Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day 3: Linens: a quick and comfortable way to redo a bedroom

January is not only known for new year's resolutions, or the Super Bowl, but also for "White Sales," which quickly replace the after Christmas sales at most major department stores.  This is the perfect time to change up your sleeping quarters.  After all, up-dating linens is the easiest, and sometimes the cheapest way to redo the bedroom.  

Comfort is key, and good quality bed linens will not only enhance the already eight hours you spend nightly in bed, but also be more inviting after a long day.  Though linen and silk sheets are available, cotton is the most readily available and the most popular material.  It's not hard to see why, since cotton sheets are comfortable, breathable, and perfect for any season.  In addition, they tend to become softer with repeated washings and use.  Getting not just a high thread count, but a high quality thread count is also important.  Calvin Klein sheets offer amazing comfort, and get better with wear.  Their basic sheets and duvets are 250 threads per square inch and are 100% combed cotton sateen.  (They also offer 300 thread count and 450 thread count sheets as well).   These are regularly on sale at major outlets, and though they may seem expensive than other brands, they are worth it.  They will last forever and get better with time!  Not to mention, they come in modern patterns and colors which are gender neutral.  Pictured below are the Portofino duvet and sham.

Other notable brands are DKNY, and Sky which is available at bloomingdale's.  Throw a few throw cushions on top, and you are good to go!  Er, sleep!

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