Egyptian cotton bedding deserves a place in your bedroom. Fact. Known for its premium quality – and moisture-wicking, sumptuously soft finish, it’s easy to see why everybody wants to adopt a little bit of this quiet luxury into their homes.
You may well have picked out your mattress or weighted blankets, your pillows and even decided what throw to finish off with, but upgrading your bed sheets could elevate the quality of your sleep tenfold. Egyptian cotton bedding specifically boasts both crisp and cooling properties that surpass that of linen or ordinary cotton. The fabric is exclusively cultivated in Egypt, and is spun from the finest long-staple yarns that makes for a smoother and more temperature regulating alternative than traditional cotton – making it a perfect choice for year-round use.
Available in a plethora of hues and sizes, this bed linen can work with almost any interior design scheme. So, regardless of whether you’re after a crisp, white set to complement your minimalist scheme or after a punchier alternative that will instantly pep up your bed, investing in one of these premium bed linen sheets is one of the easiest ways to achieve that effortlessly cosy, five-star hotel look into your abode.
With that in mind, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best Egyptian cotton bedding to make your shopping journey easier, for every bedding size and budget – from the likes of The White Company, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, and Dusk.
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In a rush? The best Egyptian cotton bedding sets at a glance:
- Best Egyptian cotton bedding overall: Richmond Egyptian Cotton Percale Duvet Cover, £20, Fenwick
- Best Egyptian cotton bedding runner up: Cool & Crisp Egyptian Cotton Duvet Set, £65, Christy
- Best striped Egyptian cotton bedding: MAGNIBERG Wall Street Egyptian Cotton Double Duvet Cover, £234, Selfridges
- Best classic Egyptian cotton bedding: Essentials Egyptian Cotton Duvet Cover, £40, The White Company
- Best high thread count Egyptian cotton bedding: Double Stitch Egyptian Cotton Duvet Cover, £180, John Lewis
What’s the best thread count for Egyptian cotton bedding?
In short: thread count refers to the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. Many people believe that a higher rating always means better quality. However, that’s not always the case. While thread count does provide a general idea of quality, it’s important to consider personal preference when selecting bed sheets. Factors like fabric type, weave, and individual comfort play a significant role. Depending on what type of sleeper you are, the thread count that is best-suited to you will vary. Hot, prone-to-sweat sleepers could benefit from lower counts that feel lighter to sleep on but if you’re sensitive to cold, the solution lies in a denser alternative that will keep you toasty. That being said, when shopping exclusively for Egyptian cotton bedding, we’d steer clear of anything below a 200 thread count, as these sheets have a slightly coarse texture that can feel scratchy.
Is Egyptian cotton bedding better than 100% cotton?
Pure cotton bed linen is best known for its naturally soft and cool finish which makes it one of the most popular fabrics to sleep in. Egyptian cotton bedding boasts similar qualities, but is crafted exclusively from cotton fibres cultivated in Egypt, which possess longer staple lengths compared to regular cotton. The result? A smoother, softer and more durable fabric that feels deliciously silky against the skin. What’s more? Thanks to it’s naturally breathable properties, Egyptian cotton sheets are a good pick for hot sleepers who require a bed linen material that will keep night sweats at bay.
How we chose the best Egyptian cotton bed linen
Here at GLAMOUR, we’re committed to finding the best bedding sets that are both comfy and stylish so you can recreate a plush hotel-style feel in your bedroom. By scouring our favourite bedding brands, online furniture stores and sifting through hundreds of product reviews, we’ve rounded up 15 sets of the best-rated, editor-approved Egyptian cotton bedding sets that get the GLAMOUR seal of approval. Get set to snuggle up with our top picks.
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