A cotton coverlet is a joy to behold, and to sleep under!
Do you use one?

So many beds are now covered with a duvet which is then covered with a removable cover.

Well, we tried that route. And tried again. And found it just was NOT for us. A faux-down, or real down comforter/duvet sounds wonderful especially if you live in a cold climate.  But we found that the lightweight cotton cover somehow made the wrapped duvet very heavy and cumbersome. It was worse with a faux down than with the real thing…but back in those days we had a dog (who, yes, slept on the bed!) who was allergic to down. In any case, it didn’t work.

I opted to try the “old-fashioned” way: a cotton coverlet or, dare I use the word, BED SPREAD! I grew up with these but oh my, they went out of fashion.  What goes round, comes round, as they say. And now, we have quite a nice selection of all cotton coverlets and bedspreads to choose from!


Below is our current bed situation!
Classic white quilted coverlet: mine from Linens ‘n Things many years ago!
Antique bed tables (two: each from very different sources but they almost match!)
A classic table lamp
Custom made fabric headboard with nailhead trim


From Serena & Lily. Really nice color selection, but at a price! $298.00 for Queen



This, from Garnet Hill, comes in a rainbow of colors; shams to match. $126.00 for Queen and on sale for a few more days!


Pottery Barn has become a staple in the bedding selection; their coverlets are no exception. I like the quilting in this one:

From Pottery Barn. $149.000 for Queen


I like the looks of this one, from Wayfair; again, cotton fabric with polyester filling.

This, from Wayfair, has the gently scalloped edge, adding a nice touch! $61.00 for Queen


All cotton, from one of the best quality retailers out there, and at a reasonable price:

Cuddledown has a great selection of quality bedding. Do you know them? This Diamond Pique coverlet is 100% cotton, made in Portugal.

What do you think? Are you still a duvet fan? Would you try one of these for the summer months? Do you like white, or go with a color?