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Best white bed sheets 2024 – luxury linens, cooling cottons, and crisp percales

Tried and tested by sleep experts, the best white bed sheets should suit every season, sleep style, and color palette

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Best white bed sheets 2024: Jump Menu

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Brooklinen Luxe Sateen
3. Best cotton: The White Company Egyptian Cotton
4. Best linen: Magic Linen White
5. Best bamboo: Cozy Earth Bamboo
6. Best eucalyptus: Sijo AiryWeight
7. Best cooling: The Company Store Classic Cool
8. Best organic: Ettitude Signature Sateen
9. Best luxury: Luxome Luxury Sheets
10. Best budget: Martha Stewart 100% Cotton
11. How we test
12. Meet the team
13. FAQs

White bed sheets are a classic for a reason. They're bright, light, and subtle enough to tone into any color palette. Like all good bedding, the best white bed sheets are thermoregulating and moisture-wicking to keep you warm in the winter months, and especially cool and dry in the summer.

Now that you've chosen a color, it's time to consider materials. There are cotton sateen sheets, which feel soft on your skin, or cotton percale for that crisp hotel finish. Hot sleepers might like something breathable and absorbent, like linen, while eco-conscious shoppers should opt for bamboo or eucalyptus sheets. 

There are so many kinds of white bed sheets, sold at all the specialist sleep stores, that it can be hard to split the difference. That's where I come in. As H&G's resident sleep writer, I know a thing or two about the best bed sheets. I organize a team of expert testers, who sleep under sheets for weeks, if not months, to monitor their performance over time. From their expert analysis, I've selected nine sets of the best white bed sheets to suit every bedroom and budget. 

I've ranked each sheet set on the basis of comfort, the quality of its construction, its thermoregulating properties, and the all-important price. Where I haven't been able to test a sheet set first hand, I've scoured the specifications and read countless customer reviews to make sure I'm recommending the best white bed sheets. 

The quick list

We'll dive into the specifics later. If you're in a hurry, and you just want to get shopping already, these are the quick links to the best white bed sheets. 

The best white bed sheets in 2024

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The best white bed sheets overall

1. Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Sheet Set

The best white bed sheets overall

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Materials: 100% long-staple cotton sateen
Machine-washable: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Ideal for cool sleepers and winter weather
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Soft and smooth
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Easy to fit

Reasons to avoid

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Prone to wrinkling
Buy it if

You tend to run a little cool: these tightly woven sateen sheets should keep you warm in the winter.
You hate making the bed: each fitted sheet comes with 'long' and 'short' side tags for no-sweat bed-making.
You're an eco-conscious shopper: these sheets are OEKO-TEX certified. 

Don't buy it if:

You don't like really soft sheets: if you're looking for something with more texture, try white linen sheets.
You have a really thick mattress: the fitted sheet can only stretch over mattresses up to 16 inches deep.
❌ You hate ironing: like any 100% cotton products, these sheets will wrinkle after wash and use. 

The bottom line

🔎 We think the Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Core Sheet Set is the best in the business. These white sheets are smooth and stretchy, and they get softer with every wash, though you might want to iron out those wrinkles. 

These aren't just the best white bed sheets. The Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Core Sheet Set contains the very best bed sheets, period. Each flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase is made from long-staple cotton for durability and woven tightly into sateen for that silky smooth feel. 

These sheets come in every size from Twin through to California King. You could pick up a set for your master bedroom, and another for your kid's first big bed, and get the same silky softness and easy fit in each room. 

Machine-washable and dryer-safe, these sheets couldn't be easier to clean, but they still require a bit of maintenance to keep looking their best. Wrinkles are par for the course with cotton bedding, but it's nothing a quick iron can't fix. 

These sheets come with a 365-night sleep trial. That means you can sleep under these sheets through spring, summer, fall, and winter and test their response to every extreme of temperature before committing to year-round use.

One word of warning: this fitted sheet is only designed to stretch over mattresses up to 16 inches thick. If yours is any deeper, you might be better off shopping elsewhere. They're also pretty expensive. 

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Test results
AttributeNotesRating
ComfortSilky smooth★★★★★
Quality of constructionTightly woven for warmth ★★★★★
Thermoregulating propertiesWarm in winter and cool in summer★★★★★
PriceOn the more expensive side ★★★