Good bedding is one of life's little luxuries, and spending a few extra dollars can make all the difference. With high-quality sheets, a one-time splurge will last for years. By shopping websites with great deals, sticking to products with outstanding customer reviews, and targeting prices between $50 and $90, we found nearly a dozen sets with the right balance of quality, price, and value. (Note: Prices subject to change due to sales and promos.)
EGYPTIAN COTTON SATEEN
These 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets from Thread Spread earn praise in consumer reviews for comfort and durability. They have enough stretch to fit snugly over mattresses 16 inches deep.
DAMASK STRIPE 500 THREAD COUNT
Offered in a wide array of colors with a subtle stripe, these sheets from Bed Bath & Beyond are made of 100 percent Egyptian cotton. Consumers note the sheets' beauty, comfort, and resistance to fading.
LUXURY COTTON 6-PIECE SET
This 100 percent cotton set from Overstock works in all seasons and fits mattresses up to 18 inches thick. The solid color options are soft enough to match any color palette and less likely to look faded over time. This set comes with four pillowcases, whereas most sheet sets include only two.
HOTEL-STYLE EGYPTIAN COTTON
Recreating the ultra-soft bedding of 4-star hotels is all about using sheets made with high-quality cotton. Opt for bright white sheets, like those in a luxury hotel, or a range of darker colors that will hide stains for years of home use.
COTTON BLEND 1,200 THREAD COUNT
At a low price, a sky-high thread count is no guarantee that sheets will feel like butter on your skin, but reviews confirm that these are soft and heavy. The set is a blend of cotton and polyester, which are durable materials for regular machine washing and keep body heat inside the sheets, so you don't have to crank the thermostat in cold weather.
HEAVYWEIGHT FLANNEL SHEETS
Flannel sheets are one of the comfiest ways to add luxury to cold winter days. The thick fabric traps heat and feels extra soft, making a bed into a pillowy comfort zone. (Score extra-low prices during end-of-season sales and be prepared for next winter.)
A soft, fluffy alternative to flannel, microfleece is extra thick and warm. With an anti-pill feature and polyester material, these sheets are designed to last through years of machine washing and stay in good shape.
Cotton jersey is soft, breathable, and stretchy, which is helpful if you have mattresses of different depths. Like a favorite T-shirt, the sheets get even softer after washing, and they resist pilling, which keeps them in good condition for years.
This type of cotton sheet is designed to keep skin dry and comfortable on warm nights. Using these extra-breathable Fieldcrest sheets during hot and humid weather can help keep the air-conditioning bill down without sacrificing comfort.
ORGANIC COTTON SATEEN
This elegant sheet set from Modern Living is made from 300-thread-count organic cotton. Cotton sateen is a high-quality, natural material that is breathable and luxuriously soft.