8 Chains That Sell the Best Quality Sheets
Your new favorite sheets are easy to find if you know where to look.
We spend so much of our lives between the sheets; why should we settle for anything less than the best? But assembling the perfect sleep space can be challenging—and pricey—with so many options from stores and online retailers. To help you get started on your personal nighttime sanctuary, we spoke to retail experts and home decor pros about the chains that sell the best quality sheets. Read on for their top places to shop, from box-box favorites to internet newcomers.
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When it comes to bedding, some people prefer the luxurious hand of cotton percale, others like silky sateen, and still others are partial to the natural look and feel of crisp linen, to name a few. Brooklinen is a brand that offers a basic, well-constructed introduction to all of the above. Though they're not a discount seller, prices are much better than most luxury brands.
"This is a brand that repeatedly makes the 'best of' lists out there. Prices start at $139 for Classic Core sets that include a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases," Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst with DealNews.com, tells Best Life.
Amelia Jerden, sleep product review specialist and certified sleep science coach at Sleepopolis, adds that the Classic Core sheets are her top choice for hot sleepers. "The long-staple cotton in these sheets offers amazing durability while also being lightweight and airy. They are made with a percale weave, which allows for lots of airflow due to its one-over-one-under construction and use of fewer threads."
L.L. Bean has a long-standing reputation for putting comfort and quality first, and their bedding is no exception—especially their flannel sheets, which the New York Times' Wirecutter has ranked as number one in the category since 2016. The product-review site says they stay soft over many seasons and are warm but not too hot.
"A set includes a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases," says Ramhold, "so for your money, you're getting an entire set and not just a fitted sheet."
Well-priced home-decor hub Target has a slew of bedding options, but Ramhold says she is a personal fan of the store's Threshold brand. "Because of the way our bed is positioned, changing sheets can be difficult and I really appreciate how easily the Threshold ones go on; plus, they're super comfortable, available in a number of different styles and materials, and are really affordable."
At the time of publication, a complete sheet set in Threshold's 100-percent cotton, 400-thread-count option started at just $55 for a queen size. Plus, if you sign up for the free Target Circle rewards program, you can get access to special sales, which, at times, include bedding.
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The brand that made the mattress-in-a-box concept famous also has great sheets at a reasonable price point. Jerden is particularly fond of their Casper Cool Supima Sheets.
"Much like Egyptian cotton, Supima cotton is widely considered to be a superior, luxurious type of cotton," she notes. "Supima cotton has extra-long staples, which pretty much guarantees a boost in durability, softness, color retention, and overall quality." Depending on size, these sheet sets start at just $100.
Another mattress-in-a-box brand, Purple has also gotten into the bedding game. When it comes to this brand, Jerden recommends their SoftStretch Sheets.
"These sheets are made from a blend of spandex, polyester, and viscose from bamboo, meaning added stretchiness that enhances the sheets' durability," she explains. "Bedding derived from bamboo brings all sorts of fabulous perks to the table, including durability, moisture-wicking, and antimicrobial properties." Prices for a sheet set range from $139 to $229.
Swedish home-goods superstore Ikea is famous for its top-quality, bargain-priced duvets. When it comes to sheets, those on the lower end of the price spectrum might be a bit too bare-bones for picky sleepers, but the higher-priced sheets (still a fraction of other sellers' prices) are great basics, says Ramhold. "They also tend to have different prints and colors, so if you're looking for a lot of variety, this is a solid way to go."
Some of the better-quality sheet sets include the cotton SÖMNTUTA ($59.99 at the time of publication) and the percale RÖNNVECKMAL ($69.99). The DYTÅG sheet set ($154.99) is a great affordable introduction to linen sheets.
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This relative newcomer is a wonderful choice if you're looking for sustainable sheets made of eco-friendly materials, according to Artem Kropovinsky, an interior designer and founder of Arsight, an interior design studio based in New York City. "Their sheets are made with TENCEL lyocell, which is a sustainable fabric that is derived from eucalyptus trees. The sheets are soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for those with sensitive skin."
At the time of publication, Sijo's AiryWeight Eucalyptus Sheet Set was retailing for $148 for a queen size. The brand was also running a site-wide President's Day sale, offering 20 percent off.
CB2 is known for its modern-style home furnishings that come in at a slightly lower price point (but with the same quality) as its sister stores Crate & Barrel and Hudson Grace. "We often choose CB2 for sheets because of its combined affordability, style, quality, and convenience," says Stefan Bucur, founder of design blog Rhythm of the Home. "They're usually modern, stylishly designed, and are made from a wide variety of materials."
If you're looking to get in on the linen sheets trend, CB2's European flax linen sheets hold up well and get softer with time—qualities that attract customers to higher-priced linen brands.