The best places to buy affordable bedding – save on sheets and shams with our expert recommendations

You could save hundreds of dollars on affordable bedding when you shop with these budget-friendly brands

the best places to buy affordable bedding, Affordable bedding from Amazon on a bed against a white wall.
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As a sleep writer and a sales hunter, I'm often asked about the best places to buy affordable bedding. If you can't afford to shop with a specialist sleep store, but you're not prepared to sift through the bargain bin at your local home retailer, it can be difficult to know where to start.

That's where I come in. I spend my days searching for the lowest prices on the best bedding and I spend my nights testing it out in my own bed. I know all the best places to buy bedding on a budget, but I'll never compromise quality for cost.  

I've ranked and reviewed the best places to buy affordable bedding, including Casaluna, the new line at Target, and RE/FINE, the latest bedding brand from Wayfair. I've even rounded up a few of my favorite products from each store to save you time and money. 

Best places to buy affordable bedding

Full disclosure: I haven't personally tested every single one of the items on this list. Where I couldn't get my hands on a bit of bedding, I've scoured the specifications and read countless customer reviews to make sure I'm recommending only the best.

1. Casaluna

Casaluna bedding on a bed.

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Casaluna is a new bedding and bath brand that's exclusive to Target. In addition to your standard sheets, shams, comforters and quilts, you'll find some of the best throw pillows to add depth and dimension to your bedspread, along with essentials oils and diffusers to help you wind down at night. Casaluna incorporates a program called Bed Planner, which works a lot like a personal shopper to recommend products and help to create a bespoke bed. You can start from scratch or choose from one of their pre-styled beds. All that's left to do is drag and drop bedding onto the base to watch your vision come to life.


RE/FINE bedding on a bed.

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RE/FINE is a new home collection, exclusive to Wayfair, offering elevated bedding and bath essentials at a price that everyone can afford. The line only launched last month, but it already boasts thousands of five-star reviews. Happy customers compliment the quality of the craftmanship and the speed of shipping. If you're keen to refresh your bedroom ideas, but you're not sure where to start, I recommend their 'Shop the Look' section. RE/FINE shows you an image of a hotel-quality room at home, then shows you where to buy each piece at the best price.

3. Bedsure

Bedsure bedding on a bed.

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You might have come across Bedsure on another site. Their Cooling Sheet Set is an Amazon best-seller and one of the top contenders for the title of best affordable bed sheets. Bedsure specializes in cooling products, which makes it one of the best places to buy affordable bedding for hot sleepers. You could pair your cooling sheet set with their Arc-Chill Cooling Pillowcases, so that you always feel like you're sleeping on the fresh side of the bed. Bedsure bedding is already affordable, and it's regularly discounted for federal holiday discounts and site-specific bedding sales.

4. The White Company

Penzance Bed Linen Collection on a bed.

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True to its name, The White Company stocks some of the best white bed sheets on the market. Their bed linen collections offer serious value for money. You could snag a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a duvet cover, two pillowcases, and possibly even a bed skirt for less than a dozen dollars apiece. They specialize in crisp, cool cotton percale, the sort you'd see in a hotel bedroom, finished with flair. Think neat piping, hem-stitching, and plush Oxford pillowcases.

5. Macy's

A beige comforter pulled over white sheets on a bed.

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If you know you need new bedding, but you'd like to take stock of your options, I recommend shopping at Macy's. You'll find some of the best designer bedding, from big names such as Lacoste Home and Ralph Lauren, listed for less. Then, there are bedding and bath brands such as Hotel Collection and Charter Club, created for Macy's to sell premium bedding at accessible prices. There's also an option to shop for bedding by style: their coastal collection would blend beautifully with a cool bedroom color palette.

6. Walmart

Walmart bedding on a bed.

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Walmart is a one-stop sleep shop. Across the site, you'll find tens of thousands of bedding items in every conceivable color and size. To make your life easier, Walmart breaks down their bedding collections into categories. If you're moving house or refurbishing a room, you could pick up a brand new bedding set. Alternatively, you could shop for individual comforters, sheets, pillows, and throws. You'll also find a wide range of more functional items, from heated blankets for cold sleepers to the best mattress topper to transform the feel of your bed. 

7. Amazon

Mellanni Queen Sheet Set on a bed.

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A simple search for 'bedding' on Amazon yields more than 50,000 results. You'll find sheets, pillows, comforters, and quilts from Amazon brands and specialist sleep stores, as well as smaller stockists that are new to the bedding scene. If you're prepared to sift through the cheap stuff, you could find some real gems. Amazon stocks some of the world's most affordable bedding, and it's almost always on sale. 

Affordable bedding FAQs

How much should bed sheets cost?

We've written an entire article answering the question: 'how much should I spend on sheets?' If you don't have time to read the whole thing, here are the headlines. 

You should expect to spend somewhere between $50 and $200 on a queen-sized sheet set, which typically contains a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. The cost of a sheet set will vary from brand to brand and depends on the quality of the fabric, as well as the complexity of the manufacturing process. 

As a general rule, you'll have to spend more on a sheet set from a specialist sleep store than you would at your local home retailer. On the plus side, you could take advantage of site-specific bedding sales and you're protected by water-tight warranties.

Which are the best affordable bed sheets?

For my money, the best affordable bed sheets are the Mellanni Sheet Set. This sheet set boasts more than 300,000 five-star reviews, and it's not hard to see why. Each flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase is made from microfiber and double-brushed for softness. The Mellanni Sheet Set is breathable to suit hot sleepers and comes in 40 prints and patterns to complement any bedroom color palette: all that for less than $40. 

Final thoughts

Once you've invested in a set of affordable bedding, it's important to take good care of it. It's worth learning how to wash bed sheets at home for hygienic sleep. You could also learn how to wash a pillow to keep it fresh and fluffy, and how to wash a comforter carefully, though you'll only need to do this once or twice a year.  

You can buy as much affordable bedding as your heart desires and your budget allows, but it's really just window dressing for the main event: your mattress. While the best mattress might set you back a few thousand dollars, it is possible to upgrade your sleep for less. I recommend narrowing the search to the best affordable mattress from specialist sleep stores, such as Nectar and Emma.

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky.