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There are so many types of bedding out there to choose from – microfiber, flannel, sateen, Egyptian cotton, and bamboo – it can be downright confusing! Our editors want to make it easy for you by introducing you to a great alternative: linen sheets – known for their luxurious feel, they are slightly heavier than cotton and provide weight and sumptuous comfort while you sleep.

Compared to fabrics like cotton, linen sheets are expensive: we’re talking a median price of around $200. However, this price is commensurate with the quality and craftsmanship of the fabric, made from the natural fibers found in European-sourced flax plants, linen sheets have a longer life than cotton sheets. Here at IMBOLDN, we’re giving you the lowdown on a variety of linen sheet sets that impress us for both their quality and comfort.


RH Italian Heritage Washed Linen Sheet Set

Inspired by heritage Tuscan linens, this Italian-made sheet set is crafted from the finest 100 percent European flax. This mid-weight linen set offers luxurious year-round comfort and natural breathability that will only get softer with each washing. The sheet set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet that fits mattresses up to 18-inches deep, and 2 pillowcases (one in the twin set).

$429

Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set

Brooklinen’s Linen Core Sheet Set features a luxurious 480-thread count and is made with 100 percent long-staple cotton that is perfect for warm days or cool nights. The weave is light, airy, and stonewashed for the ultimate in softness. Made in Portugal, the sheets are individually garment dyed, so they each have their own unique character. Available in a choice of 5 different colors.

$259+

Bed Threads 100% French Flax Linen Bedding Set

Bed Threads makes their sheets from pure 100 percent French Flax Linen, which boasts anti-static, anti-bacterial, and naturally temperature-regulating properties. The set comes with a duvet cover, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. This super soft set is designed to last and will only get better over time because the more they are washed, the more comfortable they get. Available in a wide variety of colorways and stripes.

$250


The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Sheet Set

The linen sheets made by The Citizenry make you want to climb into bed and snuggle in. These French linen sheets are made using only the finest French flax and they’re even woven in the oldest, family-run linen mill in Portugal. The set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, and are offered in a variety of muted colors. Since they are stonewashed, you can rest assured that they will be ultra soft and comfortable.

$275

Parachute Linen Sheet Set

Made in Portugal of pure European flax, Parachute’s linen sheet sets are soft and luxurious. The sheets have been OEKO-Tex certified, which means that the flax was grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Since flax threads are thicker, the air flows through them easily, so if you’re a hot sleeper, these sheets are a great option for you. Flax also has the added benefit of being moisture-wicking, so night sweats and overheating are a non-issue.

$189

Quince European Linen Sheet Set

Free of harmful chemicals and toxins, the Quince sheet sets are woven from the finest flax, which is pre-washed for supreme softness and comfort. The set comes with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. The fitted sheet can fit mattresses up to 16-inches deep without any problem. Available in a wide range of colors, including stripes, you will fall in love with these year-round sheets.

$130


Simple & Opulence Linen Sheet Set

These 100 percent pure linen sheets have a loose weave which creates warmth without trapping moisture. They are soft like Egyptian cotton and their breathability will help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. Embroidery adds a touch of sophistication to the pillowcases and flat sheet. The set comes in a nice selection of colors and includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

$115

Sijo Premium Stone Washed 100% French Linen Bed Sheet Set

Awarded “The Softest Linen Sheets of 2022” by the Sleep Foundation, Sijo’s French flax linen has a higher fabric density than most other brands, which lends it durability. Made from natural linen from the Normandy region of France, these sheets are sustainable and eco-friendly. Like with other linen sheets, they become softer each time they are washed. Available in 12 different colors, Sijo’s sheets are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, indicating no harmful dyes or chemicals are used during the manufacturing process.

$235

Snowe Linen Sheet Set

These Italian-made linen sheets are wonderfully soft, yet super durable, resilient, and will age beautifully. Interestingly, the Italian manufacturer uses a proprietary technology that relaxes the linen fibers with actual gusts of wind (air washing) before the sheets are hand-finished to perfection. Available in White, Slate Grey, and Slate Blue.

$228
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