The average person spends a third of their life asleep with additional hours passed snuggled up in bed reading or watching TV. With most of us spending so many hours between the sheets, it’s only logical to choose your bedding with care. Not only does high-end bedding aid in sleep, keeping you cool and comfortable regardless of the temperature, but it also provides the perfect backdrop for rest and relaxation. The result is a more beautiful bedroom and a better night’s rest all year. At Latest Bedding, we’re passionate about supplying customers with luxury comforter sets, sheets, and bedroom accessories by all your favorite brand-name designers. Read on to learn what is the most luxurious type of bedding and discover tips on selecting the best products for your family’s needs.
How to Choose Luxury Bedding
Stress levels are high lately, and many of us struggle to relax enough to drift off to sleep at night. When you choose luxury sheets and comforters, you have something to look forward to after a long day at work or school. Not only does high-end bedding tend to look great on a bed, adding beauty and style to the room, but it also enhances comfort. The most luxurious types of bedding offer an unbeatable combination of softness, strength, coolness, and breathability. So, you don’t have to worry about your bedding developing pills or tears or causing you to overheat on warm nights.
Wondering how to go about selecting the perfect pieces for your master? Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right luxury bedding items.
When it comes to luxurious bedding, material is one of the most crucial considerations. For example, those with sensitive skin or a penchant to sleeping hot will likely appreciate Egyptian cotton bedding sets with a percale weave. Cool, crisp, and fresh, percale is highly breathable, thanks to the one over, one under weave, so you don’t have to worry about your hair or skin getting oily while you sleep. That quality is particularly important for pillowcases, which come into regular contact with your face and head. There’s a reason that five-star hotels choose cotton percale sheets and bedding over other options on the market. As a bonus, Egyptian cotton is known for its durability, so you can feel confident that your sheets will last for years.
Speaking of weave, not everyone appreciates the feel of Egyptian cotton percale. If silky soft bedding is your preferred option, a sateen weave may be the way to go. Offering the comfort and breathability of cotton combined with the smooth texture of silk, sateen is one of the most luxurious bedding options available. As a bonus, sateen sheets are both wrinkle resistant and lustrous, so they look great on a bed. Finally, sateen sheets tend to be warmer than those made from percale due to the three over, one under weave. If you live in a cold part of the country, sateen may be the right choice for snuggling up under the covers.
Thread count gets a lot of attention in the bedding world. And while they aren’t the only important factor when it comes to sheet selection, they can have a significant impact on the quality and comfort of your bedding. A measure of the number of threads that can fit in a square inch of fabric, thread count numbers range from as low as 200 to as high as 1000 or more. However, not all products with high thread counts are created equal.
The truth is that only around 800 threads of single-ply yarn can fit into a square inch of Egyptian cotton. Companies claiming to sell Egyptian cotton bedding products with higher counts are actually using strands of multi-ply yarn woven together. This lower-quality material results in a bedding item that’s rough to the touch and more prone to pilling. If you want to enjoy soft, smooth, long-lasting bedding, extra-long staple single-ply Egyptian cotton is a great choice.
Once you’ve decided on practical considerations like thread count and weave, you can focus on the fun aspect of bedding selection: style. Color is one of the most important decisions as it affects how your sheets and comforter sets make you feel when you enter the bedroom. For example, neutrals like white, ivory, and grey tend to provide a soothing backdrop for relaxing with that special someone. On the other hand, bright pinks and yellows have a habit of being energizing and stimulating creativity. Finally, shades of blue and green have been associated with sleep, something many of us could use more of these days. Ultimately, the right bedding color is whichever one fills you with joy when you walk through the door.
Solid colors aren’t the only option for stylish decor. If you love bolder bedroom looks, patterns and embroidery are a great way to go. Choose from a wide selection of prints, from florals to stripes, spots to paisley, and even bird and cabin prints. You can also opt for a solid comforter and choose patterned throw pillows to add excitement and interest to a space. When it comes to bedroom design options, the only limitation is your own creativity.
Choosing the right bedding size helps ensure that your sheets and comforters provide a great night’s rest. Most bedding components come in sizes twin, full, queen, king, and California king. However, some sets are also available in uncommon sizes like twin XL, which college dorms use, and split king. In general, sheets need to fit perfectly on the mattress, while it’s okay for comforters, quilts, and duvets to be slightly oversized. In particular, those who sleep with a partner or pets may prefer larger comforters over smaller ones so no one can steal all the blankets.
What Sheets Do Luxury Hotels Use?
When it comes to luxurious types of bedding, it’s hard to beat the softness and comfort found in five-star hotels. After all, these places are designed to help people sleep well and wake up feeling relaxed and recharged. So how do you replicate the hotel bedding feel at home? To start, we recommend purchasing sheets made from 100 percent certified Egyptian cotton with a percale weave. Crisp, cooling, and beautiful, percale sheets are both breathable and moisture wicking, so you don’t have to worry about overheating or waking up in a pool of sweat. In particular, those who reside in hot parts of the country tend to choose percale because it keeps them cool no matter how high the temperature rises.
Along with opting for percale, high-end hotels up the luxury factor by decorating with white bedding over colors. Not only is white bedding versatile, meaning it pairs well with just about any design scheme, but it acts as a blank canvas for future decor changes. So a hotel can switch up their look based on the trends without replacing the sheets and comforters. Choose an all-white look for your sheets, comforter, and accessories, or add pops of color to draw the eye.
White bedding is also popular with both hotels and homeowners because it’s easy to clean. Not only do stains show up quickly, so you can get products in the wash faster, but white bedding allows you to use bleach when needed. And of course, a fluffy white comforter is akin to sleeping on a cloud. If you need more relaxation in your life, white sheets and bedding may be the way to go.
What is the Most Luxurious Thread Count for Sheets?
The ideal thread count for sheets can vary based on the fabric and weave you choose. Prefer the cooling freshness of percale against your skin? A thread count of 350 or so is probably sufficient. On the other hand, sateen sheets tend to have higher counts, with the most luxurious collections averaging 700 to 800 threads per square inch. Paying attention to thread count helps ensure your sheets stay strong and pill-free for years to come while providing a smooth place to lay your head at night.
What’s Included in a Luxury Sheet Set?
The good news is you don’t typically have to buy each sheet separately. On the contrary, luxury sheets often come as part of a collection. A typical bed sheet set includes a fitted bottom sheet that goes over the mattress, a flat top sheet that rests between your body and the comforter, and a pair of coordinating pillowcases. Note that twin and twin XL bed sheet sets tend to come with one pillowcase rather than two, and larger sets may have up to four cases. However, additional items are often available for an added fee.
What’s Included in a Luxury Comforter Set?
Of course, no bedding set is complete without a comforter or duvet to keep you warm on cold nights. Like sheets, comforters are often sold as part of a collection, with the average set containing a comforter, two pillow shams, and a coordinating bed skirt. More expansive sets sometimes include additional items, such as decorative pillows, Euro shams, and even sheets and window treatments.
How to Care for Luxury Bedding
You’ve invested time and money into your bedding and want to ensure it stands the test of time. The good news is that proper care and maintenance can help expand the life of your luxury bedding and keep it beautiful longer.
When you purchase a new sheet set or comforter collection, it’s best to read the care instructions and follow them to the letter. While most sheets can be washed and dried at home, comforters and duvets sometimes require dry cleaning. You can reduce the cost of cleaning your bedding and help preserve it for the long haul by treating stains quickly. If your comforter develops a mark, spot clean it with a soft soap like Woolite. You can also protect comforters and duvets by enclosing them in a duvet cover so they’re less likely to suffer spills or come into contact with your skin’s oils.
If your comforter is machine washable and you opt to clean it at home, we recommend laundering it separately from other bedding items or clothes. Overloading the machines can prevent your comforter from getting completely clean or drying thoroughly, and zippers and buttons can catch on delicate fabric. Additionally, pulling wet duvets or comforters from a machine can cause the baffle box construction to suffer damage. For best results, avoid harsh cleansers like powdered detergents, fabric softeners, and anything likely to damage the item’s natural fibers.
Wondering how often you should wash your bedding? For items that come into frequent contact with the skin, we recommend laundering every seven to 10 days on average. This is especially true if pets frequently sleep in the bed. In particular, sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers require weekly washing to maintain their strength and beauty. On the other hand, items like quilts, throw pillow covers, and throw blankets are less likely to touch the skin and so can be washed every few months. For items like pillows, duvets, and mattress pads, washing twice a year is usually sufficient. When in doubt, read the instructions on the label before laundering any bedding.
When luxury bedding is not in use, you should be sure to store it properly. We recommend keeping sheets and comforter sets in a fabric bag and storing them in cool, dry parts of the home. The last thing you want is for mold or mildew to affect your beloved bedding items. When cared for well, luxury bedding can last for years.
Brand-Name Luxury Bedding Sets
Like many things in life, luxury bedding is in the eye of the beholder. In other words, you’re unlikely to feel like your bedding is luxurious if the sight of it doesn’t fill you with joy. While factors like thread count, material, and weave should of course be taken into consideration, choosing a bedding color and style that delights is essential. Fortunately, Latest Bedding has plenty of options, so you’re sure to find a bedding set that pleases while melding with your existing decor. Here are some of the most stunning luxury comforter sets currently available in our online store:
Tired of more traditional bedding styles? If more modern looks are your preference, you’re sure to appreciate the Bebejan Kyle Black Set. Featuring 230 thread count cotton sateen fabric, the Kyle collection boasts contemporary unisex shades of black and grey. And because the comforter is reversible – the back showcases a repetitive geometric print – you effectively enjoy two bedding looks for the price of one. Along with a herringbone and tweed comforter, this set comes with two zipper pillow shams, an embroidered and tufted throw pillow, and a printed throw pillow. A bonus bag is included for the customer’s convenience.
While some people appreciate more soothing hues in the bedroom, others like their luxury comforter sets with a bolder style. For those seeking something more striking, the Chianti Red 4-Piece Comforter Set is a natural choice. Made by beloved designer J Queen, this set boasts a highly constructed engineered jacquard comforter with bordered edges and a geometric motif. The pattern sits on a red satin backdrop that’s guaranteed to catch the eye. And because the comforter is both oversized and overfilled, you don’t have to worry about catching a chill in the night. Additionally, this set comes complete with an extra-long bed skirt with a split corner tailored finish to conceal anything you’re storing under the bed. Two matching shams with hidden zipper closures finish off this impressive set. As a bonus, shoppers can opt to purchase additional items from J Queen, including Chianti accent pillows, shams, and window treatments.
In the heart of winter, flowers remind us of spring, hope, and renewal. So, the Parkview 4-Piece Comforter Set is the perfect way to beat back the chill. This beautifully designed set boasts stunning floral embroidery in an array of shades from coral to blush, navy to taupe. Navy cord borders the comforter, finishing off the look and adding a sense of sophistication. Additionally, the set comes with two pillow shams featuring coordinating embroidery and navy textured flange along with a tailored bed skirt with a solid navy linen texture. Those looking to add extra style to their bedroom can purchase additional accessories, such as the Parkview Collection window treatments and neckroll pillow. Lush and romantic, the set works as well in a master bedroom as it does your guest room.
Green is a bedding shade that’s gaining in popularity, so it’s no surprise that the Leonardo Celadon Green 4-Piece Comforter Set is a favorite among style-minded buyers. Created by J Queen, this collection showcases a grand scale damask design in celadon and grey with a microfiber reverse side and ¼-inch chenille piping. A unique applique technique offers both dimension and texture, while the oversized ensemble is sure to keep sleepers warm. Along with the comforter, this set includes matching hidden zipper pillow shams and a tailored bedskirt. Finish off the look with Leonardo throw pillows, additional shams, and window treatments, which are available for an extra cost.
Do you dream of spending the night in a palace? If so, a regal bedding look like the one found in the Bradshaw Black collection is a great way to go. This traditional comforter set features woven chenille damask in an intricately designed pattern. The colors are bold and rich and include black and gold. And because the comforter is both oversized and overfilled, you’re sure to stay warm no matter how low the temperature drops. Along with a comforter with solid black velvet piping, the Bradshaw collection includes two matching padded pillow shams with hidden zippers and a coordinating bed skirt with black and gold striping. As a bonus, the fabric is engineered, so the damask is perfectly centered on each piece.
Who said luxury comforters had to be boring or ordinary? The Quinn Peacock 4-Piece Comforter Set is anything but. This contemporary collection features a large-scale floral pattern accented with birds. The colors are bold and beautiful and include white, pale gold, and tones of blue set against a peacock blue backdrop. The reverse side showcases an iron gate pattern in cream, linen, and blue. Both the comforter and matching pillow shams are embellished with a twisted cream cord, and the shams feature 1.5-inch flange and bottom button closures. The set is finished off with a tailored and pleated bed skirt with an 18-inch drop. Fun and refreshing, this collection works well in rooms for both teens and adults.
Shop Luxury Collections at Latest Bedding
Latest Bedding was founded with a simple premise: that you don’t need to spend thousands to get a good night’s sleep. With that in mind, we offer a wide selection of brand-name bedding products without the designer price tag. Choose from an array of sheets, comforter sets, and accessories by top companies like J Queen, Waterford, Bebejan, and Rose Tree. Our goal is to help you beautify your bedding while maximizing sleep. Shop our selection today and discover how great your room can look.