The "Mush" Factor Every Romantic Bed Needs
Rachel Ashwell, the designer behind Shabby Chic and author of Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie, says the key to effortless, romantic style all comes down to the "mush" factor: that plush quality that makes it seem as if the bed is meant to be lounged in all day long. Sure, a fluffy duvet helps to achieve this goal, but if you love your traditional comforter, or if we've convinced you to go for a knit blanket, Ashwell recommends buying a feather bed. Adding that pillowy feather-bed layer helps create that plump, lavish look you see in magazines and catalogs—and can also make your bed feel just as gorgeous as it appears.
Photo: Amy Neunsinger/Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie