Did your summer plans include traveling the world and spending the night in five-star hotels? Just because most of us are staying home right now doesn’t mean we have to abandon all our dreams of lounging in luxury. In fact, you can turn your bed into one worthy of the swankiest hotel room with a few carefully selected purchases. Below are the key components of a cozy and inviting bed, along with tips on giving your room the high-end hotel treatment, courtesy of Pure Parima.
One of the most important components of a good bed -- and a good night’s sleep -- a mattress provides support for your back and neck while you slumber. Fortunately, you don’t have to be able to afford the most expensive mattress on the market to get your z’s. If you don’t want to upgrade just yet, think about purchasing a memory foam mattress pad to go beneath your sheets. It will turn your bed into the perfect haven to retreat to at the end of the day.
Arguably the most important element of any bed, sheets are the part of the body that has contact with your skin throughout the night. So, it’s no surprise that top hotel chains like the Hilton and Marriott take care to select quality sheets and pillowcases for their rooms. While the traditional assumption was that higher thread counts translated to a softer fabric, we now know that material matters far more. For the most luxurious sheets, opt for ones made with 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton. Smooth and breathable, Egyptian cotton will keep you cool on even the hottest of summer nights.
There are few things more important than where you lay your head at night. If you’re frequently waking up with a sore neck -- or struggling to fall asleep -- the problem may be your pillows. Recreate the five-star hotel experience by switching out your old pillows with some new ones tailored to your sleep style. For example, back and side sleepers may need a thicker pillow than those who sleep on their stomachs.
Additionally, you should pick up a few decorative pillows to add to the luxury hotel feel. Along with two sleep pillows per person, we recommend a bolster, two shams, and a handful of accent pillows ranging from 16 to 20 inches. While most high-end hotels opt for neutral shades like white, gray, and cream, decorative pillows are a great opportunity to add a pop of color to your bedroom. Choose your favorite shade or select pillows with a fun pattern.
There are few things more soothing than burrowing under a fluffy comforter on a chilly night. If you want to replicate that hotel bed feel, think about opting for a down comforter. Although slightly more expensive than the alternatives, down comforters have the advantage of keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Be sure to protect your comforter with a high-quality, washable duvet cover. Like sheets, the most luxurious duvet covers are made from long-staple Egyptian cotton sourced from the Nile River Valley.
Wondering what color to choose for your duvet cover? While white is a popular choice at many of the country’s top hotels, you can find a high-quality cover in just about any shade you can imagine. If you want your bedroom to be a serene space, consider neutrals or pastels for your comforter. Prefer something bolder? Opt for dark shades or geometric patterns for a more dramatic look. You may also want to add a throw blanket to the foot of the bed so you can snuggle under it while napping or watching TV with your sweetie.