14 Best Sheets of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

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Updated on April 24, 2024

Our Top Sheet Picks

Tested by HGTV Editors

There is almost nothing better than collapsing into a soft, inviting bed at the end of the day. But the feeling of relaxation can be quickly ruined by a set of scratchy sheets. If you toss and turn at night trying to get comfortable, your sheets could be to blame. Don't blame it on the thread count, though. Really, you just need to find the right sheet style to suit your sleeping preferences. Whether you shiver or sweat all night, want a crisp or lived-in feel, or need an easy-care, durable option, we found something for every kind of sleeper during our testing.

We slept our way through nearly every kind of sheet to determine which ones were the softest, highest quality, most durable, worth the price, and, in some cases, most cooling, while also taking into consideration user reviews and ratings. Consider this our round-up of the best-of-the-best, plus, check out our in-depth guides to cotton sheets, silk sheets, linen sheets, flannel sheets, bamboo sheets and cooling sheets. Read on to see which sheets come highly recommended by our editors who tested them first-hand.

How We Tested

Across our team of editors and writers, we've tested more than 100 sheet sets in a variety of materials, weaves and colors from well-reviewed brands. Typically, one tester compares the sheets of the same material and weave from various brands to observe a side-by-side comparison. We wash the sheets according to the manufacturer's care instructions and take notes on any shrinkage, discoloration, pilling or wrinkling. We confirm the fitted sheets fit over our mattresses and/or mattress toppers comfortably. After sleeping on the sheets for weeks, we note any changes or observations in our temperature and how we sleep. As we continue to test over time, we monitor how sheets hold up, whether or not they get softer after continued washing or if we notice any threads coming loose. We frequently add new sheets to our testing rotation to update our reviews.

What We Like
  1. Available in extended sizes
  2. Includes two pillowcases
  3. Fabric designed for hot sleepers
What We Don't Like
  1. Not ideal for cold climates
  2. Requires a return fee

For that luxury hotel feeling as soon as you climb into bed, you need Brooklinen's Classic Percale Core Sheet Set. Light, breathable, cool and crisp, these are our top pick for a quintessential cotton percale sheet. A generous 365-day warranty plus a good variety of sizes and colors make it hard to justify not giving these internet-famous sheets a try. Our tester tried a few other higher-priced options and felt that these were just as comfortable but at a much better price. Read more about why we love these sheets in our Best Cooling Sheets review.

  1. Thread count 270
  2. Sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX
  4. Material Long-staple cotton
  5. Available colors Solid white, graphite, cream, window pane, graphite and streel oxford stripe, warm gray, abyss, beach grass, tandem stripe in cacao, rose quartz, contour flow in toffee, ginger, basil
What We Like
  1. Easy care instructions
  2. Wrinkle, pill and shrink-resistant
  3. Sheet labels for easy placement
What We Don't Like
  1. Some colors unavailable for shipping
  2. Plaid finish exclusive to Twin/Twin XL size

Our editor added a Target brand cotton sheet set on a whim to her wedding registry in 2015 and hasn't bought another set of sheets since. Unfortunately, her specific set has been discontinued (although JCPenney offers a "reimagined" option), but this similar version from Threshold is still a solid buy. Aside from pilling after a year or two of ownership and a little shrinkage, our editor has no complaints. The pilling went away after a few washes and now the sheets are perfectly broken-in — cool, crisp and buttery soft. Top/Bottom and Side labels add convenience while the beautiful colors and standard size options are an added bonus to this top-rated sheet set. They wrinkle easily, so it's best to put them on straight out of the dryer. A Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certification earns this affordable set more points in our book. We noticed a few disappointing downsides to be aware of in this updated version, though: This set is much thinner than the perfect hefty-but-not-heavy weight of the original; it has a sateen weave with a subtle luster as opposed to our editor's preferred matte percale style and there are no pillow enclosures on the pillowcases. But, for the price, we really can't say enough good things about these sheets.

  1. Thread count 400
  2. Sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material Cotton
  5. Available colors White, dark gray, blush, gray, green, light blue, metallic blue, rust, sour cream, silver green, khaki, gray plaid
Boll & Branch
What We Like
  1. Extensive color options
  2. Available in eight sizes
  3. Made without harmful chemicals and pesticides
What We Don't Like
  1. Requires a few wash and dry cycles to achieve a perfect fit
  2. Limited color availability for certain sizes

Made from 100-percent organic, long-staple cotton that is Fair Trade-, GOTS- and OEKO-TEX-certified, Boll & Branch prioritizes quality, sustainability and worker's empowerment while also making some of the softest sheets we've ever tried. The Signature Set has become a bit internet famous and we understand why. Our tester described it as an ideal mix of percale and sateen weaves — perfect for her and her spouse who prefer those weaves, respectively — with a supple yet crisp feel. We wouldn't necessarily describe these sheets as cooling, but they feel lightweight and feathery without being flimsy. Because this set is made from cotton, care and maintenance are straightforward. And while wrinkles are inevitable with cotton sheets, we smoothed them out easily once on the bed. Topping out at nearly $300, this kind of luxury doesn't come cheap but keep an eye out for Boll & Branch's semi-annual sales to save some money. Aside from the high price point, another con we noticed is the lack of pillow enclosures on the pillowcases. It's a nit-picky detail, but one that we've really come to love in other sets we tried.

  1. Thread count Not listed
  2. Sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, King w/ Std. Cases, California King, Split King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Global Organic Textile Standard
  4. Material Organic cotton
  5. Available colors Solid white, natural, cream, sand, oak, mist, pewter, stone, sky, shore, mineral, sage, balsam, mist climbing vine, shore climbing vine, oak cotton bloom, shore botanical, navy botanical, white texture stripe, stone texture stripe, white/pewter triple framed, white/shore triple framed, pewter/white triple framed, white/pewter colorblock, white/shore colorblock, mineral floral silhouette, pewter botanical
What We Like
  1. Cool to the touch
  2. Luxe feel, budget-friendly price
  3. Hypoallergenic
What We Don't Like
  1. Color fading expected
  2. Prone to pilling over time

Bamboo sheets are well-known for their cooling properties, and this luxe set from Ettitude delivered. Deep pockets and Top/Bottom labels made it super easy to make the bed. Our tester immediately noticed the coolness and didn't wake up hot during the night like she usually does under cotton sheets. This set comes in six sizes and several colors, is Oeko-Tex-certified and features a sateen weave, so if you want a silky-but-not-slippery feel and comfortable cooling effect, give this set a try.

  1. Thread count 1,000
  2. Sizes Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material CleanBamboo lyocell
  5. Available colors Cloud, sand, almond, slate, moss, moon, saffron, sea, butter, taro, sage, ocean
What We Like
  1. Exceptional softness
  2. Maintains cool temps for hot sleepers
  3. Extensive color and size options
What We Don't Like
  1. Investment price tag
  2. Possibly too lightweight for winter months

If you're someone who sometimes finds linen "scratchy" and prefer a silkier finish or you're accustomed to cotton sateen sheets, Brooklinen's set is the linen we recommend you try. With a 145 GSM, Brooklinen's linen set is the softest and lightest linen sheets we've tested. Stone-washed and made from 100-percent European flax, they feel easy breezy and are ideal for warmer climates and hot sleepers. We also love that Brooklinen offers several colors and patterns, often including limited-edition options that rotate frequently, and that these are Oeko-Tex-certified for chemical safety. If you're someone who likes to change up your bedding seasonally, this linen set would be perfect for summer. Because of the lighter GSM, this set also feels on the thinner side, may not be warm enough for year-round use and may not hold up as well over time as our other recommendations. We wouldn't recommend this set if you have pets with claws who hang out on your bed or tend to damage textiles. While our tester, who is a pet owner, hasn't noticed any damage yet after two years of using these linen sheets, Brooklinen does offer a 365-day return and exchange policy, plus an additional 1-year warranty, and we've found their customer service to be reliable and helpful.

  1. Thread count Not listed
  2. Sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material European flax linen
  5. Available colors White, cream, cloud gray, charcoal chambray and white stripe, charcoal chambray, olive, olive pinstripe, raisin, khaki chambray, indigo, terracotta, lilac haze, turquoise gingham
Pottery Barn
What We Like
  1. High thread count at moderate price
  2. Softens with each wash
  3. Classic neutral colorways
What We Don't Like
  1. Twin size unavailable in navy
  2. Solid colors only

If high-quality, responsibly made organic sheets top your list of must-have features, then we highly recommend these from Pottery Barn. Comparable to the Brooklinen set above, we only docked points from this Pottery Barn set because there aren't as many color options and the pillowcases didn't have envelope closures to keep pillows in place. As far as feel and comfort, though, our tester thought these felt the coolest of the bunch that she tried and liked the crispness and lightweight feel. She especially appreciated that these are Fair Trade certified and meet GOTS requirements. Consider this elegant set like your go-to white button-down — versatile, soft, timeless and easy to care for.

  1. Thread count 400
  2. Sizes Twin/Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications Global Organic Textile Standard by CU 847084
  4. Material Organic cotton
  5. Available colors White, classic ivory, gray mist, pearl blue, navy
Pottery Barn Teen
What We Like
  1. Budget-friendly price
  2. Feels like your favorite t-shirt
  3. Ideal for hot or cold sleepers
What We Don't Like
  1. Possibly too casual for primary suite
  2. Likely to pill over time

A fitting name for this 100-percent organic cotton jersey sheet set, we loved the lived-in softness and heathered look of these PB Teen sheets. We'd consider these a splurge option in the jersey category, but if you're looking for a sturdy set of sheets for a tween or teen's bed that's easy to care for, this is a solid option. Our tester noted, though, that these wrinkled and clung a lot, but nothing that a set of dryer balls or iron couldn't fix. An inside flap to hold pillows in place, GOTS and Fair Trade certifications and a nice neutral range of colorways add to the appeal of this comfy, casual set.

  1. Thread count Not listed
  2. Sizes Twin/Twin XL, Full, Queen, King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Global Organic Textile Standard
  4. Material Organic cotton jersey
  5. Available colors White, heathered light gray, heathered gray, heathered slate blue, heathered olive, navy, heathered charcoal, heathered light gray/white stripe, navy/white stripe
Eucalypso Home
What We Like
  1. Manages moisture + regulates body temperature
  2. Breathable and lightweight
  3. Smooth texture
What We Don't Like
  1. Best for hot sleepers
  2. Requires line drying

After a year of ownership, our editor still claims Eucalypso as the best eucalyptus sheets she's tried. Similar to bamboo, eucalyptus boasts natural cooling, moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties. It was this set's smooth, silky, lightweight feeling, though, that totally won over our editor. To top it all off, Eucalypso sheets meet OEKO-TEX standards and are made with 100-percent TENCEL Lyocell fibers in a completely sustainable closed-loop system. Our only hangup about these eucalyptus sheets is that air drying is recommended, which can be an inconvenience since it takes quite a while to dry and not everyone has the space to line dry. Read more about why we love these sheets in our editor's in-depth review.

  1. Thread count Not listed
  2. Sizes Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material TENCELL Lyocell
  5. Available colors Classic white, slate gray, soft beige, silver cloud, terracotta, whisper pink, misty blue, dew green
What We Like
  1. Includes laundry bag
  2. Elasticized fitted sheet
  3. Prevents wrinkles and acne
What We Don't Like
  1. Limited colorways
  2. Requires special care instructions

Made of 100-percent mulberry silk with a 22-momme count, this four-piece bedding set comes with two pillows, a 16-inch deep fitted sheet and a flat sheet, and sleeping on it feels like pure luxury. Available in five sizes, these sheets come in seven colors and are Oeko-Tex certified. This set kept our tester at the perfect temperature, not too hot or cold, all night. Our tester also liked how the pillowcases feature envelope closures that prevent them from sliding around. Hand-washing is recommended, but THXSILK says machine-washing on the gentlest cold cycle with silk detergent and then line-drying is okay, too — just know that the more you machine wash silk sheets, the faster they will wear out. Our tester washed on the gentle cycle on cold and hung the set up to dry overnight and didn't have any issues.

  1. Thread count 600
  2. Sizes Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material 22 momme mulberry silk
  5. Available colors Pearl white, charming pink, black, gray, champagne, metallic gold, charcoal
What We Like
  1. Easy upkeep
  2. Airy fabric ideal for hot sleepers
  3. Softens with each wash
What We Don't Like
  1. Limited colors
  2. Doesn't include a top sheet

Described by our tester "as though you are being swathed in the divine robes of Mount Olympus itself," it's safe to say that we're smitten with these luxurious sheets. Made from 100-percent bamboo viscose with a twill weave, this sheet set from California-based company Lasuens blew the competition out of the water in terms of softness, breathability, quality, fit and price. While these sheets do fall in the mid-to-high price range, we believe for the comfort level, they're well worth it. One potential downside for those who prefer crisp sheets is that these sheets wrinkled very easily. However, wrinkles weren't a deal-breaker for us since we don't mind a rumpled bed, but it's something to consider if you like smooth sheets. Our tester also noted that they felt rough straight out of the package but softened after washing, drying and placing on the bed. We had no trouble putting them on the bed, and care instructions were simple and straightforward. As for the cooling feature, our tester, who is prone to night sweats, didn't wake up sweaty — an issue she experienced with other bamboo sheets she tried. After seeing the positive online reviews and testing them ourselves, we can safely say that these "breezy" bamboo sheets live up to their name.

  1. Thread count 300
  2. Sizes Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material Lyocell
  5. Available colors White, dark gray
What We Like
  1. Shrink, fade and pill-resistant
  2. Softens with each wash
  3. Luxurious velvet texture
What We Don't Like
  1. Only available in solid colors
  2. Copious dryer lint for first few dry cycles

A nice variety of colors and seasonal patterns, pill-resistant fabric and a super soft brushed finish made us love these top-rated flannel sheets, too. Our tester remarked that they were "surprisingly breathable" and a comfortable weight (five ounces) for year-round use if you get cold at night. Crafted in Portugal, experts at the mill brush the fabric to remove short fibers creating the now well-known-and-loved velvety feel of L.L.Bean's OEKO-TEX certified flannel sheets. Don't be alarmed at the amount of lint in your dryer, though, as this will decrease after a few washes. Read more about why these are our favorite flannel sheets.

  1. Thread count Not listed
  2. Sizes Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material Brushed cotton
  5. Available colors Bay blue, driftwood, frost gray, heather gray, mariner blue, natural, silver sage, white
What We Like
  1. Very affordable
  2. Come in many colors and patterns
What We Don't Like
  1. Found they bunched at night and needed retucking

With the most size and color options of any sheet style we tested, it's easy to find exactly what you're looking for amongst Mellanni's vast offerings. An unbeatable price, thousands of positive reviews and incredible softness make these a perennially popular choice. While we didn't find them to be totally wrinkle-resistant, as claimed, they certainly feel durable, breathable and lightweight. Our tester noticed some bunching since the sheets didn't fit very tightly (likely due to the stretchy nature of microfiber) thus requiring her to re-tuck them every night — not a deal-breaker but definitely something to consider.

  1. Thread Count 95 GSM
  2. Sizes Twin, Extra-Deep Twin, Twin XL, Extra Deep Twin XL, Full, RV/Short Queen, Queen, Extra Deep Queen, King, Extra Deep King, Split King, California King, Extra Deep King
  3. Certifications None
  4. Material Microfiber
  5. Available Colors White, aqua, black, blue hydrangea, blush pink, brick red, brown, coral, emerald green, golden ivory, gray, laced sky blue, levendar, light gray, madison purple, navy blue, paisley grey, purple, royal blue, sand, spa blue, spa mint, tan, dark taupe, gold, light blue, madison blue, paisley blue, persimmon, striped beige, striped grey, striped light blue, striped white, teal, yellow
The Company Store
What We Like
  1. Wrinkle free material
  2. Optional monogram personalization
  3. Fitted sheets offered in three depths for minimal movement
What We Don't Like
  1. Luxury price tag
  2. Machine wash cold only

This sateen sheet set from The Company Store earned rave reviews from our tester. Made of Supima cotton, the luxe, heavyweight satin feel gives them a high-quality resort vibe that no other sheets we tried even came close to. Despite a nearly flawless report, our tester noted one con: the price. An indulgent set of sheets is arguably a worthy splurge, and you also have the option to purchase the components of this set (fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases) individually, so you can get exactly what you need. These sheets also come in 18 colors and extended deep-pocket sizes for taller mattresses. All in all, these are top of the line, or, as our editor described it, "It was hard to get out of bed in the morning. These are the sheets you put on your guest room bed to totally pamper your guests."

  1. Thread count 450
  2. Sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  3. Certifications OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  4. Material Supima cotton
  5. Available colors White, ivory, alabaster, light birch, light gray, silver, midnight blue, steel blue, blue dusk, blue shadow, cloud, ocean blue, olive green, cornsilk, burnt sienna, redwood, wisteria
What We Like
  1. Build your own set
  2. Mix and match colorways
  3. Softens over time
What We Don't Like
  1. Some colors are out of stock
  2. Limited neutral tones

One of our most-loved bedding brands is, of course, also our top pick for pint-sized sheets, quilts and swaddles. Brooklinen's Brooklittles line is made from the same high-quality long-staple cotton as the "adult" sheets with deep pockets and a soft, durable percale weave. Only the best for baby, right? Our editor (and toddler mom) is obsessed with how cool they are. "The breathability makes a difference for my son who runs hot. Pair the sheets with Brooklinen's ultra-soft garment-dyed baby quilt that gets softer with every wash. (I know because I've washed this a lot.)"

  1. Thread count 300
  2. Sizes 52" x 28" x 6"
  3. Certifications Not listed
  4. Material Long-staple cotton
  5. Available colors White, jungle in multi, dotty in blue, dotty in pink, sprinkles in blue, sprinkles in pink, sprinkles in multi

What to Consider When Buying Bed Sheets

Aside from the size of your bed and personal style preferences, selecting the right sheet material is the biggest factor to consider before buying sheets as this will have the most impact on sleep comfort. Additionally, you'll need to keep in mind the height of your mattress as a standard pocket depth may not be big enough to cover a tall mattress or a mattress with a topper. Features that will affect the price include material type (linen is often the most expensive), where the material was sourced, whether sheets and pillowcases are sold separately or as a set, and bed size. Wrinkle resistance is a feature that may or may not be important to you but is something to consider when choosing a material as some fabrics, like cotton, wrinkle easily.


Cotton is the most popular and widely available option, although alternative materials like linen (made from flax), bamboo and eucalyptus are gaining popularity. Cotton jersey is knit, not woven, and is stretchy, breathable, lightweight and wrinkle-resistant. Basically, it feels like a perfectly worn-in T-shirt. Combed cotton is cotton that has been brushed to remove short fibers and leave only the long fibers, resulting in a sturdier, softer fabric. Because of the extra work, combed cotton also comes at a higher price point.

Microfiber sheets are made from synthetic materials, like polyester, and are cheaper and smoother than cotton but not as breathable. Microfiber often has a silkier touch but is lightweight, low-maintenance and less likely to wrinkle. Depending on the thread count and quality, microfiber will last for a few years but isn't as hardy as cotton.

Silk is the most expensive and luxurious fabric since the manufacturing process is so labor-intensive. The ultra-fine fibers, which come from silkworms' cocoons and are then spun into thread, give silk its distinctive slippery feel. Silk sheets with a high momme count will cost more, as will sheets made from 100 percent mulberry silk, which is considered the highest-quality, purest form of silk. Satin is not the same as silk. Satin is made from synthetic fibers and may be combined with silk.

Weave Type

Within the cotton category, there are a few different weave types that not only affect the look and feel of sheets but also price and sleep quality. Sateen gives the silkiest feel, heaviest weight and shinest appearance. Sateen sheets are generally warmer since the weave is very tight, but offer a luxurious experience. Percale is ideal for hot sleepers and those who like a crisp, cool bed. Percale sheets have a matte appearance, feel stiffer to the touch and are more breathable and lightweight. Twill is less commonly used for sheets because the diagonal weaving pattern gives more texture and may make sheets feel rough. However, the twill's durability and strength can't be beaten. Flannel can be made from materials other than cotton, but regardless, this weave has a very soft brushed, almost plush, feel and definitely adds warmth.

Thread Count

Retailers often inflate thread counts to imply higher quality. In reality, anywhere in the 200 to 800 thread count range is good, but 300 to 600 is a sweet spot. Fabric quality is the most important factor to consider when buying sheets. Some manufacturers don't even provide a thread count because it's irrelevant and materials like bamboo aren't woven in a way that threads can be counted.

How Should You Wash Sheets?

Since our top picks come in a variety of fabrics, we recommend following manufacturer's instructions for washing sheets. That said, many of our picks are low maintenance and can be machine washed. You should wash your sheets before first use.

How Often Should You Wash Sheets?

Like any sheet set, how often you wash your sheets depends on your lifestyle. If you sweat often, sleep with a partner or eat in bed, you may want to wash your sheets as often as once a week. Don't forget to consider washing pillowcases even more often!

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