Cool Summer Bedding For Hot Summer Nights

Saffron Marigold - Updated: June 13, 2024

Refresh your bedroom for the season by switching out your winter linens for summer bedding. The best bedding for summer is breathable, and all of our lightweight summer bedspreads and summer duvet covers are made from 100% cotton to help you feel cool and comfortable on muggy summer nights. 

orange bedding with sign that says beautiful summer bedding

Choosing your summer bedding

It’s summer, so it’s time to lighten up—literally! Choose summer comforters and summer bedspreads made from breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, and bamboo. And after all, you’ll want to stay cool, because we all know how the air conditioning struggles to work well on hot days!

Lightweight bedspreads to keep you cool on warm summer nights

Our lightweight bedspreads were made with the tropical climate of India in mind, so you know they’ll be perfect bed covers for summer nights.

Photograph of a bedroom featuring a bed covered in a lightweight summer bedspread with a floral print of irises, tulips, and daffodils
Empress Gardens ~ Empress Gardens – Main ~ Elegant, Lightweight Floral Bedspread

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A summer print duvet cover

Alternatively, you may prefer the gentle weight of a duvet. If that’s the case, reach for an all-season or lightweight duvet insert for the summer, and simply cover it with one of our colorful cotton duvet covers for the summer months. (Did you know our duvet covers are reversible? Simply flip it over and your bed will have a whole new look!).

Nautical navy blue bedding as summer bedding with a coastal theme
Pacific Blue ~ Nautical Asian Indigo Blue Duvet Cover

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Summer bedding ideas

Find inspiration for your summer bedroom decor with whatever you find most relaxing about summertime. For example, choose a coastal look if heading out to the water stirs feelings of peacefulness. Go for florals if tending your garden puts you at ease. When nothing sounds more relaxing than your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand, then a tropical vibe’s the one for you.

Photograph of a bed covered in a lightweight bedspread featuring a tropical print of red lilies and other warm-toned flowers on a creamy, honey gold tan ground.
Tropical Garden ~ Colorful Red Floral Country Bedspread

From bohemian bedding to beach house bedroom decor, we have the right summer bedspreads and duvet covers for you. Pair your chosen lightweight bedding for summer months with our coordinating pillows, or mix and match to create your own unique, custom summer bedding sets.

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Classic summer bedding: white bedding

Nothing feels fresher in the summer than white bedding. Of course, the best white bedroom ideas always begin with white bedding! Choose a soft cotton white duvet cover or white bedspread for a clean look that keeps you cool all summer long. Add a pair of white sheets and toss in a few patterned throw pillows for a dose of summer color.

Lakehouse love: coastal bedding

Retreating to a cool blue bedroom on hot summer nights sounds as serene as paddling through shaded coves on a summer afternoon. Easily transform your room into a coastal oasis with blue and white bedding. Pair it with a healthy dose of white for an elegant coastal design.

Add splashes of red for a nautical look or touches of taupe as a nod to sandy shores. If you have a summer cottage at the lake that needs a little update, make the beds with our summer bedding sets.

Vintage-style: beach house bedding

Beach house style is easy, breezy, and charming. Perhaps that’s why so many of us try to capture the sense of the beach in our home decor all year long. Vintage floral print bedspreads in cheerful colors conjure nostalgic images of childhood days at the shore.

Bring those memories to life with our block print bedspreads for a look that’s a bright, beautiful, and fun–everything a summer should be!

Bright florals & tropical bedding

Whether you live out in the country or downtown, you can create your own tropical paradise in the summer or year-round! Choose our tropical bedding in prints that call to mind sweet mangos and fragrant gardens.

For a true taste of the tropics, ditch the flamingos and seashells and go for natural accents like straw and wicker.

4 tips for styling your summer bedroom with ease

Inspired yet? You may very well want to keep the summer vibes going all year long! Whether it’s just for the season or throughout the year, the right summer bedding and decor can help you turn your bedroom into a sumptuous retreat. Here are a few easy ways and touches of summer decor that will transform your space.   

1. Hang gauzy white sheer curtains

Replace heavy window treatments with white sheer curtains. Airy white curtains look beautiful in the summer breeze and help to create a peaceful, soothing, and summery space. 

2. Make your summer bed with breathable sheets 

You’ll be on your way to a great night’s sleep when you make your summer bed with lightweight bedding.  Avoid microfiber sheets in summer—they won’t breathe as well as cotton, linen, or bamboo linens.

Saffron Marigold

Shore Blue Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set

Feel good in sheets of pure organic cotton that are Fair Trade textile mill certified.

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White Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set

Incorporate the feeling of the crisp summer air with this white cotton sheet set.


3. Savor seasonal sensory delights

Keep your bedroom clutter-free to promote relaxation, but include a touch of summer through sensory delights like an aromatic candle and a summer scene.

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Sea Salt Surf Candle

Infused with essential oils, this Oregon-made candle captures the scent of summer. Eco-friendly & biodegradable.

Pixart Gallery

Coastal Wall Art

Hang a gorgeous picture of the ocean to gaze upon–you’ll feel transported to the shore in an instant.

4. Add seasonal throw pillows

Top your bed with a few throw pillows and feel free to mix prints! Keep the palettes similar for a cohesive look, or go boho and maximalist by mixing prints to your heart’s desire.

Welcome to our Summer series. Here you will find many ideas to use Saffron Marigold linens to dazzle and cheer up your bedrooms, dining rooms, living spaces and baths!