FYI: IKEA Has Affordable Linen Sheets and They Ain't Half Bad

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I'm always on the quest for the perfect linen sheets. The only problem? Linen sheet sets don't come cheap. If you want a top-of-the-line duvet cover, I'd suggest you spend the $328 Hawkins asks for its queen size; Parachute's queen duvet is midrange-ish at $250; while my "budget" go-to is H&M's duvet cover and two pillowcase set, which comes in at $129. See what I'm saying about the "not cheap" thing?

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Recently, while dog-sitting at a friend's house, I realized the linen sheets I'd been sleeping in were actually quite nice. Because my friends are kind of fancy folks, as I searched for the tag, I expected to find out they were from Parachute or The Citizenry, but — surprise! They were ... IKEA?! Meet IKEA's Puderviva line.

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I really would have never known the difference. They are soft, light, and breezy and have that perfect, slightly crinkled look. An additional cute detail is the fabric knot ties at the end of the duvet and pillowcases.

So, what's the damage? A queen set (duvet plus two pillowcases) is only $89.99. The king is $119.

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