Few experiences in life top the feeling of tucking yourself into a luxurious bed, but luxury comes with a hefty price tag, and maybe you don't want to drop a mortgage payment on a blanket or a couple of pillows. Down bedding may be the ultimate in luxury, but you may be surprised just how well down alternative bedding measures up to the real thing -- and at a fraction of the price. Down alternative bedding is also a great choice for folks with allergies or ethical objections to real goose down.
For that five-star hotel room look, this 4-Piece White Damask Stripe Down Alternative Bedding Set is a steal at under $100. The 100% Egyptian cotton, 600 thread count set comes with a duvet cover, two shams, and a down alternative comforter in a crisp white color that will make your bed look just like the cloud it feels like. If you prefer color, though, the set is also available in chocolate brown, light blue, and several other shades.
If you're looking for just a down alternative comforter, try this Serta Level 1 Down Alternative Comforter for just $39.99. This is a lightweight but very warm comforter, and it's machine washable! Because of the square stitching in the comforter, the fiber fill won't shift and your blanket will stay uniformly fluffy even after several washes.
Another great option for down alternative bedding is the JCP Home All Season Down Alternative Comforter, available in six different color combinations. These lightweight blankets are warm enough to keep you cozy in the colder months, but won't weigh you down in the heat, either. With down alternative bedding, you always get that cool-as-the-other-side-of-the-pillow feeling.
You could spend thousands to outfit your bed like a luxury hotel room, or you could get whole down alternative bedding sets for a fraction of the price, and the only difference you'll notice will be in the price you pay.