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
Pottery Barn has become a staple in the bedding selection; their coverlets are no exception. I like the quilting in this one:
I like the looks of this one, from Wayfair; again, cotton fabric with polyester filling.
All cotton, from one of the best quality retailers out there, and at a reasonable price:
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?
We have a duvet for the cold winter months. We got it years ago in Canada and let me tell you, it’s toasty. But for early fall, late spring, and summer months we use a light coverlet.Ours is a white and gray subtle windowpane check on one side and toile on the other. I also use our solid matelasse duvet cover for a coverlet when I want to change up the look, then just use the down duvet folded on the end of the bed for us to pull up when needed. So many options out there, no?