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3 ways to turn your guest room into a cozy home away from home

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to spruce up your guest room so guests feel cozy and welcome, but the task doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Follow these three easy steps to help your guests feel home away from home.

1. The bed, of course, is the most important part of any guest room. Update an older mattress or soften a new one with a quality mattress topper. It may not be the most glamorous part of your guest room, but a comfortable bed makes all the difference!

Mattress Topper

2. To fully invoke the feeling of being “home away from home,” think of the little things. Leave a glass or bottle of water on the nightstand, some books or current magazines, an alarm clock and a note with the wifi password.

Nightsand Buddhist by Matt Gibson via Flickr Nightsand Buddhist by Matt Gibson via Flickr

3. As people have different sleeping temperatures, make your guests more comfortable with a plush throw and a small fan if the room doesn’t already have one. That way, both hot and cold sleepers can rest peacefully.

UGG Duffield Throw


Product Review Spotlight- Damask Stripe Comforter

With fall in full swing, nights are getting pretty cold. I even had to scrape ice off of my windshield this morning! To keep you toasty warm through the night, try our Damask Stripe Synthetic Comforter, recommended by both Good Housekeeping and our customers. Read what Noelle from New York has to say below. What’s even better is that this comforter is on sale right now!

Cuddledown Luxury Damask Stripe Synthetic Comforter

Fall weather essentials

With fall’s cooler nights, it’s time to swap out your light summer bedding for warmer, cozier comfort. And with our tips, you’ll be ready for those chilly nights in no time!

Warm Cotton Blanket

Flannel is always a great option for warm sheeting, but if you prefer the silkier feel of sateen, try our new Warm Cotton Bedding. Super soft and cozy, our Warm Cotton sheets and blanket are not only 10% warmer than conventional sateen, they’re also 20% lighter.

Faux Fur Throw

Throws are also fall weather essentials since they provide an extra layer of warmth as nights get cooler. One of our customer and employee favorites is the Faux Fur Throw. Available in four stylish prints, our ultra plush throws add elegance and warmth to any bed, chair or sofa.

UGG Ansley Slipper

Chilly nights and mornings call for fuzzy slippers to protect your feet from cold floors. We love the classic look of the UGG Ansley Slipper.

If you have any fall weather essentials you’d like to share, please let us know in the comment section below!

Product Review Spotlight- Double Contour Pillow

If you change sleeping positions throughout the night or like to cuddle your pillow, then our new Double Contour Pillow is meant for you! Our customers are already fans, as shown by their five star reviews below. And if you haven’t tried it yet, now’s a great time! You can save up to 30% during Annual Pillow Sale.

Double Contour Pillow

Please feel free to share your images and/or thoughts about our products. You can review them on each individual product’s page on our website, post photos here on our blog, or on our Facebook page.

Back-to-school sleep tips!


As it gets closer to the start of school, it’s important to gradually ease your kids back into an earlier and regular sleep schedule. An abrupt change can throw off their internal clock, causing a cranky and tired start to the school year. Prevent that from happening by following these tips!

1. Start getting ready for bed at least an hour before. This routine could include having your kids brush their teeth, taking a bath or shower, putting on pajamas, laying out an outfit for the next day and winding down with a book. Setting up a routine will signal to your child’s body that it’s almost time to sleep.

2. Shift the time your child goes to bed by 15 minutes a day if he or she is used to late summer nights. A drastic change will only leave them unable to fall asleep as sleep patterns take time to adjust.

3. Make sure your children’s bedding is optimal for a good night’s sleep! Replace any old or flattened pillows and check if their covers are still weather appropriate. As we transition from summer to fall, an extra throw or blanket might be necessary.

If you have any back-to-school sleep tips to share with other Bedding Snob parents, please post them in the comment section below! A good night’s sleep is important for focusing, learning and retaining information. We hope your kids have a great first day of school!

Vacationing in Maine this Summer?

Maine, also known as Vacationland, offers plenty of exciting things to do in the summer! If you’re planning to visit (and if you haven’t, you should!), here are some of our favorite spots.

Portland Headlight

Cape Elizabeth - Portland Headlight by Peter Roome Cape Elizabeth – Portland Headlight by Peter Roome via Flickr

Located in Cape Elizabeth, the Portland Headlight is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. It offers amazing views and gorgeous walking trails.


Wharf in Freeport, Maine by littlelionkat Wharf in Freeport, Maine by littlelionkat via Flickr

If you’re looking to do some shopping and score the best deals, then Freeport is a must! There are numerous outlets, including the Cuddledown Outlet Store! And if you need a scenic break from shopping, Winslow Park is nearby. It has a tidal beach, walking trails, grills and picnic tables.

Acadia National Park

Dave Wilson Golden Sunrise, Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park Sunrise, Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park by Dave Wilson Golden via Flickr

One of the most iconic destinations in Maine, Acadia National Park is a place every Maine visitor should see! The spectacular views and numerous activities, such as kayaking, boating, taking a flight tour, hiking or camping, will make it an fun-filled, unforgettable trip.

If you’ve been to Maine before and loved a particular area or activity, let us know in the comments below! For even more ideas, check out our full list of Favorite Maine Places.

Benefits of pure linen bedding

Linen Sheets

Linen fabric has been widely used for centuries, and there’s good reason for it! Linen is stronger, more absorbent and more durable than other fabrics. It’s also naturally lustrous and lint-free, looking and feeling better after every wash. Since pure linen is moisture wicking and temperature regulating, it’s great for year round use, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If those reasons weren’t enough to make linen the perfect sheeting fabric, it’s also an environmentally friendly, biodegradable, renewable resource. That’s because linen is made from the flax plant, which is used in other products, such as flax seed oil and even linoleum.

If you already love linen or are interested in getting your first set of linen sheets, now’s the best time. You can save on Italian linen sheets during our Luxury Bedding Sale!

Summer bedding essentials

Crochet Cotton Coverlet & Sham

It’s officially summer, so it’s time to swap your heavier bedding for warm weather essentials that will help you sleep comfortably cool. The first thing you’ll want to do is switch your thick comforter for a summer or blanket weight comforter. If you’re a very warm sleeper or live in a particularly hot climate, a coverlet will provide just the right amount of warmth, while also adding texture and style! To keep your out-of-season bedding free of dust and dirt, try our breathable Cotton Canvas Zippered Storage Bag- perfect for storing your down comforters!

Classic Seersucker

Light, breathable sheeting makes sleeping on hot summer nights more comfortable too. Linen and seersucker are summer classics for good reason! Linen is naturally moisture wicking to keep you cool and seersucker’s puckered stripes increase air circulation.

Nautical Cotton Pajamas

Now that your bed is ready for the summer heat, make sure you have weather appropriate sleepwear. Fabrics that are moisture wicking or are sheer and lightweight like cotton lawn, make the perfect summer pajamas!

Product Review Spotlight – Temperature Regulating Comforter

It’s officially summertime! Although the weather is great for outdoor activities, sleeping in the summer months can get uncomfortably hot. Avoid night sweats and get uninterrupted sleep with our top-rated Temperature Regulating Comforters. Special panels transport excess heat and humidity away from you while you sleep, even with a duvet cover. Plus, all of our synthetic and down Temperature Regulating Comforters are on sale right now! Our customer from Memphis, Tennessee says it’s “perfect.” See her review below.

Temperature Regulating Comforter

Please feel free to share your images and/or thoughts about our products. You can review them on each individual product’s page on our website, post photos here on our blog, or on our Facebook page.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re not sure what to get Dad, we can help!

For the active dad- Does he love to go fishing or hiking? Give him the gift of memories and surprise him with a camping trip for the family! Click here for help finding camp sites.

Morning Camp by Bureau of Land Management via Flickr Morning Camp by Bureau of Land Management via Flickr

For the dad who loves to relax- Ever catch him snoozing on the couch? Make sure he’s extra comfy with a plush throw or cozy loungewear. If you’re not sure what color throw to get or what size clothing he wears, you can’t go wrong with a Cuddledown gift certificate.

European Cotton Fleece Blanket or Throw

For the dad who’s hard to shop for- Any dad will enjoy and appreciate a nice, home cooked meal! Check out for some great ideas.

Steak & Chips by Mark Walker via Flickr Steak & Chips by Mark Walker via Flickr

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