Linen bedding — arguably the most luxurious material to sleep on — breathes during the summer months and keeps you insulated on cold winter nights. Not only is linen an incredibly comfortable material to sleep on (and one that gets softer with each wash), but it also gives your room an elegant French feel. This all-natural, organic material consists of flax fiber that wicks sweat from your body throughout the night. Given the laborious process of turning flax into a fiber, linen bedding often... comes with a hefty price tag. Still, if you're looking to upgrade your night's sleep, it's worth every penny.
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 beat; purchasers claim 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.
If you’re hunting for the linen look, but you're on a budget, a linen blend works almost just as well. The Loft New York Washed Linen-Cotton Blend Sheet Set from Target contains 55 percent linen and 45 percent cotton fibers, giving you a luxurious linen feel for a fraction of the price. These soft, breathable sheets range in size from twin to California king and are offered in five neutral colors. Each set contains a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. Because of the cotton blend, they offer a heavier and warmer feel than pure linen, making them a good choice for use during the colder months. Owners love the choice of colors and the way the sheets soften after every wash.
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, reviewers say the Linoto set is well worth the money, However, a few mentioned that the sheets split after multiple uses. Even still, the company provided replacements for free and boasts a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee, making it a worry-free purchase.
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, a flat sheet, two pillowcases, and a slip-on duvet cover. 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. Reviewers love the laid-back look the Venice set offers and mention that, even from day one, the sheets are not scratchy or hard.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
Even if you can’t invest in sheets just yet, a linen duvet cover is a great way to get the same airy look. Macy’s Hotel Collection Linen Duvet Cover boasts 100 percent linen and adds a classic look to your bed. It comes in a neutral beige color that matches sheets of any color and ranges in size from full to California king. The duvet's ties keep your down comforter in place and the button closures add a tailored, but not fussy, look. A matching sham is sold separately.
Owners love the rustic, countryside feel the Hotel Collection duvet offers, adding that it’s well worth the cost. Some note that it wrinkles easily, but that just adds to the lived-in look of a natural linen product.
If you want to add a linen print to your favorite reading chair or to the foot of your bed, the Coyuchi Rustic Linen Throw is a great option. This soft throw is made from 100 percent linen, with a cotton backing to give it a plush but durable feel. It comes in alpine white or pewter, both with a neutral stripe that adds a French provincial look. The throw measures 60 inches by 47 inches and can be machine washed. On your bed or thrown across a chair, the Coyuchi Rustic Linen Throw is a classy addition to any space.
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 use choose complimentary colors to complete your ensemble. The pleated skirt covers the box spring or lower mattress and is a total of 15-inches deep. This flax linen bed skirt won’t tear or wrinkle easily.
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