One of the best parts of going on holiday is the feeling of the luxurious, plush, fluffy beds that greet us at the hotel room. Here’s how you too can add that touch of lavishness to your bed at home, without breaking the bank.
Invest In A Good Mattress
The secret to luxurious sleep in a 5 star hotel begins with the right mattress. A mattress that provides support in all the right places and assures ultimate comfort is essential for a good night’s rest. Many hotels have chosen Sealy Posturepedic® and have never turned back. Remember, an investment for a good mattress assures you of a lifetime of good sleep, so it’s time to go mattress shopping!
Opt For Flat Sheets Instead Of Fitted Sheets
More often than not, fitted sheets are never deep enough and cause a struggle when trying to fit it over the mattress. Hotels prefer flat sheets as they’re easier to fit, look more inviting and most importantly less likely to shrink.
With a flat sheet, all you need to do is lay it out, pull it tight and tuck it in. Size up your flat sheets to allow you to pull and tuck even neater for that cleaner polished look.
Tuck, Never Loose
We’re all too familiar with the struggle of getting under the duvet in the hotel room as the corners are usually tucked tight under the mattress.
Hotels do this for several reasons:
- It’s neat like a neatly wrapped gift
- It’s anchored to the bed so there’s less appearance of wrinkles
- It’s tight on the mattress avoiding loosely put sheets to come off easily especially if you’re a restless sleeper
With this in mind, always tuck in your duvets for a more presentably clean and tidy look that exudes elegance.
Buy A Smaller Duvet For More Fluff
Hotels have tricks and tips that allow them to make their beds look and feel as luxurious as possible. From better quality thread count, to more breathable bedding materials, and different sized duvet covers for fluffier duvets, these all work to add the special welcoming effect to your hotel beds.
When buying a duvet cover for your duvet, opt for a king sized duvet to be placed in a queen size duvet cover. This will create a fluffier bedscape that screams “COME ON IN!” every time you check-in to a hotel room. Similarly, pillowcases should also be 1 to 2 inches smaller than the pillow insert for that extra fuzzy, comfy feel.
Pillows, Pillows and More Pillows!
The trick to hotel styling is layering things up. Hotels usually use multiple sized pillows and sometimes go with a bed throw as well. The most common for every household is to go with the 4 pillow pile. You can choose from either 2 standard pillows, 2 euro pillows or 2 little boudoir pillows. If you have the space and feel adventurous, you can opt for all and be creative in layering them. However if space is restricted, go with the minimal and layer accordingly.
Make sure your pillows are placed into the pillowcases envelope style to avoid it from coming off while you sleep at night.
The Tennis Ball & Sock Method
One of the most inviting factor to a 5-Star Hotel bed are fluffy pillows. When you make your beds in the morning, pick up your pillows, hold it at its ends, then compress and decompress them repeatedly. In no time, the fluff will return and it’ll be readily inviting when you get back from work.
Alternatively, if you have lumpy pillows, use the tennis ball and sock method. Place your pillow in the dryer with a tennis ball or 2 in a clean sock, then turn on the dryer to the lowest setting for 30 minutes. This way, the tennis ball would beat out the lumps and the sock will prevent the dye of the tennis ball from staining your pillows. Once done, you’ll have fluffy pillows once again!
Wash & Dry Often
One of the most under-rated secret to crisp sheets is to wash it weekly. Washing your sheets in hot water and strong detergent will help clean off all the bacteria and grime and leave your sheets crispy clean.
Once washed, opt to air dry your sheets in the sunlight to allow the sun to remove any leftover bacteria, bleach your sheets naturally while allowing the creases to naturally fall out as it hands outside and dries.
Now when you place your sheets back on your bed, its freshly cleaned vibe will be too irresistible.
Water Frees Wrinkles And Vodka Removes Odours
Without a doubt, crisp, clean sheets are the inviting factor to hotel room beds. You can now replicate that with no additional cost. Just pull your sheets tight, tuck it in well and spray water on it and the wrinkles will fade away!
Never iron your sheets when it’s on the bed. Heat will damage your mattress and potentially leave a burn stain on the sheet as well.
If you’re battling with lingering odours, vodka is known to be a natural cleaner. Just a spritz is all you need for that extra clean fragrance!
Now that you know how to transform your bed into a 5 star hotel bed, it’s time to get to work. Start first by stopping by at your nearest Sealy Sleep Boutique for your preferred mattress. Sealy Posturepedic® the only choice for First Class Sleep!