The Best Linen Bedding of 2020

Luxurious sheets worth every penny

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Our Top Picks
"One of the softest and most refined on this list."
"You’ll love the lived-in look these linen sheets provide."
"Made from long-staple flax linen, they look as beautiful as they feel."
"These linen sheets are great for hot sleepers because they are breathable."
"Has a strong elastic that helps keep your fitted sheet in place."
"With each home wash, the material gets softer."
"Made from 100 percent linen, this lightweight blanket is perfect for all seasons."
"This pleated skirt covers the box spring or lower mattress."
"Soft, durable, and eco-friendly."

Linen bedding creates a refined yet lived-in look that never goes out of style. From sheet sets to duvet covers and throw blankets, the best linen bedding is temperature-regulating to keep you comfortable year-round, and it gets softer and comfier with each wash. Plus, the fabric is as easy to care for as cotton, and its naturally creased look means you never have to iron.

Below, we’ve tested and researched the best linen bedding in a variety of sizes, styles, and chic colors:

Best Overall: Parachute Linen Venice Set


A linen bed often looks best when all the pieces match. That's where Parachute's Linen Venice Set comes in. Offering everything you need to fully outfit your bed, each set comes complete with a fitted sheet, two pillowcases, and a slip-on duvet cover (you can also add a top sheet to your set). Made from 100 percent European linen and garment-dyed in small batches, Parachute's linen set is one of the softest and most refined on this list. The size range goes from full to California king and they come in six colors, including blush and black. The duvet cover features twill ties on each corner, helping it stay in place as you sleep.

Parachute offers customers a 60-day trial on all of their products, giving you a chance to test out your purchase. The Venice set offers a laid-back look that's easy to love, and even from day one, the sheets are not scratchy or hard.

"The Parachute linen sheets are super soft—so soft, I’m pretty sure I could live in a robe made from this material."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Best Value: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set

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West Elm offers a reasonably priced Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set that is soft, durable, and luxurious. Made from 100 percent Belgian flax, this set comes in four neutral colors, including beige and light grey. Full, queen, king, and California king sizes make it the perfect fit for most adult-sized mattresses (even those up to 15-inches deep). Each set comes with two pillowcases, but you can also buy pillowcase sets to house additional pillows.

West Elm’s linen bedding durability can't be beaten, and they don't wear thin or tear like sheets of lesser quality. You'll love the lived-in look these linen sheets provide, giving you the perfect excuse to skip the iron.

"The most delightful part of this set: You can add a custom monogram. While it doesn’t add to the quality at all, it is fun little details like this that make your bedroom feel more like home."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Best High-End: Linoto 100% Linen Bed Sheet Set 4 Piece

The Linoto 100% Linen Sheets are an investment you’ll cherish for years to come. Made from long-staple flax linen, they look as beautiful as they feel. Each set comes complete with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases, and they are entirely seam-free. You can pick between 15 neutral colors, ranging in sizes from twin to California king. The deep-pocket fitted sheet also works for pillow-top mattresses, which can sometimes be a struggle to fit with linen sheets.

Beautiful and breathable, the Linoto set is well worth the money. Even better, the company boasts a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee, making it a worry-free purchase.

"My favorite part of this set may be the deep pocket on the fitted sheet. I have never had such an easy time putting a fitted sheet on a bed."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Best Color Selection: Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set

If you're looking to incorporate linen sheets into your bedroom, Brooklinen has a wide array of colors and patterns that will complement your decor, including classic white, light pink, and striped styles. This cult-favorite bedding brand has perfected their 100 percent linen sheets, which are made of Belgian and flax linen for a comfy, lived-in feel.

These linen sheets are great for hot sleepers because they're breathable, but also nice when the weather turns cool because they have some cozy weight to them. They are also OEKO-TEX® certified for chemical safety, so you know that you are lying your head on something safe at night.

Best Feel: Tuft & Needle Fitted Sheet Set

The Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set is stylish and cozy, making this the perfect addition to your bed. The sheets are garment washed, which means they have a wonderful softness and lived-in look straight out of the package.

Crafted from durable, dirt-repellent linen fabric, the Linen Fitted Sheet also has a strong elastic that helps keep your fitted sheet in place, and a 16-inch pocket that accommodates up to a 14-inch mattress. The Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set is available in attractive colors like charcoal, sand, dusty rose, cloud, and slate and comes with two standard pillowcases, one fitted sheet, and one top sheet. 

Best Duvet: Serena & Lily Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover

Light as a feather and crafted from the finest European linen, the Serena & Lily Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover is both comfy and chic. Their linen comes from premium grown flax, and is yarn-dyed and specially washed for the softest feel possible. With each home wash, the material gets softer, so it actually gets better with age. Plus, this duvet is OEKO-TEX certified, which means it was crafted without harmful chemicals. Considering the amount of time spent in bed, investing in pure materials for bed linens is better for the environment and your health. No matter if it’s a hot summer night or an autumn afternoon, the Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover is an all-around great choice for a linen duvet cover.

Choose from six soft colors and three different sizes.

"The weight of this linen gives it a luxurious feel but a note to those who cannot embrace wrinkles: a linen duvet is not for you."—Meredith Hurd, Product Tester

Best Blanket: Pottery Barn Dayton Linen Throw

A linen throw is a versatile all-season accessory for a bedroom or living room. You can drape it over a comfy chair or keep it folded at the end of the bed to use on colder nights. We love the Dayton Linen Throw from Pottery Barn, which is made from 100 percent linen with a washed finish. The lightweight and super soft throw blanket is available in seven chic colors ranging from bone white to cheerful yellow gold. 

This luxurious fringed blanket measures 50 inches wide by 60 inches long, and it’s easy to care for by machine washing and drying.

Best Skirt: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Bed Skirt

A linen bed skirt will instantly complete the look of your bed, creating a purposeful addition to your space. The West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Bed Skirt is made of the same 100 percent Belgian flax as our "best overall" choice of sheet sets. It comes in sizes twin through California king and is available in the same four neutral colors (platinum, white, flax, and slate) as the sheets. Match it perfectly or choose complementary colors to complete your ensemble.

The pleated skirt covers the box spring or lower mattress and is a total of 15-inches deep. Plus, this bed skirt won’t tear or wrinkle easily, making it an easy-to-care-for bedding accent that you can enjoy for years to come.

Best Hemp: Buffy Soft Hemp Sheets

Buffy's Soft Hemp Sheet Set is made from 100 percent hemp linen, which is breathable, durable, and eco-friendly—hemp's extra-long roots improve soil quality over time, and it can grow in the same spot for years. With a similar hand-feel to flax linen, these hemp sheets start off comfy and get softer with each wash. The hypoallergenic sheet set comes in three neutral shades—white, natural, or natural contrast—and the sheets are lightened using natural hydrogen peroxide. Plus, hemp is naturally antimicrobial, so these sheets may stay fresh for longer in between washes.

The set is available in full, queen, king, and California king sizes, and each one comes with a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillowcases. After washing, you can leave them slightly wrinkled for a cozy, lived-in look, or iron them for a sleeker sleep surface.

Final Verdict

Our top choice is the super-soft Parachute Linen Venice Set, which comes with a fitted sheet, pillowcase set, and duvet cover. The West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set is soft, luxurious, and reasonably priced if you're looking for a more affordable option.

What to Look for in Linen Bedding

Quality The quality of the linen bedding you select will affect everything from how it feels to how long it lasts. You want something that’s soft, but also durable and will hold up well when washing. There are different types of linen that provide different feels and looks. Your personal preference, as well as your budget, should drive your choices.

Fit Most linen bedding comes in standard sizes, but if you have a bed that goes beyond a King or you have a pillow-top mattress, your search for the perfect fit make take more time. Consider the size of the mattress and box spring as well as your personal preferences when it comes to things like how snugly you like fitted sheets to fit and how low you like your bed skirt to hang.

Look If you just want basic white bedding, then you’ll be able to find it in most linen lines. If, however, you’re looking for a variety of colors and/or prints, then it may be more difficult. Various linens also have different looks in terms of how crisp or how “lived-in” they look, so make sure you choose one that fits in with the rest of your room’s decor.

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