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“There are at least five layers that comprise a five-star, hotel-quality bed,” says interior designer Karen B. Wolf. And bed linens play a major role.
“A king-sized bed, for example, requires three Euro Shams in the back, king pillows two of which should be coverlet style shams to work with the bedding, two throw pillows, and a lumbar or shape to top it all off. This complicated layering is what makes your bed speak luxury, comfort and sweet dreams,” adds Wolf.
Aesthetics aside though, we are firm believers that true luxury lies in the construction of a piece. Or in this case, the fabrics your linens are made of. High-thread cotton, soft sateen, and fine cotton-and-silk blends guarantee you will be happily lazing around in your bed for hours.
Here we rounded up the most luxurious bed linens for any style.
Serena & Lily Westport Duvet Cover
Give your bedroom a preppy update with this beautiful cotton duvet cover by Serena & Lily. The airy seersucker fabric will keep your body cool at night (it’s perfect for warmer climates) allowing you to wake up well-rested and refreshed.
To buy: from $328, serenaandlily.com
Yves Delorme Duetto Bed Collection
Made in France from luxury long-staple white cotton, the Duetto bedding sheet, and pillow collection sports a delicate double-stitch motif embroidered by hand and available in four soft shades. It is a modern spin on a classic that will elevate any bedroom décor.
To buy: from $130, yvesdelorme.com
Bella Notte Seraphina Fitted Sheet
Because silk is not as porous as cotton, for example, and doesn’t absorb moisture as much it makes for the perfect bed linen fabric. Bella Notte takes it one step further and has blended it with sustainable Tencel for a match made in heaven. The result is a fitted sheet so soft and silky that will not only keep your body cool and hydrated but that will also prevent you from waking up with frizzy hair.
To buy: from $492, bellanottelinens.com
The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Sheet Set
This heavenly soft bed sheet set (that only gets softer with time!) will make you not want to come out of bed in the morning! It sports a traditional design that consists of a wide trim on the pillowcases and the flat sheet and is made from sustainable linen sourced from a family-owned mill in Portugal.
To buy: from $455, the-citizenry.com
Frette Lozenge Lace Sheet Set
Frette is famous not only for using premium cotton for its bedding but also for its sophisticated designs. Case in point? This gorgeous lozenge lace sheet set is made in Italy from extra-long-staple cotton for a heavenly night’s sleep. Both the pillowcases and the sheets feature a delicate macramé border of patterned lace that beautifully frames the sheets and that will create a gorgeous focal point in your bedroom.
To buy: $2,400, frette.com
Alexandre Turpault Quintessence King Duvet Cover
Bring spring into your bedroom with this reversible floral-inspired duvet cover by French heritage bath and bedding company Alexandre Turpault. It is made from silky 300-thread count sateen cotton and sports a beautiful tree of life motif on a pale blush background.
To buy: from $374, amara.com
Peacock &Alley Concerto Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set
A classic set of crisp white sheets is a bedroom staple. Peacock & Alley has designed theirs with a bold interlocking heart pattern in a soothing green shade that adds a pop of color. The sheets, embroidered in the company’s Dallas studio, are made from 420-thread sateen cotton sourced from Portugal.
To buy: from $475, peacockalley.com
Matouk Broccatelle Collection
Matouk truly sets the standard for what luxury bedding should look and feel like. Their Brocatelle collection was inspired by a scalloped 1930s art deco pattern that will bring a glamorous roaring 20s vibe to your bedroom. The silky soft Italian cotton matelassé fabric is available in four elegant hues.
To buy: from $135, matouk.com
Sferra Queen 600 Thread Count Pima Stripe Sheet Set
Luxury Italian bedding company Sferra sources the finest natural fibers for its bedding from all over the world and you can definitely feel and see it. This beautiful sateen sheet set comes in an eye-catching striped pattern crafted from the softest long-staple 600-thread count cotton. The pillowcases are complemented by a classic piping accent.
To buy: $275, horchow.com
Roberto Cavalli New Spider Bed Set
Add some Italian flair to your bedroom with this eclectic Robert Cavalli bed set that includes a duvet cover, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. It has an allover chain design that also features the brand’s logo and a frame that consists of flowers and animals set on a white background.
To buy: from $920, amara.com