How I Made My Bed Feel Like a Hotel Bed

April 7, 2021

Brooklinen Bedding

This past year I’ve slept in my own bed more than any other year of my adult life due to the lack of travel and pandemic quarantine. It’s become a space of much needed comfort and when I recently moved I decided that I missed the feeling of an extra luxurious hotel bed. 

Brooklinen Bedding

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!*)

Brooklinen Bedding

If you’re a long time reader, you know I have shopped with Brooklinen for over six years (my first set of sheets came from the brand exactly six years ago in fact!) so I am so excited to be partnering with them on today’s post. Be sure to read on for a special promo code to use on your purchase!

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 Sheets

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. 

The Classic sheets are made from a high quality 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 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.

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!

They come in a variety of colors and patterns and often the brand does limited edition releases, too. Their sheets have over 50,000 5-star reviews so trust me when I say – they’re that good.

Brooklinen Bedding

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 sheets 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).

Brooklinen Pillows

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 Winter I love to add an extra layer to my bed but it can’t be too, too warm since I often run hot. I decided to swap out a thicker blanket I previously used and added the Brooklinen Linen Quilt as my key layer as it is lightweight enough to use year round. 

It’s stonewashed so it’s super soft 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.

Brooklinen Comforter

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!

Lastly, another bed update I made was swapping out my Brooklinen cotton duvet cover for their linen one and I am so in love with the lived-in, French country vibes it adds to my sleep space. Crawling under it each night is heaven.

Brooklinen Comforter

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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. I also have the bathmat and love it.

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 (? of our lives to be exact!!) it’s one of the best investments you can make in your overall wellness.

Brooklinen Bedding

And I’m excited to share that for a limited time you can use code meghandono for $20 off your order over $100! The code is good one time / customer.

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p.s. ways I am improving my year and how I ended recipe fatigue at home.

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

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