Transitional bedding: Linen edition

Your best bedding for the transition between summer and fall just might be linen.

Why linen bedding?

We usually think of crisp cotton when we imagine the perfect sheet set, but it turns out that linen can offer a ton of benefits, particularly as the weather changes. In many parts of the U.S., September weather can be a bit finicky– hot one day, cool the next, and back to hot again. Linen is temperature-regulating, highly breathable, and even has anti-bacterial properties, which make it a great choice for when we’re careening between hot and sweaty and chilly over the course of just a few days.

I’ll admit that I’ve never owned linen bedding. Having only recently replaced several sets of holey, mismatched sheets with a few sets in colors and textures I actually enjoy, I’ve been reluctant to make the jump from high-thread count cotton to something even more expensive. But one look at the gorgeous, casually rumpled bed aesthetic we can achieve with linen has me thinking about saving up for a set of my own.

Show me the linen!

Today I’m sharing with you five great options for linen bedding from a range of retailers. You won’t see much of a range in price here, however. Because linen is so much more labor intensive to produce than cotton, there are no real budget options for 100% linen bedding.

The French linen sheet set from Sijo is made with stone-washed linen imported directly from its namesake country and comes with or without a flat sheet. It’s available in a range of cool earth tones. Also made from European flax are the linen sheets from Parachute. Manufactured in Portugal, this set from Parachute has an optional top sheet and comes in a similar earth-tone color range but includes a very “now” terra cotta option.

Linoto offers its 100% linen sheet sets in a wide variety of colors, including fun choices like stripes and a particularly vibrant shade of red. Linoto also offers a wide range of sizes, including split, European, and Olympic options in King and Queen.

Coyuchi’s linen sheet set takes French linen up a notch with organic flax. The color options are somewhat limited, but Coyuchi offers a couple of chambray options that highlight the natural texture and beauty of their linen fabric.

Finally, if you’re on the fence about linen, Target’s Threshold brand offers a linen-cotton blend sheet set that could give you a little more crisp sheet feel for a lot less money. Threshold sheets are affordable but not cheap, with nice additions like placement labels inside the fitted sheet.

Where do you stand on linen?

What do you think about linen bedding? If you’ve tried it in the past or are about to hit “add to cart” on any of my picks, I’d love to hear about it!

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