I am looking at getting some nice new sheets to start the new year but I am getting so confused! There are so many! I have never actually brought sheets before and always seem to inherit them off mum (embarrassing I know at 32 yrs old).
Ours are all yuck and pilled. I want something that feels really smooth and won't pill. The thread count seems to vary dramatically, then you have cotton or poly cotton or Egyptian cotton (which I have no idea what that is)! Arghhhhh!
So tell me what is best and where do you buy them for the most reasonable price?
I actually love the Target 1000 count sheets. Best value for price as they have 50% off sales on them (one is on at the moment). My sister who used to swear by Sheridan only slept on them at my house and is now a convert.
I am a total sheet snob. I heard that Oprah slept on 2000 TC so searched on-line for some. Managed to get some from the US at a great price but their sizes don't correspond to Australian so was sorely disappointed. Otherwise recommend 1000 TC-any hotel quality ones are great!.
100% cotton is a must. It is comfortable and absorbs sweat especially in summer.
DO NOT BUY Satin - it is so lame and you would need to wash it very often - all stains show.
As for thread count, it depends on where you live. The colder climate the higher the count, as higher count also means the sheet will feel thicker. If you are in Darwin then you can get away with 150-200 (The Kmart variety).
In winter you can buy polyester blend as you won't sweat much. If you want the luxury feel then get microfibre.
Just a quick vote for the 100% cotton Actil First Line sheets. Spotlight sometimes have them or you can find them online. They wear well and they're beautifully (wonderfully!) crisp. I find the silkiness of high thread count sheets gets a bit clammy...
Going against the grain here.....I prefer Sheridan 300 count. I find 1000 count too hot and thick. After a couple of washes the 300 count ones are so soft and feel really clean. I will always pick these over my 1000 count ones ( both target and Sheridan). And I hate sateen sheets. And only EVER buy 100% cotton!!!
We buy our sheets from Harris Scarf. They have great sales. But in winter, I use Kmart flannelette ones....their home brand. They are the best flannelette sheets I've ever slept in, and after two winters, they still haven't pilled.