by Staff Writer
Whether you want to improve your sleep or your bedroom decor, luxury bedding can make a difference. Upgrades in your sheets, comforters, and pillows will add style to your bedroom and will feel wonderful against your skin. These are the hottest trends in high-quality materials, stylish design, and luxurious construction that will make sleeping an extravagant experience.
Wool bedding: If the words "coarse" and "itchy" come to mind when you think of wool blankets, then you probably haven't felt a cashmere blanket. Made from the wool of Cashmere goats, this material is one of the most luxurious things you could add to your bed. Alpaca wool blankets and throws are also soft to the touch and very lightweight. Luxury wool blankets are great for a wide range of temperatures. They're warm enough for chilly winter nights and yet cool and breathable on warm summer nights.
Fashion bedding: Coming from some of the same brands that make your favorite clothing and shoes, fashion bedding features the latest trends in color and design. It's often sold in sets, so you can put together a well-made bed as easily as you put together a chic outfit.
Egyptian and Pima cotton bedding: There is some debate about which cotton is better for bedding, Egyptian cotton or Pima cotton (also known as Supima). They're actually made from the same species of cotton, and each of them are known for having the longest cotton fibers of any cotton out there. What that means in terms of bedding is that Egyptian cotton and Pima cotton sheets, blankets, and pillowcases are soft, supple, and strong and often have a distinct sheen.
Down featherbeds: The idea of a feather bed may make you think of Grandma's house, but a mattress topper filled with down feathers is actually a very luxurious addition to your bed. Down featherbeds go on top of the mattress, under the fitted sheet, creating a billowy, cushioned surface that is especially excellent for side sleepers. If you're looking to replace egg crate foam pads and want a big upgrade, then this is the bedding for you.
Gel memory foam: You may have heard about memory foam and its scientifically advanced qualities, but if you haven't tried it yet, then the addition of gel may convince you. Gel memory foam stays cooler, so if you wake up feeling hot and cranky, you'll love using these mattress toppers, mattresses, or pillows.