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Things He Should Know: Quality Matters

I don't know about you, ladies, but there's just something about staying in your own bed, showering in your own bathroom, and using your own stuff that I have a hard time compromising around when the relationship gets serious.

I like a little color, good quality linens, a few nice candles, and other small indulgences that make home feel like sanctuary. I don't want to gender stereotype here, but I think maybe the fellas just haven't been taught what to appreciate or look for in linens.

Therefore, a primer for the bedsheets and the boys. Upgrade, and we just might spend a little more time in your bed! Click here to

Since the days of top sheets and blankets are numbered, finding a quality duvet is both a practical and easy first step. Get it baffled with high quality down. You must buy a duvet cover at the same time, fellas. Make it the same size as the duvet itself and keep the cover washed once a week, as with your bottom sheet. If you can't wash it once a week, buy yourself two. Please.

If your pillows are lumpy and heavy, or flat as a pancake, you've got a problem. Anything with feathers must be replaced at least every three years. It's shocking, but after 2 years, ten percent of your pillow weight is due to dust mites, mold, fungus, droppings and bacteria. Pretty gross, huh? For everything you could ever want to know about these mites, click here.

Believe me, boys, when I tell you thread count matters. The thread count of a sheet refers to the number of threads that are woven together to make up one square inch of your linens. As a rule of thumb, your sheets shouldn't be any less than 200-thread count. The more threads, the softer the sheets. Nirvana can be achieved at 1000-thread count (or so I've heard). For more information, click here. Ideally, I would shoot for 400 count. That's a grown-up thread-count, it won't break the bank, and your girlfriend will be tres impressed. Every good store has an annual sale, and that's the perfect time to stock up on linens. Restoration Hardware is known for having 'masculine' colors and patterns for the bed and bath, so their site could be a starting point.

Some small improvements to your bedroom will make a world of difference for you and for us. Besides, it's a nice way to begin appreciating the little, subtle things around you, which we find very sexy. Stay tuned for bathroom advice!


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