1. All components of a well-appointed bed serve a function. Our starting example shows all the important components: decorative pillows, a coverlet and a comforter. Decorative pillows can also be used for additional support while sitting up in bed to read. They would be used behind the night-time pillow to ensure they don't get dirty. The coverlet is usually a lighter weight blanket or quilt (of sorts) used on a nightly basis. The comforter would be used on chillier nights.