HGTV's Nate Berkus Demonstrates The Pillowcase Hack That Will Give Your Bed A Picture-Perfect Look

They say you should make your bed first thing in the morning so you accomplish something early in the day. Whether or not you believe in the philosophy, there are plenty of benefits to having a made bed. For some, straightening out the comforter and stacking the pillows is enough. But if you're one to take making the bed the extra mile and make your bed the stylish centerpiece of the room, you know how important it is for every piece to be in the right place and look neatly put together.

And one thing that can instantly make a bed look messy is extra fabric from pillowcases hanging limply. If you accidentally bought pillowcases one size too big or if the pillow isn't filling out a pillowcase, there's no need to fret. Nate Berkus has a hack to ensure that pillowcases look neatly fitted regardless of the size of the pillow. Shared through a video on Instagram, fans are already raving about the hack, commenting that it's a tired and true nursing trick. And what's better is that it only takes a few seconds to get a neat and tidy look.

Just a quick fold

Interior designer Nate Berkus often shares tips on his social media accounts. But this tip seems to be blowing up his social media. After just a day of being posted, the Instagram post garnered over 16,000 likes and more than 300 comments. He starts off the video by saying that this hack is for when a pillow is smaller than the pillowcase, such as with a standard pillow and a king-sized pillowcase. Standard pillows are 26 inches long, while a King-size pillow, and therefore pillowcase, is 36 inches long. Instead of letting those 10 extra inches flop around, Nate Berkus suggests this folding hack.

Take the two shorter sides and fold them toward the center of the pillow. Then tuck the bottom side into the pillowcase, leaving the top edge of extra fabric free. And then, neatly fold in the extra edge of the fabric and flatten it out. A bonus of this hack is that it creates a pocket that encases the pillow. So if you aren't one who likes seeing the pillow inside, this hack can also benefit you.