Flannel sheets, yes ...Cooler weather means it's time to bust out the flannel sheets. But don't worry. Flannel sheets don't have to be an awful plaid or even have snowflakes or snowmen on them. Scenes from the forest? Bite your tongue! There are so many nice flannel solids and stylish modern patterns. Even better, so many great-looking, quality options are ON SALE RIGHT NOW.
Oh, flannel, you are so soft and warm. You put the mmmm, in winter sleep.
We've got some simple shopping tips for this season's flannel-buying extravaganza and a dozen great-looking, quality flannel sheet sets. If you're still not down with the flannel, despite its new better-looking loveliness, read on for a few alternatives to flannel.
Tips for Buying Flannel
When shopping for flannel, forget all that stuff you know about thread count. High-quality flannel is all about weight, the best preferably weighing at least five ounces. Another way to check flannel quality is to hold it up to the light. You don't want to be able to see through your winter bedding, right? The more tightly woven, the better. And remember, the better quality the flannel, the less chance of pilling or scratchiness.
12 Pretty Flannel Sheet Sets for Every Price Range
FLANNEL SHEET SETS UNDER $25
*prices based on Queen flat sheet, Queen fitted sheet, set of standard pillowcases (2)
Home Flannel Sheet Set ($19.99) at Target
FLANNEL SHEET SETS UNDER $50
Vine Flannel Sheet Set ($39.99) at Bed Bath & Beyond
Home Classics Dot Flannel Sheet Set (was $74.99; on sale now $44.99) at Kohl's
FLANNEL SHEET SETS UNDER $75
Martha Stewart Solid Cotton Flannel Sheet Sets (was $100; on sale now $59.99) at Macy's
6-oz. Ultra-Soft/Heavyweight German Flannel Sheet Set ($68.99) at Overstock.com
FLANNEL SHEET SETS UNDER $100
5-oz. Solid Flannel Sheets (on sale now $78) at The Company Store
5-oz. Organic Cotton Flannel Solid Sheets (was $99.50; on sale now $79.50) at Lands' End
5-oz. Ultrasoft Flannel Sheets, Ticking Stripe ($96.85) at L.L.Bean
FLANNEL SHEET SETS UNDER $150
** MOST RECOMMENDED ** In all my research, bloggers and editors couldn't say enough about Garnet Hill flannel sheets. A favorite among many.
Garnet Hill Signature Flannel Sheets (was $144; on sale now $114) at Garnet Hill
FLANNEL SHEET SETS UNDER $200
Nicola Cranmore Flannel Sheets ($165) at Garnet Hill
Coyuchi Flannel Sheets ($197) at Velocity Art & Design
Frolicking Daisy Sheet Set ($198) at Anthropologie
ALTERNATIVES TO FLANNEL
Not into flannel? There are a couple other options for winter bed sheets that might suit you.
Jersey Knit Sheets: Also called T-shirt sheets because they get softer over time. Lighter than flannel and great year-round.
Jersey Sheet Set ($69) at west elm
Microfiber Fleece Sheets: Generally made from 100% microfiber polyester and super teddy bear soft. We mean soft!
Microfiber Fleece Sheet Set ($121) at The Company Store
Don't miss all these great sale prices on flannel sheets. Get 'em while they're hot.
Are you ready to bust out the flannel sheets? Not into flannel? What makes up your winter bed?