Spring time brings changes in weather as things warm up but the temperatures during this season can be erratic, so the best spring bed linens are flexible so that you don't have to bring it out more blankets for cooler nights or switch out your sheets depending on the day's temperature. Mid-weight sheets and layers of blankets are great for spring time because the sheets allow cool air to circulate but the layers of bedding can hold in the warmth when needed.
Spring time sheets need to be breathable so that if the ambient temperature in the house is warm, air can flow through and wont trap heat next to your body. While a high thread count is considered important for softness it can also thwart your efforts at making your spring linens cool and comfortable because a high thread count means the fibers are woven closer together. Choose a lightweight cotton fabric with a mid-range thread count like 400 rather than a very high 600 which is more likely to restrict air flow.
Top sheets are usually the flat sheets included in a sheet set but as the weather becomes warmer they're more important so your choice in top sheet should be well thought out. Many people leave their heat and air conditioning off during the spring to save money on energy but spring time temperatures often fluxuate between cool and warm so having a top sheet that's a little heavier weight than your fitted sheet adds an extra layer of warmth when the air is cooler but can act as your blanket when it's warmer. If your top sheet is a thin material with a low thread count you lose that functionality.
Spring bedding is all about layering to account for the flucuations in temperature so that you can change the level of insulation to fit with your needs at the time. Choose a thin quilt with a 1/4 inch cotton batting to insulate but still allow adequate air flow. You may also want to add an additional light weight blanket but avoid fleece which traps heat. Another great comforter for spring is a down alternative comforter with a thin filler material. Avoid comforters that are filled with thick cotton batting or wool because they are more likely to trap heat and for spring time you will want something with more air flow.
People don't often give a lot of thought to their pillow cases but the right pillow case fabric can mean the difference between a hot and sweaty nights sleep and a cool and comfortable one. A fabric that doesn't warm up much won't make you any colder if the weather is cold but can keep you from getting extremely warm when the temperatures are higher. Satin and silk are both good materials that wont heat up during the night. Cotton and cotton blends are also good materials but keep your thread counts low, much like your fitted sheets, so air can flow freely.
These bed linens will make sure that you are comfortable regardless of the temperature.