When it comes to choosing your favorite luxury sheets, the only rule is that there are no hard and fast rules. At Fine Linen and Bath, we think you should always be sleeping on sheets that feel wonderful, look beautiful, and keep you incredibly comfortable. It's all about your personal preference.
But switching up sheets seasonally can be a great way of changing the look and feel of your sheets for maximum warmth -- or cooling -- as the weather and climate changes. In this blog, our Fine Linen and Bath Design team shares their favorite recommendations for percale sheets, perfect for warm weather and hot climates; sateen sheets, which are fabulous for chilly weather and cool climates; and natural silk and wood fiber sheets, which provide year-round comfort in any temperature.
Choose Percale Cotton for Warmer Temperatures
When you think of the perfect "cool summer bed," you're likely picturing a set of crisp, cotton percale sheets. Smooth, cool to the touch, and softer with each wash, a percale cotton sheet is light and breathable with a fresh feel. These cooling sheets are great for warm weather or to help keep a hot sleeper comfortable. Here are three percale cotton sheet collections to consider:
SFERRA Celeste: These are SFERRA's best-selling luxury percale sheets. Woven from the finest Egyptian cotton to an exacting 406 thread count, Celeste sheets surround you in cool comfort and uncompromising luxury. Finished with an elegant hand-thread-drawn hemstitch. The SFERRA Celeste collection includes luxury percale sheets, shams, duvet cover, and bed skirt in sizes ranging from twin to California King, stocked in White and eight stunning pastels (Aquamarine, Blue, Grey, Ice, Ivory, Mushroom, Silver Sage, and Tin). Custom sizes and fabric by the yard available to order. Queen set: $700
BOVI Simply Percale: These are the perfect addition to any space. The clean, crisp 400TC Percale is adorned with a delicate single line piping adding classic, simple sophistication. Sold in Twin, Queen, and King sets with bed skirts (200 TC with a tailor pleat and cotton/poly lining). Standard and King pillowcases are also available. Queen set: $369
Peacock Alley Lyric Percale: Crisp out of the package, 500 TC Peacock Alley Lyric Percale gets better with every wash. Reminiscent of the finest hotel linen, Lyric is made in Italy from 100% extra-long-staple cotton known for enduring comfort with minimal fraying, pilling, wrinkling, and fading. Double row hemstitch on flat sheet and pillow cases. Available in duvet covers, shams, flat sheets, fitted sheets, pillow cases and as a sheet set. Queen set: $740
Snuggle Up to Sateen Cotton In Colder Climates
When the weather turns cool, or in a generally chilly climate, a cotton sateen weave is the fabric of choice. Indeed, sateen sheets are known for their luster, drape, and warmth. The fabric is heavier with a silky feel, and perfect for your "warm winter bed." Sateen also tends to come in a wider color variety and more intense color options. You can learn more about the differences between percale weave and sateen weave sheets here. Here are two sateen sheet collections that are wonderful cooler temperature options:
Matouk Nocturne: This collection is sewn from a luminous 600 TC sateen (Egyptian cotton woven in Italy). Nocturne is available in Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sheets and duvet covers, as well as assorted sizes of shams. The pieces are finished with a self-colored 1-inch tape border for a collection that exudes unrivaled charm. Available in white and 26 additional designer colors. Queen set: $800.
Home Treasures Royal Sateen: This collection is made of a 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton Italian sateen decorated with a classic single hemstitch finish. Available in sheeting, duvet covers, pillow shams, and bed skirts in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes. This bedding collection is completely customizable and can also be made with a Double Hemstitch, Plain Hem, Embroidered Scallop, Solid Cuff Border, Single or Double Satin Stitch. Available in white and 28 stunning shades. Queen set: $581
Year-Round Sheeting Options to Suit All Seasons
If you're looking for a versatile, year-round sheeting option, consider sheets made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, or from natural, sustainable Legna fabric, which is derived from wood pulp. Here are two luxurious options:
Mulberry Park Silks Charmeuse Sheet Set. Made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A, in a 22 momme weight, this sheet set will redefine how you sleep AND wake. These silk sheets are naturally moisturizing to hair and skin; tame tangles, bedhead, and sleep wrinkles; and are hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites (ideal for sensitive skin). They are also naturally temperature regulating, to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The unique structure of silk wicks away moisture to keep you comfortable in any conditions. A supremely versatile bed sheet, Mulberry Park Silks are the epitome of style and luxury, and comfort. Available in Full, Queen, King, and Cal King Sizes. White, Ivory, Steel Blue, Sand, Silver, Gunmetal, and Rose Quartz. Machine washable. Queen set: $575 (15 inch mattress pocket)/$600 (17 inch deep pocket mattress).
SDH Legna Classic Bedding: SDH Legna Classic collection has the smooth and supple feel of silk combined with the easy-care of cotton. The fiber for this bedding comes from the wood pulp of beech trees grown in managed European forests, which are known for sustainability and strict adherence to environmental best practices. Luxuriously soft Legna bedding has true and lasting beauty. Made in Italy. Available in Cloud (white) and 13 stunning shades. Queen set: $986.
Of course, our design team at Fine Linen and Bath is always available to deliver personalized guidance and recommendations. We are always here to help you choose the perfect set of sheets for any season! We'll even send you complementary swatch samples to review at home.