A soft spot to land at the end of each day is not something to take lightly. In fact can you think of a more indulgent experience than slipping into one of those truly fluffy and comfortable beds? Upon arrival on a recent trip to Miraval with my mom I lied down in this bed and had an epiphany...
I LOVE a super soft bed and I don't spend enough of my nights in one. We have all had that cloud like experience at a hotel but why not have it at home? After asking around at the spa I found out that people love the beds so much at Miraval they actually buy pillows, featherbeds, sheets, and comforters from the gift shop. I languidly meandered over to the gift shop to inquire and they provided all the nitty gritty details on how to have a spa bed at home.
My relaxed state turned slightly sour when I realized it was going to cost me the big bucks to recreate the resort experience and I shuffled away defeated with a bunch of papers and catalogs containing things I cannot afford. But really, what did I expect? I then got to thinking that there has to be another way. I took a deeper look at the package and the majority of the cost was tied up in the sheets, which we will get to in Part III of this series but some of the items I valued most were doable. Here is my guide to creating a more affordable but incredibly comfortable place to rest your head.
Cuddledown Featherbed: After you see how plush and luxurious these are, you are likely to wonder if you even need a mattress or if you can plop it on top of your box-spring and call it a day! What this really means is that you can invest significantly less in your mattress and allocate the savings to buying one of these beautiful, eco-friendly, and super luxurious featherbeds.
Pillows: The quality and comfort of a pillow is in the eye of the beholder but my overall philosophy is have more than one per person and don't pay too much that replacing it in a few years will feel like a waste. Hill House Home makes a great and affordable pillow insert and Bloomingdales always has a wide selection and decent prices during their annual white sale. If you do want to splurge on some truly high quality pillows I suggest checking out our friends at Cuddledown.
Mattress: Recently the tech world has taken the mattress industry by storm producing affordable, high quality mattresses that can be easily shipped to your home in 3-5 days. Here are a few of the companies that are doing it well: