ISSUE 80  |  The Summer Bedroom

10 Easy Pieces: Lightweight Cotton Blankets

July 10, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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.