There’s nothing scarier than walking into a someone’s bedroom for the first time and finding just a mattress on the floor, or lifting up the covers and finding never-been-washed flannel sheets underneath. The true sign of a grown-up is a comfortable, well-styled bed; if you’re not sure whether your bed fits the bill, ask yourself these questions from Parachute founder Ariel Kaye:
1. Are my sheets high quality?How Your Sheets Are Ruining Your Sex Life – Tips from Parachute
“Thread count is a myth,” says Kaye. “Instead, look for quality of the fabric.” All of Parachute’s bedding is made from 100% Egyptian cotton, in two fabric choices: sateen (soft and smooth) and percale (cool and crisp). High quality doesn’t have to equal high priced, either – Parachute’s signature bundle, the Venice, which includes a duvet cover, bottom sheet, and two pillowcases, retails for just $249.
2. Do you look good against your sheets?How Your Sheets Are Ruining Your Sex Life – Tips from Parachute
“Pick a neutral backdrop that will match your decor, even if you change it up from time to time. Choose a universally flattering canvas (like white or beige) and then add pops of color with throw pillows or blankets,” says Kaye. Parachute’s bedding is available in three colorways, including white, ash and powder. And, the brand just introduced a new striped linen/cotton blend duvet and sham set in a sea (the most perfect blue) and sand (a muted beige), that retails for just $299.
3. Did you make your bed?How Your Sheets Are Ruining Your Sex Life – Tips from Parachute
As great as rumpled sheets can look in an Instagram photo, a clean, well-made bed is the ultimate turn-on. “Wash your sheets weekly and use less detergent than the manufacturer recommends,” says Kaye. “Take your sheets out of the dryer when they are still a little damp and put them on your bed or fold immediately to eliminate wrinkles.”