Homewares & Interiors

The Best Bedding To Keep You Cool In Summer And All Year Round

By Phoebe Youl
17th Aug 2022

A bed with green and white sheets set up on the grass

Let’s set the scene for a minute. It’s 2am and you’re still tossing and turning thanks to a combination of searing temperatures, a lack of air conditioning, and an irrational fear of sleeping sans covers. Sound familiar? 

Missing a good night's snooze is an all-too-real summertime dilemma, but apart from migrating to a cooler climate, what can you actually do to ensure you get a solid night's sleep when the temperatures start to rise? Start by investing in lightweight and airy summer-friendly sheets in materials like linen, cotton and bamboo, which promote healthy and cool sleeping conditions thanks to their natural temperature regulating properties. 

The added bonus? You don’t need to compromise your bedroom style for guaranteed good sleep. From bamboo to linen and Tencel, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best cooling—and cool-looking—sheets designed to help you sleep well, all summer long.

Sheridan Linen Sheets

Price: From $289.99

An icon in the Australian bedding scene, Sheridan has you 100% covered year-round. Sheridan's linen sheet sets are a perfect investment for a great night's sleep—and we're also big fans of their SleepSafe initiative, providing linen to those in need through "sleep kits" which contain a bath towel and sheet set (read more about SleepSafe here). 

Sheridan's sheets will see you through chillier nights, but be perfectly cool when we reach those steamy 30-degree-plus evenings. Shop here

Milou Milou Flax Linen Sheets

Price: From $205

With an unmatched variety of unique colour choices (hello chartreuse), these 100% flax linen sheets are crisp, soft, and durable to promote healthy (and cool) sleep. Bonus, if you’ve got an unusually-sized bed Milou Milou offers a big range of sizes and everything is made-to-order. Shop here

In Bed 100% Linen Sheets

Price: From $215

A dream to sleep in all year round, these 100% European flax linen sheets won’t have you sweating thanks to both their commitment to sustainable best practice and their naturally light and breathable properties. Shop them here

Sheet Society Eve Linen Sheets

Price: From $120

These 100% pure certified French flax linen sheets aren’t just durable, breathable, and easy to care for, but they also feature clever details. With a pre-folded top edge, direction labels, and deep pillowcases (to stop your pillows escaping), you’ll find both making and sleeping in your bed a cooler and calmer affair. Shop them here

Ecodownunder Cashmere Cotton Sheets

Price: From $169

Ecodownunder cashmere cotton sheets

Finer, lighter and softer than sheep’s wool, cashmere gives the sheets an indulgent feel that will make it even harder to get out of bed in the morning—sorry. Available in a classic soft white, grey or blue, they offer everything you love about Ecodownunder’s approach. Championing best practice, there are no synthetic materials, harsh chemicals or plastic, even in the packaging your buttery soft sheets arrive in. Shop here

Suku Home Bamboo Rayon Sheets

Price: From $260

This label is a cult favourite for its beautiful, hand-dyed organic bamboo rayon sheets. If you're looking for eco-conscious sheets that will stand out, without making you sweat in the middle of the night, Suku Home should be your go-to. Shop here

Aere Home Linen Sheets

Price: From $240

This lightweight, breathable linen from Aere is perfect to mix and match with your other sets—while also keeping the temperature manageable on those sweltering summer nights. Shop here

Adairs Home Republic Bamboo Linen Sheets

Price: From $129.99

If you’re struggling to decide between linen or bamboo, these sheets are the perfect middle ground. Made from a lightweight blend of 80% bamboo and 20% linen, they are not only beautifully soft ,but they will keep your body temperature regulated throughout the night. Shop here

Ecosa European Flax Linen Sheets

Price: From $465

Available in a range of beautiful earthy tones, these eco-conscious sheets are designed to make bedtime a breeze. Plus, they are garment washed, making it some of the softest linen you'll ever get your hands on. Shop yours here

I Love Linen Sheet Sets

Price: $305

Woven from flax grown in France, these stonewashed sheets have a soft, ready-to-sleep feel straight out of the box. Naturally heat-regulating, their cool, dry, and textured feel will keep you comfortable even on the most humid summer nights. Shop here

Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Sheets

Price: $218

Made from 100% organic bamboo, these sheets have been performance tested to ensure their comfort and wellness properties live up to the hype. Hypoallergenic, thermoregulating, and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, these silky-soft sheets are famous for a reason. Shop them here

OLARA Sheets

Price: From $219

Elevate your overnight ritual with OLARA's luxurious natural bedding that doesn't just feel great on sweltering nights, but does good with every purchase. When you buy your new 100% bamboo fibre bedding (that just so happens to be silky smooth, biodegradable and hypoallergenic), one dollar from your purchase will go direct to a NFP working to restore the planet. Your new thermal-regulating sheets also come in a reusable bamboo fabric bag, and the external packaging features a combination of compostable and recycled materials—we love. Shop yours here.

Now, keep the cosy vibes going with our hitlist of the best weighted blankets to own. 

Image credit: Milou Milou, In Bed, The Sheet Society, Suku Home, Marimekko, Aere Home, Adairs, Ecosa, I Love Linen, Sheridan, Ettitude, OLARA

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