One reason that makes staying in an upscale hotel more pleasurable and enjoyable is the quality of its bedding. There is just something about upscale hotel beds that just invite you to throw back the covers and lie on its crisp linen sheets. It’s not surprising then that a lot of people would want to recreate the same look and bring in the same hotel room feel to their own bedroom. Of course, hotels have the advantage of having the budget to invest in quality bed sheets as this is an important part of their business. However, you can still get the same hotel room feel at a fraction of the cost if you to stick to the basics.
When it comes to bedding, skip the floral prints and the fancy bedding ensembles. Choose plain white bedding instead. White has always been associated with purity, simplicity, and cleanliness. Besides, white linen is easy to maintain as you don’t have to worry about fading prints or designs. What’s more, you can get several sets so you can be sure that they always match. Against a white backdrop, you can instantly see dirt or debris which also helps to let you know when to change your sheets.
When it comes to thread count, remember that the higher the thread count, the softer the feel. Linens with a thread count of 750 can be quite expensive so your best bet would be to go for a 350 to 400 thread count. This can give you the same softness as that of the 750 but it comes at a more affordable price.
Egyptian cottons are best when it comes to bedding and bedding ensembles but a cheaper alternative would be to go for Indian cottons which get softer with wash and wear. To ensure that your sheets stay fresh and crisp, it’s best to steam iron your white bedding but you can also press it with a flat iron.
Complete the hotel bed look by trading in your comforter for a duvet and replacing two of your polyester pillows with goose down. Just be sure to cover them with a pillow protector to prolong the life of the pillow.