One of the greatest joys of the winter season is getting to snuggle up at home. Enjoying a night in, cuddled up on the couch, then shuffling off to bed. But nothing pulls you out of your cosy little bubble quite like the shock of cold sheets.
While cosy pyjamas, fluffy quilts, and warm winter bedding make a huge difference on a cold night, you can't underestimate the power of warm bed sheets. To help you enjoy extra warmth while we await the return of summer, we've listed our top winter sheets for a cosy night's sleep.
How to Choose the Best Sheets for Winter
Knowing which winter sheet set is right for you will largely come down to your comfort and temperature preferences. If you're a cold sleeper that requires warm sheets, the best sheets for you will offer superior insulation, trapping in the heat. If you're a hot sleeper, a sheet set that offers breathability and greater temperature control may be better suited.
From cotton sheets to super soft flannelette, we've broken down our favourite winter sheets and the benefits of each fabric.
The Bed Bath N' Table team is based here in chilly Melbourne, so you may not be surprised that flannelette is our number one choice for winter. Also known as flannel sheets, our flannelette sheet sets are the best warm sheets for cold sleepers and those living in cold climates.
Key features & specifications
Material: Brushed Cotton
What are the Pros & Cons of Flannelette?
The brushing technique applied to the cotton fabric of these sheets creates a soft and plush texture that is irresistibly cuddly. Not only does this produce a beautiful texture, but also creates tiny air pockets that work to trap in warmth, keeping it close to your body as you sleep.
Additionally, our flannelette range is available in a wide variety of colours, patterns, and prints, so you can find the perfect style to suit your space. This also makes them great for all ages, with options to suit every member of the family.
While flannelette is the ultimate option for those who find it hard to warm up each night, this fabric may not necessarily be suited to everyone. For those with a tendency to overheat, or those living in warmer climates, flannelette could be slightly too warm - and no one likes waking up covered in sweat! If you're one of these people, we recommend a lighter, cooler option.
The warmest winter sheet. Crafted from cotton, gently brushed on both sides for extra softness, our flannelette sheets will keep you toasty and sleeping soundly on the chilliest of nights.
Hand-picked and gold seal accredited by the Cotton Egypt association, our luxurious Egyptian cotton is known for its softness, lustre and durability.
Key features & specifications
Material: Egyptian Cotton
Thread Counts: 250, 400, 600, 700, 800, and 1200 thread count
What are the pros & cons of Egyptian Cotton?
Along with their beautiful quality and luxurious texture, Egyptian Cotton sheets are breathable and temperature regulating. This means they are a wonderful trans seasonal option, functioning as cooling sheets in summer and warming sheets in winter. They also come in sets, offering a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and standard pillowcases in one neat set.
Along with keeping you comfortable all year round, our Egyptian Cotton sheets are durable and long-lasting, being crafted to stand the test of time. Similar to our flannelette sheets they also come in a range of contemporary and classic colours, so you can pick the perfect set to suit your bedroom.
There aren't a lot of cons to Egyptian Cotton Sheets. However, if you're someone who prefers a lighter feel, a lower thread count option may suit you better than a high thread count option. Additionally, being a premium bedroom staple, Egyptian Cotton Sheets do sit at a higher price point than our standard cotton sheet sets. While the quality and longevity they provide are worth the investment, our regular cotton sheets are a wonderful alternative for those looking for a lower price point.
Why Egyptian Cotton?
This fabric is woven from long-staple fibres, producing the highest quality cotton sheets that are soft, smooth, thick, breathable, and durable. These premium sheets will also keep you warm in winter, and cool in summer, making them a great versatile option.
Once you’ve chosen your Winter Sheets
When enjoying cozy warmth in winter, warm bed sheets are just one side of the equation. Be sure to also invest in soft and warm quilts, duvets, bedspreads, coverlets, mattress toppers, blankets, and throws to complete your winter bedding. These snuggly layers will ensure you can slide into bed and get a good night's rest, no matter how cold it is outside.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is flannelette warmer than cotton?
Flannelette is crafted from brushed cotton. The brushing process creatures thousands of tiny fibres that function as air pockets, holding in the warmth.
How often should you wash flannelette sheets?
Like a regular cotton sheet set, we recommend washing your flannelette sheets once a week. Be sure to check the care instructions prior to washing.
Are Bamboo or Egyptian Cotton sheets better?
The right sheet for you depends on your temperature and fabric preferences. If you live in a warmer climate and love a silky sheet, a bamboo sheet may be right for you. If you are looking for a touch of luxury and durability, Egyptian cotton may suit you.
How do you wash Egyptian Cotton sheets?
We recommend washing prior to use. Warm hand or machine wash on gentle cycle, then line dry in the shade. Warm iron if desired.
Can you tumble dry Egyptian Cotton sheets?
We recommend line drying and avoiding tumble drying your sheets for a softer, smoother result and greater longevity.
What sheet material is best for cold sleepers?
Depending on your comfort and temperature preferences, we recommend flannelette or cotton - specifically Egyptian Cotton for that extra touch of winter luxury.
What thread count is best for winter sheets?
The best sheet for winter isn't determined by thread count. Fabrication and weave also play a huge part. However, higher thread count sheets tend to feel slightly thicker and have more drape, so may be preferred by some sleepers over the cooler months.