Pillow cases: Top 10 recommendations (2020)

This blog will help you find the best pillow cases for 2020.  As pillow lovers, we’ve also become experts on pillow cases which fit different styles of pillows.  So here are some of the best pillow cases we recommend.  But lets talk about the types of pillow cases.  

The Best Pillow cases: Top 10

We have no affiliation with any of these brands, and recommend them purely because we love them:
1. Slip     
2. ILoveLinen     
3. Cultiver     
4. Kip&Co     
7. Bed Tonic     
8. Aura Home     

1. Slip

Pillowcases

The silk pillowcases by Slip are adorable. They’re soft, silky and comfortable. They are designed to be gentle on your face and hair while you sleep. They come in white & pink, and fit a standard bedroom pillow. We found them a little on the larger side, so will fit a plump pillow. They feel luxurious and heavenly to sleep on. You can add personalised embroidered names or notes for a gift – which is a lovely idea. I find the silk finiky to wash, and not as easy to care for as flax linen or cotton.  Click here for website. 

2. ILoveLinen

Pillow case

Their motto is “lovely things for lovely people’ – and that’s sure true!  Their bedding is all in linen, which we’ve found to be high quality. They change their colours seasonally, however the past few season’s they’ve had blue tones, which blend well with other bed linens so you can mix and match sets. They get great customer reviews, and I can attest that their pillow cases wear well and wash well. They are an Australian brand with the goods are made in India and Turkey, and the team are passionate about working closely with them to ensure ethics and sustainability. Their pillowcases are standard sized, although on the slightly larger side, so will fit a plumper pillow.  Click here for website. 

3. Cultiver

Pillow cases

Their linen pillowcase are soft and high quality. Linen is highly breathable, making it a great fabric to have on the bed. The linen washes well, and they tend to have a larger range of colours than other flax linen bedding brands in Australia. The are standard sized pillowcase, although on the larger side (75x50) so will fit a plump pillow. Their goods are made in Eastern Europe. Cultiver do free shipping with all orders.  Click here for website. 

4. Kip&Co

Pillow case

These peeps make the most wonderful colourful bedding sets. They are colourful and fun. Their prints change seasonally, but last. I love their floral and animal based pillowcases. Their pillowcases are usually cotton (although they have done flax linen), and fit on the snug side at 73x50 cm. They are a good choice for low profile and kids pillows.  Click here for website. 

 

 

5. Bed Threads

Pillow cases

100% flax linen, seasonally released colours. Good quality.
They have a decent sized colour range all year around. Their linen washes well, and is long lasting.  Click here for website. 

6. The Sheet Society

Pillow cases

As the name suggests – they specialise in sheets and bedding. Their pillowcases are 100% Cotton with 400 thread count, sizing 73x48 – so on the snug side. They have a lovely luxurious feel, and a piping around the edges which make them look very stylish on the bed. They get rave reviews, and have a great colour range. For an easy care cotton set you cant go past these guys. They use no plastic wrapping either – so that’s a win.  Click here for website. 

 

7. Bed Tonic

Pillow cases

Bed Tonic linen pillowcases are lovely – they have an edging sewn around the outside, and a middle split, so that the pillowcase does not fall off the pillow (ie you insert the pillow from the middle). They are made in china with non-toxic dyes, from a high quality manufacturer. They measure 75x50 and are generously sized.  Click here for website. 

 

 

8. Aura Home

Pillow case

This gorgeous local brand has flax linen pillowcases with unique fringed edges. They have a showroom in South Melbourne, which is where I first discovered them. They do lovely homewares and interior items. Their goods are made in India predominantly, from sustainable suppliers.  Click here for website. 

9. Sage and Clare

Pillow cases

Renowned for their fabulous colourful household items, like bathmats, towels and throws. They are a small local brand, who a lot of pzazz. Their pillowcases are colourful, bright and happy. Most of their range is 100% cotton, however they also occasionally do linen and velvet. Their pillowcases never disappoint – they’re good quality, fun and always the centre of attention. They’re bohemian and fun. At 73x50 they are on the snug side, so good for a low profile pillow.  Click here for website. 

 

10. Marimekko

Pillow cases

This iconic brand will usually release a homewares collection each year, with funky iconic patterns, in 100% cotton. Their patterns are usually block colours, easy to mix and match with, and their pillowcases are above average sized at 75x50. They’re made in Turkey, and can be complex to wash if they have vibrant colours such as reds which may run.  Click here for website. 

 

One question we get asked is about the different types of pillow cases.  

What are the different types of pillow cases? 

Pillow cases come in different sizes from standard bedroom (48cm x 74cm) and Euro pillow (65cm x 65cm).  The most common pillow case type is the Housewife, a standard pillow case with a basic sewn edge. The Oxford style has a border around the edge measuring 5cm.

Final Thoughts  

You sleep on your pillowcase every night, so you want a high quality, soft pillowcase. I love buying from smaller, independent brands. I enjoy discovering high quality independent brands, who care about their customer and about exceeding your expectations. 

You want colours and fabrics which suit your style and lifestyle. If you need easy wash and easy care – go with a colour and style which suits you. Flax and Cotton can all be put in the dryer, on a low heat. Be aware that the dryer will shrink them slightly, so go for a larger style pillowslip if you use a high/plump pillow. 

We hope this has helped you find the best pillow case for getting a comfortable sleep.