For summertime, there’s nothing better than having light and breathable sheets so you don’t have to blast the AC all night long (and can maybe just crack a window on cooler nights). Our favorite kind of sheets for summer slumbering are those of the linen variety. Rumpled and “undone” in the most effortlessly chic way, they scream, “I didn’t try that hard, but I have incredibly good taste, naturally,” and they also happen to be insanely comfortable for warm weather.
And besides just sheets, there are so many beautiful linen duvet covers and shams you can register for to mix and match so you can go full-on textured bedding. We’ve seen beds that are draped head to foot in linen in shades of white and cream (the classic choice), but we’ve also spotted some fun and unexpected color combos that somehow seem to work with linen bedding but wouldn’t work in classic cotton in quite the same way.
Brooklinen is one of our favorite bedding companies because it makes the process of buying or registering that much easier with its pre-packaged bundles. And its linen line is brand-new! We’re into this set, which comes with a sheet set, a duvet, and two extra pillowcases. (Hardcore sheet bundle, starting at $345, Brooklinen)
Considering it's one our all-time-favorite modern and cool brands, we aren’t surprised that Hawkins NY has some super-dreamy linen bedding options. We love the idea of mixing and matching sheet, duvet, and sham colors from its crazy-extensive color range (go wild and get a top sheet that’s a different color than the bottom sheet) that are perfect for your mood du jour. (Simple linen bedding, starting at $78, Hawkins NY)
Parachute Home has a whole line of gorgeous linen bedding, but we especially love its duvet cover (especially in that most perfect shade of blush). Fun fact: The fabric is made in a family-owned factory in northern Portugal that is owned and operated by the founder’s great-grandchildren. (Linen duvet cover, $229–$249, Parachute Home)
Linoto also has a ton of color options to choose from (it even has a fun blue striped pattern), plus the ability to create custom sizing in case you have an unusually large bed (Olympic queen or California king, anyone?). (100 percent linen sheet sets, starting at $289, Linoto)
If you’re into a dusty, muted palette, anything from Matteo’s linen line is perfection. (It also touts the softest linen on the market.) We especially love these shams, which we’d layer in shades of blush and mauve. (Vintage linen single sham, starting at $46, Matteo)