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Article: How to create a hotel-worthy bed with duck down pillows

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How to create a hotel-worthy bed with duck down pillows

Ah, the luxury hotel stay. 

We all dream of sinking into plush beds draped in crisp linens, slumbering under impossibly fluffy duvets, and feeling utterly refreshed.

But what if we told you it's possible to recreate that feeling of pure indulgence right in your own bedroom? 

By incorporating a few key elements, you can transform your sleep sanctuary into a haven of luxury, allowing you to drift off to sleep and wake up feeling pampered every night.



How do hotels ensure you have high-quality sleep?

Sleeping so well in a hotel isn’t a coincidence: every element of your stay has been designed to entice you to relax and get comfortable. 

Here are a few strategies high-end hotels might use to help you drift off that you could copy in your bedroom:

  • High-quality mattresses: Hotels prioritise investing in supportive and comfortable mattresses. They usually replace mattresses more frequently than most homeowners, ensuring you experience consistent comfort and proper spinal alignment.
  • Bedding fit for Royalty: Hotels typically use high-quality sheets made from natural fibres like cotton or linen. These sheets are breathable and soft, promoting a comfortable sleep experience. 
  • Light and temperature control:  Darkness is crucial for quality sleep. Hotels utilise blackout curtains or blinds to block out streetlights and ensure a dark sleeping environment.  

They also often equip rooms with thermostats allowing you to adjust the room temperature to their personal preference for optimal sleep comfort.

  • Ambient noise reduction: Hotels often use soundproof materials in construction to minimise noise transfer from hallways, neighbouring rooms, and outdoor activity.  This allows you to experience a quieter environment, promoting relaxation and undisturbed sleep.



How to create a hotel-like bed

The foundation of any luxurious hotel sleep experience is the bed itself. Here's how to create a haven of comfort in your own bedroom:

1. The foundation: Mattresses and toppers


Hotels prioritise supportive mattresses that offer proper spinal alignment and pressure relief for a restful night's sleep.

Consider your sleep style:

  • Side SleepersSide sleepers generally require a mattress that conforms to their curves and provides pressure point relief for their shoulders and hips. 

This means a medium-soft to medium-firm mattress is ideal. Memory foam, latex foam, or innerspring mattresses with a plush top layer are all good options.

  • Back Sleepers: Back sleepers need a mattress that offers good lumbar support and keeps their spine aligned. 

A medium-firm to firm mattress is usually the best choice. Innerspring mattresses with a supportive core or hybrid mattresses that combine innerspring with other materials like memory foam can be good options.

  • Stomach Sleepers: Ideally, stomach sleepers should choose a firmer mattress to prevent their spine from sagging.  

A firm innerspring mattress or a hybrid with a firm top layer can provide the necessary support. However, stomach sleeping isn't generally recommended because of the strain it can put on the neck.

Mattress toppers

If you're not ready to replace your entire mattress, a high-quality mattress topper can significantly improve comfort and support. 

Consider the Clarence Combo Mattress Topper


If you love the wonderful luxury and deep fill, this is the product for you. The addition of the skirt means that the topper offers extra protection for your mattress.


2. The Comfort Layers: Fitted Sheets

Fitted Sheets

Choose a high thread count sheet (ideally 400 or above) made from natural fibres like cotton or linen. 

These are breathable, soft, and feel luxurious against your skin. Opt for a fitted sheet with deep pockets to ensure it stays snug on your mattress.

For hotel-style tucking, tuck the fitted sheet securely around all four sides of the mattress, ensuring a tight fit.

Consider the Kensington Fitted Sheet


Flat Sheet

Similar to the fitted sheet, choose a high-quality flat sheet made from natural fibres. Hotels often tuck the top of the flat sheet under the mattress for a polished look. You can replicate this at home.

For hotel-style tucking: Fold the top of the flat sheet about a foot down from the headboard. Tuck the sides of the flat sheet under the mattress just like the fitted sheet.

Consider the Kensington Flat Sheet


Indulge in the luxury of our 400 thread count cotton flat sheet, meticulously crafted for an exquisite touch against your skin. Expertly designed, the pleated hem adds a touch of sophistication, reflecting the finest attention to detail. 


3. The Plush Factor: Duvets & Duvet Covers

This layer is where you create that hotel-style comfort and visual appeal:


This is the centrepiece of your bed. Duck down duvets provide exceptional warmth, breathability, and a luxurious feel.  They come in various weights, so choose one suitable for your climate.

For a luxurious look, some hotels fold the duvet down about a third of the way from the top of the bed. You can replicate this or simply lay the duvet flat on top.

Consider the Belvedere Duck Feather and Down Duvet
Belvedere Duck Down Duvet


Experience the gentle embrace of our exquisitely soft and lightweight duvet, filled with 85% duck feather and 15% duck down. 

The natural insulating and breathable properties of this filling create a cocoon of comfort. 

Duvet covers

Invest in a beautiful duvet cover that complements your bedroom decor. This adds a touch of personality and allows for easy washing. 

Consider the Bali Duvet Set


The Bali duvet set features a hand-drawn, printed design of jungle botanicals to add an exotic vibe to your bedroom with a reversible design of a calming geometric print.

Made using crisp polycotton making this duvet set soft and hard-wearing.


4. The Soft Retreat: Pillows

The right pillow can make all the difference in achieving a perfect night's sleep.  

Cooling pillows

For those who tend to sleep hot,  cooling pillows are a great option.  These pillows use innovative materials or construction techniques to dissipate heat, keeping you comfortable throughout the night.

Consider the Super Cooling Pillow


This amazing pillow has been specially designed to help give a cooler night's sleep. Thanks to its 3D honeycomb structure, this pillow provides a cool surface to sleep on and takes heat away from the body.

The hyper-elastic TPE honeycomb structure is soft and resilient and helps with releasing pressure from your head and neck and helping you to wake up feeling refreshed. 

TPE is cool to the touch and the reverse is a soft knitted fabric. This body temperature-regulating pillow is ideal for those who suffer from nighttime hot flushes and night sweats.

Duck Down pillows

Hotels often offer a variety of pillows to cater to individual preferences.  If you enjoy a plush feel, consider duck-down pillows. Filled with the same luxurious down clusters as the duvets, these pillows offer softness and warmth and a supportive cradle for your head.

Remember, your sleep style plays a role too. Stomach sleepers might prefer a flatter pillow, while side sleepers may benefit from a thicker option that provides proper neck alignment.

Consider the Belvedere Duck Down Pillow

Belvedere Duck Feather and Down Pillow


Drift off in true comfort when you rest your head on our plump and soft Duck Feather and Down Pillows


Filled with 85% lightweight duck feathers and 15% luxury duck down, these pillows offer a combination of support and softness, making them a popular choice for those seeking a comfortable and luxurious sleep experience.


5. Beyond the Bed: Boosting Your Senses

The ambience of your bedroom plays a crucial role in how well you unwind and drift off to sleep.  Let's explore ways to transform your space into a haven of tranquillity.

  • Set the mood with light: Harsh overhead lights can jolt you awake rather than lull you to sleep. Invest in dimmable lights or bedside lamps that emit a warm, soft glow. You could even try candles for a more naturalistic ambience. 

This creates a calming atmosphere ideal for unwinding before bed and reading a book in the evenings.

  • Use aromatherapy to awaken your senses:  Essential oils can be a powerful tool for relaxation.  Diffuse calming scents like lavender, chamomile, or sandalwood using a diffuser. These aromas can ease anxiety, promote restful sleep, and create a spa-like atmosphere in your bedroom.



  • Declutter your space:  A cluttered space can be visually overwhelming and contribute to feelings of stress.  

Dedicate some time to decluttering your bedroom. Put away anything that doesn't belong, organise your belongings neatly, and minimise clutter on surfaces.  

A clean and organised environment promotes a sense of calm and allows you to focus on relaxation.

  • Surround yourself with gorgeous visuals:  The visuals in your bedroom can significantly impact your mood. 

Consider adding calming artwork or photographs that evoke feelings of peace and tranquillity. Nature scenes, soft watercolours, or minimalist prints can create a serene atmosphere.

By incorporating these tips, you can transform your bedroom into a sensory oasis designed for ultimate relaxation.  Let your space become a haven for unwinding, where you can indulge in a luxurious retreat every night.


Key Takeaways:

Transforming your bedroom into a hotel-worthy haven isn't about replicating a generic hotel room; it's about creating a personalised space dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • Invest in a supportive mattress, or enhance your existing one with a topper.
  • Layer your bed with high-quality linens, breathable sheets, and a luxurious duvet (consider a duck down option for ultimate comfort).
  • Prioritise sleep by creating a calming ambience with dimmable lights, calming essential oils, and fresh, crisp linens.
  • Declutter your space and surround yourself with visuals that evoke calm.

Remember, a good night's sleep is the foundation of well-being. By creating a bedroom that fosters relaxation and prioritises your comfort, you can turn every night into a luxurious retreat, right in your own home.

Create your hotel-like bed now

Ready to create your own luxurious sleep sanctuary? 

Lofthouse Linen, curated by experts from the Star Linen UK group – trusted providers of hotel linens – offers everything you need to transform your bedroom. 

Browse our collection and discover the perfect pieces to indulge in a hotel-worthy sleep experience every night. 

See our bedroom collection here.

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