If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive luxury upgrade to your bed or mattress, consider getting yourself a high end set of bedsheets.
Luxury sheets can come in many forms, and it’s often difficult to judge what is going to be the most comfortable. Sheets come in different materials like cotton, cotton and polyester, polyester, bamboo, Egyptian cotton, cotton and linen, silk, satin, flannel, and so on.
Here’s a selection of bedsheets that some would consider the best sheets that money can buy.
Written up in GQ Magazine and other blogs devoted to luxury items, Olatz makes high end cotton and linen sheets. We’re talking $800 for a single flat queen sized sheet, in some models. You can buy them at an Olatz store, or online.
If you’ve ever stayed at a fancy hotel like the Savoy in London or the Ritz in Paris, then you might have experienced these high end sheets from Frette. Established in France in the 1860s, Frette is a luxury brand with staying power. Thankfully, the sheets are relatively moderate in price. An entire king sized set of Egyptian cotton sheets is under $400 for some models.
Want to go completely high tech, and use the types of modern fabrics that have completely taken over sports for your bedding? Take a look at the Sheex brand. The manufacturer claims that they breathe 50 percent better than cotton, they transfer heat two times better, they are more durable, feel softer, and won’t wrinkle or shrink. A queen set of luxury performance sheets goes for around $199.
The best sheets don’t always have to be expensive at all. Good Housekeeping Magazine in its March 2012 issue chose a 450 thread count sheet set from The Company Store as the best sateen sheets on the market. A set of king sheets with two pillowcases goes for around $237.
Written up in Real Simple magazine and picked as one of their top choices for the best bed sheets are these sheets from Sferra. Sferra is an Italian brand launched in Venice in 1891, and its sheets have been used in the Vatican and the White House, and by many celebrities, according to the manufacturer. A queen set will cost you just over $500.
Several blogs have written up the $2,400 bespoke Egyptian cotton sheets from Charlotte Thomas, a boutique luxury bedding brand in the UK. But I couldn’t find any way to buy them in the United States, or a manufacturer photo.
D. Porthault is a luxury brand out of Paris, started in the 1920s. Primarily available as very colorful, “girly” types of linens, a king sheet set goes in the range of around $1,900. These sheets are so expensive that they don’t even tell you the thread count, or even give you details about the fabric!
Sefte is an American luxury brand, but the sheets they make are woven in Italy, and hand embroidered by artisans in Vietnam. They sell for a reasonable $585 per queen set. They are 100 percent organic cotton, in a 400 thread count percale.
Esquire magazine listed Thomas Lee sheets as one of their top picks in the pima cotton sheet category. Thomas Lee only sells direct and keeps prices low. A queen set will cost $199, with a true 500 thread count in the percale style.
Additional reading on the best bedsheets:
Esquire magazine selects their picks for the best sheets.
GQ magazine covers the subject of sheets from a male perspective.
Real Simple writes about bedsheets in several different price categories.
Consumer Reports warns about thread count and material issues with sheets.
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