Can you afford to have luxury bedding? Yes but it will take a little longer and require a little more effort to purchase it if you have set a budget for yourself.
Finding luxury bedding on a budget is not mission impossible. It may take a little longer and you may have to work a little harder but the effort is worthwhile. If you enjoy being pamper in the boudoir and you are on a budget then you are going to have to put the extra effort into it. Ultra soft comforters and sheets are no longer the prerogative of the wealthy, everyone can enjoy them and at a price they feel comfortable paying.
First of all you have to understand what true luxury is. If you are thinking it is satin sheets and shiny bedding, then this article isn’t for you but, if you want to have high end bedding that will be the envy of all your friends, then you need to know what the best fabrics are.
Egyptian cotton: Why Egyptian cotton? Egyptian cotton has longer fibers, longer fibers make longer thread and longer threads are thinner. The thinner the thread the more threads per inch, thus higher thread count and as we all know the higher the thread count the softer and stronger the sheets. Thread counts of 300-600 offers a very nice degree of softness.
Portuguese Flannel: Most Americans believe in buying “American” but when it comes to flannel the Portuguese are the experts. The best advice is to give them the stroke test, they are thicker and softer and very durable. Generations of weavers have perfected the process. The Guimaraes area of Portugal is the center of the industry. Flannel softness is not determined by thread count. Sheets are woven and then brushed, that is what gives them their softness. It takes a good quality of sheet to come out of the process and not be natty and thin.
Where to find these luxurious sheets and bedding at a bargain price?
~Marshalls or TJ Maxx
For Portuguese flannel, the off price retailers offer great prices if somewhat limited choices. Very high quality Portuguese flannel sheet sets can be found for $29 for the queen size. That is the regular price at the beginning of the winter. If you can wait and are lucky you will be able to get them at the end of the year sharply discounted.
~Macys, Kohls and JC Penneys
Don’t overlook these retail giants They have sales, coupons and tables of odds and ends. A determined shopper can find sheets and comforters reduced more than 50 percent. Always be on the lookout for bargains, very high-end comforter set and shams for under $100 total can be found at any of these stores and the quality and detail will be excellent.
For Egyptian cotton sheets don’t overlook the giant TV retailer Many people pooh-pooh this retail giant but the quality of the Northern Nights sheets that they sell is very high. From time to time you can find a discounted price. They offer One Time Only, Try Me and the Today’s Special Values, all of which can be a bargain.
You can find a reasonably good selection of high quality bedding and the prices are sharply discount off of retail, not that anyone we know pays retail.
Is always worth checking out. You really never know what you are going to find there. If you are persistent and lucky you can find amazing deals.
Finding the luxury that you deserve is worth all the effort you have to go through to find it. Just looking at and sleeping in your bed will be a joy for years to come.