After a hard day, the only thing better than jumping in bed is sinking into one that’s genuinely comfy, warm and made for royalty. If you think that luxurious beds are only the stuff of fantasies, think again. With the right pieces, you can design an incredibly comfy bed that will serve as your refuge every night.
These items include obvious elements such as a mattress that suits your needs, high-quality bedding, and comfy pillows. Once you’ve got the fundamentals, it’s time to add a few attractive decorative pillows, throw blankets, and even a suitable bed frame.
When you’re done, you’ll be hard-pressed not to click the snooze button a few times before getting out of your beautiful bed in the morning. But, well, that’s the cost of having a wonderfully comfortable bed to sleep in every night. Beginning with a bare mattress, here’s all you’ll need to transform your bedding into a serious luxurious scenario.
Soft Mattress Pad
Even if you have a wonderful mattress, a mattress topper is a necessity if you really want to build the cosiest bed imaginable. (Plus, few mattresses feel as good with only a sheet on them.) Again, the purpose of a mattress pad is to create a super comfortable bed – to offer luxury and a cradle for your deserved, exhausted bones – not to fix a bad mattress.
A feather bed is the quickest path to the world’s cosiest bed – it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Just make sure the mattress pad you choose to buy has a strong shell to prevent feathers from poking through.
If you’re allergic to down or feather mattress pads aren’t your thing or are out of your price range, memory foam toppers and old-school egg crates can help. You choose the material, but if you want to get maximum hygge, don’t omit the topping.
Investing in quality bedding is a smart solution to improve the comfort of your bedroom. This is in fact, one the worthiest things to spend your money on since it directly affects the quality of sleep you get.
For the best value, you could get a bedding bundle. Bedding bundles are practical bedding sets created to make life a little easier and to help you save some money along the way. Some common types of bedding bundles are:
- Starter bundle – comes with a fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases.
- Classic bundle – includes a fitted sheet, 2 pillowcases and a duvet cover. It’s a great option for those looking to create a coordinated look.
- Complete bundle – includes all you need to dress your bed – fitted sheet, flat sheet, duvet cover and 4 pillowcases.
Simple and stylish, you can buy bedding bundles in different colours and fabrics to suit all tastes and budgets. Some are fans of linen bedding due to its ability to keep you cool on summer nights and warm on cold winter ones as well as the fact that it gets softer and softer with every wash. Others won’t replace the feel of a crisp cotton sheet for anything else.
Although sheet preference is subjective, no matter what you like, there are certain basic criteria to follow:
- Always choose 100% natural fibres – cotton, linen, satin, bamboo, and so on. Some sheets are made of polyester or polyester mixes, which do not breathe like cotton, discolour readily, and pill. For the sake of comfort, avoid sheets made of polyester or any other synthetic fabric.
- The number of threads doesn’t actually matter. The notion that a higher thread count equals nicer linens is fiction. The weave and fabric are significantly more crucial.
- Special treatments should be avoided. When a sheet offers a showy attribute like wrinkle resistance, it typically indicates it’s been chemically treated. P.S. Do you truly require wrinkle-free sheets?
Pillows should be replaced every couple of years and washed on a regular basis. This is due to the fact that, after two years, dead skin, bugs, dust mites, and their droppings make up one-third of the weight of your pillow. When you know that, it’s difficult to get comfy. So, if you want to have the finest nights of sleep possible and avoid allergies and health problems, your pillows are another bed component that you should consider replacing.
When it comes to pillows, softer isn’t always better. The most significant consideration when choosing pillows is that you have adequate support. Some people like feather pillows, while others prefer foam pillows for solid neck support. If you constantly wake up with a painful neck and know it’s not your mattress, you should consider trying another type of pillow.
The last component and the icing on the cake, if you will. People have different tastes, but unless you’re allergic to down, down bed duvets are the top choice for mattress coverings. A quality down duvet will wrap you in a world of cosiness, and depending on the weight of the one you choose, you may use it throughout the whole year (look for an all-season duvet if you want to use it year-round).
While you don’t have to spend a fortune on every aspect of your bed, a duvet is a worthwhile investment. If you don’t get a high-quality down duvet, you can wind up with one that has moving feathers (leaving you chilly in areas at night) or feathers that protrude through the fabric (not a feeling that keeps you dreaming).
But how do I choose a down duvet, you may ask? Here is what you’ll need to look for when shopping for down bed duvets:
- To avoid noise-crushing, the shell of the duvet should have a high thread count. I suggest anything with a thread count of 400 or more, particularly in cotton satin. The softer the shell is, the lighter and more breathable the duvet will be.
- To prevent clumping, the structure should be a baffle box rather than channels.
- Select pure white goose down with a loft of 550 or higher. The amount of down fill is entirely subjective. Choose a light or extra lightweight if you tend to be hot when you sleep. If you’re regularly cold, depending on the quality of the down, you might prefer the standard weight.
- If you are allergic to feathers, look for an alternative to down. This frequently means a filling made of synthetic materials like rayon or polyester which are treated to have a down-like texture. Duvets with a cotton or wool filling are also available. Although they are all less expensive and hypoallergenic, they weigh more and aren’t as breathable as down is.
Throw blankets are great for cuddling up with at night and in the morning they can be used as home décor by arranging them on your bed to seem stylish and simple. When wanting to make a bed appear more attractive, you can add that unique finishing touch by using a soft, comfortable fleece blanket.0