Bailey, a bedding expert, says it really is what's on the inside that counts.
1. Invest in Quality Basics
Spring for down or down-blend inserts for your pillowcases and duvets. "They will be the softest and last the longest," she says
2. Go for Durability
Choose soft sateen or crisp percale 100%-cotton sheets with a thread count of 200 to 350. Bailey uses lots of color and pattern for both their style and practicality. "We live in our bed and have dogs and babies in there all the time!" she says.
3. Keep it Crisp
She recommends folding the sheet over the coverlet to introduce contrasting pattern. Place the duvet neatly at the foot of the bed.
4. Add Accent Pillows
"Euro shams and sweet boudoir pillows pretty up standard sleeping pillows, and the different sizes are nice for reading or watching TV," says Bailey. Plan on at least two sleeping pillows per person, depending on the size of the bed.