Give Vacation Rental Guests a Luxury Hotel Experience | DOWNLITE Blog

Posted by Matt Cardoni on 19th Jan 2024

Give Vacation Rental Guests a Luxury Hotel Experience | DOWNLITE Blog

Who doesn't love slipping into a plush, luxurious hotel bed? From the crisp sheets to the fluffy comforter, there's something incredibly inviting about high-end hotel bedding. Unfortunately, replicating that indulgent experience at home can be expensive. But getting the luxurious hotel bed look and feel is possible without spending a fortune. Here are tips for choosing bedding that mimics high-end hotels and advice for accessorizing your bedroom for maximum coziness. You can make your home bedroom feel like a luxury hotel retreat with a few budget-friendly updates.

Choose Sheets with High Thread Count AND Thickness

One of the hallmarks of luxury hotel beds is the noticeably soft, smooth feel of the sheets. This conspicuous softness comes down to two elements:

  • Thread Count: The higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the sheets are typically. Nice-feeling sheets tend to have thread counts between 300-500. While you may see higher thread counts, anything over 500 is often overkill and only sometimes guarantees better quality. Stick to natural fibers like cotton, linen, or bamboo, which become softer and provide breathability.
  • Thread Thickness: while thread count is a well-known part of the story, the softness and quality of the bedsheet also include the essential element of thickness, which influences weight and durability. Most stores advertise thread count while failing to mention thread thickness. Commercial hotel sheet quality is primarily determined by weight. It's the best indicator of sheet durability. Threads in hotel sheets can be up to 3 times thicker than those used in most homes. As a result, hotel sheets retain their crispness longer. Read The More You Know About Hotel Bedding for more details on the mechanics of thread thickness in commercial sheets.

Invest in a Plush Mattress Pad or Topper

A mattress pad or topper can easily recreate a high-end hotel mattress's plush, cushy feel. Opt for a wool or memory foam topper to provide that fluffy sensation you experienced at a luxury resort. If your budget allows, a two to three-inch thick topper can be added for maximum comfort. Even thinner toppers of one inch can enhance your existing mattress's comfort level. Place it right on your mattress, secured underneath the fitted sheet.

Add a Feather Bed for Premium Decadence

Filled with premium feathers and down, feather bed toppers add a cloud-like layer of comfort to your mattress. While mattress pads can range up to 2 inches when fully fluffed, feather beds typically range from 4-6 inches in height, offering the ultimate cloud-like experience. For a luxurious and plush sleeping experience, feather beds are the way to go. These toppers provide a unique blend of softness and support, making you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.

Choose Down Alternative Comforters

That irresistibly fluffy comforter is a critical component of luxury hotel beds. Down comforters can be pricey; you can recreate the luxurious feel with a quality down alternative. Down alternative comforters are filled with synthetic materials like polyester microfiber but designed to mimic natural goose down's lightweight warmth. With a high fill power and baffle box design, they puff up and provide the superior comfort of hotel beds. Use hypoallergenic comforters if allergies are a concern.

Use High-Quality Pillows

Pillows are paramount for a luxurious hotel vibe. Pick high-quality down or down alternative pillows that are soft and plush. Two pillows per person allow you to double them up, just like hotels. Pillow protectors will keep them clean and fresh. Investing in pricier down or foam pillows makes a difference in maximizing comfort. You should invest in quality bulk pillows to create a luxury hotel bedding experience at scale. If you want the ultimate premium resort experience, check out our recommendations for the best pillows.

Pile on Cozy Blankets

The finishing touch for recreating hotel luxury is all about blankets. Use a mix of textures like fluffy faux fur throws, soft cotton blankets, and cozy knit weighted blankets. Fold them at the end of the bed or drape them over side chairs. Plenty of blankets create a welcoming environment and make it easy for guests to layer up to their preferred warmth.

Elevate with Luxury Bedding Accessories

Take your bedding to the next level with some high-end style accessories. Look for decorative pillows, comfy mattress pads, linen sprays, throw blankets, and plush rugs. Ironed sheets, pillow mist, and lavender oil on the pillows can also evoke that hotel freshness. Get creative and customize your bedding accessories to create an inviting oasis.

Add Aromatherapy Scents for Elegance

For the high-end resort experience, add peaceful scents to encourage slumber with elegance. Aromas like lavender, chamomile, valerian, cedarwood, and bergamot provide a relaxing environment by reducing anxiety, lowering heart rate, and improving sleep quality. In addition to facilitating relaxation, aromatic scents create an alluring experience that brings guests to a more peaceful place mentally and physically.

With high-quality sheets, plush bed toppers, a feather bed, comfy pillows, cozy blankets, and aromatherapy scents, you can craft a dreamy hotel-worthy bed without overspending. Focus on comfort, quality, and natural fabrics. Don't be afraid to layer on the linens, pillows, and blankets for maximum coziness. Follow these tips, and you'll feel like you're on a relaxing getaway, even in your own bedroom. Sweet dreams!

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