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How to Create a Luxury Hotel Bedroom at Home

Bedding
Chelsea Slattery

There’s just something about luxury hotel beds.  Whether it’s the crisp white sheets, the pillowy mattress and comforter, or those big fluffy pillows, a great bed can make or break your entire hotel experience.  Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your bed feel so comfortable and inviting, you’ll look forward to going to sleep.

Bed/Headboard

Your headboard is the focal point of your bedroom, so choose one that correlates to your own personal style. You can choose from wood, metal or upholstered styles, and if you’re tight on storage, choose a frame that has drawers built in. The Magnolia line from Joanna Gaines has some beautiful options. Make sure to choose a size bed that doesn’t overpower the room, so that you will have plenty of room on either side to move around.

Mattress

Buying a new mattress can be daunting. They can be a big investment, and rightfully so, as the average person will spend a third of their life in bed. There are two main types of mattresses: spring and foam. Spring mattresses are the traditional mattress type, and are most common.  The nice thing about spring mattresses is that you can get them in a variety of densities, and they traditionally cost less than some of the foam mattresses.  Foam mattresses tend to be more expensive, but they contour to the shape of your body and help distribute your body weight evenly, resulting in a more comfortable nights’ rest.  Also, because the foam absorbs shock, you are less likely to feel movement from your partner, causing you to wake up less during the night.  One complaint that some people have with foam mattresses is that because they are so dense, they don’t breathe as well and can get hot. Many of the new memory foam mattresses have cooling covers that help with that. The TempurPedic Flex Prima Plush Mattress will make you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, and the SmartClimate® treatment in the inner cover provides cool to-the-touch comfort. Don’t want to make the investment in a new mattress?  A mattress topper might be a good option for you.  I have my eye on this feather topper from Timberlake.

Sheets

Is there anything better than crawling into a bed with crisp, clean white bedding? There’s something about white sheets that feels clean and cloud-like. A lot of people think that white bedding isn’t practical, but I personally think white bedding is easier to care for than colored sheets.  I switched to white sheets a couple years ago, and I don’t ever see myself going back. For one, they are a lot easier to clean. I use bleach on mine, but there are a lot of bleach-alternatives that you can use if you don’t like to use bleach.  I’ve heard people say things like “I could never have white sheets, they get dirty so easily”. Dark colored sheets are just as dirty, you just might not be able to see it.  A good option to try are these from Dreamfit. These silky soft sateen sheets are made with bamboo, which is naturally bacteria and allergy resistant which helps them, and you, stay cleaner longer.

Pillows

A good pillow is one of the best parts of sleeping in a luxury hotel bed. While big fluffy pillows feel great to lie on, sometimes they don’t give enough support and you can wake up with a sore neck. If you’re a side sleeper, opt for a firm or extra firm pillow so that you make sure to maintain proper alignment of your neck. Try the Isotonic Iso Cool® Side Sleeper Pillow. Back sleeper? Choose more of a medium density pillow like this one from Bedgear. If you sleep on your stomach, a slightly thinner pillow will help you to not wake up with a sore neck. The Bedgear Balance 0.0 Pillow has Dri-Tec fabric and ventilated Air-X panels that allow for enhanced air flow, and helps reduce trapped heat. If you tend to move around a lot in the night, try something like the TempurPedic King Soft and Conforming Pillow. The memory foam conforms to your head, neck and shoulders to give you support, while maintaining its shape for years without wearing out.

Comforters/Quilts

A good comforter is the definition of cozy and the most essential part of creating a warm and cozy bed. To choose the right comforter for you, first consider whether you are a warm or a cold sleeper. If you tend to run cold, try the Blue Ridge Home Down Alternative Comforter. If you run hot, the Pacific Coast King Feather Lightweight Warmth Down Comforter would be perfect for you, as the lightweight fill helps to prevent overheating. Using a duvet cover is typically easier, as you won’t have to wash your entire comforter as often, but it’s really a matter of preference. Whatever you choose, the beginning of a new year is a great time to refresh your bedding, and give your bedroom a little extra love!

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