Living a third of your life under your sheets is worthy of a splurge. If you do what I do and keep your fixed expenses low, you can enjoy a costly pleasure guilt-free from time to time. That’s one of the best parts of living a barely minimalist life.
After some thorough research on 5-star hotel bedding there were two unexpected finds. One, a cushy mattress pad or featherbed is used on top of a high-quality plush mattress and two, an extra large flat sheet used instead of an elastic fitted sheet. Now I know how that sheet stays so tight! More importantly than that though, you’re going to need to ensure you have the highest quality linens you are able to afford. It can become overwhelming when choosing between which thread count and weave to buy, especially when you are looking for the best bang for your buck. Which is better sateen or percale? Egyptian or Pima? Is there really a huge difference in thread count? The answers to these questions largely depends on preference. Snowe, a luxury home goods company, makes it easy and breaks it out plain and simple on their sheet guide.
Since I can often get pretty toasty under the covers I decided on the percale. I love a a cool, more crisp feel, than a buttery soft feel. Snowe has an excellent starter package that hooks you up with the bare necessities. It comes with a fitted sheet (which I unfortunately won’t be using), top sheet (which I will use as a fitted sheet), two pillowcases and a duvet cover in your selected preference of sateen or percale. I then purchased a plush mattress topper from Target and I have been sleeping on a cloud ever since.