How to make your bed and pillows feel like a luxury hotel

Nothing is better than sliding into a cloud-like hotel bed and it is even better when it is your bed at home. One of the reasons we all love climbing into a hotel bed is by feeling all snuggly with the tightly fitted sheets. Making your bed with this step by step process will make this chore easy and will set a good tone for the rest of the day!

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Step 1- Bottom Sheet

Make sure the bottom sheet is tucked tightly around the entire mattress. This is the base of the sheets!

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Step 2- Top Sheet

Next, you will place your top sheet on the mattress. Lay this flat sheet 7-8 inches from the top of the mattress, so there is enough sheet to make and edges and to tuck in along the foot of the bed! Tuck in the sheet along the foot of the bed and leave out the corner sheets.

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Step 3- Tackling on the Corners

The corners are probably the trickiest part of this entire process. But don’t be scared because once you do it once you will see how truly easy it is. To get the crisp, edges that hotel beds have is actually easier than it looks. Now let’s focus on the corners. Lift the sheet in half and tuck that “tail” part into the mattress, then take the other have and tuck that in to create a clean cut crease. Repeat this on the other side to matching corners!

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Step 4- Comforter

Add your favorite comforter or duvet. Hotels usually use duvet covers over comforters to make the comforters nice and clean and have the comforter last longer. The duvet covers are typically 100% cotton to make it breathable.

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Step 5- Fluffing your pillow

Next step is fluffing pillows! Hotel pillows are typically down and feather pillows, which require daily fluffing. To ensure your pillow stays full and lofty, squish the pillow in and out which pushes air into the down and feather clusters to make the pillow full! There is truly not a right or wrong trick to this however, daily fluffing is a big MUST do. 

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Step 6- Pillow protector

Next step is to put a pillow protector around your pillow. A pillow protector will help keep the pillow full and lofty! A secret tip to make this step a little easier is to fold the top two corners while using your arm in the middle of the pillow to flatten out the pillow. Slide the pillow into the pillow protector and release it once it is all the way in. Place the pillowcase over this using the same process. Fluff the pillow to have it sit nicely in the pillowcase. Next, by just grabbing the edge of the pillowcase, use a downward shaking motion to push the pillow to the bottom of the pillowcase. Next is a BIG housekeeping secret, do a fold and tuck with the extra pillowcase fabric to create a seal. Straighten out the edges to make a clean crease. This will method will tighten the pillowcase around the pillow and actually create a better feel and support of your pillows. 

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Step 7- Finishing Touches

Straighten out the pillows and make sure everything is wrinkle free! And that’s it! A hotel-quality bed in the comfort of your own home!

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Bedding Expert Tips

What you need on your bed you ask?

4 pillows. 2 soft and 2 firm

Soft sheets

Comforter with a duvet cover

1 light weight blanket at the foot of the bed. THAT’S IT!

Our 5 top-selling hotel pillows are:

  1. Pacific Coast Down Surround Pillow featured in Many Marriott Hotels
  2. Down Dreams Classic Firm Pillow featured in Many Hilton Properties–
  3. Down Dreams Classic Soft Pillow featured in Many Hilton Properties
  4. Down Etc. 75% White Goose Feather/ 25% White Goose Down Pillow- Featured at St. Julien Hotel & Spa
  5. Pacific Coast Double Down Surround Pillow- Formerly Featured in Many Ritz-Carlton Hotels-



Hotel Duvets and Comforters


  1. Pacific Coast Down Comforters- retail version of the comforter used in many Marriott Properties
  2. Asheville Comforter- Similar to the Comforter Found in Many Hilton Hotels
  3. Pillowtex ® Classic Weight Down Alternative Comforters / Duvets–
  4. Pillowtex ® Hotel Cotton Duvet Cover -Blend Wrinkle Resistant–


*** Sheets used in above photos are from website – Cariloha Bamboo- Classic White Sheet Set- Queen-


Bedding We Love – Performance Bedding has recently added performance bedding to our line! These are great for those athletes who are looking to get a cool and great night’s sleep to wake up feeling rejuvenated for another hard day’s work out. These products are designed to wick away any moisture and keep your body at a regulated temperature. This prevents getting overly hot and uncomfortable which can lead to tossing and turning throughout the night.

Technogel ®  Pillows

The first product is the Technogel ®  Dough Memory Foam pillows! This comes from the makers of Dr.Scholl’s and the outcome has never provided a more comfortable and cool sleep. These Dough Memory foam pillows are created with a unique patented gel layer molded to the top. These allow the combination of cooling sensation of thermal regulation with unparalleled pressure relief.


SHEEX ®  Bedding

SHEEX ®  was inspired by the performance fabrics worn by athletes and consumers alike to help wick away moisture and keep athletes feeling cool. The idea of bringing this type of fabric into the bedrooms was developed by SHEEX ® for better sleep. SHEEX ®  bedding is sumptuously soft and unrivaled in terms of comfort and breathability. SHEEX ®  bedding is as durable as they are soft and won’t fade, wrinkle, or shrink.


MLily ®  Memory Foam Mattresses

MLily ®  is dedicated to bringing the highest quality memory foam mattresses to your bedroom at a reasonable price. The memory foam comes infused with bamboo to keep you cool throughout the night! Also, the memory foam is infused with aloe vera to create a luxuriously soft cover.  The support on these memory foam mattresses will help relieve pressure in areas most associated with athletes or people alike. They relieve back, neck, hip and shoulder pain.  The benefit of these mattresses is the CentriPur ®  certification, which means all are non-toxic.





Blog Author: Jesse Sanchez, Lead Bedding Expert

The Ultimate Pillow Buying Guide For Back Sleepers

In a perfect world, back sleeping would be the best position to sleep because it is great for balancing out your body weight, keeping your internal organs aligned, and preventing neck and back pain. There are many great pillow options for back sleeping that will help keep you head aligned and not pushed too far forward.

Back Sleeping Benefits

1.  Makes it easy for your head, neck, and spine to maintain a neutral position.

2. Fights acid reflux

3.  Prevents wrinkles

Pillow Designs to Look for:

1.  Medium support

2. A little loft so that your head sinks in

3.  Thin pillows

Pillow fills to look for

Below are different fills that are good options for back sleepers. I have also included great examples of pillows that are great for back sleepers that won’t prop your head up too much causing neck ache.

Down and Feather

As a back sleeper, feather and down is a great option if you can find the right blend of feather and down to allow for a supportive yet lofty and comfortable pillow.

-Keep an eye out for an even blend of feather and down.

-Look for pillows with a loftier feel so that your head will sink it the right position.

Recommendations: Try a Pillowtex 50%White Goose Feather 50% White Goose Down Pillow or Pacific Coast ® Down Surround ® Pillows

Pacific Coast Down Surround

Polyester (Down Alternative)

Polyester fiber is great if you are looking for a pillow to keep its shape better than most. It’s a great pillow for those looking for a supportive pillow that won’t cause neck aches.

-Look for pillows made of softer polyester fiber or polyester clusters

-Don’t get anything that would be considered a firm version. The Polyester will stay in place and is not ideal for back sleepers.

Recommendations: Try Restful Nights ® Conformance Supreme or Restful Nights ® Ultraflow polyester pillow

Restful Nights Conformance Supreme

Memory Foam & Latex Pillows

There are some memory foam and latex foam pillows that have great qualities for a back sleeper.  This would highly depend on the loft and support of most.

-look for memory or latex foam pillows that are willing to conform easily

-Consider high loft plush so the top of your head sinks in and aligns correctly with your spine

-Contoured pillows can really help keep your neck from moving side to side.

Memory Foam Recommendations: Isotonic ® Exquisite Comfort Memory Foam or Malouf ® Contour Dough ® Memory Foam Pillow

Malouf dough memory foam

Latex Foam Recommendations: Malouf ® High Profile Plush Latex Pillow or Oxygen ® Standard Pillow Medium 1.5

Oxygen 2 pillow


Blog Author, Jesse, Lead Bedding Expert