15 Lightweight Quilts and Coverlets That’ll Replace Your Comforter on Warmer Nights

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When summer weather hits and the hot, humid nights set in, it can be hard to find bedding that fits the season. You don’t want to give up comfort and coziness for breathability, but waking up in a pool of sweat, thanks to your plush comforter, isn’t exactly desirable, either. What you need is a blanket that can do it all: be that soft, cloud-like comfort you need at night but also be thin, light, and airy so you get a cool, restful night’s sleep. However, finding these blankets can feel like a challenge with what feels like endless options to choose from. That’s why we scoured the internet for the best of the best and rounded up 15 of our favorite cozy and cool comforter alternatives so you can sleep soundly all year long.

Note: All prices listed are for Full/Queen size with both larger and smaller available for each product.

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This bespoke Anthropologie design is as magical as it is cozy. It features a watercolor landscape scene complete with colorful blooms and vibrant hues, plus a hand-done Kantha stitch that adds subtle wavy texture for an heirloom-worthy piece that you'll treasure for years.

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was $289.00

This medium-weight quilt has a linen front and cotton back, making it light and breathable in summer but warm enough on cool nights, too. It comes in several muted colors and has a box pattern that’ll look good on its own. During the colder months, it can be layered over a heavier duvet. If you want to complete the look, there’s a matching sham set available.

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If vintage flair is your jam, look no further than this patchwork quilt from Coyuchi. It boasts all the design perks of a style you'd find in Grandma's basement, with none of the pitfalls (like that signature mothball scent). Plus, it's made from 100 percent natural cotton and has a plush batting to keep things cozy.

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West Elm

This blanket is as soft as a cloud and light enough to be one, too. It's made with 100 percent organic cotton and is double-knit for a super-soft jersey feel, plus it’s filled with recycled polyester for a plush finish. Bottom line: You get the fluffy softness of a thick duvet with the lightness of cotton for a cozy summer sleep sitch

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was $71.49

With subtle diamond stitching and a frilly border, this Overstock quilt is all about the texture. It's made of stonewashed microfiber, so it will feel immediately soft out of the package and only get better with use. Choose from a selection of stylish hues, like blush, baby blue, fern, and linen.

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was $279.00

Brooklinen is known for its high-quality bedding, and this quilt lives up to the hype. Made with linen, an ultra-breathable fabric, and stonewashed for extra softness, this quilt keeps you cool and cozy. And thanks to the classic, minimalist design, it adds a touch of breezy style to any bedroom.

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If you're the type who likes to add a pop of color to your space come spring and summer, look no further than this charming blue and white quilt from Roller Rabbit. Made of supremely soft cotton in India, it boasts a summer-ready pattern and color combo that will have you waking up happy each day.

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Pottery Barn

Unlike many of the stitched styles on this list, this Pottery Barn quilt is tufted, lending it a fluffier, more plush appearance and making it a great option for those who prefer their bed to look like a cloud. The polyester batting will hold its shape and won't migrate to a corner, preventing the piece from getting lumpy or uncomfortable.

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The Company Store
was $189.00

Soft, sheer voile is a great option for hot climates thanks to its lighter weight. With this quilt from The Company Store, you get those cooling benefits, plus a nice hand-quilted texture and a slight shine that’ll make your bed look (and feel) sleek. And even better: It’s available in a huge range of colors.

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Muslin Comfort

Look no further for a seriously restful sleep, because this blanket from Muslin Comfort couldn't be more comfortable. It has a breathable, temperature-regulating weave so you can stay cozy year-round, without feeling any trapped heat. Its material and oversize dimensions nod to its ability to double as a top sheet and a comforter. Bonus: It's also downright pretty, airy, and will get softer with every wash.

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Want an all-season winner? You just found it. At $579, this coverlet will cost you quite a bit more than the others, but it’s well worth it when you consider it’s constructed of high-quality linen and made to last for many years. Unlike other options, it has a cotton fill that’s heavy but not suffocating, cozy but not hot — and it does it all with style thanks to the slightly heathered pattern and tons of color options.

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was $349.00

Have you already tried linen and cotton, and you're still sweating at night? Maybe it’s time to give bamboo a try. This comforter from Ettitude is made from 100 percent organic bamboo, which isn’t just incredibly light and airy but also eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and silky smooth. In other words, it’s cool in lots of ways. 

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was $135.00

This set keeps it simple but superb. You get a coverlet and sham made from cotton and quilted with a sophisticated diamond pattern. Available exclusively at Macy’s, this option gives you the most bang for your buck — plus it comes in nine fun color options.

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Riley Home

Bring some soft beachy vibes into your space with this cotton coverlet that can function as your comforter in summer and an extra layer in winter. It’s just thick enough for those hot nights, but it’s also an incredibly soft addition to your sheets for cold nights. And with its simple striped texture and neutral colors, the blanket’s sure to add more style to your space, too.

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Just looking at this comforter, you know it’s feather-light — really, it looks like the jacket you wear for those cool nights at the start of fall. Made from organic cotton, it’s got the perfect mid-weight design, meaning it brings just as much coziness as it does coolness. The double-needle diamond-shaped quilting keeps it nice and simple, which is a sure match for any style. 

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.