Beds are becoming more luxurious to climb into.
No matter what bed design you choose, the bedding - pillows, sheets, comforters, quilts - is what gives your bed character.
“Unlike the last decade where there was conspicuous consumption among people in my age group - 30s and 40s - splurging to get expensive fast cars or big stereos, they are now looking for more private pleasures they can enjoy,” says Lisa Rosenberg, who owns Chicago’s Arrelle Fine Linens.
“People spend one-third of their life in bed, so why not enjoy it to the fullest,” Rosenberg says.
Rosenberg’s boutique, which imports fine linens and cotton bedding from all over the world, is among the largest national retailer of couture linens - ranging from $250 to $500 for a four-piece sheet and case set such as Anichini, Frette’s Royal Collection, Bon Jour, Christian Fischbacher, Meridian, Palais Royal, Bellora and Nancy Koltes.
Rosenberg offers these tips on how to achieve a luxurious, fluffy, voluptuous bed: You can get the Arrelle look by adding a feather bed between the bottom and top sheet, your choice of linens, a comforter and coverlet, a half-dozen pillows, including shams, boudoir and neck rolls; and dust skirts, ruffled or softly tailored.
“Even if you don’t have a great deal of money to do it all at once, you can start transforming your bed by treating yourself to a pair of matching pillowcases and shams and add on when you can.” Rosenberg says.