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The best summer sheets to keep you cool all slumber long

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We’re counting down the days to Christmas and New Year’s. Not only does it mean days spent with our closest friends and family are on the radar, but it also means sleep-ins are on repeat until January. 

And, when it comes to sleep-ins, one key ingredient to a restful night’s sleep is to ensure you have the right sheets for the season. With balmy nights being the reality in summer it would be wise to refresh your bedding with some lightweight bamboo or linen bed sheets, and/or sheets with a lower thread count. 

The design, colour and style of bed sheets you choose will become the focal point of your bedroom. That’s why choosing the right ones that suit your design aesthetic is just as important as opting for a breathable material for the warmer seasons. 

To help you in your search, we’ve rounded up the best summer sheets to shop in Australia – with design and breathability in mind – below.

The best sheets for summer 2023

Selah and Stone sage sheet set
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French flax linen sheet set in sage, $209.95 (usually $299.95), Selah + Stone

If a comfortable and cool nights sleep is something you are dreaming of, then take a look at this French flax seed linen from Selah and Stone. Not only does this sheet set look incredible, but the breathable nature of the natural fibres will work to regulate your body temperature as you sleep.


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Eve Linen bed sheets in winter white, from $96 (usually $160) at The Sheet Society

In an off-white hue, these linen bed sheets from The Sheet Society are made from 100% certified French flax linen. Flax linen is known for its thermo-regulating properties keeping you cool (yet snug) on a summer evening. 


I Love Linen Sheet Set
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French linen sheet set in clay gingham, from $335 at I Love Linen

Nothing beats a bright gingham sheet set. This one from I Love Linen is made from 100% French flax linen and is the everyday bedding solution you’ve been looking for. Linen is super durable and will soften with each wash, but most importantly it is breathable. 


Canningvale striped sheet set
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Modella mini stripe sheet set in soft green, from $89 (usually $179.99), Canningvale

In a classic pinstriped design, this sheet set from Canningvale will see you through the season and beyond.


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Vue 250TC stonewashed cotton sheet set in wax yellow, $55.98 (usually $139.95) at Myer

Why not opt for a pop of colour this summer? We have this fun butter-yellow colourway on our summer bedding wishlist. Cool to the touch and highly breathable. Plus, its natural cotton fibre means it’s a great choice for the eco-conscious.


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Montauk Style pure linen sheet set in bed of roses, $399 at Hardtofind

Made from 100% pure linen, this sheet set from Montauk Style adds a hint of luxury sans the effort. Plus, it’s prewashed for a soft, lived-in look.


Cultiver sheet set
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Linen sheet set with pillowcases in pinstripe, from $280 at Cultiver

Featuring a fun yet classic striped pattern, this sheet set from Cultiver is made from 100% European flax. Plus, it comes with matching pillowcases and a linen bag for easy storage.


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Home Republic vintage washed linen check sheet separates and pillowcases, $134.99 (usually $179.99) at Adairs

Add a touch of farmhouse-chic with this washed linen sheet set from Adairs. Featuring a gorgeous checkered pattern, it’s the perfect sheet set to add to your bedding rotation this summer.



Nara moss bamboo cotton 400TC sheet set, $167.99 (usually $239.99) at Linen House

This bamboo/cotton sheet set boasts a gorgeous sateen weave throughout for a luxurious upgrade for the bedroom. This set in a dark moss hue is our pick of the crop.


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