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Furniture April, 10 2013

Buyer’s Guide: Ten of the Coolest Bedsheets Available Now

When was the last time you bought new bedsheets? Scrap that, when was the last time you even changed your bedding? If, like my housemates, you resist washing your bedsheets in case they’re not dry by the time the next evening rolls around purely because that’s the only set you own, maybe it’s time to reassess the situation. You can sweat up to four pints a night, that’s more than the average gym session and you don’t spend a couple of weeks rolling around in the same old gym clothes, do you. Do you? And anyway, the feeling of brand new bedsheets is like the feeling of brand new socks, but on steroids. Take a look at the selection of what the internet has to offer we’ve compiled, and maybe you’ll change your mind. You want to make your bed the ultimate sanctuary for you, and hopefully for someone else too. Suspiciously stained sheets aren’t gonna entice anyone.

 

Ivory Silk Bed Linen

100% silk bedding. The ultimate. There is nothing you should rather slip between, unless it’s the thighs of someone who’s already between them. They may be ridiculously expensive, but silk comes with all kinds of benefits no one would ever have thought possible from a set of linen. It’s a natural heat conductor which keeps you cool when it’s warm, and warm when it’s cool, and silk has been recognized for its soothing properties and its ability to relieve skin irritations and poor circulation. Even if reading all that you’re not feeling flossy enough to splash out on the whole set, why not treat yourself to just a couple of pillow cases? Buy them now from Gingerlily.

 

Astronaut Quilt Cover

This bedding comes only in a single-sized quilt cover, but with this design you’ll be having the most fun possible in a single bed. Probably. Anyway who the hell needs company when you’re in space? There’s only one astronaut’s suit here so it would be a health and safety hazard allowing anyone else to fly with you. Get hold of your set here.

 

Nirvana Jacquard Sham

As we step firmly into spring, bring some of it into your bedroom with this poppy-colored leaf pattern. It might make waking up a bit easier, but if not you could always try staring into the brightness of the pattern and maybe that will do the trick. Buy your set from FRETTE.

 

Egg Press Dot Duvet Cover

Designed in collaboration with Egg Press Studio, rows of hand-painted dots are intentionally imperfect for a homeware look that’s tailored yet contemporary. Printed on silky-soft, 280 thread count Egyptian cotton with exposed labels and shell button closures. The cover also has inside ties to keep the duvet in place, so you don’t have to endure the pain of it all rumpled at the bottom of the cover. Buy yours now from School House Electric.

 

City Quilt

Maybe you wanna work a hotel bedroom style with sheets and a quilt. And sometimes this works for the better when those evenings become more balmy and you feel suffocated under the weight of a duvet. This white quilt has a map of LA stitched into it, so makes an interesting addition to any bed’s outfit. Find it online here.

 

French-Belgian Linen Sheets

These 100% linen sheets are given a mellow enzyme pre-wash which make this bedding super soft to the touch. The dark charcoal grey shade will make a strong focal point in your bedroom if you’re thinking about things from an interior design perspective. If not, they’ll definitely let you get away with stains a little while longer than white sheets. Buy yours now from CB2.

 

Broste Knit Throw

Although not technically bedding, it’s important to have things like this on standby for those days where leaving bed is near impossible but you want to make it outside of your duvet. See: hangovers. This throw is from Scandinavian design house Broste who are based in Copenhagen, and it’s been hand-knitted by local craftswomen. Buy yours now from Goodhood’s new Life Store.

 

Modern Borer Tangerine Bedding Set

Bedding sets with a border is a classic style for a load of luxurious hotels. These sheets from Dwell Studio will help make you that little bit closer to emulating that luxury in your own home. It’s also made on 400 thread-count pima cotton that’s combed three times on each side. I’m not even sure how they got a comb that small and who was made to comb it three times on each side, but what I do know is that it makes it super soft. Get hold of a set for your bedroom here.

 

La Redoute Combed Cotton Satin Duvet Set

More combing – who are they making comb all these bed sheets? Sounds like an awful job. These sheets from La Redoute come in three different colors. Coming in at a real good price point, grab a bunch of different colors to mix and match your sheets which fool yourself and others into thinking you’re changing your bedding way more than you actually are. Grab them now from La Redoute.

 

Thomas Paul Bedding

Thomas Paul’s textile illustrations translate well in this Octopus bedding set. With strong tattoo vibes, this design stays classy in black and white. It makes a striking feature without compromising on comfort with a 600 thread-count cotton. All items are finished nicely with a contrast piping. Available now from Design Public.

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