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10 Bed Sheets So Soft, You’ll Have a Hard Time Getting Guests to Leave (J/K!)

Including an affordable set with nearly 34,000 (!) five-star reviews.

November 21, 2018
Photo by Bobbi Lin

If you’re hosting holiday guests in the coming months, you might be a little concerned about the quality of your spare linens. Personally, I know my extra sheets are in less-than-great shape, and “mismatched” would be the understatement of the century.

If you’re in a similar boat and trying to quickly replace some questionable bedding, you may feel a little scrambled. There are too many options to choose from—do you spring for the percale or the sateen sheets? Linen or flannel? High-end or Target brand? SOS!

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In my time as a product tester, I had the luxury of doing a little field research on a range of sheets (read: I got to sleep for work). It was truly as great as it sounds and as an added bonus, I get to pass my findings on to you, dear reader. The following are 10 of the most amazingly comfortable, welcoming sheet sets you can buy, all of which will make any bedroom feel like a 5-star hotel.

Lovely Linen Sheets

Ah, linen sheets. They’re coveted for all the right reasons. Soft, subtle and durable, these sheets will last a lifetime if taken care of correctly. This particular set of Stonewashed Linen Bedding comes in a wide array of colors, ensuring you can perfectly match your guest room decor.

The Viral Budget-Friendly Set

These lovely sheets have caused quite the commotion on the internet! The Mellanni Bed Sheet Set has nearly 34,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know they have to be doing something right. This microfiber sheet set is not only wonderfully soft and welcoming, but they’re a wallet-friendly option, to boot.

Super Luxe Sateen Sheets

Make your guests (or yourself) feel like royalty with the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set. They boast a buttery smooth finish that feels amazing against your skin, as well as a rich 480 thread count. Plus, the set comes in a variety of lovely muted colors and cute modern patterns.

Cool Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Egyptian cotton is heralded as the strongest, softest variety of cotton, and we have to agree. These fabulous Snowe Egyptian Cotton Sheets are as crisp as a fall day, and the smooth, strong fabric will keep you and your guests comfortable, no matter what the weather looks like outside.

All the Patterns You Could Want

Why settle for plain sheets when you could have these adorable and oh-so-comfortable ones from Target? The Performance Sheet Set comes in a huge range of patterns—everything from a simple, chic herringbone to lively floral patterns. There’s even one called Snowflake that’d be perfect for the holidays.

Warm and Wonderful Flannel Sheets

Nothing is more welcoming after a chilly winter day than a set of soft flannel sheets. The Boll & Branch Flannel Sheet Set is made from long-staple organic cotton, resulting in one of the the softest surfaces your toes have ever touched. The cozy patterns are an added bonus.

Chic Sheets

If you pride yourself on an impeccably curated home, you’ll love this sheet set from Ralph Lauren. The unique fabric for the Graydon Mélange sheets has the same cool appearance as a chambray shirt with highlights and lowlights. Oh, and they’re super light and comfy, too.

Sheets as Soft as Your Favorite T-Shirt

There’s something nostalgic and comforting about a great pair of Jersey Sheets. They basically feel like you’re wrapping yourself up in a perfectly worn T-shirt, which sounds pretty darn great, if you ask us. Plus, they’re incredibly affordable—what’s not to love?

Everyone’s Favorite Flannel Sheets

No one does flannel sheets quite like L.L. Bean. The Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheets have won praise from review sites like the Wirecutter, thanks to their top-tier construction and ultra-soft finish. The wonderful weight of these flannel sheets will lull you off to Snoozeville, all while keeping you toasty warm on cold winter nights.

Another of Amazon’s Hidden Gems

If you’re looking for great sheets on a budget, Amazon has a few fabulous finds that reviewers can’t stop talking about. These microfiber sheets from the 1500 Supreme Collection are supposed to be extra soft AND wrinkle-free. They come in dozens of colors and patterns, and get this—they’re less than $25 for a queen set. Oh, and did we mention they have more than 22,000 five-star reviews?

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