When your bedroom's the place you go to escape the reality of the daily grind, the best luxury bedding available that caters directly to your interests can help you wind down effectively and then get a good night's sleep. LoveToKnow had the opportunity to speak with three experts in the luxury bedding industry: Maya Ben, Vice President of Operations for Hollandia International in the United States; Andrea Mugnai, General Manager of Magniflex; and Earl Kluft, CEO of E.S. Kluft & Co., about choosing the best luxury bedding for your needs and why some of their models stand out among the competition.
The Top Five Luxury Bed Choices
The experts' consensus when it comes to choosing your bedding is to keep in mind that everybody is different and what is comfortable to one person may not be comfortable to another. It's important to do your research, take plenty of time to try mattresses out and think through what else you want your bed to do for your bedroom and your relaxation. Here are a few of the best luxury bed options:
1. Hollandia International's i-Con Bed
This brings all of your creature comforts into one cozy cocoon if you're a true gadget-lover. It teams up with the Apple iPad. There are two docking stations in the upholstered headboard, along with four speakers, a 250-watt amplifier, and an adjustable latex mattress. You can take your pick from over 200 colors or fabrics, so there should be a combination for any bedroom. The idea was to, "create a bed that is much more than something to sleep in," according to Maya Ben of Hollandia International. There is an 11 year warranty on all the beds from Hollandia.
2. The DolceVita from Magniflex's GeoEthic Line
If the best luxury bedding for you involves the most relaxing night of sleep you can get and you don't particularly need gadgets to wind down, the DolceVita will be your best bet. When you lie down, the pressure of your body will cause microcapsules of plant oils in the fabric to break open and release a soothing lavender scent that will help you relax. The aromatherapy effects won't wear down after just a few months; the lavender scent can last five to seven years.
3. Hollandia International Elite
If you enjoy relaxing in bed while watching your favorite shows at the end of a long day or on a lazy weekend, you can combine the two by choosing the customizable Elite from Hollandia. Enjoy a retractable 32-inch Sony flat screen television in the footboard while lying in one of the bed's many positions. The television is paired with a back sliding system, which makes for optimal viewing. Maya Ben's tip for choosing the best luxury bedding: Look at it as much more than a bed-what other benefits can you get out of it?
4. Palais Royale by E.S. Kluft & Co
If you want the finest materials from your bedding, look no further. This mattress is part of E.S. Kluft & Co's Beyond Luxury collection, so you can be sure you're sleeping on nothing but the most exquisite materials and careful attention to detail. Earl Kluft of E.S. Kluft & Co. says, "It looks good, it feels good, it's made well, and it's sold in fine stores. It's beautiful to look at and comfortable to lay on."
The Beyond Luxury collection offers body-pressure relieving construction, individually wrapped coils (1500-2000), lumbar support, reinforced and hand-stitched edges, Belgian damask, and a 20-year manufacturer's warranty. Kluft says the company works with the highest quality retailers to ensure a pleasant purchasing experience and knowledgeable salespeople who have the customer's best interests in mind. When shopping for the best luxury mattress for your needs, he says, "Take your time. Spend at least half an hour lying on the one you think you want. Don't be embarrassed to lie down in the store. Lay down on the mattress. Allow yourself time to enjoy the experience without feeling rushed." He also adds, "If you come across a pushy salesman, leave the store."
5. Dualcomfort Magnifico by Magniflex
Opposites attract, but when it comes to mattress preferences, that can be frustrating for a couple. If one person likes a soft surface and the other prefers firm, you can have it both ways with the Dualcomfort Magnifico thanks to a reversible split mattress configuration with two inches of memory foam on one side and four inches on the other, plus a removable cover that keeps you comfortable whether it's hot or cold outside. "When you remove the cover, you have a split mattress, so you have more individual options," says Andrea Mugnai of Magniflex. When it's hot, use the 100 percent silk and silver fibers on one side of the cover in order to stay cool. When the temperature drops, use the 100 percent cashmere and silver side that is ideal for cooler months.
According to Mugnai, this bed stands out because it will "adapt to the shape of the body according to pressure, not temperature...It will adapt quickly and perfectly to your body." The silver will also kill bacteria, making this a hypoallergenic, antimicrobial mattress. The DualComfort offers, "comfort, utility, and quality." It's also produced under Europe's green certification standards.
Create a Luxurious Haven
Choosing the luxury bedding that suits your needs best will help you get the deep, restful sleep you need. Your bed will become a safe haven to enter after a stressful day.