My Search for the Perfect Year-Round Blanket Is Over Thanks to This Versatile, Breathable West Elm Find (It’s on Sale!)

updated Oct 26, 2023
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I didn’t realize that I was a severely hot sleeper until I was basically forced to become one. Yep, you read that right: I moved into a pre-war studio apartment last year with a radiator that I can’t control (New York City problems). And I lived in Arizona for a good part of my life (hello, 120 degree summers), so you know my situation must be bad since I’m used to sweating for most of the day. I’m dealing with night sweats even in the dead of winter — we’re talking even when it’s 20 degrees outside. Help!

I’ve tried linen sheets, cooling pillows — and yes, I crank my AC full blast almost every night. But I still tossed and turned all night long. It all changed when I got to test West Elm’s Double Cloth Blanket for Apartment Therapy’s Best List on the best bed blankets, and the night sweats have finally been put to rest (yes, pun fully intended).

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Made with long-lasting cotton, this double-cloth blanket is the ultimate lightweight bed blanket. The gauzy texture makes it breathable, and it has different colors on both sides, so you can switch up the look whenever you like. I use this as the only blanket on my bed since I run so hot, but it also makes for the perfect layering blanket on top of a comforter, too. No matter how you sleep, it’s ideal for year-round use.

I’ve longed for a blanket that’s breezy but still feels cozy, and this is the first option that ticks all the boxes. And it’s not just functional: it’s luxe-looking, too. I love the stitched design, which adds a pop of subtle texture to my neutral bed setup. Just a little disclaimer: If you have cats with claws like me, it snags easily while they’re playing on the bed. And yep, it’s machine washable so cleaning is a total breeze. Because there’s nothing worse than having to dry clean bedding.

While it’s a splurgier find, now’s the time to add it to your cart because it’s on major sale! At only $143 right now, I can vouch that this is definitely worth the price. But you should hurry because it says supply is running low. So, if you’ve been dealing with annoying night sweats like me and want to finally sleep through the night, this just might be your ticket to a more restful, quality sleep.