I Test Bedding for a Living, and This Is the One Item I Recommend for Comfortable Sleep All Year Round

published Mar 14, 2024
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Now that I no longer live in a space with central AC, I’ve discovered, to my unpleasant surprise, that I am a hot sleeper. In the middle of the night, I either wake up drenched in sweat or wake up because my boyfriend is complaining that I’ve kicked all of the covers off the bed. There are only a few months where our bedroom is actually cold enough for a heavy duvet. Since this realization, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect lightweight coverlet or bedspread. My ideal bedspread wishlist: It’s comfortable to sleep under, a little weighty to mimic a blanket, and stylish enough to be the top layer of bedscape. 

You would think that this wouldn’t be a tall order, but after testing four coverlets, I was starting to become convinced that the bedscape of my dreams did not exist. One was too scratchy and felt almost plastic-y, and another was too lightweight. I needed to find the Goldilocks of coverlets. And luckily, I finally found one while testing The Company Store Putnam Cotton Matelasse Bedspread, which is currently 25% off with the code FAMILY24!

What Is the The Company Store Putnam Cotton Matelassé Bedspread?

The Company Store Putnam Cotton Matelasse Bedspread is a 100% cotton coverlet that boasts OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification. This bedspread is made in Portugal and in the traditional matelassé style, featuring a subtle yet beautiful pattern of textured florals and vines. There are matching shams and a bedskirt available for purchase, too. There are four sizes (I opted for the full at 96 inches x 110 inches) and a total of seven colors to choose from. The coverlet is machine-washable on cold and can be tumble-dried on low. 

Credit: The Company Store

Why I Love The Company Store Putnam Cotton Matelassé Bedspread 

This coverlet hits all of my criteria. It’s soft to the touch, it is heavy enough (like a medium-weight blanket) to make me cozy yet comfortable, and it looks chic on my bed. The Company Store advertises it as being for year-round use, and I would agree with that statement as a hot sleeper. The heat is bumping in my apartment on an unseasonably warm (70 degrees) winter day in New York City, and I woke up sweat-free this morning. I opted for the Thyme color, because it adds a dash of color to my space without feeling overwhelming. I like my bedroom to feel as calm as possible.

When my friends ask for bedding recommendations, this bedspread is at the top of my list. As you can imagine, as a shopping editor at Apartment Therapy, I’m frequently asked for my most-loved products, though I give my endorsement to very few. I wouldn’t want my friend to spend money on something that I don’t absolutely love (and I don’t want you, the reader, to either). This coverlet is currently discounted for The Company Store’s Friends & Family Sale, so now is the perfect time to add it to your cart with the code FAMILY24.

Buy: The Company Store Putnam Cotton Matelasse Bedspread, $171.75 (normally $229)