15 Breathable Bedding Sets for Summer

Give your bedroom a summer refresh with lightweight, cooling bedding that's perfect for warm nights and hot sleepers.

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May 12, 2021

I think most of us can agree that we get our best sleep when we stay cool all night long. (Nobody wants to wake up in a sweat.) If you still have your thick down comforter on your bed, now's the time to make the switch to something more breathable and cooling. Shop our favorite summer bedding sets that will make your bed look and feel lighter and cooler.

From $109

Pile your bed with this sophisticated, soft-to-the-touch duvet cover. The timeless design is made from 270-thread-count cotton and includes oversized buttons to ensure it stays put through the night. Bonus? You'll never lose sleep over questionable production methods with this Brooklinen beauty. The Oeko-Tex certification promises that this duvet design is crafted using eco-friendly production practices and is free from hundreds of dangerous toxins.

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From $230

Shop this striped European flax linen duvet cover to keep your guest room prepped and pretty for summer visitors. Let the creamy fabric and fine charcoal stripe details serve as a classic, blank canvas for your colorful seasonal accessories.

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From $170

Slip into restful summer slumber with this dreamy duvet cover and sham set. The contrast of the ivory Ikat motif against the sun-faded indigo base really makes this bedding stand out. It works well in a bohemian- or contemporary-style bedroom and looks striking when paired with crisp, white sheets.

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From $80

Adorn your bed with the casual elegance and lasting comfort of this comforter set from Target's Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. Boasting a classic seersucker texture and accented with an embroidered "X" design, this decorative bedding set includes a soft-filled comforter with a 100-percent cotton backing and coordinating pillow shams.

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From $90

Grab this shimmering half moon-stamped duvet cover to give your bedroom a dreamy dose of celestial style this summer. The fresh design features a white backdrop for a clean look and is crafted from 100-percent organic cotton. Style it with silvery toss pillows, and add charcoal sheets for a high-contrast look.

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Lay on the color and comfort in your bedroom design with this charming floral duvet. The fiery watercolor motif will bring a feeling of rejuvenation to your traditional, transitional or cottage bedroom design. Each lightweight cotton duvet features piped edging and a handsome striped reverse that brings instant interest to your display with every turndown.

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From $149

Sweet dreams are made of this — this being a preppy and polished navy-and-white toile bedding set. Translate the classic summer wardrobe staple to your bedding to enjoy a fresh and serene space to unwind throughout the season.

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This cotton duvet set brings a timeless appeal to any bedroom. The centerpiece of the collection is an elegant "tree of life" print that's framed by an intricate double border. The fresh motif is reminiscent of Chinoiserie vases and infuses casual, coastal appeal to your bedroom for summer. Not to be overlooked: The duvet cover is 100-percent cotton and machine washable for easy care.

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From $155

This luxe cotton sateen duvet from Brooklinen sports a beautiful blush hue and luminous finish that adds a soft, feminine touch to the bedroom. The noteworthy duvet boasts an impressive 480 thread count that feels buttery-soft to the touch and brings luxury to your nighttime routine. Pair the rosy duvet with soft blue, heather gray or white sheets, and layer with pattern-clad toss pillows for an inviting, layered look.

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From $179

The super-soft 100-percent eucalyptus shell and fill will keep you comfy without overheating. Unlike polyester or down, which trap heat, eucalyptus is naturally breathable and cool-to-the-touch.

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From $103
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Drape this dreamy, white duvet over your king-sized bed for a refreshing bedroom design. The lightweight material and classic, embroidered border design give this duvet a timeless quality that allows it to pair with any existing decor.

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From $140

Create a soft and sophisticated summer bedroom with this clipped diamond chambray comforter and sham set. The modern tufted details featured throughout elevate the otherwise casual design and bring texture to your space. Pair with crisp, white sheets and white Euro pillows to create the ultimate bedroom retreat.

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From $129

If you love more of a bold and bright bedding set, this punchy, plumage-adorned duvet cover is the one. The eye-catching design nods to the season with a vibrant array of butterflies, birds and dragonflies. Pair with plain white or navy sheets to round out the look.

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From $208

'Tis the season to toss your heavy-duty duvet into the storage closet and replace it with a lightweight alternative. Our pick is this sleek navy-and-white number from Anthropologie. The summery hues give it a fun, fresh feel that withstands the test of time. Bonus: Each quilt is hand-loomed to yield one-of-a-kind, dimensional results.

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From $123
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If you love the jacquard look but want a little color, we love this bedding set with its hints of blue, navy and pink. It works perfectly for a guest or teen bedroom.

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