WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI
When the temperature drops, we make some obvious changes around the house to accommodate the colder weather (Hello heater, my old friend!). But, bedding is a great place to focus a little attention to make it comfy and cozy – and also allow you to potentially save a bit on bills while you sleep soundly.
“With cooler weather headed our way, your mind may be on new boots and jackets. But, while you’re shopping for cold weather essentials, don’t forget one that will get you through those long, snowy nights,” said Bustle. “The best sheets for winter will make your bed more comfortable and transform it into a warm sanctuary all winter long, no matter the weather outside.”
We culled together some recommendations for the best sheets to use this winter.
Flannel is an obvious choice for winter because it creates warmth. Flannel sheets can get pricey, but not if you know where to look. In this case, the place to look is, largely, Amazon, where a number of worthy options can be purchased for the price of lunch (or maybe a mid-range dinner).
Bare Home Fleece Super Soft Premium Sheet Set, $27-35, Amazon
Breathable and hypoallergenic, this sheet set also has a great side benefit: no pilling. “One of the biggest complaints about fleece is that it pills too quickly – but you won’t have to worry about that with these pill-resistant, 100 percent fleece sheets that are plush, hypoallergenic, and resistant to stains,” said Bustle. “This set, which includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase, comes in every size from twin to split king. Reviewers use words like ‘soft,’ ‘fluffy,’ and ‘warm’ to describe them, but also say they are great for hot sleepers because they won’t trap too much heat inside of them.
Pinzon Velvet Flannel Sheet Set, $65-$75, Amazon
This sheet set ups the ante on the luxe factor, with velvet flannel that is silky soft, comes in both prints and solids, and washes and dries just like any other sheets. “These sheets are so in demand they have more than 3,500 reviews,” said Bustle. “One writes that these won’t make it any easier to get out of bed in the morning: ‘Super thick, sturdy construction, and oh, so soft. A truly exceptional price for sheets of this weight and quality. I have no doubt they will last a very long time. I love them so much I just bought another set.'”
Wirecutter spent 120 hours researching and testing different flannel sheet sets. Their favorite” L.L.Bean’s Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set. “These sheets offer the best combination of softness and durability at a really good price,” they said. “They’re among the plushest sheets we tried, and this is one of the few sets that never made us sweat.
Wirecutter also found a surprising winner among its contenders: Target’s Threshold Flannel Sheet Set. In brushed flannel and available in 11 different solids and a bunch of cute patterns including plaid and geographic prints, the sets are super affordable and have been called “the best sheets ever” by reviewers.
The Spruce is also partial to Amazon’s velvet flannel sheets, but a close second is the Mellanni Cotton Flannel Set that “contains many of the same qualities as our first pick, but with a lighter consistency,” they said. “Made from the highest quality flannel, it also features a luxuriously soft and fitted feel, perfect for any room of the home.”
This Aspen Flannelette Sheet Set features a chic cable knit pattern and a “flanelette” material that allows you to “warm up but not overheat,” they said. With this more lightweight version of flannel, you’re almost guaranteed a good night’s sleep.
Not a huge fan of flannel? Try fleece instead. This micro fleece sheet set from Amazon is amazingly soft and plenty warm, includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillow cases. One reviewer said, “If you love COZY and REALLY WARM, then THESE are THE SHEETS for you!”