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6. Drape the flat sheet. Now the tricky part begins. Center the flat sheet on the bed, with equal overhang on either side. Align the top edge with the top edge of the mattress.
11. Layer the pillows. Start with the pillows you'll sleep on — slip them into their cases, tag ends first, and align the pillowcase seams with their edges. Plump them up and prop them against the headboard or wall. If you're using European shams, which are usually between 26 and 32 inches square, add those next. Then come standard-size shams, and finally, throw and bolster pillows (three are usually plenty).
13. Bounce a quarter. Can't do it? Start over. Just kidding ... after all your work, you've earned the right to a little nap in your luxuriously outfitted nest. Sweet dreams!
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