We spend most of our lives in the bedroom. Yet, many people feel that bedrooms aren’t a room to splurge on. After all, guests rarely see the bedroom – but you do. Just because a guest may not see the room, doesn’t mean you should skimp on the most used room in the house. It also doesn’t mean that every item has to be high dollar. The trick to creating the perfect bedroom is knowing which purchases to splurge on.
Granted, mattresses aren’t something you actually look at, since they’re usually covered in bedding. But, a mattress is certainly a purchase worth splurging on. A good mattress will not only help relieve the aches and pains of a hard day’s work, but will also help you sleep more soundly. Depending on where and when you shop, plus the size you’re shopping for, a good mattress and box springs set will cost around $500 to $2,000. A good suggestion is to start your hunt at discount department stores, such as Big Lots. These stores often carry brand name mattresses at close out prices. And, while you may find great deals online, never purchase a mattress without trying it out first. Shopping in stores gives you the chance to try before you buy. The exact mattress you choose will depend on your preferences. There are a lot of choices out there, so be sure to try several brands and varieties before making your final purchase.
This is one of those items where you get what you pay for. I’ve learned the hard way that $20 sheets are not a good deal. They quickly get little bumps of fuzz and sometimes even tear. While a high quality pair of sheets may cost between $60 to $100, it’s well worth the splurge. This is a purchase you will not regret. High quality sheets last longer and feel better on the skin. When shopping for high quality sheets, look for high quality material, such as Egyptian cotton, and a high thread count (at least 400 count).
You may think that a fancy pillow only matters if you have neck problems, but that isn’t the case. A good quality pillow can actually help you sleep more soundly. For example, a memory foam pillow helps cushion your neck so it isn’t at an odd angle while you sleep. This can prevent tossing and turning throughout the night. Another option is gel pillows, which stay cool and don’t require being flipped over several times to find the cool spot. The exact price will depend on what you’re looking for. Memory foam pillows can be purchased starting at $20, while a good quality gel pillow will cost a bit more, starting around $40.