The 7 Best Linen Bedding of 2019

Luxurious sheets worth every penny

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: West Elm Belgian Flax at West Elm

“You’ll love the lived in look these linen sheets provide.”

Best Complete Set: Parachute Venice at Parachute

“One of the softest and most refined on this list.”

Best High-End: Linoto 4 Piece at Amazon

“Made from long-staple flax linen, they look as beautiful as they feel.”

Best Duvet: Serena & Lily Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover at serenaandlily.com

“With each home wash, the material gets softer."

Best Blanket: Pottery Barn Linen Fringe Throw at potterybarn.com

“Expertly crafted, luxurious, and woven from high-caliber Belgian flax."

Best Skirt: West Elm Belgian Flax at West Elm

“This pleated skirt covers the box spring or lower mattress.”

Best Fitted Sheet: Tuft & Needle Fitted Sheet at tuftandneedle.com

“Has a strong elastic that helps keep your fitted sheet in place.”

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    Best Overall: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set

    Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
    Courtesy of West Elm 
    Very Good

    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; 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.

  • 02 of 07

    Best Complete Set: Parachute Linen Venice Set

    Linen Venice Set
    Courtesy of Parachute
    Excellent

    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.

  • 03 of 07

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

    Good

    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.

  • 04 of 07

    Best Duvet: Serena & Lily Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover

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    Courtesy of Serena & Lily.

    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.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best Blanket: Pottery Barn Linen Fringe Throw

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    Courtesy of Pottery Barn.

    To add an instant dash of classic, cozy style to your bedroom or living room, Pottery Barn’s Linen Fringe Throw is the ideal blanket. Expertly crafted, luxurious, and woven from high-caliber Belgian flax, this blanket looks more expensive than it actually is. Because it's stone-washed for softness, you can rest assured that it’s both decorative and functional. Its dimensions are 60 x 50 inches, and it comes in a variety of classic colors like Champagne, Chateau Blue, and Midnight. For easy cleaning, you can throw it in the washing machine (cold water only) and tumble dry on low.

  • 06 of 07

    Best Skirt: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Bed Skirt

    Belgian Flax Linen Bed Skirt
    Courtesy of West Elm

    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.

  • 07 of 07

    Best Fitted Sheet: Tuft & Needle Fitted Sheet

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    Courtesy of Tuft & Needle.

    The brand-new 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 to them straight out of the package. They also have a lived-in look that customers love.

    Crafted from durable, dirt-repellant 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. 

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How We Tested

We bought three top-rated linen bedding sets that our reviewer tested by sleeping on nightly for weeks. We asked our tester to consider the most important features when using these sheet sets, from their quality to their fit. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.

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.

Test Results: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set (Best Overall)

West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
Courtesy of West Elm
Very Good

What We Like

  • Incredibly soft and breathable

  • Great color options

  • Can add monogram

What We Don't Like

  • Wrinkle easily

  • Thin

  • Set doesn’t include duvet cover or travel bag

West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
The Spruce / Erika Owen
West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
 The Spruce / Erika Owen
West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
The Spruce / Erika Owen
West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
The Spruce / Erika Owen

Calling these sheets “uber soft and breathable,” our tester recommended this set as an affordable, basic option. While they don’t come with some of the bells and whistles other sheet sets do, our reviewer loved the neutral color options and the ability to customize them with a monogram (for a fee). The downside? “The sheets are soft, but they're also thin,” she warned. “I could see them snagging pretty easily, especially if you have a pet.” Our tester also mentioned that they wrinkle easily—as is typical of linen.

Test Results: Parachute Linen Venice Set (Best Complete Set)

Linen Venice Set
 Courtesy of Parachute
Excellent

What We Like

  • Breathable and temperature-regulating

  • Super soft

  • Attractive lived-in look and feel

What We Don't Like

  • Run large

  • Wrinkle easily

  • Slight smell right out of package

Parachute Linen Venice Set
 The Spruce / Erika Owen
Parachute Linen Venice Set
The Spruce / Erika Owen 
Parachute Linen Venice Set
The Spruce / Erika Owen 
Parachute Linen Venice Set
The Spruce / Erika Owen

Our tester loved how soft and breathable these sheets are: “I never over-heated,” she reported. While they definitely wrinkle like all linen sheets, our reviewer explained, “They also have a great lived-in aesthetic and don't look terrible when they wrinkle.” However, “these sheets definitely run large—like, pool over the end of your bed large,” according to our tester. Overall? “They are definitely an investment, but the softness and beautiful fabric cannot be beaten,” she raved.

Test Results: Linoto 100% Linen Bed Sheet Set 4 Piece (Best High-End)

Good

What We Like

  • Fitted sheet has deep pockets

  • Sturdy

  • Variety of color options

What We Don't Like

  • Scratchy until washed several times

  • Potential pilling

  • Duvet cover not included

Linoto 100% Linen Bed Sheet Set 4 Piece
The Spruce / Erika Owen
Linoto 100% Linen Bed Sheet Set 4 Piece
The Spruce / Erika Owen 
Linoto 100% Linen Bed Sheet Set 4 Piece
The Spruce / Erika Owen 
Linoto 100% Linen Bed Sheet Set 4 Piece
The Spruce / Erika Owen 

Our tester called these sheets “thick and sturdy” and really liked the variety of color options, which include neutrals as well as lavender, indigo, and green. Another plus? “My favorite part of this set may be the deep pocket on the fitted sheet,” she said. “I have never had such an easy time putting a fitted sheet on a bed (and that’s saying something considering how tall my mattress is).” And while she mentioned they were a bit scratchy at first, our reviewer said that once you wash them a few times they get soft. Our tester did caution, “I could see there being a bit of pilling on the sheets after a while.”