How to Pick the Best Mattress

For the ultimate night’s sleep, you need the ultimate luxury mattress; But, with so many different options to choose from, deciding on the best mattress can be overwhelming.

Many factors go into picking the perfect spot to sleep for you and your family: Do you prefer soft or firm? How much support do you need? Do you get hot when you sleep? Hybrid mattress vs. memory foam? When it comes to making your decision, don’t sweat. We’re breaking down each mattress from our new collection to help you get your best sleep yet.

1. Pick Your Mattress


If you enjoy a soft mattress that you can sink into, then our Haven Plush Euro Top is for you. This hybrid mattress features a plush euro top for ultra-softness and deep sleep comfort, combining the finest materials and craftsmanship with the latest in proven sleep technology.

Key Features:

  • Extra springy and resilient, 100% New Zealand wool creates a gentle sleeping surface that holds its loft over time and wicks away moisture.
  • Cashmere wool is extra fine, wonderfully soft and thermoregulating, helping to maintain your ideal body temperature throughout the night.
  • Natural Talalay latex gently lifts your body, conforms to your unique shape and distributes weight evenly.
  • The 896 plush 3-zone pocketed spring unit boasts 15-gauge springs for conforming support and ideal comfort throughout the entire mattress.


If you need firm support, but yearn for contouring flexibility, our Adora Firm Tight Top is the mattress of your dreams. Each layer is designed to provide the next level of sleep-inducing comfort, all supported by a pocketed 3-zone spring system.

Key Features:

  • High-density comfort and support creates a firm sleeping surface and provides plenty of support.
  • The perfect blend of silk, wool and cashmere in the quilted top keeps you comfortable, cool and dry.
  • Plush CertiPUR-US certified quilting foam includes gel which provides additional pressure relief and more airflow throughout the mattress.

2. Try a Topper

Plush Mattress Topper from Ballard Designs

If you’re simply looking to add another layer of softness and comfort to your bed, then you can’t go wrong with our Haven Plush Topper.

If you’re not ready to pull the trigger on a mattress just yet, you can always opt for a topper. Adding a topper on top of your current mattress adds an extra layer of comfort just where you need it. Toppers also help to prolong the life of your mattress, acting as a barrier to the daily wear and tear your mattress receives.

3. Don’t Forget Your Foundation

Bed foundation from Ballard Designs

Take your nighttime comfort to the next dreamy level with a luxurious and supportive bed foundation. Choose from 3 different profiles: slim, low and high to custom fit your bed and personal sleeping style.

  • Slim: If you have a thick mattress or a tall bed frame, opting for a slim foundation will offer the support you need without making your bed too high and difficult to get in and out of.
  • Low: If your bed is designed to be low to the ground, use a low foundation to keep that sleek/modern look.
  • High: If your bed is lower to the ground and you want to add some height, a high foundation will help you achieve that balanced look.

4. Add the Finishing Touches

Once you have your mattress setup figured out, you’ll need to add the finishing touches with down pillows and a dreamy duvet.

  • Down essentials are the key to a great night’s sleep because they’re not too heavy and not too light.
  • Don’t forget to complete the look with beautiful covers and shams to reflect your personality and style.

Ballard Designs bed and duvet cover

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.


  1. Reply

    Constance Preston

    September 27, 2021

    I like this site it show me great ideas and what I can do to enjoy my house.

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    Linda K Luke

    September 24, 2021


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      Abbey Nolte

      September 29, 2021

      You can find that mattress on our site here.
      So glad you like it!

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    Bill Meyer

    September 9, 2021

    Do you sell king size beds?

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      Abbey Nolte

      September 21, 2021

      Hi Bill,
      Yes, we do! You can browse all of our beds here.