bed with teal quilt and many pillows

How to Make the Perfect Airbnb Bed

It’s official. We have found the perfect Airbnb bed. On Sunday, we checked into a luxurious Airbnb with a bed so captivating, so meticulously assembled, that it triggered this series of reactions: a) we had an immediate desire to leap onto the bed in an outreached belly flop like we were in a hotel commercial (we managed to refrain for the sake of the photos); b) we circled the bed running our fingers over every layer of soft, inviting fabric; c) after each fabulous night’s sleep, we’ve carefully made the bed as soon as we’re upright so that whenever we pass the bedroom during the day we can appreciate its full beauty; and d) we’ve documented the entire set up in this blog post as an act of admiration and preservation.

It’s official. We have found the perfect Airbnb bed. On Sunday, we checked into a luxurious Airbnb with a bed so captivating, so meticulously assembled, that it triggered this series of reactions.

We’ve deconstructed each piece of this Airbnb bed puzzle (with corresponding affiliate links below), explained what we loved most as guests, and included all the bonus bed-making tips we’ve picked up firsthand during our own travels. After nearly a year of sleep on the road, we present this step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect Airbnb bed.

gold lamp and teal night stand
throw pillows in front a full length mirror

The Furniture

Let’s start with the foundation. Here is each piece of furniture you’ll need to create the ideal structure for your Airbnb bed.

little tray for rings and glasses
metallic alarm clock
teal quilt

The Fabric

Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up. As you build out your Airbnb bed, remember that it’s all about light layers. This creates flexibility for your guests and makes washing each piece easy for you.

throw pillows and a gold lamp
bed with fitted top sheet
duvet on a bed
top down shot of beautiful bed

The Presentation

Your furniture is in place, your fabrics are all washed. Now it’s time to make the bed. Here are four steps to create gleeful guest reactions.

bed with teal quilt and sand colored throw blanket

Happy Hosting!

Now who wouldn’t want to sleep in that bed? Like we say in our complete bedroom checklist, every guest you welcome into your home will use the bed, even if they overlook the kitchen and never hang out in the living room. If there’s one place to spend a bit more time designing up front and preparing between guests, the bed is definitely it. We’d love to hear from you! Guests: what helps you sleep well at night when you’re on the road? Hosts: what are your Airbnb bed making secrets? Tell us in the comments below, and until next time, happy hosting!

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Hi there! We’re Erin and Jay, and we’re so happy you’re visiting bnbNomad. We discovered Airbnb in the spring of 2017 when we embarked on a nomadic adventure exploring North America. With our lanky pup Odin in tow, we lived for a year in Airbnbs, working remotely during the day and soaking in our surroundings by night. From New England farms to Southwest cabins, our generous hosts and their distinctive homes made our adventures more incredible than we could have imagined. As avid Airbnb travelers, bnbNomad is our small way of giving back to a community we love. We share the hosting tricks we adore as guests, feature homes and destinations from our journeys, and give travelers around the world an inside look at the unique perspective Airbnb has to offer.