California Design Den 400 Thread Sheet Set

Last updated date: October 2, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 139 expert reviews, the California Design Den California Design Den 400 Thread Sheet Set placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 22, 2019:
Checkout The Best Sheet Set for a detailed review of all the top fitted sheets.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
5,821 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The fully elastic fitted sheet is meant to fit high-profile mattresses, but the best part about these sheets haven’t even been mentioned yet: the tags. These sheets come with a head and foot label on the fitted sheet, which could save you in the long run and several minutes of intense frustration.
- The Sleep Judge
LEED certified sheets. Made with long staple cotton fibers. Gets softer over time as you use them. Made to resist pilling. Seams are straight and sewed firm. Maintains quality after many washes. Fits on the mattress well.
- BestReviews
They’re also easy to put on and take off, with fitted sheets featuring upgraded elastic quality.
- All Top Ten Reviews
June 13, 2019 | Full review
The yarns are made of 100% long staple cotton fiber producing the quality of these sheets, and the 400 thread count keeps the price down. California Design even gives a 100% satisfaction guarantee when placing an order.
- Sleeping Culture
These sheets offer a silky-smooth feel that I found to be quite soothing on my skin. Sleepers who prefer the satin-like feel of a sateen weave to the crisp feel of percale might be particularly compatible with this bedding.
- Sleepopolis
May 6, 2019 | Full review
California Design Den offers 23 different solid colors and pattern options, all of which have an attractive sateen finish. The materials in this set are OEKO-TEX 100 certified, which indicates no chemicals are used during production.
- Tuck
May 31, 2019 | Full review
They're made from a long-staple, 100 percent cotton and a woven with a sateen weave. And, since they're produced in a LEED-certified (and socially-compliant) factory in India, they're made with less environmental waste and in compliance with fair factory conditions.
- Bustle
It is soft, silky, breathable sateen weave can fit mattresses to about 18” deep pocket. There is a wide range of colors to select and match with your preferences and the room’s décor.
- The Mattress Monkey
I don’t know about you, but for queen size mattresses and larger, I always have trouble working out which end is the top/bottom of the fitted sheet! Well this problem is eliminated with these sheets by another handy design feature known as the “Smart Tag” that is on the top/bottom of the fitted sheet. This makes it easy to quickly orientate the sheet the correct way – the first time!
- Essential Home and Garden
April 13, 2019 | Full review
The sheets come with some amazing features such as an elastic fitting which allows it ideal of an extensive range of mattresses, head and foot tags, that makes it easy for you to arrange the sheets on your bed and other great features.
- Snore Magazine
April 21, 2019 | Full review
Since California Design Den sheets are woven from pure natural 100% long staple cotton they'll resist pilling and tearing. They'll also become softer with each washing. With a thread count of 400, these sheets have a very luxurious soft feel.
- Think Tank Home
Each set of sheets has been made with a sateen weave, ensuring a soft, luxurious feel that will help you get a great night’s sleep. The fabric is shrink resistant, fade resistant, and has been individually tailored for the best look possible. The sheets are hand stitched by skilled artisans and then inspected for quality.
- Bedsheet Advisor
It feels well made and like it will last. That tells me the material is high quality. I looked up online exactly what the material is and it’s 100% long staple cotton fiber. They easily fit the Queen mattress, which was a relief as sometimes I have to fight with other sheets we have to fit it. Some other sets we have seem too small for a Queen mattress, even though they say Queen on the package.
- When Women Inspire
February 18, 2019 | Full review
The sheet, as mentioned by the brand are 100% cotton sheet which means these are extremely comfortable. This sheet is Sateen Cotton one so that little shine and sateen-y feel on the sheet definitely provide luxurious look and feel.
- Health Beauty and Food
January 2, 2019 | Full review
These sheets are made of 100% long-staple cotton utilizing a 400 thread count. The sateen weave retains a soft touch for a lifetime. For more detail, the pillowcases and flat sheet feature a sophisticated hem design. The fitted sheet has an elastic band all round to ensure you achieve the perfect fit.
- Sleeplander
What experts didn't like
However, seams aren’t well-stitched.
- The Sleep Judge
These sheets are 100% cotton and do not have the wrinkle-free guarantee of other kinds of sheets.
- BestReviews
The elastic is a bit short.
- All Top Ten Reviews
June 13, 2019 | Full review
Some have trouble with the quality of elastic on fitted sheet. Also, pillow cases are slightly smaller than regular ones.
- Sleeping Culture
Many bedding brands offer trial periods wherein sleepers can “try before they buy” but, unfortunately, no such trial is offered with these sheets. So, you better be pretty sure you want them before you place your order.
- Sleepopolis
May 6, 2019 | Full review
The only let down is the fact that there seems to be no warranty offered beyond the 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
- Essential Home and Garden
April 13, 2019 | Full review
However, there are one or two gripes with this product. In fact, you might notice that the sheet might be bit rough when you start using it, but after that a couple of washes, you should get that smooth feel. Also, there have been instances of fit issues, and poor stitching.
- Snore Magazine
April 21, 2019 | Full review
The only "con" I have with the California Design Den 400 Sheets is wrinkling.
- Think Tank Home
While the material does wrinkle, these sheets are comfortable to sleep on, which I consider to be a more important feature.
- When Women Inspire
February 18, 2019 | Full review
A bit expensive $45.99 for 4-pieces.
- Health Beauty and Food
January 2, 2019 | Full review
However, the size of the pillowcase may be a little narrow for regular pillows. Variation in color shades.
- Sleeplander

From The Manufacturer

100% Long Staple Pure Cotton - Sateen Weave. Imported from Ethically Certified Factory in India. FOR MATCHING EXTRA PILLOWCASE PAIRS SEARCH: B0758CJ7X9. HIGHEST QUALITY BEST COTTON SHEETS - If you love luxury and durability of hotel bed sheets and the look of crisp pillowcases, you’ll adore our Breathable Queen Sheets, 400-thread-count. We use yarns made with 100% long staple cotton fiber and a gorgeous sateen weave. Our eco-friendly sheets retain softness for a lifetime and resist fading. Indulge in soft bed sheets with detailed hem, available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, King and Cal King sizes. QUEEN Size Luxury 4pc Bed Sheets Set - 1 Flat Sheet: 90" x 102"; 1 Fully Elasticized all around Fitted Sheet: 60" x 80" + 16" finished deep pocket to fit mattresses from 9" to 18"; and 2 Standard Pillowcases: 21" x 30". Our Deep Pocket fitted sheet feature Smart Head/Foot Tag to indicate the width side of the bottom fitted sheet for ease of use. EASY HOME LAUNDRY – Highest quality dye materials are used for fade resistance. Recommended for regular wash & short dry cycles for superior softness. CERTIFIED STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX - tests for harmful substances. Extensive product checks and regular company audits ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals. The fabric is then tested for meeting performance like no pilling, shrinkage, color fastness, tear strength and thread count authenticity before being individually measured and stitched to perfection. Then it is inspected, piece by piece, to be defect free and packed as set. LEED v4 GOLD CERTIFIED - Made Ethically in India in a certified, socially compliant and awarded factory which supports more than 300 working families. The fabric is manufactured in one of its kind Gold Rated LEED v4 Certified Facility equipped with most modern machinery. The factory is the second manufacturing facility in the World to achieve Gold LEED EBOM certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - Our products are backed by incredible customer service; we are dedicated to making sure you have an excellent experience, from the moment you place your order until after you begin using your new bedding. ORDER NOW, there’s no risk. Our high-quality designs match any decor and make the ultimate gift idea for men and women, Moms and Dads, Valentine's - Mother's - Father's Day and Christmas. Best for any room in your house - bedroom, guest, kids room, vacation home

Overall Product Rankings

1. Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.6
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2. Sweet Home Collection 1500 Thread Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 14
3. Bare Home 1800 Thread Sheet Set
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Sonoro Kate 1800 Thread Sheet Set
Overall Score: 8.7
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5. Danjor Linens 1800 Thread Sheets Set
Overall Score: 8.7
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6. California Design Den 400 Thread Sheet Set
Overall Score: 8.7
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7. California Design Den Cotton Sheets & Pillowcases Set
Overall Score: 8.3
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8. Thread Spread 1000 Thread Cotton Sheets
Overall Score: 8.3
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9. Mayfair Linen 800 Thread Cotton Sheets
Overall Score: 7.8
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10. AmazonBasics Sheet Set
Overall Score: 7.5
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An Overview On Fitted Sheets

High-quality cotton sheets can be pricey, especially if you’re buying for a dorm room or outfitting your rarely used guest room mattresses. In recent years, advancements in microfiber design have provided an alternative. Not only are these sheets much more affordable, but they rival cotton sheets both in comfort and design.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

However, not all microfiber sheets hold the same standards. Breathability is an important issue in sheets. Thin sheets feel better in the summertime, certainly, but microfiber still won’t be quite as breathable as cotton. That means you should make sure you wash them on a regular basis to prevent odors and mold, especially if you have sensitivities.

One thing complicating the buying process is that microfiber sheets aren’t graded by thread count like cotton sheets are. That can make comfort a guessing game. It’s important to pay attention to reviews to make sure you get sheets that you’ll love sleeping on.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

As mattresses have gotten thicker, shopping for sheets has also become more complicated. Before you start shopping, measure the thickness of your mattress to make sure the fitted sheet you choose will fit over the sides. Many of today’s sheet sets have deep pockets to accommodate both thick mattresses and the memory foam toppers on many beds today. If you don’t have a thick mattress, you’ll have to shop for a sheet set that is built for your bed type.

Durability is also essential in a sheet set. You’ll want to be able to wash your sheets on a fairly regular basis without having to worry about wear. The best microfiber sheets are built to resist pilling and fading over time. You should also be able to wash them on cold and dry them on a cooler setting. Unless you like ironing your sheets, be sure to search for sheets built for wrinkle resistance.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

DYWM Fun Fact

Top sheets appear to be headed toward extinction. Europeans already tend to sleep using only a fitted sheet and a duvet. As duvets have grown more popular in the U.S., consumers have found they no longer need a protective sheet between themselves and a comforter they can rarely wash. Duvets can be fitted with covers that can be removed and washed at the same time you wash your sheets. One linen company revealed that 40% of its customer base requests only a fitted sheet. However, older generations tend to stick with the tradition of having at least a top sheet, and sometimes even a blanket, as well, in between their bodies and their comforters or duvets.

The Fitted Sheet Buying Guide

  • The first thing to look at as you’re searching for a new sheet set is size options. The Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set, Sweet Home Collection 1500 Thread Sheet Set and Bare Home 1800 Thread Sheet Set have dozens of color options, plus sizes ranging from twin to California and Split King. The AmazonBasics Sheet Set has dozens of color options but a smaller selection of sizes.
  • Most microfiber sheets allow you to wash them, but it’s recommended you stick to cold temperatures to avoid fading. You’ll also need to dry them on low heat. One of the benefits of microfiber sheets over cotton, though, is that they dry faster. You may notice lint tends to stick more to microfiber material than cotton, so it’s best to avoid washing items like blankets and towels with your sheets.
  • If you want your sheets to have that just-pressed look without pulling out the iron, look for wrinkle-resistant material. The Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set, Sweet Home Collection 1500 Thread Sheet Set, Bare Home 1800 Thread Sheet Set and AmazonBasics Sheet Set all keep wrinkles to a minimum, but it’s always best to remove your sheets from the dryer as soon as you hear the timer.
  • All things considered, it’s all about how the sheets feel when you slide between them at night. The Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set has a level of softness similar to what you find with the best hotel sheets.
  • If you have sensitivities, the Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set and Bare Home 1800 Thread Sheet Set are hypoallergenic, and the Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set is designed to resist bed bugs.
  • Measure the depth of your mattress before you buy. The Mellanni 1800 Thread Sheet Set and AmazonBasics Sheet Set are designed to work with mattresses of up to 16 inches deep, while the Sweet Home Collection 1500 Thread Sheet Set is better on 12-inch mattresses. Although you can use a 16-inch fitted sheet on a shallower mattress, you’ll have to deal with tucking the excess in.