Being a young adult living in New York City means spending every last dollar of my paycheck on overpriced cocktails, uneconomical taxi rides, inflated rent, and $18 salads. The last thing I want to do is spend money on things I don't necessarily need to survive — yes, rooftop cocktails are necessary to survive the city in the Summer, thank you very much — and that included a duvet cover. I had a comforter, and in my mind, that was enough. It was a relatively cheap comforter, but hey, it did the trick. I had never really thought twice about it, until my roommate's mom came to check out our apartment a couple months ago. When she saw my room, she noticed my duvet comforter wasn't on my comforter. Little did she know, I actually didn't own one.
It stays fresh and clean no matter how many bottles of wine have the pleasure of meeting the surface.
After that, I realised that part of adulting is spending money on things I normally wouldn't have in the past. This includes — and is not limited to — nightly serums, kitchen knives, tops that aren't just going-out tops, and yes, a duvet cover. Since this was an investment on my part, I did some digging and looked into duvet cover reviews online. I came across Brooklinen, and because I had already seen some ads for the brand on the subway, I thought it was worth checking out. The Luxe Duvet Cover ($139) caught my attention on Amazon, and it's safe to say the rest is history. Made with 100 percent cotton, it's soft, cosy, and the most "worth it" purchase I have ever made. I put it over my so-so comforter, and every night since then has been a dream come true. Even paired with the thin bedspread, the duvet cover vastly improved the feel and look of my bedding for a better night's sleep.
My bedding is pretty much all white, and because of that, I've had a few incidences with spills (wine, mostly) and other things (read: subway grime). Luckily, every stain has washed out of my duvet cover because it's so easy to throw in the wash. It stays fresh and clean no matter how many bottles of wine have the pleasure of meeting the surface. The duvet cover has an almost glowing finish thanks to its 480-thread count. Not to mention, every Brooklinen product is backed with a lifetime warranty, so you can rest easy knowing if your bedding gets ripped or frayed, you won't have to buy a pricey replacement.
In addition to my dreamy duvet cover, there are a ton of other Brooklinen products on Amazon, like Four-Piece Bed Sheets ($149), Luxe Pillowcases ($44), and even an Ethically Sourced Down Comforter ($349). It's super easy to find your ideal bed setup, so shop them now, and then get ready to catch some major zzzs!