“There is nobody else I’d rather lie next to in bed and look at my phone,” as the saying goes. And just as marriage is very different than in generations past, so is bedding. We’ll admit it: Talking thread count isn’t sexy. Especially when all you really care about is creating a bed that’s comfortable and looks cool (even when you don’t bother to make it). So rather than divine the difference between percale and pima, we’re here to tell you to just go with the laid-back bedding trend of textured linen and super soft washed cotton. These sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers are cozy, inviting, and easy to care for (the more wrinkles and rumples, the better they look). Plus, their natural fibers keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer.
In addition to the top layers, you're going to want a good foundation. From the next generation of bed-in-a-box options to super high tech, adjustable beds, there's a mattress for everyone (or two of you). It can be overwhelming to sift through all the options, but most companies today offer trial periods so you can test it out at home to make sure it really works for you. And then there pillows- from fluffy down to body-contouring foam- admittedly less of an investment than a mattress but an essential part of a good night's sleep nonetheless.
Here’s what to register for so you can get the best bedding, mattresses and pillows that suit both of you, and make your bed the number one destination in your home.