How To Choose Sheets For Your Bed

Let's be honest: Sheets are important, and you feel them every time you lay your head down to rest. You spend at least 8 hours a day with your sheets, so you'll want to ensure they're comfortable, durable, and stylish.

We're here to assist if you need help figuring out where to begin! At Beddy's, we have a bed sheet buying guide so you can learn how to choose sheets that offer the coziest bedtime experience. 
Let’s dive in.

Bed Sheet Buying Guide

There are four main things to consider when buying bed sheets: Material, thread count, size, and color.


  • Silk: This sheet type is the perfect choice if you have dry skin or often wake up with frizzy hair. With luxurious, buttery smooth material, it feels like waking up in a 5-star hotel every morning!
  • Flannel: Flannel sheets will be your go-to choice if you live in a colder climate area. With thick, warm, and cozy material, most are 100% cotton and offer a thicker top sheet during frosty weather.
  • Sateen: As a 100% wrinkle-resistant cotton material, sateen has a smooth touch that makes it great for everyday sleep.
  • Linen: Linen is a fiber derived from the flax plant. It's durable, absorbent, and lightweight, so this material is a great choice if you want a great summertime sheet. 
  • Cotton: Cotton is the most popular bed sheet material due to its versatility, comfort, and durability.

Thread Count

To put it simply, thread count refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count, the softer the feel.

This doesn’t mean you have to invest in the highest possible thread count. Many companies market high thread count sheets as luxury items, but you can find comfortable bed sheets with a lower thread count for half the price. Here is a list of common thread counts by material:

  • Flannel: 150-200 count
  • Silk: 200-600 count
  • Sateen: 200-800 count
  • Cotton: 200-400 count
  • Linen: 80-140 count


Choosing the color of the sheets is part of the fun! Do you want sheets to match the color of your duvet or comforter, or are you looking for a vibrant pop of color? Perhaps desire a monotone daydream in your room. When choosing a sheet color, consider your decor and how you want your living space to look.

Sheet Size

Your sheet size depends on your bed size. If you have a twin bed in a dorm room, invest in a set of dedicated twin sheets. If you are unsure, you can always match up the dimensions of the sheets with your mattress dimensions. It's also important to consider mattress depth. If you have a mattress topper, opt for a stretchy sheet material or a larger one to fit your bed.

Experience the Beddy's Difference

With an overwhelming level of choice, buying bed sheets is often a frustrating process. You have to choose a material, a thread count, and colors; figure out whether the sheets are machine washable or dry clean only; whether they'll breathe well, fit properly, and actually stay on the bed after a night of tossing and turning.

The good news is you don't have to suffer through all that if you don't want to (and we suspect you don't!) Why? Beddy's is here to take the pain out of buying bed sheets! Here are just some of the reasons why shopping at Beddy's is better than shopping for sheets:

One Piece

Simple white bedding on a comfortable bed.

At Beddy’s, there’s no need to learn how to buy bed sheets. Beddy’s zipper bedding gives you all the solutions you need in one place and one piece. You don’t need to buy a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and comforter – A Beddy’s set puts them together into a single piece that’s streamlined, soft, and stylish.

More Than A Sheet Set

A bed with blue pillows and a white nightstand.

Beddy’s is better than a sheet set because it’s more than a sheet set. With an attached quilted comforter that zips together with the sheet layer, you don’t just get new sheets –  you get a new bed with a whole new look.

Super Soft

Denim zipper sheets adorn a bed with blue pillows and a plant.

Lined with super soft, minky fabric, our 100% cotton quilt is the most comfortable sheet material you’ll find. Plus, unlike other soft sheet materials, it breathes well, washes easily, and doesn’t slide off the bed.

Stays In Place

Bed with green and white pillows and a white nightstand, adorned with soft green zipper bedding.

Like a fitted sheet, the bottom layer has elastic banding, so it stays in place and won’t creep up the mattress, even for crazy sleepers! Beddy’s sets the fit on its mattresses up to 15” deep (18” for a king set), allowing your sheets will fit like a glove.

Easy To Make

Checkered zipper bedding adorns a white bunk bed.

Unlike standard or even luxury sheets, a Beddy's set always covers the bed, keeps you comfortable, and is ridiculously easy to make. When you get out of bed, just zip up the sheet set, and that's it! High-quality dual zippers run the length of the bed on both sides, and the result is simply beautiful.

We design our bedding for a clean, tucked-in look, and after zipping it together, it looks like you have a professional, fitted comforter on every side.

Machine Washable

Close-up of white comforter and pillows on bed with green zippered bedding.

You also have less to worry about when it's time to do laundry. Beddy's sets are entirely machine washable, and they wash beautifully. The whole set goes into the washer and the dryer. Afterward, fit the elastic band back over the mattress, and you're ready to go. No laundromat, no fuss.

Simply Stunning

Minimalist white bed with headboard and nightstand, adorned with grey and white zippered bedding.

Beddy's sheet sets are stunning. Why buy just sheets when you can have a beautifully designed bed set? With a range of stylish choices in colors, prints, and textures, there's a Beddy's set to fit your taste and style. When you trust Beddy's for your purchase, you may never have to shop for sheets again.

Upgrade to Beddy's

Buying bed sheets can be challenging, and there's a ton you need to consider to ensure you have the best option for your bed. When you're ready to stop shopping for sheets, it's time to switch to Beddy's!

At Beddy's, our all-in-one solution features the most comfortable sheet material on the market. It's easy to slip onto your bed and is the perfect solution for all mattress sizes.

Start shopping today to experience the Beddy's difference.