When bedface (an online bed linen company headquartered in Vancouver, BC) reached out, I was excited to try the “best damn sheets on the internet“.
I am deeply committed to all white bedding and although I’ve replaced the sheets often, the pin tucked duvet cover in the bedroom is the same one we’ve had for years. I wasn’t ready to explore non-white duvet covers, but I welcomed the opportunity to try some brighter sheets. The “Bed Maker” lets you test out different colour combinations and add friends (I chose sheep). I opted for a duvet cover and flat sheet in white, but went wild with Alarm Clock Orange for the fitted sheet and Aqua for the pillow cases. Hubby is thrilled that the bedroom has another secret shot of orange and I’m a lot more relaxed about getting turquoise hair dye on the pillows. You can also shop by popular sheet sets if picking and choosing is too much pressure (it took me an hour!).
One thing to think about is washing: I washed the orange sheet and aqua
pillow cases separately to avoid bleeding. It’s not a problem, because
I just divided the bedding among my other laundry loads, but if you
like doing the sheets in one big load, consider putting together a set
in similar colours for easier laundering.
At first the cotton felt very stiff – I immediately thought: hospital linens – but the linens softened up after the first wash. Now they feel soft and smooth, with substance – which I’ve grown to like! The premium, breathable long staple cotton feels like a really durable, high quality cotton that should wear very well. Thread count isn’t the best way to assess sheets so I usually slide my hand in the packaging and go for the smoothest, silkiest cotton I can afford, and this cotton feels more sturdy than what I normally gravitate toward. But bedface is so confident in the quality of their product that they offer a 100 Night Guarantee! These sheets are supposedly very breathable, thanks to their looser weave, so I’m looking forward to sleeping on them during the hotter summer months.
I love how the pillow case has a flap to completely envelope the pillow and the snaps on the bottom of the duvet are nice – the button holes enlarged on my other duvet cover, so sometimes it comes undone. I didn’t realize, though, how much I rely on the ties inside my duvet cover to keep the corners of the duvet firmly in place – I might have to add some to my bedface duvet cover. The flat sheet is generously sized – in length and width – which I love! Too many times I’ve splurged on expensive sheets, only to find that the flat sheet is super short, or weirdly wide – the variation in sizing for bedding drives me bonkers.
My only complaint is that the fitted sheet is not designed to fit very snugly. Our mattress is fairly old and not one of those envelop-you-in-pillowy-softness-pillow-tops, but it still felt like there was just barely enough fabric to cover the width of the mattress. The elastic is somewhat loose, making it a struggle to fit in snugly on the mattress. But we eventually got it all tucked under! Many of the colours have sold out, though, and the reviews from customers are glowing, so it’s entirely possible that I have unusually rigorous expectations of a fitted sheet. The return policy is outstanding, so I think you can shop with confidence from bedface.
If you want to try sleeping on the best damn sheets on the internet, use “danslelakehouse” at the checkout to receive 15% off your order – the coupon code will be good for two months.
Two months bring us to back-to-school shopping, and I keep thinking that these sheets would be a really perfect gift for a student heading off to college or their first apartment. The packaging and branding is fun and youthful, so they don’t feel like a boring gift – it was fun to receive my parcel in the mail. More importantly, the sturdy cotton will surely hold up to the rigors of college life, where the bedding sees a lot more wear as the bed becomes a place to study, eat pizza, and watch movies!