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10 of the best winter sheets that will make your bed feel like a big hug

Wrap yourself in warmth.

Chilly evenings call for getting into bed early, putting on a hydrating face mask, donning your fuzziest bed socks and opening up a good book – all from the comfort of an expertly layered bed featuring cosy winter bed sheets and a cuddly, cloud-like duvet

If you’ve found yourself shivering through the night recently, it may be time to swap out light, summer bedding for luxurious, weighty and winter-proof linen. Investing in the best set of winter sheets for your sleep needs may also help keep heating costs down (an important consideration, especially with energy bills predicted to skyrocket). 

So what’s the best material for winter bed linen? Look to natural fibres such as flanelette (also known as brushed cotton), linen, cotton, bamboo and Tencel which have the ability to retain warmth without making you feel hot and bothered. 

Flannelette sheets may not receive as much hype as linen or bamboo bedding but they’re thick, super snuggly and have all the excellent thermal qualities of cotton – making them a winning choice at this time of year. They also make getting into bed feel like one big giant hug. 

Here 10 of our favourite winter sheets that will keep you warm and toasty no matter how low the mercury drops.

Modern farmhouse bedroom with grey and charcoal winter bedding
Linen is an excellent choice for both summer and winter. (Credit: Photography: Marnie Hawson / Styling: Belle Hemming Bright)

10 of the best bed sheets for winter

White flannelette sheet set by Sheridan

Flannelette sheet set in white, $229.99 (Queen), Sheridan

If you’re looking for high-quality flannelette sheets, you can’t go past Sheridan. These easy-care sheets feel heavenly against the skin and provide ample warmth even on the chilliest of nights. Both sides of the cotton have been brushed – just one of the many features that separates this luxurious set apart from cheaper alternatives.

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Heritage 1000TC cotton sheet set

Heritage finest cotton 1000TC sheet set in white, $369.95 (Queen), Myer

If you prefer the feeling of heavy winter bedding, 1000TC cotton sheets are a must. This set by heritage provide that warm and weighty sensation while the 100% cotton construction keeps things breathable. Hundreds of reviewers also report that the sheets wash well and one claims they are the “epitome of luxury.” These also make excellent summer sheets on hot nights when you can’t stand the feel of duvet but can’t sleep without a cover either.

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Grey plaid flannelette sheets

Fitted plaid organic cotton flannel sheet in storm grey, $149 (Queen), Bhumi

These organic cotton flanelette sheets will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling each time you crawl into bed. You’ll also sleep better at night knowing they’re made by an ethical company who support small-scale farmers and use zero toxic dyes, bleaches or finishes to create their products.

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Orange check flannelette sheet set by Shaynna Blaze

Shaynna Blaze check print flannelette sheet set in orange, $83.99 (Queen), Harris Scarfe

Interior designer and Block judge Shaynna Blaze’s country home is located in Kyneton, which experiences cold temperatures year round, so it’s safe to say that she knows a thing or two about creating extra toasty bedding. This plaid, burnt orange sheet set is cosy and super soft to the touch.

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Bed Threads Cacao

100% French flax linen fitted sheet in cacao, $140, Bed Threads

Give your bed a ‘hot chocolate’ inspired makeover with Bed Thread’s rich and soothing ‘Cacao’ linen colourway. For a complete bedding overhaul, add the entire ‘Cacao & Hazelnut bedding bundle to cart. It’s the most delectable winter bedding combination – just add marshmallows.

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Cultiver bed sheet set

Linen sheet set with pillowcases in bluestone, $480 (Super king), Cultiver

In every couple there’s always one person who runs hot while they sleep. Don’t compromise – just get the pure linen bedding. It’s the best material for couples with mis-matched temperature needs. Cultiver’s sheets are pre-washed for exceptional softness and have the ability to wick away moisture as they insulate, meaning you’ll feel snug and warm, while your partner gets all the breathability and lightness they require.

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Oatmeal jersey sheets

Miller jersey oatmeal marle fitted sheet, $90 (Queen), Sheet Society

Cold winter mornings and a hot bowl of oatmeal just go together. Bring that same vibe to bed with Sheet Society’s oatmeal marle jersey bedding. These sheets are comfy and have stretch to them, so you’ll never feel restricted, even when you’re tucked in tight. Made with 100% cotton jersey and made with zero harsh chemicals or dyes. 

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Adairs blue flannelette bed sheets

Flannelette steel blue plain dye sheet set, $179.99, Adairs

Plenty of flannelette sheets sets feature bold prints. But sometimes, all you want is something plain that fits righ into your existing bedding scheme. This set fits the bill and is constructed from super soft brushed cotton. Also available in mustard, cypress, silver, pink, green, clay, navy and charcoal.

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Aura home blue bed sheets organic cotton

Halo organic cotton sheet set in bijou blue, $289 (Queen), Aura Home

Cotton is the best all-round bed sheet material, providing breathability in summer yet plenty of warmth in winter. This luxurious 370 count sheet set is Oeko-Tex certified, made from 100% organic cotton and lightly stonewashed for a lived-in, low-sheen look. 

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Eucalyptus Koala linen bed sheet

Tencel sheet set in eucalyptus green, $209 (King), Koala 

Evoke the feeling of your favourite country winter getaway with eucalyptus green bedding. Koala’s best-selling set is made from sustainably sourced Tencel which feels super smooth against the skin while providing ample warmth. Like other natural fibres, Tencel is fantastic at maintaining a consistent temperature while wicking away moisture. Also available in cloud white, bluegum, bottlenose grey, Lake Hillier (pink), and Keen As (mustard). 

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