The comforts of a hotel room are hard to beat. From the plush mattress to the fluffy towels, it’s no wonder that even budget hotels are luxurious. But what makes them feel so good? The truth is, hotel sheets are designed with you in mind.
They have all the features you love from your favorite bedding set at home, like 300 thread count cotton. Here are some more reasons why they’re so comfortable and how to make your bed feel like a luxury stay every night
The Comforts of a Hotel Room
Deeper than an 8-10 set of blankets When you buy an 8-10 set of cotton or feather blankets, it doesn’t mean you’re prepared for anything more than a night or two of layering your comforter over your feather comforter, a throw or a pillow top.
On the other hand, in a hotel, you know they’re stocked with a top of the line 1000 thread count. That means that when you add one layer over your comforter, you don’t need to add one more, and there’s no need to worry about overheating.
Easier on the eco system. While it’s hard to say the sheets are responsible for the water they consume, they do use less of it than you’d think. When bedding is machine washable, it can reduce the amount of time it takes to wash and dry. Plus, the dryers that hotels use are designed to reduce air-conditioning costs.
Why Are Hotel Sheets So Comfortable?
Comfort. Hotel sheets are comfortable because the materials are durable. Most hotel sheets are made with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton, which is smoother than average. Egyptian cotton is ideal for heat regulation. It dries soft but will hold its shape longer.
The sheets are also made from scratch-resistant nylon, so you won’t get those annoying wrinkles. A light comforter and soft sheets makes it much easier to get a good night’s rest. Make sure to choose a comforter that doesn’t weigh too much and that you can throw in the wash easily.
Though they’re much softer than usual bedding, the durable nature of hotel sheets means they’ll last much longer.
What Makes Them Unique?
Having spent months in a motel room over a year ago, I know that there are ways to make these mattresses even better. For instance, I’m partial to sheets with a single thread count, as opposed to a higher-thread-count set.
These let the cotton shine. Additionally, I like to have my sheets professionally cleaned every six months or so. I have a pretty low threshold for what seems to be normal for hotel sheets, though. Sometimes I think only the biggest, softest sheet will do.
However, I’m happy to say that I’ve found a set that does not compromise on softness and you can get them at almost any hotel for around $30 per sheet. A white cotton duvet cover (and a few other additions) can also add the royal touch to any hotel’s bedding.
How to Make Your Bed Feel Like a Luxury Stay Every Night
For one thing, hotel sheets are softer than they used to be. They have a much finer weave that lets them soak up the moisture from your skin. But the real difference is that when you wash them, they need less detergent.
That’s because the material has gone through a more advanced process, and has been treated with antioxidants to strengthen the fibers. That means that they last longer, and don’t need to be washed every time you travel. If you want to wash them by hand, you’ll need to be careful not to over-dry them.
They absorb water much more quickly than a typical cotton sheet, so you want to make sure you’re able to re-attach the wrinkles that form as you’re sleeping. But to dry them quickly enough for a quick dash to your meeting in the morning, try some of these tips.
Consider the Size
Look at your bed sheets, do they meet your specifications? Is there a size that makes you feel comfortable? You can always order a set online to ensure you have the correct size to be plush and comfortable.
Choosing a fabric is a simple way to upgrade your bedding. Cotton is a common choice, but there are more luxurious options available. If you want that luxury feel, get sheets made from satin or silk. Instead of delicate fibers, some companies use memory-foam in their comforters and quilts for extra comfort.
Once your hotel sheets arrive, why not give them a deeper wash? After washing your sheets at home or a local dry cleaners, make sure to use your new set as a protective covering for your body.
Find the Best Thread Count for You
If you have trouble finding a sheet with the perfect thread count, there are other ways to find the best sheets. Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch. You can find the best sheets with online personal shopper services like Modcloth or Trunk Club.
They will have a large selection of custom-made cotton and natural fibers, which will deliver an unmatched softness. Choosing the Right Fabric One of the most important factors in determining the quality of a sheet is the fabric, especially if you’re looking for the right kind of softness.
Cotton is a great choice for most people because it’s quick-drying, breathable, and soft.
Find the Right Filling Material
Like many hotel sheets, you probably thought the big, fluffy cotton thread count is what makes them feel so good. It does, but with sheets that are 100% cotton, they can be scratchy or feel rough, like rough sandpaper.
The problem with 100% cotton is that it absorbs a lot of moisture. After about eight hours in the dryer, the fabric softens and loses the feel it has when it’s new. To get the crisp and fresh feeling from 100% cotton sheets, you’ll need a heavier filler, like polyester or nylon.
But in the end, polyester and nylon blend in with each other, so you won’t feel like they’re different. This helps keeps your sheets as supple, but with the firmness and thickness of the 100% cotton. Toss the Pillowcase If you think pillowcases are an unnecessary luxury, think again.
As you know, this series has been packed with incredibly useful guides. With these tips and tricks, you can update your whole bathroom, create an amazing living space, cook meals at home, and even extend your home’s lifespan.