Post # 1
My fiancé and I have been debating how to make a bed, specifically how to put on the flat sheet.
His case is if you have a printed flat sheet… The printed part goes down so that you sleep between the printed portions of the fitted and flat sheet. He says this way when you have a turn down service you are then looking at the nice portion of the sheet.
I say… we never have a turn down service and that is totally not a thing. The flat sheet goes right side up.
He suggested we see what you all have to say!
Post # 2
I dislike the flat sheet, but when I do use it, I make it your way. Does he also put the comforter upside down for this reason? Haha.
Post # 3
In theory, I agree with your Fiance. But I was taught to make a bed your way as a kid and, purely out of habit, I do it that way 90% of the time. We don’t have printed sheets, but it’s nice to see the “finished” edge at the top of the sheet when you turn down the bed, which I only get about 10% of the time when I remember to do it correctly.
Post # 4
When I make the bed I do it your fiance’s way- I pull the top sheet up to the top of the bed (upside down) put the duvet on up to pillow level, fold top sheet over comforter, something like this:
When my DH makes the bed, it looks like he stood in the doorway, closed his eyes, and flung the comforter in the general direction of the bed – so yeah, our styles differ too lol. Sorry Bee but I’m with your fiance on this one – IF he actually turns it down to see the flat sheet- if he’s thinking of a ‘turn down service’ like in a hotel and isn’t actually turning it down, then your way should be fine with him.
Post # 6
I cannot anyone does it like your fiancé. I’ve never even heard of that way before. I agree with you
Post # 7
We don’t use a flat sheet, we both find them utterly annoying.
But in true “etiquette,” your fiancé is correct, at least in Europe where my family is from. The whole thing behind it was that the printed side not only appeared better but was also a softer fabric. Therefore, you would want to have it on your person, not the rougher “back half” of the sheet.
My grandmother taught us this when we were very young, but like I said I don’t use flat sheets anymore. She still makes her bed the same way, as does everyone in her family.
I dunno. I don’t think it much matters anymore with better fabric, higher thread count, etc these days.
Post # 8
Sorry bee, but your guy is right. Printed side goes down.
Post # 9
We use a flat sheet solely because it comes included in the giant sheet sets that I tend to purchase. I place it directly on top of the fitted sheet (print side up) and literally fold it under the mattress lol. It basically turns into a second fitted sheet because I can only sleep with a comforter over me. I feel too constricted when I am under a comforter or quilt AND a sheet. So I vote your way.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
I make it the way you do because I don’t fold the edges over so you don’t see the sheets when our bed is made. My grandmother did it the other way though, and it makes sense to me if that’s how you make your bed.
Post # 11
Your fiance is right. The pretty side faces down so when you cuff it over the edge of your comforter, it’s facing up.
Post # 12
I do it like your Fiance. But I’d be happy to find the comforter with all 4 corners on the bed when Fiance is the last one in bed. We are not at this level of debate yet.
I cant believe all of the people who don’t use a top sheet. Omg 😲 I thought Fiance was a savage for this and it turns out it’s normal. Yikes. I can’t stand it, I can’t sleep without a top sheet.
Post # 14
I make it the way your fiancé does. I always turn down our bed though, so it does make a difference for us. Plus, this way when you look under the covers, you get to see the pretty part. Otherwise the pretty part is just sandwiched between the comforter and you never see it.
Post # 15
Your Fiance has it right and that’s how I do it, too. But it’s your bed.