Turning to lightweight summer bedding made from breathable textiles like linen, cotton, bamboo, and eucalyptus allows you to enjoy the weight of a proper bed cover without the heat of a down comforter. Shop eight of the best options below.
Breathable lightweight summer bedding
Brooklinen’s Lightweight Quilt Set includes one quilt and two matching pillow shams. The set is made of 100 percent cotton that was hand-stitched by artisans—one quilt takes six days to make. The set typically starts at $279 but it’s currently 15 percent off. Get it in queen ($238) or king ($255). It comes in navy (pictured) and two white-and-black options.
Kiss the puff of a comforter goodbye with this organic linen blanket. It’s heavy enough that you don’t feel like you’re using a second sheet but also light and breathable to keep you cool. It’s available in indigo (pictured) and gray in a throw size ($248) as well as full/queen ($448) and king ($498).
This bedspread from The Company Store is crafted in Portugal from 100 percent cotton following the matelassé method of stitching that originated in France. It typically starts at $149 but it’s currently on sale. Snag the twin ($126), full ($152), queen ($186), or king ($211). It comes in 18 different colors ranging from coral (pictured) and lilac to ivory and navy. Now through Memorial Day Weekend, you can save an additional 15 percent with the code MDWKD21.
Enjoy the lightweight feeling of linen with a bit more structure with this quilted bedcover from Cultiver. It’s made from 100 percent European flax linen and filled with a lightweight polyester filling. Designed to be oversized, it comes in one size. It will drape to the floor on an average-height queen bed. It comes in dusk (pictured), indigo stripe, and black-and-white pinstripe.
If you can’t shake your love of fluff, consider The Buffy Breeze duvet insert. It’s made entirely of eucalyptus fiber that naturally resistant to dust, mites, and mold while also regulating temperature. It has the weight to warm you up when you get into bed but breathes throughout the night to prevent overheating. This duvet insert comes in twin/twin XL ($179), full/queen ($219), and king/cal king ($259).
Let your Buffy insert breathe and pair it by pairing it with this 100 percent flax linen duvet cover from Bed Threads. Bed Threads makes pre-washed linen duvet covers, sheets, and bed skirts to give your space a relaxed feeling. It comes in 20 solid colors including turmeric (pictured), sage, and charcoal; and two balc-and-white stripe options. It’s available in twin ($140), twin XL ($150), full ($150), queen ($170), king ($200), and cali king ($230).
This is Parachute’s minimalist take on the French metalassé weaving technique. Designed to use in tandem with another bed cover, this is perfect for someone who could happily sleep under the weight of a throw. Keeping it neutral, this coverlet comes in white, dune, and pebble gray (pictured). It’s available in full/queen ($209) and king/cal king ($229).
If you love diving into silky bedding, opt for this sateen duvet cover from Ettitude. It’s made from 100 percent organic bamboo, allowing it to be breathable to cool and adjust for temperature. It comes in seven solid colors including sand (pictured) and starlight blue; and two striped options in slate/white and starlight blue/white. The cover is available in twin ($104), full/queen ($124), and king/cal king ($134).
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