pillows.
Tuck the sheet in at the foot of the bed. Lift the hangover on the side, grab the tucked end and pull it tight. Repeat on the other side of the bed and smooth out any wrinkles.
Deal with the hangover. Move 18 inches toward the head of the bed and pinch the hangover, near the floor, between your thumb and fingers. Pull it up over the edge of the bed to form a diagonal fold and lay it on the mattress. The edge from the tucked in bottom will be visible, making the corner of the bed resemble a partially wrapped package. Pull the sheet panel left covering the corner of the mattress taut and tuck the hanging sheet under.
Lay the sheet over the panel. Hold the panel against the mattress in place with one hand and lay your diagonally folded sheet over it to form a 45 degree angle. Remove your hand and tuck the sheet tightly under the mattress. Repeat on the other side.
Place pillows. Place your pillows at the head of the bed and pat them to an even height. Pull the sheet over the pillows and tuck the remainder of the sheet under the mattress on both sides of the bed.