At some point this spring, and at the behest of my boyfriend, I decided to take on the task of finding fancy new adult sheets. What are adult sheets you might ask? Well for starters, not the set that are a hold over from your college days. And probably no princesses, super heros, or animals included. Adult sheets are something well made and intentionally purchased for you and your sleeping habits.
Plus we’ve all heard the statistic that the average person will spend 1/3 of their life in bed. It deserves to be a place you look forward to spending time in and feels like a luxurious escape from your daily life. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, see our round up of high to low luxe sheets plus how I’m loving my new Brooklinen set and referral code to save $25 off your first purchase below.
The first thing to wrangle when looking for fancy sheets is the difference between sateen and percale. Before my search for sheets I had never even heard of percale or sateen but they are two different types of cotton weave which leave the sheets with distinct appearances and texture. Sateen has an more luxe feel however is less durable and can be too warm for summer nights. Percale is a better year round sheet because of it’s breathability however is not as soft and more prone to wrinkles. So take a look at your sleeping habits and lifestyle and pick which work best for you.
For our low end sheets we’ve got two sets from Target. These will let you dip your toes into the fancy sheet waters and see if you’d really like to take the plunge.
Our medium sheets come from Brooklinen, a direct-to-consumer site who aims to educate about the materials and transparent costs that go into making each sheet set. They are like the Everlane of sheets. Parachute would also fall into this category selling high end basics of bedding. They even have The Parachute Hotel in Venice, California so you can book a stay and have the perk of trying out the sheets.
High above $300
Now there are many high end sheet companies, think Boll and Branch, but Coyuchi made our round up for their organic textiles, commitment to minimally processing, and high manufacturing standards. That in turn makes for truly luxurious and environmentally friendly sheets.
For me, living in Southern California, it was a no brainer to go with percale for the breathability on warm nights. I decided to try the Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set in Bedford Smoke Stripe.
I’ve officially been sleeping on them for two months and love them. They have truly transformed my sleep. I thought the idea of sheets being lighter and more breathable was probably minimal at best and a nuance that would be hard to notice. Not the case! These are drastically cooler than my old jersey set.
They came packaged nicely in a branded bag and shipped free and quickly. I would definitely recommend these to anyone shopping around. I purchased these with my own money, no one is even telling me to endorse these. They are really that good!
Brooklinen Referral Code
If you would like to order your own Brooklinen set, use this referral code to get $25 off your first purchase.
And if you feel like you’ve really mastered the sheet game and want to expand even further, The Sweethome tells you how to mix and match sateen, percale, linen, and flannel sheets for the season and your perfect temperature.