Layers, Layers and More Layers
The elements of luxury hotel bedding generally include: (In order)
• Bed skirt
• Feather or foam mattress topper
• Mattress pad
• Fitted sheet
• Flat sheet
• One down blanket
• Flat sheet
• Duvet with an ultra-plush poly insert
• Two feather and down pillows with protectors and pillowcases
• Two hypo-allergenic pillows with protectors and pillowcases
• One boudoir pillow with protector and cover
Now you can achieve "Heavenly Bed" concept level of lavish comfort, but at budget prices.
Flipping the mattress is the first place to start when building a luxury bed. Not only will it feel new again, but it adds years to the life of a mattress. To add freshness, sprinkle baking soda over the top and let it sit for an hour then vacuum it off.
Feather or Foam?
Memory foam mattress toppers (four inches or higher) help relieve pressure points and will improve the feel of a not-so-comfortable older mattress.
Feather toppers are fluffy and soft and will enhance a mattress which is in good condition.
Mattress toppers are a cost-effective way of adding a more luxurious feel to your bed and can add years of life to an older mattress. When deciding on how thick of a topper to get, remember that the thicker you go, the more bed linens will cost to cover it.
Covering the feather topper with a good thick mattress pad will not only protect it, but will also protect you from being stabbed by the tips of feathers that sometimes poke through the sheets. Also, feather toppers have a tendency to slip to one side and a good mattress pad will help keep it in place.
There are several mattress pads on the market which will do a good job of protecting your bedding. To keep everything neat and appealing, smooth out the wrinkles of the mattress pad and tuck the corners snuggly under the mattress. For additional hold, you may want to consider adding elasticized grips which slip under the corner of the mattress and attach to each end of the mattress pad.