Your bedding not only impacts the comfort of your sleep, but sets the tone for your bedroom's colour scheme and theme, so it's worth getting right. Would you like your bedroom to give off a soothing, tranquil feel, or are you more into vibrant prints that show off your personality? Fabric is of course a key consideration too with certain materials suiting specific seasons and climates.

With an overwhelming number of bedding options to consider, we've done the hard work for you and put together a list of our favourite buys. You'll find everything from cool linen, recycled cotton, luxurious velvet and adorable penguin prints in our roundup of the best bedding.

We appreciate there's a lot to consider when buying bedding, with comfort, style, fabric choice and budget all coming into play. Jump to our short buyer's guide for more on what to consider when buying bedding.

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Best sustainable bedding

Panda Bamboo Bedding

Pink bamboo bedding
  • 100% bamboo
  • single, double, king and super king available

Bamboo is a versatile crop, and it's renowned for being more environmentally-friendly than cotton. The fast-growing plant doesn't require any pesticides to grow and requires less water than cotton, plus it makes beautiful bedding! As well as the environmental benefits, bamboo bedding is soft and boasts temperature-regulating qualities for a more comfortable and breathable sleep.

Made of 100% bamboo, Panda's duvet covers are a lovely option. Enjoy the comfortable feel of the soft silkiness, and the cute buttons add a sweet look. You'll find Panda bedding in a number of home interior retailers.

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100% Organic Cotton Bedding

Organic cotton duvet cover from Dunelm
  • 100% organic cotton
  • cot bed, single and double available

If you're a fan of cotton bedding, 100% organic cotton is a more environmentally-friendly option. The lack of pesticides helps promote biodiversity in the surrounding area, and allows for cleaner water too.

You can find the Edited Life's organic cotton bedding set at Dunelm, for a very affordable price. Choose between navy, yellow, light grey, white, pink and sage. The block colours are a solid option if you have a funky feature wall, or patterned wallpaper.

Recycled Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

Recycled bedding from Dunelm
  • 100% recycled cotton
  • single, double, king and super king available

Recycled bedding is another way to invest in sustainable bedding, and we love the rich colour of this terracotta duvet from Dunelm. Made from 100% recycled cotton, and featuring recycled buttons, this bedding is available in a range of soothing, muted colours. Pair with earth tone accessories and rattan rugs for a dreamy boho feel.

You can also opt for the 'undyed natural' cover if you'd prefer a natural cotton colour that hasn't been dyed.

Marks and Spencer Bamboo and Cotton Blend Duvet Cover

Bamboo and cotton duvet cover
Marks and Spencer
  • 70% bamboo viscose, 30% cotton
  • single, double, king and super king available

Marks and Spencer's bamboo and cotton blend has a silky feel and is designed to keep you cool during the night. As an added bonus, the fabric is naturally anti-bacterial. There are lots of lovely colour options, and you can also pick up matching bed sheets and pillowcases.

Where to buy bedding 

Dunelm - over 900 duvet covers to browse for all style preferences and a great choice for bright and bold designs 

Soak & Sleep - perfect for a laid-back, tranquil aesthetic 

Heal's - a touch of relaxed luxury with lots of linen bedding and velvet bedspreads on offer

John Lewis - top quality bedding brands and quirky prints 

Best linen bedding

Scooms Linen Bedding

Grey linen bedding
  • 100% linen from French flax
  • double duvet cover

We're huge fans of Scooms here at YourHomeStyle - and you can kit your whole bedding cupboard out as there's bedding, duvets, towels and pillows up for grabs. The brand has really nailed the comfortable and relaxed aesthetic with its bedding, and this linen double duvet cover is currently available in clearance so grab it while you can! The calm grey colour is ideal for creating a soothing vibe.

Rowan Linen White Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

Rowan Linen Bedding from Dunelm
  • 100% linen
  • single, double, king and super king available

Another linen duvet set to consider - a gorgeous no-frills linen design from Dunelm, perfect for a pared-back, Scandi-inspired bedroom.

Soak & Sleep Teal Linen Duvet Cover

Teal French linen, Soak and Sleep
Soak and Sleep
  • 100% Normandy flax
  • double duvet cover

Soak & Sleep have really perfected the comfortable, tousled bed look that's sure to make bedtime even more appealing.

While we tend to think of neautral whites and greys with linen bedding, there's no reason why you can't go for a brighter, bolder colour. Soak & Sleep currently have a teal linen duvet cover on offer. We especially love the loose ties at the bottom of this duvet cover which add to the design's laid-back charm.

Heal's Mustard Linen Bedding

Mustard linen duvet cover, Heal's
  • 100% linen
  • duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases available

For an even bolder design, Heal's linen mustard bedding is well worth considering. You can go as matchy as you fancy as there are bedsheets, duvets and pillowcases available. For an eye-catching look, add clashing bed accessories such as a teal cushion, or a lilac bedspread.

It's worth noting, this linen bedding is heavier than traditional linen so you can use it all year round.

Best spring and summer bedding

Pressed Flowers Duvet Set

Pressed flower bedding from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters
  • 100% cotton
  • double and king available, 2 pillowcases included

Celebrate spring in style with this beautiful flowery bedding from Urban Outfitters. The fashion retailer is home to an array of unique and decorative bedding so take a browse if you're in the market for something a little different.

The pressed flower design is more subtle than a flowery print, and thanks to the white backdrop, this bedding will work in all kinds of colour schemes.

You can find more spring and summer bedding inspiration in our roundup.

Sophie Allport Bee Bedding

Bee bedding, Sophie Allport design
  • 100% cotton
  • double duvet cover, 2 pillow cases

Sophie Allport designs are a great option if you enjoy a delicate print, and this bee-print design is a top pick for a summery vibe. The double duvet cover is double-sided, so you can switch between stripes and bees - ideal for a nature or nautical-inspired bedroom.

The duck egg blue bedding is a nice change from the classic white, and it'll pair nicely with blue and white bedroom accessories. A yellow cushion or throw would also look super with this bedding.

Browse our fun bee décor roundup for matching items.

Cavendish Bed Linen Collection

Cavendish bed linen collection
The White Company
  • 100% cotton
  • duvet covers, pillow cases and sheets available

Looking to add a touch of hotel luxury to your own home? You can always rely on The White Company. Made with an 800-thread-count sateen and detailed with an elegant border, you've got the hotel looked covered with this bedding.

Best autumn and winter bedding

Habitat Leaf Print Bedding

Habitat duvet, Argos
  • 100% cotton
  • single, double and king available

Changing your bedding to match the change of seasons is an effortless way to decorate your bedroom, and the warm golden oranges and pinks of this design just scream autumn! An affordable choice from Habitat, and made of 100% cotton, what not to love?

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John Lewis Anyday Polka Dot Duvet and Pillowcases

Blue and white polka dot bedding from John Lewis
John Lewis
  • 50% cotton, 50% polyester
  • single, double, king and super king available

With its snowy look, pop this bedding on for the winter months and create your very own winter wonderland. As always with John Lewis' Anyday buys, you can expect great value and decent quality. This design is a reversible option, turn over for a white backdrop with blue spots.

Velvet Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

Paoletti Palmeria Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set
  • polyester and cotton mix
  • single, double, king and super king available

For a real showstopper look during the chillier months, opt for velvet-style bedding. A fabulous choice for adding a sumptuous feel to a space, and perfect for dark interior. With a polyester front and cotton reverse, this quilted velvet design has both comfort and style sorted.

John Lewis Penguin Duvet and Pillowcase Set

Penguin duvet cover
John Lewis
  • 100% cotton
  • single, double, king and super king available

Calling all penguin fans! We couldn't resist this adorable bedding from John Lewis. The 100% cotton bedding is covered in sweet little penguin prints, and there's also polka dots on the reverse. The crisp white design is ideal for the winter months - cover your favourite winter duvet for bedding that's both decorative and cosy.

How to find the right bedding for you


Bedding can range from £20 to over £100, so having an idea of how much you want to spend on your sheets can help filter your options. In general, bedding with a higher thread count (how may threads are woven into a square inch of fabric) is more expensive. A higher thread count can result in a denser, more durable fabric, but it doesn't necessarily indicate quality with the quality of the fibre also playing a key role.


As a soft, fairly breathable and easy-to-care-for fabric, cotton bedding is a popular choice. The price of cotton bedding can really vary but there are plenty of affordable 100% cotton bedding options around. Bamboo bedding has a silkier feel, and boasts better eco-credentials but tends to be on the pricier end of the scale. Linen can look especially beautiful, particularly if you're into laid-back luxury, and has the benefit of temperature-regulating properties.

Synthetic fibres such as polyester may not be as breathable, but you'll often find cotton blends that are a hassle-free, affordable option.


If dust mites keep you up at night, investing in bedding with hypoallergenic qualities is a wise move. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, and silk is another material with hypoallergenic properties.


Stuffy sleepers will be on the lookout for bedding with temperature-regulating qualities which is where natural, breathable materials such as linen and bamboo bedding can come in useful. If you prefer cosy bedding to fight the cold, a thick flannel material can work well.

How many sets of bedding should you own?

This will of course depend on your preference for hosting and laundry routine. Two is the minimum, but if you've often got visitors, you'll want at least three sets of bedding so you have enough to use on rotation between washes. Having two to three spare sets always comes in handy, and takes the pressure off getting your linens washed and dried in time.

Think about the seasons too, and if you're a fan of festive bedding, or summery options, you may prefer to have at least four sets of bedding to suit the seasons.

Keep your bedding in tip top condition during the colder months with our guide on how to clean and store winter bedding.


Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.