Our edit of where to buy bedding

Bedding can make a huge difference to your sleep, so make sure you get it right with our guide to the best duvet covers, bed sheets and bedding sets, in everything from luxurious cotton sateen to deliciously rumpled linen
43 of the best places to buy bedding and bed sheets to buy now

The high street go-to
H&M Home is a fantastic affordable standby, and its bedding collection is one of the most reliable things it stocks. There's a huge range of bedding online, in contemporary patterns and plain colours.

What we're buying: While basic cotton duvet sets starting at around £20, we recommend going straight for their washed linen sets, which come in at about £80 for a double duvet set.

Patterned Single Duvet Cover Set
Patterned Single Duvet Cover Set

The best for patterned bedding
For seriously bright and patterned bedding on the high street (albeit at the pricier end), Anthropologie is the place to be. Perfect for teenagers' rooms, these bold designs will liven up any space and make the bed the centrepiece of the room.

What we're buying: The boho retailer do a fantastic range of bedspreads. Our favourite is the Delissa Quilt: an eye-catching, reversible piece.

Amber Lewis for Anthropologie Rosebury Quilt
Mark D. Sikes Organic Sateen Duvet Cover​

For colourful linens

The Conran Shop has long been the perfect place for stylish furniture and iconic investment pieces. However, it's their own range of pure linen bedding that's caught our eye this time.

What we're buying: The Pure Linen Bedding comes in 13 shades from earthy neutrals to the most eye-catching cobalt blue, and is designed to get softer and softer with each wash.

Workwear Blue Linen Bedding Collection
Soft Pink Linen Bedding Collection

The best for that hotel feeling
That luxurious feeling of slipping into a hotel bed can be recreated night after night with Soho Home's bedding collection. The fabrics and styles are the same ones used globally in their houses, so they are really special pieces.

What we're buying: What Soho Home does so well is understated luxury, for that reason, we'd plump for some crisp linen bedding in a neutral colour like cream. Their Luna Duvet Cover in cream would be a brilliant choice.

Luna Linen Duvet Cover, Light Pink
Luna Linen Duvet Cover, olive

The best for creating your own sets
With their own ranges sitting alongside name brands like Yves Delorme and Sheridan, there's little wonder Fenwick is quickly climbing the bedding ranks.

What we're buying: Fenwick's own range is particularly handsome, offering 1000 thread count crisp white sheets at very reasonable prices. Their ‘Mayfair’ set is the last word in luxury.

Northumberland Egyptian Cotton Percale Oxford Pillowcase
Mayfair Ultimate Egyptian Cotton Sateen Oxford Pillowcase

The best in the business for silk bedding
For glorious, cool silk bedding, there is nowhere comparable to Gingerlily. All their pieces are designed in-house and crafted from pure long strand silk of only the finest quality. Sleeping on silk has a well known range of health benefits, too, so both your skin and hair will thank you for using this bedding.

What we're buying: Anything and everything silk. Thanks to Gingerlily's cohesive range, we encourage you to mix and match colours together. If we could only choose one thing, we'd get their Ivory Silk Oxford Pillowcase as the benefits for your skin and hair are immeasurable. To read more about silk pillowcases, head to our guide.

Gingerlily Madeaux Tangleweed Super King Duvet Cover
Gingerlily Silk Double Flat Sheet

The best for long lasting softness
In a change of pace from other brands, Rebecca Udall prioritises long staple cotton yarns over thread count. From less wrinkly sheets (read: easier to iron) to a softer finish, there are myriad benefits to this approach. Woven in Portugal, these sheets and made with longevity in mind.

What we're buying: Their new collection with illustrator Isla Simpson, or their signature scalloped bed sheets.

Isla Simpson Posy Ruffle Bed Linen
Annabelle Scalloped Bed Linen, asparagus

The best for decorative bedding
Oliver Bonas' bedding collection is full of sumptuous velvets and rich colours that look a lot more expensive than their high street price tag might suggest.

What we're buying: They have a great range of reversible quilts that are plain on one side and patterned on the other, which look lovely when folded over at the top.

Floral Ruffle White Double Duvet & Pillowcases Bed Linen Set
Patchwork Multicolour Velvet Bedspread

The best for every bed in the house
Soak and Sleep's website plays host to a huge range of bedding, from pure mulberry silk, French linen, chalk pure hemp, Egyptian cotton and more. As a result, you could kit out your entire household's bedrooms in one fell swoop, whilst catering for everyone's different wishes and needs.

What we're buying: Soak and Sleep's 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen has a heavier weight feel to it that allows it to hang pleasingly over the end of the bed. Thanks to its sateen weave, it has a subdued and delicate shine that makes it look really luxurious.

White 400 Thread Count Cotton Double Duvet
French Linen Double Duvet Cover

What is the best quality bedding?

When buying bedding, the key advice to always follow is to opt for the highest thread count you can afford. As our resident decoration expert Rita Konig says, 'getting into bed at the end of the day is made so much better if you are climbing between really soft, crisp sheets.' We spend more of our time up-close and personal with our bedding than anything else in our houses, so investing some time in choosing it will really pay off.

What is the most comfortable type of bedding?

Preferences vary widely on the best finish for sheets. If you particularly like a crisp feel, opt for 'percale' fabrics - these are traditionally woven with a one-yarn-over, one-yarn-under method for a lightweight, matte finish. 'Sateen' fabrics expose more of the surface of the thread, with a three-yarn-over, three-yarn-under technique; this makes the sheets feel softer and silkier to the touch. Sateen bedding is also less likely to crease than percale sheets.

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If you prefer an informal look, linen is the way to go. Made from the fibres of the flax plant, linen is stiffer in texture, though over time linen bedding will become incredibly soft. Linen bedding tends to be more breathable than most cotton weaves, so it's a popular choice for summer. It does crease very easily, but we think in a very attractive way. If you're thinking seasonally, you could opt for linen sheets in the warmer months, and then flannel bedding in the cooler ones. Flannel bedding is brushed on one or both sides of the surface to create a soft, cosy feel.

What style of bedding is best?

And of course, don't forget to consider how you want your bedding to look. There's a huge variety of colour and detailing out there to choose from. If your bedroom is quite masculine, soften it up with scallop-edged or frilly cotton sheets, or if you want a super-feminine feel then patterned bedding or a floral eiderdown will have a great effect. A classic pintuck Oxford border, or an embroidered line around the edge, will create that sophisticated hotel look, or opt for rumpled linen in a soft pastel shade if you prefer a more rustic look.

How to choose pillowcases

Pillowcases are well worth investing in, as much if not more so than your fitted sheet or mattress topper. Of course, from a luxury perspective, silk pillowcases are the best that money can buy. Mulberry silk and other forms of the material have long shown to deliver benefits to your skin and hair by reducing creases and pressure on skin. Even better, they are not nearly so impractical as they used to be, with many brands offering machine washable options (though they do recommend hand washing). If you find your face is often puffy in the morning, take stock of what pillowcase combination you're using. If you are sleeping on down pillows, try changing to a hypoallergenic filling. To read our guide to the best pillows head here.

We've rounded up the best places to buy bed linen and the best bed sheets here in the UK and further afield. So, whether you prefer rustic linens, crisp cotton or soft flannelette; bright colours or pretty patterns, we have created the perfect shopping list for your very best night's sleep.

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