Having registered over three years ago for our wedding, I don’t think we really knew the first thing about what we wanted or needed for our life together. If I had to pick our biggest wedding registry regret, I would say it was not registering for a really great set of sheets. You know, the kind that makes you feel like you’re sleeping in a 5-star hotel and you never want to get out of bed? Yeah, those. Instead, we registered for more vases and serving platters. And even though we still love those, we don’t get as much use out of them as we would a cozy set of sheets that we sleep on every day.
Aside from a partner that doesn’t snore (ahem) and the right kind of mattress, a great sheet set can totally make the difference for an awesome night of sleep (and cuddle session). And while there are a ton of brands to choose from, we recently found a new favorite: Brooklinen.
Honestly, we were smitten from the very first night we tried these in my sister’s apartment. Not only were they so soft and comfortable, we loved how chic and minimal the designs were. Brooklinen prints are known for clean lines and a simple assortment of colors and patterns to ensure that any way you combine them, they all work together perfectly for endless mix and match options. (Which means you don’t have to worry if you get a set confused. Does this top sheet go with this fitted sheet?! Laundry day woes!!).
Launched in 2014 from husband and wife team Rich and Vicki, the couple got the inspiration for the company when they were looking for new sheets and couldn’t find anything that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. After more research, they discovered the truth about those ridiculous luxury markups and misconceptions that supported them (like high thread count), and sought to disrupt the overpriced and overcomplicated bedding industry. Now Brooklinen has some of the highest-rated sheets on the Internet. They use 100% long-staple, combed Turkish cotton and work with farms and factories to bring products directly to consumers without the middleman (aka the reason for those crazy prices). Their mission is high quality sheets that are easy to find and easy to afford. And they totally accomplish that.
So, what are we buying from Brooklinen right now? The Luxe Core Sheet Set in the new Steel color is at the top of our list, although it’s a toss-up between that and the new dark gray rich Graphite color. The dark gray is SO awesome and versatile. In fact, the reason they created the new Steel and Graphite colors was because in a recent customer survey, the #1 request was for a lighter grey option. And, the #2 request? A darker grey option. So Brooklinen sampled over 200 grey hues and the original grey, Smoke, was joined by the two new additions, Steel and Graphite.
We also love that they’re open to trends. Although their mantra is to keep things simple, somehow they’re still able to magically incorporate great prints that feel classic and timeless. Like the new Matchstick print in Graphite, Navy, or Mustard (our fave).
If you’re not sure what you need, we recommend starting with the Luxe Core Sheet Set ($149 for a Queen) that includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases. Not feeling a top sheet? Go for the Luxe Starter Sheet Set ($119 for a Queen) that includes a fitted sheet and two pillowcases. And if you really want to splurge, we can’t say enough great things about the Luxe Duvet Cover in Windowpane (Full/Queen for $125). Seriously dreamy sleep will await you two!