Being a busy person shouldn’t stop you from having a perfect bed to hop into at the end of a long day! Many people enjoy the feeling of slipping into a luxurious bed when on holiday and wonder why they cannot recreate the same experience at home with their beds. The truth is that it is pretty simple. If you follow a handful of tips, you too will have a showroom-ready bed. A bed you can hop into every night for a restful and pampering sleep. Here’s how you can make your bed the perfect spot to snuggle and rest.
The Right Pillows
We aren’t telling you that you have to get rid of your favorite childhood pillow – the one that has just the right amount of squish to cradle your head to a restful sleep. However, investing in some plump goose down pillows for the top of your bed. It will make your bed a lot more inviting. Stack these pillows like pancakes or prop them against your headboard to make your bed a fluffy paradise.
Invest In A Bolster
A bolster is a wonderful bedding item to invest in. This is a type of pillow that is designed to fill up the space between the mattress and the headboard. Having the space filled is a great pleasure as you no longer have to worry about filling up that space with pillows and then have to fluff them up all the time. The bolster serves bed-readers well. That’s because they can stay in their bed without having to move around while making the bed. Think of the bolster pillow as the bedding item you never knew you needed!
When it comes to bedding, it’s common for people always to go straight to cotton. However, cotton sheets and pillowcases aren’t the best options for your bedding. Proper linen bedding has more benefits than their cotton counterparts. Linen is naturally wrinkled up and doesn’t require ironing. It is also much more resilient than cotton and improves with every wash. Linen beddings aren’t expected to be crisp as cotton bedding is. Instead, it’s all about a flick of the wrist. The linen simply settles onto the bed in its wrinkled up glory.
No More Fitted Sheets
Instead of the dreaded fitted sheet, which is notorious for not folding up into a neat pile for your linen cupboard, rather use flat sheets to cover your mattress. Try tucking a flat sheet around your mattress instead, and choose one that is a size or two larger than the mattress you are covering. Whether or not you use hospital corners is really up to you – but bear in mind that the neater the bed, the more comfortable it winds up being to slip into!
Ditch the Top Sheet, Too
The ‘traditional’ method of making a bed is that you have a sheet covering your mattress. And on that the top sheet, and then the rest of your bedding. You do not have to stick to this cumbersome way of clothing your bed. Anyone who has slept with a top sheet can relate to waking up in a tangled mess. You can easily avoid this completely by ditching the top sheet entirely. Instead, you can simply stuff a fluffy and cozy comforter right into a duvet cover.
This lets the cover act as the top sheet without the risk of having your legs tied together as you sleep. This also means that you will be able to spend less time making your bed as there is one less item of bedding to tuck into the mattress etc.
If you have never considered it before, you are going to wonder why you hadn’t. There is no reason for you to stick to the ‘right’ sized comforter for your bed. Having an oversized comforter means there’s more bedding to go around. So if you sleep alone, you can wrap up cozily and not worry about your toes peeking out.
If you are sharing your bed, you don’t need to worry about the person next to you running out of bedding. Besides, having a comforter a couple of inches larger than your bed simply makes your bed appear more luxurious and welcoming. So even if you have a double mattress, you could get away with a king-sized comforter and infilling.
Would you believe that there are people who are experts in bedding? The topic of what your bed says about you is a philosophical topic that has gained plenty of interest, too. Ultimately, your bedroom is the most private space in your entire house, so making it feel like the ultimate sanctuary is a worthwhile investment of your time.