When it comes to updating your bedding, how do you choose the right bed sheets at the right price for your budget? The difference between a high quality and a low-quality bed sheet can be harder to define for a novice than you think. And while you may think you know the difference between the two when you feel them, Décor Aid interior designers are here to dispel the many myths and misconceptions about finding the best sheets for your home.
So, how do you know what to look for? What are the best bed sheets available at every price? And what makes good bed sheets just that?
All great questions, and fortunately for your next home upgrade, we have all the answers. From the more expensive white luxury options meant to evoke the feel of five-star hotel living to affordable and stylish (yet surprisingly good quality for the price) bed sheets, here’s our edited list featuring some of the best bed sheets for 2019 and beyond.
How Do You Know A Good Bed Sheet When You See One?
When it comes to choosing the perfect bed sheets in 2019, there are some considerations you need to make to get the best use for your budget. The three main things you need to be taking into account are thread count, fabric type, and weave.
Luckily for you, with these simple tried & true shopping tips, you’ll soon be able to choose the best bed sheets with confidence and no trouble at all.
Which Fabric Is Best For A Bed Sheet?
Fabric type is much more important when you are buying sheets than many people think. When buying bedsheets online, look out for Pima, Supima, and Egyptian cotton sheets as these are more often than not the best fabrications. Just like with fashion and furnishings, the better quality the fabric, the better the bed sheets will be and the longer they’ll last, so keep an eye out for any synthetic blends and avoid, avoid, avoid.
Trust us, once you run your hand over a standard cotton bed sheet and then an Egyptian cotton bed sheet, you will notice a big difference in quality and feel. All three of these cottons boast long fibers, so when they are woven into bed sheets, they make for wonderfully soft and smooth bed sheets that feel silky and comforting to the touch. They’ll also last much longer, look fresher longer, and won’t fade as fast as other cottons and synthetic blends will.
How About Thread Count?
Thread count isn’t the be all and end all when you are choosing the best bed sheets, but it is still an important factor to take note of. Bed sheets with a higher thread count will tend to be more expensive, purely because more work has to go into weaving more threads into an inch. And usually, the more threads you have in a square inch, the more sturdy and longer lasting it will be, and the softer the sheet is, the smoother it will be to the touch.
However, fabric type trumps thread count, so you can afford a slightly lower thread count if you are opting for a higher quality fabric. Don’t discount thread count as a good indicator of a quality sheet but do keep in mind that when looking for bedsheets online, thread count does matter. That said, our interior designers have noted that lower quality bed sheet makers have been exaggerating their thread count claims as of late, so you should be sure to touch the bed sheets you are considering buying before purchasing them to ensure a comforting feel.
What About Weave?
There are two main fabrication weaves that you might see when looking for bedsheets online: sateen and percale.
Percale sheets have the same number of threads running horizontally through them as they do vertically. Tightly woven and combed, percale bed sheets boast a smooth weave which provides both softness and crispness. Percale makes for a very durable bed sheet, making percale fabricated styles the best bed sheets for withstanding frequent laundering and constant wear. If you’ve stayed in a few hotels in your time, the sheets you’ve slept on were likely percale for this very reason. Higher thread counts make for a heavier bed sheet and a lower thread count makes for a lighter weight sheet, which would make for the best bed sheet for 2019 summer.
Sateen (not to be mixed up with satin) helps create bed sheets that are soft and silky to the touch, as well having a sheen which you won’t get with a percale sheet. Sateen sheets are woven with more threads running vertically than horizontally. This means they aren’t as stain and heat resistant as percale and they won’t last as many spins through your washing machine. If you love the feeling of a silky sheet against your skin (really, who doesn’t?), then sateen is the best material for you as you can’t beat their softness.
Which Bed Sheets To Consider By Price Point?
So, now you know what you are looking for in bed sheets and what makes them so, here’s our take on what we consider to be the best bed sheets available at a myriad of price points to meet every budget. From single bedsheets to king size bedsheets to bedsheets for children’s rooms, discover our top bed sheet picks for your home.
Pratesi Paolina Embroidered Bed Sheets – from $600
With over 100 years of excellence in creating the finest quality bed linens and home textiles, the Pratesi family continues to be a trusted heritage bedding label for the most luxe homes and hotels the world over. Striking the perfect balance between time-tested weaving techniques and timeless minimalism, Pratesi bedding is still skillfully handcrafted in Florence, ensuring a lifetime of use.
And besides their meticulously crafted sumptuous bed sheet sets that boast a refined simplicity, their delicately embroidered Poalina range is sure to help you instantly upgrade and refresh your bedroom with elegance and ease. And with one quick feel of the collection’s deeply satisfying fabrication, you’ll be able to better understand the company’s reasoning behind strictly using the best-selected cotton ever considered for weaving.
Frette Bold Bed Sheet Set – from $925
Another go-to bed linen maker known for being the most luxurious of them all, Frette has been making quality bed sheets since 1860. The label’s goods instantly evoke a sophisticated, deeply comforting appeal, and for good reason. Defined by its Italian heritage, Frette has been utilizing the finest fibers and craftsmanship to complement every sophisticated interior.
Their Bold bed sheet set bed sheet boasts a sturdy long-staple cotton fabrication, and a simple graphic and timeless contrasting border available in a variety of color combinations to suit every need. Striking yet minimal in spirit, the Frette Bold bed sheet set is sure to pair well with just about any design style, from the minimal to Mid-Century Modern.
Anne De Soléne Evanescence Toile Bed Sheet Set – from $450
Though the 200 thread count may sound disappointing at first, the feel of Anne De Soléne’s Evanescence Toile bed sheet set is sure to quickly change your mind.
Known for sumptuous bed linens designed to endure a lifetime of use, Anne De Soléne of Paris has been producing the finest heirloom bedding since 1967 in France. Boasting a long-staple combed cotton percale with a floral and figural Toile de Jouy design, this sheet set is best for homes that are chock full of elegant throwbacks to the past, such as homes with a more traditional take on interior design. And since the company takes pride in only working with the most luxurious fabrics available, it makes for a smart investment. Plus, the company also creates bedding and bed sheet sets in one-off, custom sizing.
Drouault Paris Classic Percale Sheet Set – from $225
If their bed sheets are good enough to be a go-to at the storied Hotel de Crillon in Paris, you know that Drouault bed linens are sure to add the ultimate in superior comfort in your own bedroom.
Long-staple combed cotton is what makes Drouault bedding stand on its own thanks to the supple, silky, and sturdy feel it boasts – making anything from the label worthy of the investment.
Ralph Lauren Artisan Loft Collection Moore Vintage Circle-Print Set – from $150
Leave it to Ralph Lauren to create beautiful and unique yet affordable, durable, and thoughtfully designed bedsheets time and time again. Crafted from decadently soft Egyptian cotton percale, the eclectic Artisan Loft Collection features a circle print based on vintage fabric hand dyed using an ancient Japanese stencil technique called Katazome.
And best of all, you can easily bring in the enduring quality and appeal of Ralph Lauren bedding into your home without having to break your budget, as you can always find Ralph Lauren bedding on sale somewhere, at any given time.
Cuddledown Hotel Sateen Sheet Set – from $192 – Timeless and elegant
These bedsheets afford you a sumptuous 400 thread count made from sateen, providing you with a soft and smooth bed sheet. They have a wrinkle resistant finish, which is great if you are firmly against crumpled sheets – who isn’t?
These sheets are all white (with one ivory option) with your choice of colored satin stitch if you are looking for something more than just a simple white for added visual interest. Our two favorite colors of satin stitch are the navy and the black – giving you a sophisticated and grownup bed sheet.
The White Company Savoy Linen Collection – from $169 – Crisp White
A British retailer which has started to make a name for itself in the US market, The White Company is known for exclusively making the best white bed sheets available at an attainable price.
This collection boasts a 400-thread-count finish made from Egyptian cotton, providing a crisp and comforting bed sheet. In all, they make for a sturdier upgrade to a classic hotel bed sheet that you can afford to have at home.
Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set – from $139 – Temperature Regulating
If you are always too warm in bed and often wake up because you’ve got too hot, then these temperature regulating sheets might be the answer to your prayers.
Thanks to a thoughtful approach, there are hands down the best bed sheets for 2019 if you want to keep cool at night. NASA-engineered Outlast fibers lend these bed sheets a genius temperature regulating quality, which is perfect if you suffer from a bad night’s sleep as a result from getting too hot (or too cold, for that matter).
Parachute Percale Sheet Set – from $109 – Light and Breathable
One of the less pricier options on this list, Parachute Percale bed sheets start at just $109 for twin bed sheets while king size bed sheet sets are only $149. Their bed sheets are made from 100% Egyptian cotton, and they are both lightweight and durable.
While not as soft or smooth as sateen options, these sheets are wonderfully lightweight and breathable, making them perfect for a warm summer’s night.
JCPenney Micro Flannel Sheet Set – from $77.99 – Colorful and Comforting
A snuggly set of flannel bed sheets are the best option if you get chilly at night. They are plush and comforting, providing you with extra warmth – making them the perfect winter bed sheets for kids as well since they are also tough.
They come in a great array of colors, enabling you to keep your bedroom decor on theme while making bedtime a bit more fun. Often made from brushed cotton, they are durable, soft, and durable – they simply won’t disappoint.
Target Threshold Performance Sheet Set – from $29.99 – Best Bargain
If you are on a decorating budget, you couldn’t ask for a better bed sheet for such a low price. The lower price makes them great sheets for kid’s rooms or guest bedrooms, where you don’t necessarily want or need to spend a small fortune on bed sheets.
They are available in plenty of timeless colors, and they are 100% cotton and chemical free. Crisp to the touch, but not quite as soft as the other sheets on this list, they really are a bargain and we can forgive their lack of softness at a price like this.