How To Make Your Bed At Home Feel Like A Five-Star Hotel

Whether you're going on a vacation or a work trip, staying at a hotel is one of the best parts of the experience. Most of the time, staying at a hotel is the thing you look forward to the most, but why is that? We think of the luxuries hotels offer, such as a pool, a gym, complimentary breakfast, and room service, but, in reality, the hotel beds are the richest part of it all. The New York Post conducted a survey asking what folks loved about hotels 43% of the 2,000 Americans asked said the clean smell, and 41% said the mattress. Somehow hotel guests get the best sleep of their life and feel refreshed when they wake up when it's not in their homes. Getting a good night's sleep in a huge, fluffy bed with cozy blankets, clean sheets, and cloud-like pillows, nothing else could be better.

According to NY Post, hotel visitors also seem to do everything they don't regularly do at home, such as their skincare routine, sleeping early, and waking up later. Folks invest money into the best comforters and pillows to match the hotel beds but can never get it quite right. While hotels get their beds customized to be the best they can, it is hard to find the exact pieces, which is why we rounded up five crucial tips on the items you need to make your bed at home feel one-of-kind, like a five-star hotel bed.

Invest in a high quality mattress

The critical component of making a bed feel like a five-star hotel bed is the mattress quality. It's what makes up most of the bed and its comfort level, but folks still make a few mistakes when buying one. According to The Manual, hotels invest in the best quality mattresses with enough support and pressure relief for their guests, which is why they rely on hybrid, memory foam, or traditional innerspring mattresses. The hybrid mattress has become a favorite for most hotels because they provide satisfaction for every type of sleeper, such as a side sleeper, a stomach sleeper, and a back sleeper, per The Manual. In addition, on the mattress's surface, hotels will add a topper to make the bed extra comfortable.

It can be a mission to find the exact mattresses hotels use, but some are open to the ones they use so that their guests can find them easily (via The Manual). If you cannot find the same one, there are always similar options that various mattress stores offer. Mattresses with a firm level between five to eight will be identical to those of hotels. On the other hand, hotels customize their mattresses and sell them directly, so you can call them and ask to buy one if you thoroughly enjoyed sleeping there.

Buy sheets with a high thread count

The type of sheets used for the bed makes all the difference for a warm and relaxing bed. According to blogger Thomas Lee, hotels use sheets with a high thread count, the number of threads woven together in a square inch. You might think that the higher the thread count, the better quality it'll be, but it might have the opposite effect if the manufacturer doesn't use high-quality threads. In addition, you don't want to use the highest thread count possible because it'll affect the breathability of the sheets and won't be as comfortable. Of course, different materials are used to make sheets, but cotton is the best thread since it's soft.

Five-star hotels use percale sheets with a thread count of 500 (via Thomas Lee), ensuring the threads are durable. Low-quality threads can wear out quicker and lose their softness, so they'd have to be replaced earlier than higher-quality threads. Sheets with a thread count between 300 to 500 and are made from mostly cotton are preferred. You can determine which weave style to buy based on your preference; percale weaves are clean-cut and cool, while sateen weaves are smooth and cozy.

Only use white linens

When you first walk into your hotel room, you are in awe at the setup — how big the bathroom is, the view from the window, and the decors used around the space, but the bright white clad bed always seems to catch guests' attention. Of course, you'll first want to check to ensure the bedsheets are fresh; it might be hard to tell with a different colored bedsheet, such as blue, green, or black. The white sheets might not be the best choice since they can be stained easily, but they stand out in the room.

Hotels typically use white linens on their beds to show that they're kept clean Travel + Leisure. Likewise, they say that white linens have caused some guests to think the room has been remodeled, creating a "halo effect" due to their cleanliness and brightness. White linens, as a whole, also make a great neutral color for a bold room. In addition, they allow you to decorate the bed with colorful pillows and extra cozy blankets without clashing with the bedding.

Buy a down comforter and duvet

The second to last piece of the five-star hotel bed puzzle is having the perfect comforter. Of course, sleeping on top of sheets is one part of the luxury, but the massive blanket that practically cocoons you and drifts you soundly off to sleep is what will give you the best night's sleep. According to sleep seeker blogger Comfort Sleep Sanctuary, hotels typically use a down comforter with a duvet cover.

Down comforters keep you warm at night and have excellent insulation. Bedding company Pure Down claims that they are gentle on the skin, allowing your skin to breathe instead of being too heavy to crush you. In addition, they're eco-friendly, biodegradable, and durable. They're often covered with a duvet to protect and lengthen their life span.

Comfort Sleep Sanctuary charted various hotels and their style of bedding. Most well-known hotels, such as The Hilton, The Marriott, W Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, etc., use either a down polyester fill with a 100% cotton cover or a down filling with a 100% cotton cover. You'll definitely want to add a down comforter and duvet to your bed.

Use many pillows

What's a hotel bed without its extremely fluffy pillows? You lay your head down on them for a second and can instantly fall asleep. So it's not bad that hotels provide more than a couple of pillows in their rooms, except when they overdo it by displaying more than five. Blogger Soft Beddings claims that some hotels will have up to 12 pillows in their rooms which could be excessive for some guests. A hotel should have three to four, yet regardless of how many they display, what's important is their comfort.

Five-star hotels use at least four pillows on their beds that are different, such as the hypoallergenic pillow, the heavenly bed pillow, the plush pillow, and the miracle sleeper pillow (via Soft Beddings). When picking one for your bed, think about how firm you want it to be, whether you want it to be completely soft, medium-firm, or extra firm. You'll be able to distinguish the type of firmness based on how you sleep. For example, Douxe Hotel Luxury claims that if you sleep on your stomach, you'll need a soft pillow or no pillow since your neck is vulnerable if it's in a twisted position. On the other hand, if you sleep on your side, you'll need a medium-firm to firm pillow, and if you sleep on your back, you can use a medium-firm pillow. They're made with different fibers to provide the best comfort for you.