How To Make A Bed Military Style: Step By Step Guide 2022

How To Make A Bed Military Style: Step By Step Guide 2022

If you’re looking for a bed that’s both stylish and functional, look no further than the bed military style. This bed type is perfect for those who want to add a touch of elegance to their bedroom without sacrificing comfort. 

The bed military-style features a sturdy frame and a comfortable mattress, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants to get a good night’s sleep.

Reading our post to learn How To Make A Bed Military Style.

What Will You Need?

You must get your weapon ready before entering battle, much like a soldier.

The items you’ll need to make your bed military-style are listed below:

  • A pillow
  • A blanket
  • Two sheets (top and fitted)
  • A comforter – optional
  • A long wooden spoon – optional

Military Style Bed Making

Military Style Bed Making


You are ready to depart because you have everything you need.

So, how to make a military bed?

Take the following seven easy steps.

Let’s go on to the first step right away.

Step 1: Placing The Fitted Sheet

Place the fitted sheet on top of the mattress, fitting the corners.

Make sure the edges are neatly tucked under the mattress.

Bottom sheets for beds are frequently made of fitted sheets.

On the corners of the sheet, there are elastics sewed into the seam.

It makes it possible to tuck the fitted sheet neatly underneath the mattress.

If you don’t have a fitted sheet, you might use a flat sheet.

You must use the “hospital corner” technique since it lacks the tightness that a fitted sheet can provide.

Step 2: Spread The Top Sheet Over The Fitting Sheet

Spread The Top Sheet Over The Fitting Sheet

The bottom sheet is the fitted sheet from the first stage.

The top sheet should now cover the fitting sheet.

Align the large hemmed end of the top edge of the sheet with the head of the bed.

Make sure the sheet is evenly hung on the mattress’s two sides.

Step 3: Bury The Top Sheets’ Bottom Half Under The Mattress.

Making a bed military style


Tuck the bottom portion of the top sheets between the mattress and the bed by lifting them up (boxspring).

If you don’t have a long wooden spoon or the mattress is too heavy to lift with your hands, you can use one.

Make sure the sheets are level and tucked in tightly beneath the mattress.

Step 4: Fold The Sheet’s Corners Diagonally and Tuck Them Under The Mattress.

The sheet corner closest to the footboard is where this step is constructed.

The sheets should have a diagonal fold made at the corner.

Make the diagonal fold more uniform.

Under the mattress, firmly tuck the fold and the drape piece.

Step 5: Tie The Top of The Top Sheets Underneath The Mattress

Tie The Top of The Top Sheets Underneath The Mattress 

Keep in mind that you won’t tuck the top of the sheet close to the headboard.

Fold the top part of the sheet first.

The sheet’s edge should be firmly tucked in.

Step 6: Carry Out Step 5 On The Opposite Side.

Repeat the same on the bed’s other side, ensuring the sheets are pulled securely.

Step 7: The Blanket, Comforter, and Pillow Are Placed

Bury The Top Sheets' Bottom Half Under The Mattress.


On top of the top sheet, spread the blanket.

The blankets can be left on the floor or tucked underneath the mattress like the top sheet.

Put a comforter on top of the blanket and sheets if you wish.

For the finishing touch, position the pillow in the middle, close to the head of the bed.

Making “hospital corners military” for your bed might be requested of you, depending on your branch or unit. No, we didn’t just make that up! How to manufacture them is as follows:

Step 1: Gather the required materials.

A flat sheet is required; it is a rectangular sheet without rounded edges or elastics that stretch the corners to fit the mattress.

Step 2: Position the flat sheet so that it touches the mattress on top of the bed.

The flat sheet should be placed on top of the mattress and the three sides should dangle off the mattress at the foot, sides, and center of the bed. Align the flat sheet so that it is flush with the mattress starting at the top of the bed.

Step 3: Fix the flat sheet’s bottom and straighten out any creases and wrinkles.

The bottom of the flat sheet should then be tucked in as you circle back to the foot of the bed. This step will require you to elevate the bottom of the mattress slightly. To check that the sheet isn’t bunching up, slide your palm between the mattress and the base at the same time.

Step 4: Create a “tent” at the foot of the bed

Moving on to the corners, pick up the sheet’s bottom and fold it into a “tent” by putting one hand in the middle and letting the two sides fall at an angle of 45 degrees, and then holding the sheet down where the tent meets the surface of the mattress with the other.

Step 5: Remove any bunching and tuck any extra fabric from creating the “tent” away.

Remove any extra fabric by tucking it away and using your hands to remove any bunching. The ideal time to do this is while your “tent” is still in place. You can rest the “tent” on the mattress if you are having trouble.

Step 6: Release the “tent” and tuck it over the corner and side that were just tucked beneath the mattress.

Hospital corners military

Take the “tent” and let it drop back down the mattress’s just-tucked side and corner. After that, slip it under the mattress while removing any creases. Then, finish by removing any remaining wrinkles from the remaining corner(s).

These are the tried-and-true steps for making a bed in the military fashion. Even though there are 6-7 steps to it, if you know them, it just takes a minute. In most cases, you won’t be able to master the procedure right away. Be at ease, though! The adage “practice makes perfect” is true.

It won’t take you long to make the ideal military-style bed, and once you do, it will be challenging to go back to your old habits. Additionally, you can boast to your loved ones and acquaintances that your bed upholds military housekeeping standards!

Making bed military style is a useful disciplinary exercise. You also get the pleasant feeling of being in charge of your life. Who knew that changing your bed would accomplish two goals at once?

Watch this video to follow the process easily:

Why Should You Make Your Bed?

Why Should You Make Your Bed

To hone their abilities in that area, military drills include bed making.

Recruits train it daily until they can complete it in just a few minutes.

But why should the military prioritize changing beds rather than other tasks related to combat like shooting?

A bunk bed is merely a tool to help soldiers develop their personalities.

It establishes discipline and creates order inside the barracks.

Even the simplest elements become important to soldiers.

Additionally, they can function more effectively in a structured setting.

We are not all that dissimilar from troops.

However, they need to have genuine weapons.

We strive hard every day to complete our individual missions.

Discover how even the most basic method of folding your sheets may improve your day and, ultimately your life by looking through the list of advantages I have provided for you:

  • Maintain cleanliness
  • Starts your day off well.
  • Increases productivity
  • Mood enhancing better sleep

You may read more about the benefits of making your bed here and here.


FAQs about how to make a bed military style

What Is An Army Bed Called?

The term camp bed is common in the United Kingdom, but they are often referred to as cots in North America.  The military uses camp beds in makeshift camps and emergency situations where many people require housing following disasters.

What Size Is A Military Bed?

The mattresses were “5 feet 10 inches long and just 4 feet wide, each level, or ‘crib,’ as it was called, was intended to accommodate two troops positioned with their heads adjacent to the feet of the bunkmate,” according to the National Museum of the U.S. Army*.

What Kind of Mattress Does The Army Use?

Although being on the front lines is anything but comfortable, more than 1,000 soldiers’ lives have been significantly improved by SKYDEX Barracks Mattresses: their sleep.

How To Make A Mattress Out Of Blankets?

Start by covering it with a fitted sheet. After that, spread a standard sheet and a blanket out. To help them remain put, tuck them under the mattress. Add some pillows and a cozy comforter to complete the look.


A bed made in the military style is simple and easy to make. It is usually made with a mattress on the floor, and a blanket and pillow are placed on top. The bedding is then pulled up tight to smooth and wrinkle-free.

GuardYourHealth hopes our guide can help you make a military bed by yourself and get a nice sleep.