Whether it’s topping a mattress with a feather bed or finding the right fluffy comforter, a great foundation is key to any bed—and to a good night’s sleep. Foundation bedding is also a worthwhile winter investment that will last for years. One of the most coveted fills used for comforters and pillows is white-goose down, which is extra soft and body-conforming.
Be it crisp white or cozy ecru, European sheets and matching duvet sets are sure to freshen up the look and feel of a bed. Swap in bedding made of cotton, which is soft and stays warm during winter. Cotton sateen (soft with a pretty sheen) and Egyptian cotton percale (crisp and light) are among the most luxurious materials used for sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers.
Simple white shams, matelassé quilted pillows, and colorful embroidered bedding are plush additions that can make a bed feel more inviting and comfy. Layer different types of pillows for an elegant look: Place a decorative sham, such as a matelassé one, in front of sleeping pillows with embroidered cases or lavish trim, and then arrange large shams in the back.