It looks easy, but making a bed is almost an art – especially if you want it to look straight from the pages of a magazine such as Home Beautiful. Take note of these expert tips from Jordan Prainito, managing director of Canningvale, who have provided most of the bedlinen in this season of House Rules.

Jordan says it's all about layering the elements and starting from the bottom – the bottom sheet, that is.

The common mistake

"If you're using a flat sheet with your bedding, one mistake we see quite commonly made is that people make the bed with the flat sheet the right way up, which is actually the wrong side up," he says. "They don't leave enough room to fold over the quilts."

"If people have their flat sheet up a little higher and the wrong side up, when they fold it they have plenty of room at the top to fold over the quilt cover."

"After they get the flat sheet right I would suggest two Euro [European-style] square pillows to add a bit of height to the bed, hopefully with some sort of featured pattern or texture on them, which then matches back to the quilt cover."