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Your grandmother’s patchwork quilts may have sentimental value, but if you're looking for a bed covering that complements your current aesthetic, you likely have some shopping to do.
Today’s quilt is an updated version of the one you remember as a child. Many of our favorite styles are just as soft and cozy as they are appealing to the eye, whether woven out of sleek and silky fibers like TENCEL or more organic-feeling materials like linen and cotton. And unlike down comforters which are often seasonal, a quilt is just heavy enough for winter months but breathable enough for chart-topping summer temperatures. As far as color and pattern go, you can delve into statement-making prints or opt for subtle shades—the hard part will just be whittling down your options.
Here, a handful of our favorite quilts and coverlets.
Give your bed a much needed dose of color and texture with Schoolhouse's Channeled Cotton Quilt. The reversible bedding takes inspiration from vintage quilted jackets and it achieves its own loft thanks to its matelassé weaving—a process that uses multiple warp and weft series to puff things up a notch.
Since the quilt is reversible—the front is a deep mustard and the back is pinstriped with white and grey—you can flip it whenever you want to refresh your space. While there are many ways to style it, we say pile it atop other retro-leaning linens (see: Pendleton) for a summer camp feel that's straight out of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom.
Pendleton is one of those iconic American brands that has withstood the test of time. And their Glacier National Park print is undoubtedly one of their most recognizable design motifs. This 200-thread-count cotton percale quilt features simple but bold stripes in green, red, yellow, and black, which lend it a campy yet refined rustic feel that is both on-trend and timeless.
As an added bonus, the quilt comes with matching shams and every piece of the set is machine washable. Since it's heirloom quality—yes, you can pass this baby down a generation or two—you won't have to worry about durability, either.
Whether you're decorating a beach house or just want to bring a breezy, oceanside vibe into your landlocked bedroom, Serena & Lily has perfected the coastal cool look. One of the brand's trademark patterns, Granada, can literally transform the vibe of your space in an instant.
The print is inspired by classical Indian botanicals and when paired with airy tassels and bright coastal colors (think French blue, moss, and terracotta), it nails the Nantucket look. Each Granada Quilt is hand-stitched from a blend of cotton and linen and finished with refined accents including tailored lines. The pros don't stop there, either; it's also easy to clean and be tossed directly in the washer and dryer.
If you've ever dreamt of sleeping in the clouds, then this ethereal Parachute pick is just for you. The light, airy, and overstuffed quilt is made from 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton that's so plush, you may forget you're sleeping in your own bed.
Parachute dubs the bedding their "fluffiest quilt yet," explaining that it's made with layers of organic cotton and then stuffed with 100 percent poly batting fill. Despite its delicate appearance, the quilt—which comes in white as well as two-tone natural/ivory, smoke/blush, and steel/smoke—is machine washable and can dried on a low setting. To keep your quilt in pristine shape, Parachute recommends using wood dryer balls instead of dryer sheets.
If you're not afraid to introduce a little pattern in your space, say hello to the Tradewinds Patchwork Quilt from Sundance Catalog. The block-print bedding derives its cheery hues from eco-friendly dyes while Kantha stitching—an ancient form of embroidery that originated in India—adds its own worldly touch.
The quilt is available in full/queen and king sizes and reviewers note that the quality is even better than they expected. Whether your style is bohemian, eclectic, or—up until now—minimalist, it'll inject even more personality into your space.
Nothing screams minimalist luxury quite like a linen quilt. The Citizenry, our favorite socially impactful home goods purveyor, describes their stonewashed linen quilt as their “one-and-done bed maker,” and we couldn’t agree more.
The breathable all-season quilt is a quick and easy way to add an organic element to your room and looks aside, it gets softer and softer with every wash. We're also obsessed with every color it's offered in, including a soft blush, earthy olive green, and burnt sienna. If you just can't bear to make the choice without seeing them IRL, The Citizenry offers linen samples so you can give them a test run before you buy.
If you feel stuck choosing between patterned or solid bedding, then this Italian tile-inspired quilt is worth a look. Birch Lane's Brunelle features a monochromatic mosaic print in a versatile gray palette that works well in both neutral rooms and those already dominated by color.
While the middle ground of black and white can seem boring at times—gray isn’t exactly the most statement-making color on the wheel after all—the jacquard matelasse quilt is anything but thanks to it's subtle pattern and texture. An added bonus? It's incredibly easy to clean—just throw it in your regular washer and dryer.
Remember that jean jacket you splurged on a decade ago? It seemed like a lot of money at the time, but it's still your go-to piece now? Cultiver’s Quilted Bedcover is basically the bedding equivalent.
Like your denim coat, this luxurious quilt—made out of 100 percent linen woven from European flax—will get softer and softer over time. We also love that it's a bit oversized, meaning it'll will gracefully fall to the floor instead of coming up short on the sides—a problem many comforters and quilts face. It's available in a muted natural pinstripe, an indigo stripe, and two solids: dusk rose and charcoal grey.
When it comes to patterns and weaves, we trust interior designer and decor guru Annie Selke to guide us. Her new Batik Blue Coverlet—made from machine-washable crisp cotton—is just one example of why.
Inspired by South Asian textiles but finished with a modern twist, it features bandana borders and a gorgeous indigo and ecru pattern that can adapt to the most contemporary of homes. If you get bored of the pattern (though we don't see that happening), you can also flip it over and take advantage of its solid indigo backside. Complete the look with some white sheets, matching shams, and an accent throw.
This simple but sophisticated quilt can hold its own in the looks department and guess what? It comes in at just a fraction of the price of its competitors. The Antenore Woven Stripe Coverlet is made from a lightweight, breathable cotton blend that's soft to both the touch and eye.
While the gray hue lends it a masculine feel, it's incredibly versatile and it also offers an element of visual interest thanks to its texture and subtly striped design. The best part is that it requires very little care as it can be tossed in the washer and dryer, and reviewers attest to the fact that once it's out, no iron or steamer is needed.
If you're looking for a quilt in a very specific hue, check out Garnet Hill's color-happy Dream Quilt collection. The line—which also has matching shams and pillow covers—includes a number of on-trend shades from a moody burnt auburn to a deep and cool indigo.
Each of the elevated quilts is made from supremely soft cotton and since they're hand-stitched, the final result includes some textural rippling. With a mid-weight fill, the quilt is warm enough for winter but breathable enough for hot summer months, too.
Timeless, luxurious, and comfortable. Those three words basically sum up this silky quilt from Pine Cone Hill—one of Annie Selke's trademark brands. Like other pieces in Selke's "Silkin Solid" collection, the quilt is constructed from TENCEL, a sustainably derived fiber that's extremely durable, soft, and breathable.
Other than being sumptuously smooth against your skin, the really cool thing about the Puff is that in order to achieve the fluffiest and puffiest bed imaginable, all you have to do is give the quilt a little shake in the morning. Like magic, it will fill to perfection and your bed will be made.