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Whether I’m traveling for business or fun, it’s nice to be surrounded by the newness and luxury of a hotel. Just think: you could refresh your room for the price of a night’s stay.

You’ve heard the saying “There’s no place like home.” While that’s certainly as true today as it was the day Dorothy said it in Oz, let’s be honest: there’s also an awful lot to be said about the nicer things that await us in hotel rooms. So come on—let’s check in, shall we?

A hotel visit usually starts and ends in bed, so why don’t we? Soft new sheets don’t have to cost an arm and a leg (they just feel like they do). This hometrends T400 thread count sheet set is exclusive to Walmart.

T400 Thread count sethometrends T400 Thread Count Luxury Sateen Sheet Set

This cotton sateen sheet set by hometrends includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases. Machine wash and dry for enjoyment and comfort again and again. Available in Queen and King.

Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. For luxury and longevity, how about a 1200-thread count set like this Spa Tan 4-Piece Sheet Set? You’ll only have yourself to blame if you hit the snooze button more than once!

The Spa Tan 4-Piece Sheet SetThe Spa Tan 4-Piece Sheet Set

Envelop yourself in softness with this 1200 thread count sheet set by Millano Collection. The set includes 1 flat sheet (120″x 102″), 1 fitted sheet (78″x 80″x 14″) and 2 pillowcases (20″ x 42″).

You could choose your sheet set design to remind you of far-away places that you might hold dear, like Paris. Look at this sweet and subtle Grey Label Microfiber Sheet Set. Mais, oui!

The Grey Label Microfibre Sheet SetThe Grey Label Microfiber Sheet Set

Available in Twin, Double and Queen, this soft, luxurious microfiber sheet set by Grey Label is designed to be durable, breathable and comfortable. It’s made with Microfiber 100% polyester and fits mattresses up to 14 inches deep.

For many of us, the mattress we sleep on is considered the most important part of our sleep. Not only might you find the one that’s right for you at, but you may also discover a few options you’d never dreamed existed. Like this one with actual green tea infused in it. Meet the Zinus Hybrid Green Tea Foam Spring Mattress. I’ll pause while you say, “What?”

Zinus Hybrid Green Tea Foam Spring MattressZinus 8-Inch Hybrid Green Tea Foam Spring Mattress

This mattress by Zinus has a fiber-quilted cover, heavy-duty coiled springs and comes with a worry-free 10-year limited warranty. Available in 6- or 8-inch thickness (Twin, Full or Queen), Zinus infuses its mattress foam with green tea extract to act as a natural anti-oxidant and maintain product freshness. I enjoy coffee in bed, but tea in the bed? That’s a new one for me.

Sometimes all you need to refresh your bed is a nice, plush mattress pad. Or, to borrow from another old saying, perhaps a change is as good as a Beautyrest?

The Beautyrest Mattress PadThe Beautyrest Mattress Pad

Stain resistant and machine washable and dryable, this mattress pad fits a double bed and is part of the Beautyrest luxury protection collection. Fits mattresses up to 18 inches.

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Many hotels offer guests what they call a pillow menu. At Walmart, you can have your choice of pillows—or pick up a selection to offer guests—without losing sleep over price tags. Choose from a range of pillows like Blue Whale’s super low-priced pillow to a premier pillow with Triple Cool Gel Memory Foam technology like this one.

Triple Cool Gel Memory Foam from HoMedicsHoMedics Triple Cool Gel Memory Foam Bed Pillow

This pillow by Obusforme is constructed with gel beads that gently support and cradle your head. The gel beads also offer the possibility of a cooler and more comfortable night’s sleep. High airflow and ventilated design help wick away moisture.

Then, we come to comforter sets. I just love this comforter set by hometrends. The jacquard black, white and grey print is intricate and classy.

The Hometrends Hotel Collection Comforter Sethometrends Princess Charlotte Comforter Set

Exclusive to Walmart, this 100% polyester set by hometrends is machine washable and dryable. The comforter and the sham reverse is grey. Available in Double, Queen and King.

Perhaps you prefer duvet covers and sets for easier changes, more frequent cleanings (dog paws, anyone?) and just plain variety. Then you might like this one which is, quite literally, cute as a button. It’s the hometrends duvet cover set … with buttons.

Hometrends Button Top Duvet Cover Sethometrends Button-Top Duvet Cover Set

A duvet cover, shams and pillow shell by hometrends can be yours with this set, adorned with adorable wooden buttons. Available in Double/Queen and King, it’s machine washable and dryable. No ironing required.

It’s easy to feel like you’re in a four-star suite by switching out your sheets, enhancing your mattress or even adding a few new pieces of bedroom furniture to your sleep haven. I can’t promise breakfast in bed but here’s the perfect lap desk/table just in case …

Winsome 94623 Lap DeskWinsome 94623 Lap Desk

Whether you’re watching your favourite show on your tablet or finishing up an assignment on your laptop, this handsome piece by Winsome is made of solid wood. It features a flip top, pull-out drawer and fold-away legs for easier storage. This lap desk with antique walnut finish can add a touch of class to any room—but especially the bedroom.

What could be more hotel-like than having a no-fuss coffee or tea maker right there at your bedside? I adore this beauty from Keurig.

The Keurig K-Select Single Serve Coffee MakerKeurig K-Select Single Serve Coffee Maker

Available in several chic colours, this cute Keurig coffee maker is a perfect fit nearly anywhere. Travel mug friendly, you can brew five cups between refills.

So there: who says you have to wait for room service? Enjoy your stay—at home!

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Erin Davis is the #1 best-selling author of Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, a non-fiction memoir published by HarperCollins in 2019. Previously, she spent 30 years as morning host on top-rated 98.1 CHFI in Toronto and now lives with her husband and their little dog Molly on Vancouver Island. Erin writes a daily blog enjoyed by 12000+ readers weekly at, and enjoys travel, freelance voice work, keynote speaking and emceeing every chance she gets.