ISSUE 80  |  The Summer Bedroom

10 Easy Pieces: Lightweight Cotton Blankets

July 10, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Last December, we sleuthed out the best wool blankets for the winter bed. Now that summer’s here, we’ve rounded up the best lightweight cotton blankets for summer’s warmer evenings.

Above: The Swedish Knit Blanket has a loose honeycomb weave in 100 percent cotton; $85 from Brookfarm General Store.

Above: Restoration Hardware’s Garment-Dyed Basket Weave Throw is woven from 100 percent cotton in Bolivia and finished in California with a garment dye; available in 16 shades for $199.

Above: Brahms Mount’s Cotton Herringbone Throw is made in Maine in slate gray or navy cotton thread and measures 50 by 72 inches; $220 each from Alder & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Above: Ikea’s ultra-affordable Ursula Blanket in white is made from 100 percent cotton and measures 71 by 47 inches for $29.99

Above: The Geneva Blue Full-Queen Blanket is made from a lightweight cotton for $129.95 from Crate & Barrel. The blanket is also available in Twin and King sizes and in Green, Grey and Wheat colors.

Above: Designed by Yumiko Sekine of Fog Linen in Tokyo and produced in Lithuania, the Fog Linen Cotton Blanket has an open weave with a 7 inch border with a navy blue accent for $134 from Muhs Home. Also available through Folklore in the UK; contact for restock dates.

Above: From Area Bedding, the Harry Blanket is a classic herringbone pattern in cotton and available in five different colors for $235 for the full/queen size blanket from Lekker Home.

Above: The Eileen Fisher Gauzy Cotton Blanket & Throw is available in Muslin (left) and Pure White; prices range from $98-$198 from Garnet Hill.

Above: The White Herringbone Bed Blanket is made from cotton sourced from Maine and priced at $315 for the full/queen size blanket from Serena & Lily.

Above: The Organic Plissé Blanket is woven from 100 percent organic cotton that is certified by the Global Organic Textiles Standard and 230-thread-count; $99 for the full/queen size blanket from West Elm.

Above: Designed by Anki Spets of Area Bedding the Clara Blanket is made from a cotton textured weave in five different colors and two sizes: full/queen and king; $365 for the full/queen size from Lekker Home.

Above: The Cotton Moss Stitch Blanket measures 50 by 60 inches and is available in white (shown) and grey for $150 each from Olmay Home.

Above: Coyuchi’s Aspen Weave Blanket is made from 100 percent, soft cotton yarn and available in six different colors; $333 for the full/queen size blanket.

For those remodeling their sleeping area or simply seeking inspiration, sift through all our posts related to the Bedroom in our archive; like Canopy Beds, Bedside Water Carafes and a list of our Favorite Mattresses.