Best Cotton Summer Blankets: Brahms Mount, Coyuchi, IKEA & 6 More

Best Cotton Summer Blankets: Brahms Mount, Coyuchi, IKEA & 6 More

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Maxwell Ryan
Jul 16, 2015

This 100% linen throw from Brooke Farm is handloomed on restored industrial shuttle looms from the early twentieth century. It measures 42" x 76".

They make a home cozy. At the end of a hot summer day, there's still a cool summer night (ok, maybe not in NYC) and wanting to put something soft and warm over your sunburned skin. Light, cotton summer blankets are super useful and just lovely to look at even if you don't need anymore (like me) and they make great gifts when staying with friends as it's not the type of thing that non AT folks easily buy for themselves. Here's a summer selection of what I'm seeing out there that's great right now. Please tell me what you love and what I'm missing...

(Image credit: IKEA)

With the same name as my daughter, I'm predisposed to like this great summer blanket from IKEA, but it's good beyond the name. 100% cotton, super affordable and with a big, strong cable knit pattern running through it, this is the perfect little cotton throw for every bed in the house, the car or making forts. 47" x 71" and comes in two colors currently (has also come in black).


(Image credit: Anthropologie)

What's not TOTALLY fun about this cotton throw with big, fluffy fringes from Anthropologie? "Cream-colored wool, white cotton fringe and silver sequins echo the ancient Berber artistry of Moroccan wedding blankets." 50" x 60".


(Image credit: Lands End)

This dark, black, cable knit cotton throw caught my eye at Land's End, and I was disappointed to discover that it was sold out. Nevertheless, I believe it's totally worth bookmarking and coming back to when in stock. It's a winner. 48" x 65".


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(Image credit: Garnett Hill)

At Garnet Hill, designed by Eileen Fisher and made by Brahms Mount (and on sale) this is a sweet, very straight ahead, rustic summer blanket. "Fine European linen is woven in Maine on antique looms to create this blanket with a rustic look and texture that's also incredibly soft." 50" x 70".


(Image credit: Caroline Hurley)

From Caroline Hurley, this 100% indigo linen throw is prewashed and block printed on top: "This linen throw is perfect for a table cloth, beach towel, couch throw, wrap dress, or anything else you can think of. All of our throws are individually block printed by hand with non-toxic acrylic ink." 74"x 58".


(Image credit: Anthropologie)

This lovely yard dyed 100% cotton and linen throw comes in two colors and is imported. 61" x 48".


(Image credit: Coyuchi)

Directly from Coyuchi, this is their signature blanket in two colorways with a combination of chenille and cotton mixed: "Naturally luxurious, our blanket pairs the plush touch of chenille and the lightweight warmth of cotton. We washed it to create a subtly puckered texture. Each color reverses to ivory, offering two ways to layer." 60" x 47".


(Image credit: Brahms Mount)

From Brahms Mount, a unique and tradition bound Maine mill, this 100% linen and organically dyed throw is prewashed and comes in five colors: "An offset stripe of openwork leno weaving adds texture and a hint of pattern. Breathable and naturally antimicrobial with a fibrous scent and hand." 42" x 76".


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