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6 soft Egyptian cotton sheets that will elevate your bedroom instantly

The definition of luxurious bedding.
Photographer: Louise Roche | Stylist: Kylie Jackes
(Credit: Photo: Louise Roche | Styling: Kylie Jackes)

When it comes to upgrading your bedlinen, there are a few things to consider. What type of material is the best for bed sheets? Should I opt for cotton sheets or linen sheets? What makes Egyptian cotton sheets superior? And is giving up your hard-earned cash for Egyptian cotton sheets really worth it?

These are just some of our questions when buying new bedding. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the research for you so you can make a well-informed purchase decision for your bedroom, easily.

Are Egyptian cotton sheets good?

If you know a thing or two about quality bed sheets, you’ll know that Egyptian cotton is pretty widely known as one of the best quality sheets available. But what exactly is Egyptian cotton? 

Egyptian cotton sheets are made from cotton fibres sourced from cotton plants in Egypt, specifically the Gossypium barbadense variety. They’re renowned for its exceptional quality and is considered one of the finest materials for making bed sheets and other textile products. 

So, to answer the question, yes. Egyptian cotton sheets are good – they’re more than good, if you ask us. However, it’s always important to ensure that Egyptian cotton sheets are compatible with your personal preference and budget before taking the plunge.

2024’s TOP EGYPTIAN COTTON SHEETS

  1. Royal Comfort 1200TC 100% Egyptian cotton sheet set in Sand (king), $89.95 (usually $179), Myer (here’s why)
  2. Sheridan 600TC Egyptian blend sheet set in white (queen), $215 (usually $429.99), Sheridan Outlet (here’s why)
  3. Envy 1500TC Egyptian cotton sateen sheet set, from $119 (usually $129), Temple & Webster (here’s why)

The best Egyptian cotton sheets to buy in Australia 2024

01

Royal Comfort 1200TC 100% Egyptian cotton sheet set in Sand (king)

$89.95 (usually $179), Myer

Treat yourself to a luxuriously deep sleep with the ultra-fine, decadently soft 1200-thread-count sheet set from Royal Comfort. In a neutral beige sand hue with subtle striped details, this sheet set will look right at home in any minimalist bedroom. This sheet set has one fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases.

Key features:

  • 1200 thread count
  • Set includes 1x fitted sheet, 1x flat sheet and 2x pillowcases
  • Long staple 100% Egyptian cotton

02

Sheridan 600TC Egyptian blend sheet set in white (queen)

$215 (usually $429.99), Sheridan Outlet

Bring five-star luxury to your home with this 600TC Egyptian blend sheet set from Sheridan. With a relaxed look, it’ll match most bedroom interiors without a fuss. Plus, its lustrous, breathable fabric is so comfortable you’ll want to stay in bed all day long.

Key features:

  • 600 thread count
  • Sateen finish
  • 100% cotton
  • Set includes 1x fitted sheet, 1x flat sheet and 2x pillowcases

03

Envy 1500TC Egyptian cotton sateen sheet set

from $119 (usually $129), Temple & Webster

Crafted from 100 per cent Egyptian cotton with a luxurious 1500 thread count, these sheets offer unparalleled softness and breathability, ensuring a snug and comfortable sleep at all times.

Key features:

  • 100% Egyptian cotton
  • Sateen finish
  • 1500 thread count

04

Morgan & Finch Carlson Royale 600TC Egyptian cotton sheet set in Sage

from $229.95, Bed Bath N’ Table

In an inviting sage green hue, this sheet set from Bed Bath N’ Table is supremely soft and decadently smooth. Plus, it’s expertly finished with Barotti stitch detail for a touch of luxury. All Egyptian cotton sheets from Bed Bath N’ Table are made with Certified Egyptian Cotton. The Cotton Egypt Association tests and certifies the cotton fibres to ensure the product is made using authentic Egyptian Cotton. 

Key features:

  • Certified Egyptian cotton
  • 600 thread count

05

Cambridge 800TC Egyptian cotton flat sheet in White Navy, Bed Bath N’ Table

from $119.95, Bed Bath N’ Table 

Create a timeless, elegant look with these 800TC Egyptian cotton sheets. With a 800 thread count, these luxurious sheets feature a soft stripe design and a piped and top-stitched trim for a touch of coastal charm. 

Key features:

  • 800 thread count
  • Egyptian cotton sateen
  • Unique stripe design

06

500TC Egyptian cotton twill sheet set in Peach Blush

from $379.99, Sheridan

Lightweight and crisp, this fun pink number is perfect for spring. Made with 500 thread count Egyptian cotton, this sheet set from Sheridan is made to last through this season and beyond. Also available in Tidal, Cactus or Snow colourways – you’ll find one that will suit your preference and taste easily.

Key features:

  • 500 thread count
  • Set includes: 1x flat sheet, 1x fitted sheet and 2x pillowcases
  • 100% Egyptian cotton twill (excluding trims) 

What are the benefits of Egyptian cotton sheets?

The quality of cotton sheets can be determined by how long the staples are within the fabric itself. The longer the staple, the better the quality. So, considering Egyptian cotton sheets are the best on the market, it makes sense that it offers extra long staples in comparison to other fabric types. 

But what’s the fuss with these long staples? Well, the long staple fibres create a silky-smooth texture that is comfortable against the skin, providing a cosy and inviting sleeping experience…we’ll take three, please. 

Plus, they are also durable (thanks to their long staples, no less) and are naturally breathable, meaning it’s a great option for all seasons. 

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