Here I’ll be reviewing the Woodrose Linen Sheet Set from MagicLinen.
Some of you might already know that linen has a very distinct feel and a reputation for being super durable, breathable, and eco-friendly.
In this review we’re going to take a close examination of these sheets so we can determine what sets them apart, and for whom they might be most beneficial.
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These sheets are made from 100 percent linen, which is derived from natural flax fibers, so eco-friendly, sustainably-sourced material.
Unlike some linen sheets, these are not blended with cotton or any other textile byproduct. They have that distinct feel that only comes from pure, 100 percent linen.
Linen fibers are a bit thicker than say cotton, for example, and they produce a stiffer yarn. They are going to have this coarse texture.
Not coarse in a way that’s it’s rough, it’s still super soft. It does have a distinct feel, a gently massaging texture to it that is with 100 percent linen sheets.
This particular set is in Woodrose, which is, as the company calls it, a dusty pink color. I think it’s really pretty, but they do have other styles and colors available.
What are you getting with this set?
You get a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases.
Something interesting about the fitted sheet is you can order it in two different mattress depth options. You can order the fitted sheet that is able to accommodate mattresses up to 10 inches, or up to 18 inches.
18 inches are pretty deep pockets so that’s pretty cool.
I tried the 10-inch fitted sheet. It’s very tight, closely adhering to the mattress, snug fit.
While this does have a little bit of a coarser texture, linen is also known for being super breathable. It’s very light and airy.
This particular set is stone washed. Basically stone washing is going to make them extra soft.
While you’re getting all the benefits of linen, and you’re still getting that distinct coarser texture of linen, it is a little bit softer than I was expecting. I really like that.
I’m loving the lived-in look that is so characteristic of linen. I’m loving the pillowcases also, which have this pretty sizeable flap of fabric, so you can’t see inside of the pillowcase.
The first thing I want to make a note of before I even get into the feel of these sheets is the pillowcase.
When I first unpackaged everything, the pillowcases looked almost a little small. I’m used to seeing these big enormous pieces of fabric so it can accommodate any size pillow. These are a little small.
At first I was worried about that, but it allows for a very snug fit around your pillow so that your pillow’s compactly in the pillow case.
Not to mention, it’s got this pretty big flap of fabric, so that you can’t see it. It’s still got that nice aesthetic look.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to love these sheets, because linen does have a coarser texture to it, but the stone washing involved in making these sheets has them feeling so super soft.
I can’t stop rubbing my hands all over the fabric.
Of course, as we know, linen is super breathable, although it is a thicker fiber than cotton, for example. I drapes nicely over your body, and is really breathable, so it’s going to help keep you cool.
But, one of the magic things about linen is, it’s thermoregulating.
That’s a fancy word that means it’s going to help keep you cool in the summertime, it’s going to help keep you warm in the cooler months. Works with your body’s temperature, and in my opinion is a big perk.
I am pretty much a year-round hot sleeper, so again, I am loving how light, cool, and breathable these are feeling.
As far as the fitted sheet goes, I think it’s doing a really good job of staying tucked. Also, because there wasn’t a lot of excess fabric, it’s got a pretty snug fit. There’s no bunching, no gapping. It fits mattress like a glove.
As I roll around from side to side, the fitted sheet is not becoming untucked, which is one of my main criteria when it comes to sheets. The other thing that I pay attention to is how it feels on my body.
I know that they are natural, 100 percent linen, so I know they are going to be hypoallergenic. They’re easy on my sensitive skin. They’re super soft. I love how when you air them out a little bit, they get this nice drape.
The last thing that I love about these sheets is the lived-in aesthetic that is characteristic of linen. It’s got this wrinkly, beach-house feel to it, which is really nice.
When it comes to linen sheets, you have to play around because they’re definitely not all made equal.
Between the stone washing and the pretty Woodrose color of these, I’ve got to say, I’m really loving these sheets.
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There’s a lot to like about these sheets, but just to name a few.
They’re made from 100 percent pure linen, so they’re going to be naturally hypoallergenic and sustainably sourced.
They’re also highly breathable and moisture wicking, so they’re going to be less likely to accumulate germs.
If you’re looking for sheets that are easy on both your skin and the environment, you should give these a try.
Something I’m loving about these sheets is the stone-washed softness.
I have to be honest, I don’t always love the feel of linen sheets because they do have a coarser texture than cotton, for example. Because of the stone-washed nature of these sheets, they’re actually softer than I was expecting.
They’ve still got that distinct feel of linen, plus all the benefits that come with linen, but they might be a little bit softer than you’d expect.
Something really awesome about the company MagicLinen is that they offer customized bedding.
In addition to being able to choose between mattress depth options, you also have the option to customize almost every sheet set that they have to offer.
You can customize the sheets according to your preferred dimensions. That adds a level of personal care that I really like.
There are a few things about these sheets that not everyone is going to love. A lot comes down to personal preference, but not everyone is going to be into the casually creased, lived-in look of these sheets.
It’s definitely part of the personality of linen.
Personally I think it adds a relaxed rustic aesthetic that I find to be quite charming, but again, different strokes for different folks, so something to be aware of.
Secondly, it’s worth remembering that while these sheets are very soft, they do not feel like cotton.
Really soft, but they offer a textured softness that’s less silky and smooth, like you might be familiar with with cotton, and more coarse and breathable.
If you’re used to the cozy cotton sheets, it’s definitely something to keep in mind.
Lastly, there is no trial period offered with these sheets. You have to be pretty sure these are the ones you want before you commit to buying them.
Oftentimes, companies will offer a trial period so you can get the sense of the bedding before you commit. It’s not the case with these sheets.
That wraps up this review.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.