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-


274 Replies to “How to make your bed and pillows feel like a luxury hotel”

  1. Wow I learned so much from this article. I didn’t know the secret about keeping the pillows fluffy and last longer that way. Thanks for sharing this with us

  2. My Son needs this so he can get a good rest and stop coughing at night from breathing in all the stuff in the mattress

  3. I always have a hard time with Step 3- Tackling on the Corners. and i need daily fluffing on my pillows. I never thought of this.

  4. I love the easy step by step process with pictures…now if only I can get my husband to look at this so he can help make the bed every day lol

  5. I do all of this! The only thing I need is this type of bedding to make my bed just as luxurious and comfortable as these pictures look!

  6. I don’t care how much I fluff the pillows and tuck the sheets, my bed does not look that great, like the above bed….

  7. Never thought of the pillow fold. I always turn my pillow cases inside out and pull the pillow through while flipping the pillow case.

  8. You would think this is super easy and who needs instructions but to get the better results, these tips really help! Great photos too.

  9. I’ve always love the luxurious bed and pillows feel from the hotel. now i know we can have it too!! thanks for sharing!!

  10. Awesome tips to stay rested all night! Fingers crossed and I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity and chance.

  11. My fiancé and I are buying a house together soon so this is definitely helpful! I’m going to try to make sure the house is perfect in every way!

  12. I love pillows!! I can’t sleep without one. They are so fluffy and comfortable. I need to replace the ones I already have with new ones.

  13. Wow! Thanks for all the great tips! There is nothing better than getting a good night’s sleep on clean sheets! I hate doing it, and I just did it YESTERDAY, weird!, but I absolutely LOVE sleeping on clean, just washed sheets! I also have an old, worn out feather mattress that needs a lot of TLC, including fluffing, restuffing, and even mending with medical tape! But all of these great ideas make it that much easier to just make your bed. I make mine every day, and it just makes me feel like even if I fail at the day, at least I made my bed! Thanks for the chance! Love the blog! xoxoJJ

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