These Luxurious Linen Sheets Make Me Feel Like I’m Sleeping in a Fancy Hotel (And They’re on Sale!)

updated Jul 16, 2022
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Full confession: I’m a cheapskate when it comes to bedding. I could never understand paying top dollar for things like sheets and comforters, because I’d constantly be worried about them wearing down or getting ruined. That’s why I typically buy whatever discounted sheets come in white and Queen size at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, and also why it took me three years to muster up the courage to finally use the $200 comforter that sat unopened in my closet until last week (again, I was afraid of ruining it). So when I got the opportunity to try Quince‘s recently launched European linen sheets — something I would never dare dream of splurging on for myself — I jumped at the chance. And after sleeping on them for several months, I may never go back to bargain-bin bedsheets again. Here’s why.

Right out of the package, I could tell that Quince’s linen sheets were going to be a game changer. They were more substantial than the inexpensive cotton percale sheets I’m used to and a little heftier too. As I smoothed the sheets over my mattress, the material felt only slightly rough, but the real test of how comfortable they are would come later that night when I finally got into bed. The linen sheets were only a bit more weighty than my usual bedding but a thousand times more luxurious. Not rough, not crinkly, just… nice. I’d only ever slept on linen sheets the very few times I’d stayed at fancy hotels on business trips (not on my dime, folks — remember, I’m cheap!), the kind that offer turn-down service at night and a chocolate on your pillow. Quince’s sheets made me feel equally pampered as I settled into bed, and I swear I slept better than I had in weeks. Even without the bedtime chocolate.

Fast forward about two months, and I’m still just as smitten with these sheets. The linen has only gotten softer with each wash and shows no signs of wear. And I love that the sheets can be used all year round: They’ve kept me warm during the final days of winter, and because they’re so breathable, they’re ideal for the warmer days ahead. My only minor complaint? The fitted sheet is quite large and not exactly fitted. In fact, I sometimes can’t tell which corners are meant for the width of the bed vs. the length of it. (Turns out the extra room is intentional: The sheet is meant to fit mattresses up to 16 inches deep.)

Yes, these linen sheets are a little pricey, but they’re also made to last, and at $170 for a Queen set (Twin, Full, King, and Cal King sizes are also available), they’re a bit more affordable than similar sheets from competitors. If you’ve been contemplating making the switch to linen, trust this cheapskate when I tell you: Quince’s sheets are the upgrade you deserve.

Buy: European Linen Queen Sheet Set, $169.90 (normally $270)