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Simple Pleasures: The Joy of Fresh Sheets

Thursday, October 15, 2020   /   by Frank Hornstein

Simple Pleasures: The Joy of Fresh Sheets

Simple Pleasures: The Joy of Fresh Sheets

When you’ve had an especially trying day, there’s nothing quite so restorative as slipping into a freshly made bed. Sinking into crisp sheets, cozy blankets and fluffed-up pillows soothes the spirit and encourages a restful night’s sleep. Here are a few suggestions to make your bed as delightfully comfortable as possible.

Meriwether Design Group

Need a Little Boost? Change the Sheets

Whether your day didn’t go well or you’re feeling a bit under the weather, changing the sheets is like giving yourself a present. Smooth, fresh, clean sheets; lowered lights; a good book; and a lit candle can help your evening end on a brighter note.

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Mary Hannah Interiors

Start With the Best Mattress You Can Afford

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you’ve probably heard the advice to get the best one you can, and with good reason. A mattress with proper support can help you sleep better and wake with fewer kinks in your back.

Add a Mattress Topper to Increase Comfort

Even if you aren’t buying a new bed, adding an ultracomfortable mattress topper can transform the way your bed feels. Try out memory foam, merino wool or a classic feather bed.

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Eleven Interiors

Choose Breathable Natural Fibers

Pure Egyptian or Supima cotton, brushed cotton flannel and linen are the best choices; choose the one that feels best on your skin. Be willing to experiment too — you may be surprised to find you prefer the feel of nubby linen over extra-smooth sateen.

Consider a Silk Pillowcase

While silk is too slippery to make for comfortable sheets, pillowcases are another matter entirely! The luxuriously smooth fabric is especially gentle on the skin and hair.

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Reed Design Group

Roll Out a Soft and Fluffy Bedside Rug

When you need to get up to grab a glass of water, make that first step plush and warm by laying a sheepskin or fluffy shag rug beside the bed. If you want to use a larger rug in the bedroom, choose a large flat-weave one and layer a small, fluffy rug on top.

Everything Home

Prop Up Extra Pillows for Reading in Bed

Big Euro-size square pillows look smart sitting in front of regular, standard-size bed pillows and make sitting up to read in bed more comfortable. Don’t forget to change the shams on your Euro pillows when you change the sheets — regular laundering will keep your bed fresh and dust free.

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Honey Bee Interiors

Devote a Seat to Extra Pillows

A chair in the bedroom is a convenient place for tossing extra pillows before climbing into bed. If you don’t have room for a chair, try to find another nearby spot to keep pillows and extra covers off the floor — perhaps the dresser top or in a basket behind the door.

The French Bedroom Company

Go Euro and Skip the Top Sheet

In much of Europe, it’s common to use the duvet cover in place of a top sheet. If you find that your sheets often get tangled around your legs, you may want to consider adopting this method.

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Rockefeller Kempel Architects

Dust and Declutter Your Nightstand

It’s easy to forget about the state of the nightstand, but a quick cleaning can get it spick-and-span in no time. Wipe up those coffee rings, dust the lamp base and clear away the clutter. Your nightstand should be a helpful little spot that holds only what you want close at hand while you’re in bed — your current reading material, a glass of water and perhaps a candle, for instance.

Devon Grace Interiors

Don’t Forget the Throw

A soft and cuddly throw adds a touch of softness to the foot of the bed, and can come in handy when you’re sitting up in bed to read on a chilly night.

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