We’re finally in our new house in Texas. If you’ve been following us on Instagram and/or Facebook you’ve seen LOTS of pictures and videos of the She Shed/He Shed but not many pictures of the house. The business is our priority right now. I was really meaning to share our bedroom makeovers with you this month but between having a leak in the roof and a washing machine overflow, other projects took precedence over the bedroom. But we did get new sheets! So today I decided I would at least share where to get the best sheets to fit your budget.
This post contains affiliate links. You won’t pay any more when you use these but I will earn a small commission on any purchases you make after clicking on them and I greatly appreciate it. Also, California Design Den provided me with a set of sheets to review. But, as usual, the opinions and ideas expressed in this article are my own.
Back when we were young and newly married (and broke most of the time) we were thankful for the bed sheets we got as wedding gifts. But it seemed like all our wedding gifts began to wear out at about the same time. And, sadly, we were still pretty broke. So we would usually head to a local discount store and buy the cheapest bed sheets, towels, and other linens that we could find. We slept on some pretty uncomfortable sheets during those years!
And you know that I’m not against buying sheets at thrift stores either. But finding the colors you want that don’t already have a lot of wear takes more time that I often have.
At this point in our lives, we’re still on a budget. But we’re not as broke as we were when we were newly married or when our kids were little. So I don’t have to sleep on uncomfortable sheets just to save a few dollars now. Below, I’ll share the best places I’ve found to get sheets in the under $50 range and a few hints to decide which set is best for you.
How to Find the Best Sheets
Where to Buy Inexpensive Sheets
I got these sheets from California Design Den. I was going for a soft blue so I ordered the Mod Spa color. That turned out to be a little more green than I was expecting but they’ll still fit my design.
Since we moved back to the ranch in Texas where I grew up, I’m going for a “Modern Boho Cowboy” look… what do you think?
2. Online places to find good prices on the best sheets.
3. Brick-and-mortar shops with inexpensive sheets.
What to Look for in Bed Sheets
Thread count shows the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. A higher number makes smoother and more durable sheets.
Sheets with a thread count between 200 and 400 are usually very comfortable. My California Design Den sheets are 400 thread count and SUPER comfy!
Type of Cotton
Type of cotton is just as important as thread count. Egyptian cotton is top-of-the-line. It has longer fibers that make sheets smooth and strong. Expect to pay around $500 for a good set of Egyptian cotton sheets. You’ll be able to find more affordable cotton sheets made with Pima or upland cotton.
Cotton/poly blends are also available. A sheet with a little polyester won’t wrinkle but don’t go over 30% poly. The sheets will have a strange feel and they make me sweat when I sleep!
Silk, modal, and bamboo sheets are also available.
Percale vs. Sateen
Percale is a plain weave with a crisp, cool feel. Great for summers, warm climates, or if you get hot when you sleep.
Sateen is a heavier weave that’s very soft and smooth… like satin. Good for winter, cool climates, or for if you get cold when you sleep
Flannel and jersey are two other options. Flannel are woven and warm. Jersey are knitted and feel like t-shirts. They usually aren’t as durable as percale or sateen.
Caring for Your Sheets
I know this article isn’t about taking care of your sheets but I feel like I should at least mention a few things that will make your sheets last longer.
- Don’t dry sheets on high heat. Heat breaks down the fabric and the elastic and your sheets won’t last as long.
- Don’t use fabric softener sheets. They can be rough on cotton sheets.
- If you sleep with pets, get a lower count percale sheet. They’ll be less likely to poke holes in them.
Now that you know where to get the best sheets… check out these other articles to get your bedroom clean and beautiful!
- How to Deep Clean a Bedroom
- 10 Easy Ways to Update Your Bedroom for Summer
- 5 Rustic Master Bedroom Ideas
- How to Arrange Your Bedside Table
- How to Pick the Perfect Bed Sheets
Thanks for reading! I hope it’s not too much longer before I can start sharing photos of our bedroom makeover.
‘Til the next project,