Trust me, these are the best Target bed sheets — as rated by shoppers, all less than $50

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My mom always used to tell me that if you “buy cheap, you buy twice.” And while I have truly appreciated her Yoda-like advice over the years (especially during my ~chaotic~ college days), my teeny-tiny salary doesn’t allow me to deck out my equally-teeny-tiny rental in designer couches, top-rated appliances, or expensive decor. Instead, I try to find the middle ground between cheap and chic — and Target is that middle ground, right?

Since moving out and attempting to adult by myself, I’ve found that Target normally has EVERYTHING I could possibly need to function as a human being. And in an effort to find some of the best bed sheets on the market, I’ve realized that Target has nailed it on the head. After all, you should never underestimate the power of some good bed sheets! They can completely transform how well you sleep — and if you’re like me, you probably need *at least* eight hours to be able to string a sentence together the next day. Honestly, I think that Target is one of the best bedding brands out there — especially after writing this guide.

Quick Menu:
1. Target bed sheets
2. Expert advice
3. How we chose

The right sheets can transform you from a sleep-deprived troll into a real-life angel, and they’re also a great way to upgrade your bedroom without spending too much money. That’s because most of the bed sheets on this list are under $50 — and they’re all rated over 4 stars by customers just like you and me. How could you go wrong?

9 Target bed sheets that are highly rated by shoppers

What to consider when buying new bed sheets

I may be a ~sleep expert~ in the sense that I love to sleep and I’m pretty good at it, but I decided to speak to Martin Seeley, Sleep Expert and CEO of MattressNextDay to get some legitimate advice on buying bed sheets. After all, the bed sheet world is a minefield — especially where thread count is concerned! According to Martin, “Thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric.” But when it comes to the thread count, bigger doesn’t always mean better. “While a high thread count was once considered a measure of quality for sheets, it’s important to note that it’s not the only factor that determines the quality of sheets,” states Seeley. So, what should you be looking for? He’s revealed, “In general, a thread count between 200 and 800 is considered to be a good range for sheets,” but you also have to be mindful of the small print when it comes to these fabrics. “It's important to consider other factors, such as the quality of the cotton used, the weave of the fabric, and the finishing processes used by the manufacturer, when selecting sheets.” 

How we chose these Target bed sheets

All of the bed sheets featured in this guide have been chosen because they are the highest-rated sheets on Target. We’ve only chosen bed sheets that are rated at least four stars out of five, so you can sleep easy (quite literally) knowing that customers are utterly obsessed with them. And for good reason. 

Lauren Bradbury

Hey there! I'm Lauren, and I've been a writer now for over seven years (wow, that makes me feel old). During that time I've written about everything from celebrities to casino content, but nothing has made me "zing" quite as much as home and lifestyle pieces. I live in a beautiful Victorian terrace house in Kent with my husband and my naughty cocker spaniel puppy, and despite the leaking roof that we can't quite seem to fix, I've loved turning my house into a home. Sure, my eclectic mix of boho chic and maximalism sounds like a clashing nightmare, but it's MY clashing nightmare.