The Best Luxury Feel Bedding for a Tight Budget
Yesterday was a freezing rainy day here in the Charlotte area, so naturally the only thing I wanted to do was burrow myself under the covers, groundhog style. (Which, by the way, I totally blame that punk Punxsutawney Phil for this weather. Bill Murray would be with me on this.)
But right before getting body slammed by our 5 year-old at 6 a.m. (#momlife), I realized I hadn’t shared one of my absolute favorite sources for the softest, most luxurious feeling bedding on the planet that doesn’t cost nearly what the luxury brands charge.
(This isn’t a sponsored post, just a bunch of sources I’ve always meant to share because I love them so much.)
It’s times like these when Amazon Prime is my best friend. Because when it comes to buying super plush towels, soft as buttah sheets, cloud-like pillows, and super squishy comforters, I research the heck out of Amazon reviews. (Where were we before that magical 5 star rating system came into our lives?)
Don’t be messing with my sleep, y’all. I get serious about squish-factor. Haha!
So if you’ve been wanting a spa-like escape for your bedroom but don’t really have the moolah for a bedding splurge, I hope these help.
(Affiliate links are provided below.)
1. Best Pillows– I have seriously bought 8-10 different sets of pillows in the past few years and they’ve always flattened out, gotten lumpy, or lost their softness in a matter of a month. Then, I found these hypoallergenic luxury gel pillows and they are like heaven! Finally!
Granted, I like a fluffy soft pillow, so if you’re a fan of firm pillows, these won’t be for you. Robert and I are both side/back sleepers, if that makes a difference. But they retain their shape really well, and we’ve had them for several months now. Plus, they stay cool (so no mid-night pillow flipping needed), if you’re a hot sleeper. They’re $33 per pair and worth every penny.
2. Best Sheets– I have bought luxury sheets for $150 in the past, and these butter soft microfiber sheets I found on Amazon feel EXACTLY like the luxury brand (and hold up better!), except they only cost $25 for a queen set ($27 for king). WHAT?! I’ve bought sets for all three beds in our house now, plus spares. I love them that much. They’re the only kind I buy now.
They’ve even remained wrinkle-free bright white, whereas the luxury ones faded and turned gray-ish over time. They also fit our deep mattress, which is sometimes hard for me to find. And they’re breathable, which is a must for us.
3. Best Duvet– We tossed out our old duvet last year to swap for this $30 super plush down alternative duvet, and we loved it so much, I ended up buying one for our other two beds in the house. It takes about a day after taking it out of the packaging to fluff up, but once it does, it stays fluffy. The fabric is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but it’s not heavy. And it has corner ties if we ever want to stuff it in a duvet cover.
4. Best Quilt– I like sticking to the vintage look with our bedding, so our matelasse coverlet set has been my favorite since we got it last year. It feels like a Pottery Barn quilt, but it’s less than $40. I can’t find our quilt online, but this one is almost exact. And it comes with pillow shams too.
(And those pleat ruffled throw pillows were $15 finds from HomeGoods. Don’t you hate it when people say they found something from HomeGoods? It’s like, “Well, great. I guess I’ll never find that then.” Here are similar ones, if that helps, though.)
Now if y’all need me, I’ll be hiding under these covers until spring. Just kidding. But for real, hurry it up there sunshine and 70s weather.
Do you have any favorite bedding sources? Share any “winners” in the comments!
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