What good is a fabulous looking bed, if you can’t stand to sleep in it? Comfort is just as important as appearance. This does not mean that a comfortable bed can’t be fashionable though. You really can have the best of both worlds, if you use this guide to create the perfect bed.


It all starts with the bed itself. If you have shopped for mattresses lately then you are well aware that there are a ton of options. You may think buying a bed will be easy, but once you are presented with your choices you will become more confused than you were when you started.

  • A large percentage of people are sleeping on the wrong type of bed. The one you choose needs to support all your pressure points. If it is too soft or too hard, you can end up with an achy back.

Mattress Topper 

  • Right now you may be saying that buying a new bed is definitely not in the budget. However maybe you have been waking up with an achy back lately, so you know you definitely need one. A mattress topper will help. You just set it there on top of your current mattress, and it feels like new again. Memory foam has become extremely popular because it supports pressure points and movement stays isolated. So, if you have a partner who tosses and turns, you won’t be so bothered by it.

Foam Body Pillows

Foam body pillow are essential whether you have a new mattress or mattress topper, or not. Foam body pillows are one of those things that you don’t know you need until you have one, and then have no idea how you lived without it. These come in a variety of sizes and styles, so whether you need one between your knees to relieve pressure or one to put your arm around to relieve shoulder strain, you will have no problem finding one for your precise needs.


Sheets play a huge role in comfort. It can be tempting to buy those cheap sheets on sale, but if they feel scratchy against your skin or make you feel hot, you will regret your purchase. Thread count represents smoothness and durability. However, although thread count is an important factor, the type of cotton is more significant.

If money is no object, you will shop for 100 percent Egyptian cotton. One step under this is 100 percent Pima curtain, more commonly known as supima. If a label just says 100 percent cotton, it is likely American upland cotton. This is a less expensive, rougher option. It has shorter fibers, which dictates a weaker fabric.

You will also want to look at the weave. Basic plain weaves are least expensive. Percale is an example of a more upscale plain weave. Sateen weaves are made primarily of vertical yarns rather than horizontal ones. Sateen is luxuriously soft, but more likely to tear and pill.