It’s safe to say we’re spending a whole lot more time in bed these days. Between the drawn-out winter months, endless streaming opportunities and, you know, that whole stay-at-home mandate, having a relaxing refuge is key. Exactly the reason to set yourself up with some sumptuous bed linens that elevate the whole experience from just okay to never leaving. Here, we lounged (then dozed off) on Canadian-designed bed sheet sets to find the best wallet-worthy options out there.
Best for Feeling Like You’re on a Luxury European Vacation: Flax Sleep The Sheet Set in Pebble Stripes, from $310, flaxsleep.com
Picture this: you arrive at a seaside B&B in Provence, jet-lagged as can be, and leap into a perfectly done-up bed that swallows you in its softness. That’s what it’s like slipping into Flax’s French stonewashed linen sheets. Sleeping on linen is definitely different from its cottony counterpart (think: slightly stiff at first, then cozy and temperature-regulating) but totally worth the splurge. Bonus: with a multitude of chic colourways, like lavender, blush and pebble stripes, investing in a set lets you level up your design game, to boot.
Best for Supporting Sustainability: Tuck Sheet Set in Clay, from $169, tuckbedding.ca
If ecological responsibility keeps you up at night, it might be time to invest in some sheets that are as considered as you are. Enter Tuck, a new-kid-on-the-block brand offering signature bedding woven from a blend of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton and Tencel Lyocell (a closed-loop fabric that has an ultra-low environmental impact). Good thing the brand’s linens feel as satisfying as its sustainability mandate; breathable, sumptuous and lived-in in the best possible way, dozing off on these minimalist sheets is a treat for both body and mind.
Best for a Super-Soft Sleep Surface on a Budget: Kotn Sheet Set in Alabaster, from $105, kotn.com
Kotn, the Toronto-based purveyors of the perfect tee, have dipped their toes into the bedding world, and we gotta say, it’s a really good move. Their singular offering—a 400 thread count Egyptian cotton set done up in a visually appealing matte finish—feels like the ideal combo of airy and buttery without the steep price tag. It’s worth noting that a top sheet will cost you extra, but with the set’s silky-smooth texture and stay-in-place, envelope-style pillowcases, you’ll hardly miss it if you decide to skip.
Best for Hot-Then-Cold-Then-Hot-Again Sleepers: Takasa Cool + Crisp Cotton Bed Sheet in Natural, from $239, takasa.co
Always flipping your pillow back and forth to find the elusive cool side? Vancouver-designed Takasa’s sheets—made from organic, fairtrade cotton—are a prime pick for you. Crisp and comfy with a smooth, percale finish, this bedding set has a similar hand feel to that of a freshly ironed men’s dress shirt (read: totally ideal for Canada’s four-season setup.) Plus, the brand is so committed to its ethical practices that a tree is planted with every purchase to support global reforestation efforts.
Best for Stay-in-Bed-All-Day Comfort: If Only Home Organic Cotton Sheet Sets in Blush, from $159, ifonlyhome.com
If your bed is home to dreaming, Netflix-ing and clocking the nine-to-five, these plush bed sheets by If Only Home are the ones for you. They’re designed with high-quality organic cotton to create a medium-weight, sateen weave, then decked out with all the clever details (like generously cut, sit-tight corner pockets plus “long” and “short” side labels, which totally take the hassle out of post-laundry reapplication). Their super lustrous finish makes every bedroom pastime—Zoom meetings included—feel like a relaxing retreat.
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