Relive Your Favorite Vacation With Hotel Bedding!
By Patricia Bowlin
Remember your last happy vacation? Didn't you simply love the way the luxury hotel bedding felt to the touch and how romantic it was crawling between cool, crisp sheets? There's no reason to wait until your next vacation to enjoy that same feel. You can have the same bed linens right in your home to recreate the magic of the vacation again.
Hotel bedding collections are available from many different designers. Only the finest quality fabrics are qualified to carry the hotel designation. These linens are used by the best hotels and cruise lines for all their bedding needs. Created from luscious fibers such as 100% Egyptian cottons and the finest silk, hotel collections usually have thread counts that are high enough to ensure the luxury feel.
Most hotel linen collections are 200 thread count or more- many range over 400.
You may be thinking that 200 thread count is not a very high thread count. This is true, but when dealing with 100% Egyptian cotton percale fabric, less is actually more. Because of the long staple of Egyptian cotton fibers, the softness of percale will provide crispy, cool bedding that any five-star resort would be proud to provide their guests.
What is more important is the hand of the fabric- which simply means how it feels in your hand or against your skin. If it feels luxurious, then you'll know it is top quality. For the best prices, you'll probably want to shop online but if you want to know about the feel of the bedding before you buy, stop in your finest local department store and view their hotel collections of bedding. They should have samples or swatches that you can see and feel.
Before you select your bedding from a hotel collection, think about the look you want to recreate. Do you want crisp white bedding or blues and greens reminiscent of the ocean? Do you want the silky feel of sateen or smooth, cool cotton? Do you want to create a tropical feel of sunshine and lush greenery? Once you determine the look you want, the rest is easy because so many great choices in hotel collections of bedding are available.
Let's look at a few of the bedding collections that have become favorites from several different sources that you might want to consider.
Macy's has long been known for their fine hotel bedding selection. Not only can you find great prices there but their products are all first rate. Choose the five-star grade from their hotel collections and you'll have some of the finest bedding available anywhere.
One choice you'll want to consider from Macy's for your basic hotel linen is their 600 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton hotel sheets. Available in queen, king and California king, the detail in these fine linens make them whisper "luxury" as soon as you see and feel them. Your color choices are white, ivory, bronze and opal. The detail and tailoring of this bedding will promise you a great night's sleep.
Mix and match these with any bedding toppers to create the look you want. Add some hotel collection down pillows to float away into your dreams. =)
The Colorblock Hotel Collection is created with five-star quality and a bold touch of color. The 100% cotton bedding ensemble includes a duvet, three pillow sham options, a quilted coverlet, bed skirt and three different decorative pillows. White is blended with modern grappa or bronze to create the perfect bedding ensemble. Bold, beautiful, tailor and clean lines make this a not-to-be-missed selection.
Frette fine Italian linens are another source of absolutely luxurious bedding. Created for the world's finest hotels and ocean liners, the Hotel Double Piping and Scallup Edge collections are made with 200 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton percale fabric. The sheet sets include top and fitted sheets plus two pillow cases. Also available are shams, duvet covers, bed skirts and light quilts so you can create exactly the look you want. The sheets, pillow cases and shams are highlighted by the double line of satin stitch embroidery along the outlines and the hems of the sheets are scalloped for extra detail. This luxury bedding is available in sand, white, grey, red, black or navy. Recommended care is machine wash and dry on low settings without allowing the bedding to overheat.
Anichini Basics hotel collection provides the basics you need to build upon to create the perfect bedding set. With 100% Egyptian cotton percale sheets, you'll experience the crisp, cool softness of the finest cotton anywhere. Detailed and tailored to perfect, you can use this as the base to build upon from the multitude of bed dressing such as duvet covers, comforters, pillow shams and so much more. You can always count on Anichini for the finest in hotel collection bedding.
No matter which bedding you choose- or which hotel collection appeals to you, create the perfect mood of your vacation recreation with accents such as candles or bright sunshine and tropical potted palms.
Fine bedding, fresh flowers, a bottle of fine wine- and you can travel through memory land into your night of romance. Take a vacation any time you want with hotel collection bedding!
About The Author
Patricia Bowlin makes it easy to create a bedroom with flair!