Welcome to Vogue’s very first Sleep Week, where we celebrate the glory of a good night’s rest. Over the next seven days, we’ll highlight our favorite sleep saviors—from pillows and bedding to night creams and pajamas. Read (and shop!) for the sweetest of dreams.
Getting a good night’s sleep in our current climate has become more challenging each day. While a better night’s sleep can’t be fully remedied by upgrading your sheets or blankets, the best bedding can provide an extra level of comfort that many of us need as the lines separating work from personal life have become increasingly blurred. According to the National Sleep Foundation, “using TVs, tablets, smartphones, laptops, or other electronic devices before bed delays your body’s internal clock (a.k.a., your circadian rhythm), suppresses the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, and makes it more difficult to fall asleep.” How many of us are guiltily bringing work to bed, now more than ever? Perhaps it’s time we all take a moment to disconnect, and settle into sheets, quilts, and duvets that improve our at-home experience.
Below, 20 Vogue editors share their opinions on the best bedding. These are the pillows, blankets, shams, duvet covers and more that have made their nights better at home.
Madeline Fass, Market Editor
I had to get all new bedding this summer after a storage unit catastrophe—a new mattress, pillows, down comforter, bed frame, the works!—but I am so glad I did. During my chance for a bed do-over and bedding refresh, I opted for a white linen duvet cover and shams for a bit of soft fluffy texture and went for smooth percale sheets and pillow cases in Parachute’s off-white cream color. I love the slight difference in tones and materials, it adds a bit of dimension to my not quite-all white cloud. To top it off, I love this graphic checker print throw from Bien Mal for the foot of the bed.
Rachel Besser, Market Editor
I love breathable linen sheets for summer. With summer just around the corner, I’m about to bring out my Brooklinen sheets again!
Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director
I was gifted Matouk sheets and a duvet cover for my wedding 8 years ago and can’t imagine sleeping on anything else! They are extremely soft and I love subtle color options that pair perfectly with other bedding and accent pillows.
Madeline Swanson, Market Editor
All of Serena and Lily’s bed linens are heavenly, but a favorite of mine is this beach club shams set, which is perfect for mixing and matching with just about anything else in their line—and I’m a sucker for anything with piping!
Ella Riley-Adams, Senior Beauty and Living Editor
I’ve always thought a bedspread is an opportunity to bring further joy into the bedroom, but it can be hard to find a pattern that’s both playful and not too loud. Dusen Dusen’s duvet set lands perfectly in the middle of that Venn diagram with its eye-catching design in a light blue and white. It’s called “river” and I like that it evokes nature as well as a flowing yin-yang. I’ve always avoided sateen (for no good reason), but these sheets have made me realize that it’s a soft, cool material, so good for all seasons—which is perfect, because I want to look at this duvet cover year-round.
Mai Morsch, Associate Market Editor
Hawkins New York is my go-to brand for all things home. I love to mix and match their linen bedding as the seasons change, and this pale pink quilt adds just the right amount of color for spring.
Elise Taylor, Senior Living Writer
I love these sustainable sateen sheets from Ralph Lauren’s new Heritage Icons collection. Made with organic cotton and responsibly sourced materials, buying them felt like a conscious and classic purchase.
Julie Tong, Senior Commerce Editor
I’m somewhat of a night owl, but I always look forward to getting in my bed at night knowing I have Parachute’s luxuriously soft sheets and blankets to get under. No matter how busy the days are, or how the weather has transitioned, the brushed cotton fabric is the perfect weight and breathability for all seasons. It’s never too hot or too cold, always just right.
Chloe Malle, Contributing Editor
I love all the bedding from Malaika, the ethically produced, Cairo-based linens brand, but the candy-like pattern of the Portugal style may be my favorite!
Willow Lindley, Accessories Director
I like to keep it really simple when it comes to bedding and this white textured duvet set from Ikea is something I have been using for a few years now. The perfect crisp to cozy ratio and easy to replace if something goes wrong, which is definitely a concern when you only like white bedding.
Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large
In pre Covid times I had the pleasure of staying with Sophie Conran in one of the exceedingly pretty guest rooms in her beautiful Georgian house in the English countryside. So I’m excited at the prospect of acquiring some of the exceedingly pretty scalloped bed linens—especially in lilac, naturally, although all the colors are great—and reliving the experience at home!
Alexandra Michler, Director, Fashion Initiatives
My alpaca throw from Nantucket Looms is heavenly! Curling up on my reading chair or sofa with a good book under this throw is coziness defined.
Lilah Ramzi, Features & Commerce Editor
I adore velvet and I adore embroidery. This pillow by Anke Drechsel gives me both. Her cushions feature embroideries hand-stitched and hand-guided at her studio in Germany, and they’re absolutely lovely.
Lexi Backer, Production Manager
I recently moved into a new apartment and wanted to give my bedding more contrast. As someone who leans toward neutral decor, Parachute’s Ivory Cloud Duvet Set was the perfect addition providing a little warmth in color and texture. Not to mention—it is incredibly soft, like sleeping on a cloud! (Pun intended).
Naomi Elizée, Market Editor
It is no secret that I am Tekla Fabrics #1 Fan. I have their striped bathrobe and it completely transformed my shower/self-care experience because it is heavy enough to keep you warm post-shower but not too heavy that it weighs you down. Most recently I purchased one of their bedspreads and they are incredibly soft! Already plotting on purchasing more in the other colors!
Mark Holgate, Fashion News Director
You know how people say things can improve with age? Society Limonta’s linen Ren bedding really does.
Virginia Smith, Fashion Director
I was lucky to receive this beautiful Hermès pillow and blanket for my barn in upstate New York. Apparently, my puppy Spoon has very good taste, as she pulls it off the bed to use as her own.
Laird Borrelli-Persson, Archive Editor
Throw pillows might have gotten a bad rap in Along Came Polly, but I still find them hard to resist.
Estelle Tang, Senior Culture Editor
Seeing as my bed is the most exciting place I go to these days, I like it to be as vibrant and inviting as possible. That’s where my friend Ellen Van Dusen’s bedding comes in—her patterns are playful yet homey, and I always look forward to wrapping myself up in them.
Jenna Rennert, Beauty Editor
After publicly confessing my love for the silk pillow case earlier this year, I like to think I’ve converted most of my friends and family. It’s the best-kept beauty secret: crease-less hair and smoother skin in the morning? Consider it a no brainer.