How I Made My Bed Feel Like a Hotel Bed

February 27, 2023

Brooklinen Bedding

My bedroom is my haven. It’s my space of much needed comfort and I’ve set out in the past year to make my bed feel just as luxurious as the ones you find in a hotel when you travel.

You know the feeling, right? That amazing feeling when you fall into a crisp, cozy and oh-so-plush and luxurious hotel bed. Well, I’m so excited that I have managed to recreate it at home and ever since doing so my sleep has benefited (*insert sigh of relief here!*)

If you’re a long time reader, you know I have shopped with Brooklinen for over seven years (my first set of sheets came from the brand exactly seven years ago in fact!) so I am so excited to be partnering with them on today’s post in honor of their summer sale!

How to Make Your Bed Feel Like a Hotel Bed

Brooklinen Mattress Topper

Add a mattress topper for extra comfort

Let’s start with our base! For years I have wanted to try a mattress topper but never bit the bullet now I’m never looking back. Brooklinen’s Down Alternative Mattress Topper is the perfect added layer of plush to crawl into bed on.

A mattress topper is a great way to give your mattress new life but it’s also a way to add extra softness and comfort. The Down Alternative option is meant to be A-ok for hot sleepers and I love that this topper is tufted so you get an even distribution of the fill.

Brooklinen Bedding

Invest in quality sheets

For over six years I have been buying and using Brooklinen’s Classic Percale Sheets. They are just truly the best and they have been one of the top-selling items on wit & whimsy for several years running because yep- they’re that good.

What Are Brooklinen Sheets Made of?

Brooklinen offers several kinds of sheets in a variety of fabrics and colors.

The Classic sheets are made from a high quality cotton percale that remains soft and cozy but always cool to the touch. You know that feeling when you crawl into a freshly made bed with fresh linens? That’s the feeling I always have when I crawl into bed with Brooklinen’s crisp white sheets. It’s a small thing that brings me joy and comfort every night.

The sheets are a breathable 270 thread count weave that definitely fits the bill of that hotel-style luxury but without the traditional price of hotel linens. Better yet? They are perfect for hot sleepers like myself.

If you prefer a linen sheet, they have that. I also love the Heathered Cashmere sheets and I add those to my bed during the Winter. The only ones I have tried and didn’t love were the Brooklinen Luxe sateen sheets. I prefer more of a matte finish to my sheets. 

And a small but impactful thing I love about Brooklinen sheets? The sheets feature a “long “ and “short” side label so you never have to waste time making the bed wrong again!

Brooklinen Sheet Review

They come in a variety of colors and patterns and often the brand does limited edition releases, too. Their sheets have over 100,000 5-star reviews so trust me when I say – they’re that good. 

Wrinkle release your sheets

My favorite trick to making my bed look more like a hotel bed is to wrinkle release my sheets! It’s such a handy hack. After you make your bed spray Wrinkle Releaser all over and smooth over the flat sheet and the top sheet with your hands. In just mere minutes your wrinkles will vanish and you’ll be left with a hotel-style looking bed without the hassle of steaming. (Sometimes it does take two rounds but usually not ever more than that! Just let the fabric dry in between).

Add More Pillows

One of my favorite parts of sleeping in a hotel bed is being surrounded by pillows – even if I usually just sleep on one! 🙂 As part of my attempt at recreating a hotel bed, I ordered two of Brooklinen’s Mid-Plush Down Pillows from their pillow selection and sleeping with them has been bliss. I never realized how much comfort can be found by filling your bed with pillows at home and now I look forward to every time I can crawl into bed to read or watch a bit of TV.

I also love that the Brooklinen pillowcases have an envelope closure so you’re not left looking at the end of your pillows. They’re instead perfectly tucked away.

Brooklinen Linen Quilt

Add a key layer

In summertime I always look forward to once again adding the Brooklinen Linen Quilt as my key layer. I run hot as a sleeper and therefore in summer I want something on me but nothing that makes me feel hot. This quilt is as light as air and so cozy to tuck in under.

It’s stonewashed for irresistible softness and has a handmade like feel thanks to its subtle, vintage-inspired diamond-stitched detail. It’s made from Belgian and French flax and is such a timeless piece.

Top off your bed with a quality comforter

There’s nothing like a big, fluffy hotel comforter to curl up to your chin after a long day. Brooklinen has a variety of offerings in the category – everything from Weighted Comforters to Down and Down Alternatives.

My bed features the All-Season Down Comforter which is fluffy but not too warm so I can keep it on my bed all year round. It’s cluster-filled so you won’t have to worry about the down dispersing sporadically and has handy loops in every corner so you can easily attach it to your duvet cover. It’s also hypoallergenic!

It tucks into my beloved Brooklinen Linen Duvet Cover. I can’t explain the magic that is this linen. It is so utterly soft and gets better with every wash. I love the lived-in, vintage French feel it adds to my bedroom and I truly look forward every night to pulling it up to my chin and dozing off. I’m not being dramatic when I say – it seriously sparks joy every night I go to bed.

Why Are Hotel Comforters So Fluffy?

Ever wonder why hotels have such fluffy comforters? They definitely use down but they also often stuff two comforters into one duvet cover in each hotel room! This gives an added look and feel of fullness. 


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While you’re shopping, I also can’t recommend the Brooklinen Super Plush towels enough. I have one of their bundles and have had for years – they are hotel style plush and so comfy to wrap yourself in.

Is Brooklinen Worth It?

Absolutely. I’ve been using the brand’s sheets and bedding products exclusively for nearly a decade. The products are high quality, so comfortable and are sure to pair well with your quality mattress.  

Making your bed feel like a hotel bed is certainly an investment but given the amount of time we spend in our beds and sleeping – it’s one of the best investments you can make in your overall wellness.

This post is in collaboration with Brooklinen. Thank you so much for supporting the brands I love to work with! 

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  1. Michelle says:

    Hi. What color are the duvet and shams? Are they white or cream? Thanks.

  2. Ana says:

    Hi Meghan! Where is your headboard/bedframe from? (and style or color?) It’s beautiful!

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