Jumping into cloud-like linen bed sheets after a very long hard day can only be described as peak levels of comfort, and one that can only be made better if you’ve got freshly shaved legs (IYKYK). Sadly for us, not all linen bed sheets are created equal. The quality of linen can vary depending on thread count and fabric.
And because testing them all would be a truly laborious (yet satisfying?) task, we decided to ask for our colleagues’ humble opinions on the matter to see if we could find you, our loyal PTV reader, the one set of linen bed sheets to rule them all. Turns out, you can’t really go wrong with the six sets below. Happy shopping (and sleeping)!
“Heading into warmer weather, the Eva hemp linen sheets have been perfect for a good night’s sleep. They’re cool when needed, but warm when it counts in the wee hours of the morning. They feel a helluva lot different to the synthetic sheets I usually have on my bed, so in that sense, it took a couple of nights to get used to, but now I don’t know how I lived without them for so long. I’m actually looking forward to hot summer nights now that I feel prepared to take them on with these bad boys.” — Matt H
“There’s an old saying: When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I think that’s the best way to describe the Bhumi Sateen Sheets. In all honesty, they felt a little stiff at first, but once I got them on my bed they just felt right, still stiff, but in a nice, tight way, like they were ready to do the job. And they did the job. I’ve slept soundly every night since first chucking them on my bed a few weeks ago.” — David
“My BF is a hot sleeper (and basically a weighted blanket for me), so I was worried we’d overheat like we do with silk sheets. However, I was wrong, very, very wrong. The Ettitude sheets are like sleeping on the softest, silkiest cloud. They’re super breathable, feel amazing on freshly shaved legs (IYKYK) and don’t go sliding around the bed. I’ll be investing in another set so I can have these sheets, and only these sheets, on rotation.” — Bree
“I’ve never really invested in bed sheets. I always thought it was a bit of unnecessary indulgence and was perfectly content with the cheap/affordable sheets I’d always opted for in the name of convenience. The Ettitude sheets were my first time ever trying out a set of smooth, silky sheets and honestly, I might have to make room in the budget for bougie bed linen in future because they were simply divine. My only criticism is that they were almost too slippery – I’m a pretty restless sleeper so I found that they’d yoinked themselves off the bed, or I was completely cocooned in them by the morning. Anyway, they’re in the wash now and I’ve never felt like more of a peasant getting into my old sheets.”
“After spending years getting the best I could at Kmart, I finally bit the bullet and got a decent linen bedspread from Bed Threads. I’ve been signed up to their eDM for a while now, for the room inspo alone. It sounds lame, but once you’ve got a good bedspread, the rest of your room starts to fall into place. They look as good as a magazine spread does (when you actually make your bed…) but you’ll likely find them a lil’ scratchy the first few wears(?) They soften in the wash over time. Ultimately, it’s the colour range for me, which is the most expansive I’ve seen when it comes to linen sheets, but then you do have the hard task of picking a shade that works for you.” — Chantelle
“Ecosa just launched 100% European Flax Linen sheets and I’m glad I got my hands on some. While I do love their bamboo sheets, these ones take the cake. I got the Queen sheet set in rose, and they look a dream on my light timber bed. What I love about Ecosa sheets, and call me a loser if you like, is that they specify which part of the sheets are the ‘long side’ with a tag. If anyone’s struggled with a fitted sheet going on the wrong way, then it’s the little things like this that make making a bed less of a drag.” — Chantelle
“I’ve never tried bamboo sheets before but my word, these Ecosa ones are the absolute shit. I got a sheet set (which comes with a fitted sheet, loose sheet and 2 x pillows) and I think I’ll be buying the doona cover and 2 x more pillowcases immediately because I love the feel. I got the mustard colourway, which looks a bit goldish, but because I’m sleeping so good, I’m getting drool marks on the pillowcases. If you don’t drool, you’re sweet – if you do, you’re looking at a lot of pillow flipping until you can be bothered to do your washing.” — Chantelle
“I love my The Sheet Society sheets! You can also virtually build your bed to know what colour combos work etc which has been a lifesaver and unsure why not every other brand does it.” — Jamie
“The best parts about sheet society are their fitted sheets that don’t budge and their pillowcases which are designed to also not budge (I’m a hoe for linens and these things impress me).” — Pema
“The Miss Molly sheets are really lovely and soft, not scratchy at all. I first discovered them at an Airbnb I was staying at in Mollymook, looked at the tag, did some Googling and realised the boutique was kind of on the way home to Sydney in Thirroul, so we made a linen sheet detour!” — Josie
“I love the Gingham print and gord colourways in the I Love Linen sheets! After struggling with scratchy linen in the past, these were honestly super soft and I slept like a bebe. They even make linen clothing which are just as cute!” — Holly
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