A simple duvet isn't enough any more - the best beds are properly accessorised. Buying beds is pretty straightforward - take your measurements, think about what you want, shop for beds online or at a furniture store and then wait for delivery. In order to turn your new bed into a real centrepiece, however, you need to think about how you can accessorise it. This is your chance to add a personal touch to your bed - turning it from one of many beds in the showroom into a bed that's all yours. Canopies Particularly designed for children's beds, but available for other beds too, you can add a simple canopy to your bed to transform it into a fairytale sleeping place. Most of these canopies are easy to install - a metal ring is hung from the ceiling, to provide the frame for the canopy and then the material is draped across the frame so that it hangs over the bed. With fabrics available in different designs, or with the scope to buy your own fabric to match your room, these canopies are increasingly popular, and very affordable. Throws No magazine or TV makeover programme is complete without a throw, as far as beds are concerned. A throw is effectively a blanket, but can be of varying weight and size and made with a whole range of fabrics. From a traditional American patchwork cover to a deep coloured cashmere blanket, these throws provide both a decorative and practical use. Usually found draped neatly across the bottom third of the bed, they provide an accent to the colours of the general bedding, but can be used to provide extra warmth during the night. Cushions and Pillows Whilst you may not want to sleep with six cushions, they are often used to make beds look warm and welcoming. Using matching or co-ordinating fabrics, and in a range of shapes and sizes, cushions, pillows and bolsters are becoming increasingly popular when it comes to dressing beds. They provide a finishing touch that makes the bed feel like part of the overall room design rather than just a piece of furniture stuck in the middle of the room. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional and contemporary single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.