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Creating Luxurious Comfort with Basic Bedding
When you think of refreshing your bedroom, you probably think of choosing new colors, patterns, and accessories—an easy way to bring an updated look to your sleeping space.
However, there’s more to making a bed than just covering it with a beautiful comforter. To create an elegant, long-lasting foundation for good sleep, we asked Jessica Norris, Product Manager for Sheets, Bath & Utility Bedding at Belk®, to share her expertise with us.
Building Your Foundation
“First and foremost,” Jessica said, “it’s important to remember that you are creating a real foundation for your bed as well as a base for your decorative bedding. The words ‘basic' or 'utility bedding’ may not sound exciting, but they’re the starting point for a good night’s sleep!”
Jessica recommends creating your utility bedding collection by starting with a mattress pad.
“Sleeping without a mattress pad is like having a car with no engine. It just doesn’t make sense,” Jessica said. “It’s the first layer of the foundation you’re creating, and it helps protect your mattress, which is another important investment piece in any bedroom.”
One of her favorite opportunities for creating a basic bedding foundation is with the new Biltmore Superior Comfort Mattress Pad. This item features a 2-inch gusset for comfort, a quiet waterproof layer as well as Microban antibacterial protection.
“I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to combine practicality with luxury,” Jessica said. “The quality is truly outstanding—a ‘must-have’ when investing in your basic bedding foundation.”
“When I think about the Vanderbilts and what they offered their family and friends,” Jessica said, “I think this mattress pad is right in line with their standards of comfort, and of course, their legacy of hospitality and attention to detail is what inspires all of our Biltmore For Your Home bedding collections.”
Exploring Your Options
“The next step is to choose a good pillow,” Jessica said. “And the Biltmore Extra Firm Feather Blend Pillow is a great choice."
This pillow has a 2-inch gusset for extra head and neck support and a luxurious 500 thread count cotton cover. The gusset and down surround construction offers the plush feel you expect, while the inner feather core gives you support where you need it most.
Once you're satisfied with your mattress pad and pillow, you’ll need to find the right comforter.
Biltmore’s new line of down comforters complements the Mattress pad and Pillow collections, with ultra-soft cotton construction and an impressive thread count adding superior comfort and sophistication to complete your bedding collection.
All you need to do is decide what warmth level you need: light, medium, or ultra.
“A good night’s rest is a beautiful thing,” Jessica said. “It’s one of the most important contributors that help shape how you feel the next day. If the Vanderbilts could have had access to these elegant collections in the early 1900s, I feel certain they would have been on the beds in Biltmore House.”
Feature image: Biltmore Utility Bedding on Biltmore Mattress
First image: Biltmore Superior Comfort Mattress Pad
Second image: Biltmore Ultra Warmth Comforter