How to Make Your Bed Like a Hotel
There is something about the 5 star hotel treatment! Getting into a nice fluffy, clean bed in a hotel is usually a real treat. Have you ever wondered how you can replicate that same experience at home? I am here today to share some tips on how to make your bed feel like you are staying at a 5 star hotel.
1. Stick to white linens.
You may have noticed the lack of color in most upscale hotels; this gives a room the feeling of newness and cleanliness. “The all-white bed created this halo effect. People thought a room had been renovated, even if it was just the bed that had been changed. It had a huge impact,” Erin Hoover, former vice president of design for Westin and Sheraton.
2. Always go with the highest thread count possible.
The higher your thread count, the softer the sheet. Generally speaking, most luxury sheets are made with cotton with a thread count around 300 or more. We sell DreamFit sheets at our store that have a thread count of 400 and offer blends of cotton and bamboo or cotton and tencel which are even softer than cotton alone!
3. Use a down comforter with a cotton duvet.
Stuffing a duvet is tricky, but once it’s done you’ll wonder how you ever slept without it. A nice, heavy, down comforter with a breathable cotton duvet is one of the many secrets to a perfect hotel-night’s sleep. A duvet that’s a few inches longer on each side adds some extra fluffiness.
4. Lots of pillows
When they said less is more, they were not talking about pillows. The best hotels are normally equipped with two to four down pillows, about two fiber filled pillows, and perhaps a few decorative ones as well. We have some great pillow options to test out in the store!
5. Add a feather bed topper
Even if your mattress is firm, you could also use a bit of fluff to lull you into dreamland. Add a feather mattress topper to really mimic the dreamy, fluffy hotel bed feel, if a new mattress is not in the budget.
6. Sleep on a quality mattress.
When it comes to mattresses, you really get what you pay for. Many hotels invest in custom mattresses exclusively made for their just for their hotels. While you may not get the same treatment, investing in the best mattress for your body will make a world of difference in your sleep. Of course, we can assist in helping your find a mattress that best fits your body and your budget.
6. Warm up your lighting.
The right lighting can help give you the best setting for sleep. Many hotels use lots of lamps and sconces with warm-colored bulbs in a lower wattage to keep the room cozy. This kind of lighting is also great for helping the brain relax at the end of the day so you can snooze through the night.
7. Treat your feet to a fluffy rug.
Your bed is so much more than your mattress. A fluffy rug to hug your feet as you get out of bed in the morning is like the cherry on top of a good night’s sleep. Not only have you been resting in the best bed imaginable, but your feet get a little extra TLC, too.
8. Make your bedside table an oasis.
Hotels have mastered the bedside table with all the essentials: a lamp, an alarm clock, maybe a bit of decor. Your bedside table should strike the balance between minimal and maximal, holding your essentials for your nighttime ritual but also looking like a beautiful accent for the room. To do this, take away any clutter you have and keep whatever you might need (your clock, your lamp, a book, etc.). Then, as a final touch, add one more piece that is only for decoration like flowers, a candle, or a small piece of art.
9. Make going to bed a ritual.
While you may not have access to a hotel turn-down service at home, you can recreate the experience by devising your own bedtime ritual. The best thing for sleep is to unwind at the end of the day by dimming the lights, listening to music, pulling back your sheets, and making your bedtime feel special.
Hope you can use some or all of these tips to help your get that 5 star treatment you deserve! What’s first on your list to try?