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Monthly Archives: October 2013
Hello Pillow Fans and Friends,
We had so much fun with the last giveaway that we are going to do another one! Since Halloween is coming up and its one of my favorite holidays, I decided that the giveaway prize should be extra special 🙂 I also noticed that our wonderful Facebook fans requested that the giveaway prize should be down/feather pillows. I heard everyone loud and clear, which is why we are giving away a set of Pillowtex Triple Core Down/Feather Pillows! These are some of the most favored pillows in the office. Almost half of our staff sleeps on the Triple Core and I always gift them as birthday presents to my friends and family 🙂
Pillowtex Triple Core White Duck Down and Feather Pillow is made with a unique triple core design that features plush outer layers over a more firm and supportive inner layer, causing you to melt into the pillow while still receiving support. Filled with 5% White Duck Down and 95% White Duck Feather, the inner core is the yin to the yang of the two outer layers that feature 25% White Duck Down and 75% White Duck Feather…Pretty neat huh!? If you enjoy pillows that are medium-firm support, then enter now for a chance to win these amazing pillows. Good luck!
Chelsea – Director of Marketing
A lot of us enjoy the hotel bed so much that we would like to re-create that particular bed in our own homes. I am going to explain how you can create a luxury feeling in your own bed so that you can enjoy your very own staycation bliss and get that sleep you received while on vacation.
Many hotels have many layers stacked on their beds like a “bed sandwich” to be able to control loft, comfort, and temperature. This is important because it gives you the support that most people need but allows for comfort and softness that down brings to bedding while maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
Most hotel beds start with a featherbed. Featherbeds are great for adding an extra 3-6 inches of soft layer and puff to most beds. Depending on the amount of loft you would like the featherbed can go under a deep fitted sheet or on top of the fitted sheet under the top sheet.
Next is the top sheet, which is then followed by a down comforter. The down comforter can come in many weights, depending on the season, and can allow loft. Add another top sheet or duvet cover on top of the comforter as well.
This allows most people to control the temperature of their bodies throughout the night because you get to choose how many layers you want to fall asleep under. Now add a coverlet for some color and luxury and you are almost done!
Next, comes one of the most important parts to sleep and luxury! The Pillows! The pillows on hotels “stand proud” and are often piled on to allow for a “buffet” of pillow selections. Most hotels offer a selection of down and feathers or polyester pillows to accommodate people with allergies. The best part of making your own hotel bed is that you can choose pillows that accommodate your needs. Most hotel beds have four pillows with a few throw pillows to accent the bedding.
Hotel pillow disclaimer: It is important to keep in mind that most pillows ordered come brand new and often do not have the same feeling as the pillows in hotels. This is due to a daily fluffing and use of the pillows on constant bases. Most pillows are worn and broken in which is what cause them to have a different feeling. Contact our bedding experts if you need help in finding a pillow that is just right for you!
Pillows.com offers many luxury suite packages from our most popular hotels. These packages include featherbeds, comforters, and pillows that most hotel beds use. These are great deals and you get a great night’s sleep as well. Remember that you can’t re-create the exact feel but you can come really close and even add your own personal touch as well. Sleep well. Live well.
Blog author: Jesse, Bedding expert and content
Hello and Happy Monday!
It’s the beginning of a new week and time to get back into work mode. I know how hard it is to find the motivation to get out of bed when mean ol’ Monday rolls around but hopefully these sleep quotes will add a bit of humor, wisdom and thoughtfulness to your day 🙂 Enjoy…“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.” – Marilyn Monroe “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” – Henry “Henny” Youngman
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – William Shakespeare
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” – Charlotte Brontë
Sleep well my friends <3