How to make a hotel bed at home

Let me preface this article by telling you that I am not one of those people who is blessed with the ability to fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. No. Not me. That’s Geoff and I resent him for it. (Not really because that would be mean. O.K. Just a little.)

My sleeping habits go a little something like this:
I take forever to fall asleep. Seriously sometimes it takes me hours. 
I read to help me fall asleep.
I take melatonin.
I watch Netflix. 
I check out Tumblr and Pinterest. 
And if I’m really desperate, I online shop until I drop.

When the lovely people at Casper sent me a new mattress, I decided it was the best time to convert my bed into a hotel bed in hopes of finally being able to get some luxurious sleep. 

I saw Diana (BFF/ contributing beauty writer for WS) go through this whole “bed obsessed” phase when she moved into her condo. I never understood it until now. The moment that Casper box landed on my doorstep, something took over me and a sleep-crazed monster was created. So without any further delay, let’s jump right into How To Make A Hotel Bed At Home in 8 easy steps. 


Get a good mattress because it makes all the difference in the world. Casper offers one type of mattress in 6 sizes, from Twin to Cali King. I wish I had a proper video to show you guys the whole unboxing, because these babies come rolled up in a cello wrap and then boxed into a… box! (It’s pretty cool. Google Casper unboxing video. Do it.) But enough about size and packages because this mattress is super comfy, perfectly firm and is the right base for creating a hotel bed.


You know that cozy feeling when you sink into a hotel bed and you never want to leave? Well that comes from the featherbed topper. I went with a “faux featherbed” aka, Gel Microfibre Down Alternative, because I wanted a cruelty free version. 


Get yourself a big cozy duvet. There are plenty of cruelty free versions out there that give you the same fluffy comfort as the down filled ones. 



Pillows! I have a king bed so I have 2 king pillows and 4 standard pillows. 4-6 pillows is hotel-bed-acceptable but anything more is excessive. 


Luxurious, 300 thread count, 100% cotton sheets is where it’s at. Most luxury hotels have beautiful while fluffy beds so make sure to get white sheets.


Your duvet cover should be the same as above: 300, 100% and white. 


Keep your side tables clean and beautiful. Fresh florals and a scented candle will make you feel like you’ve transported to a heavenly sleepy place ready for slumber. 


Climb into bed with silky pjs, or no pjs if that’s your jam, and get a good nights' sleep.

Bon nuit. 

*Special thanks to Casper for helping me create this story. All opinions and photos are my own.