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 06, 2022

We 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 and bundles that will make your bed look and feel lighter and cooler.

From $231

Pile your bed with this sophisticated, soft-to-the-touch bedding bundle. The timeless design is made from breathable 270-thread-count cotton percale and includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, four pillowcases and a duvet cover. Bonus? You'll never lose sleep over questionable production methods with these Brooklinen beauties. The Oeko-Tex certification promises that the design is crafted using eco-friendly production practices and is free from hundreds of dangerous toxins.

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From $283.55

Bamboo sheets are well-known for their cooling properties, and this luxe set from Ettitude delivers. In this bundle, you'll receive their best-selling duvet cover, fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases. It's available in a variety of sizes and several colors, is Oeko-Tex-certified and features a sateen weave, so if you want a silky-but-not-slippery feel and comfortable cooling effect, give this set a try.

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From $169.99

Drape this dreamy all-season down comforter over your bed for a refreshing summer bedroom design. The comforter boasts a lightweight 500-thread-count cotton exterior and hypoallergenic Siberian white down fill inside, while the woven Damask stripes give it a timeless quality that allows it to pair with any existing decor.

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From $274.55

Slip into a restful summer slumber with Buffy's Eucalyptus Essentials Set containing one sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases), one duvet cover and an extra set of pillowcases. The super-soft, 300-thread-count sateen weave fabric absorbs moisture more efficiently than conventional cotton to keep you feeling cooler throughout the night — ideal for warmer seasons.

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From $59

Adorn your bed with the casual elegance and lasting comfort of this yarn-dyed gauze comforter and sham set. The cotton construction offers year-round comfort, while the machine-washable design makes caring for and cleaning the set a breeze. Multicolor stripes will provide your bed with soft and airy color that pairs perfectly with both patterned and solid sheets.

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From $225

If you're on the hunt for bedding that's hypoallergenic, antibacterial, sustainable, moisture-absorbing and durable, check out Sunday Citizen's Premium Bamboo Sheet Set. The viscose-from-bamboo material of the sheets is so luxurious, that it'll turn your bedroom into a five-star hotel right in your own home.

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From $369

'Tis the season to toss your heavy-duty duvet into the storage closet and replace it with a lightweight alternative. Our pick is this durable and breathable linen set from Parachute. Crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax, this set includes a duvet cover and two shams and will keep your body temperature just right throughout those long summer nights.

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From $313.50

Dive into Eucalypso's most-loved bedding essentials with this bundle comprised of their Classic Sheet Set, Heavenly Eucalyptus TENCEL Duvet Cover and Silk TENCEL Pillowcase Set all made from premium eucalyptus fibers for a breezy night's sleep. Read more about why we love this bedding in our editor's in-depth review.

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From $249

Quilts are a great choice for summer bedding because they're usually lighter than a standard comforter. This tufted quilt from Pottery Barn is made of 100-percent TENCEL lyocell that's naturally temperature regulating, ideal for warm nights and hot sleepers alike. Complete the look with matching shams (sold separately), crisp white sheets and white Euro pillows to create the ultimate bedroom retreat.

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From $139

Slumber Cloud's Essential Sheets are unique because they contain the same patented temperature-regulating technology that NASA astronauts use in their spacesuits. Made from 40-percent NASA-inspired Outlast viscose and 60-percent cotton, this airy sheet set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillowcases in your choice of eight colors and seven sizes.

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From $400

These linen sheets from the direct-to-consumer and internet-famous brand Brooklinen come highly rated by HGTV editors. Managing Editor Kayla Kitts says the sheets kept her and her husband significantly cooler than their Egyptian cotton sheets. "The softness of the linen is incomparable to anything I've ever slept on," she says. "I can't imagine going back to 'regular' sheets after trying these out." Scoop up all the essentials with this bundle that features one sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases), one duvet cover and two extra pillowcases.

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From $159

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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From $105.99

Shop this solid French flax linen duvet cover and sham set to keep your guest room prepped and pretty for summer visitors. Available in 13 colors and four sizes, the light texture and breathability of the linen will not only keep occupants cool but will also serve as a classic, blank canvas for your colorful seasonal accessories.

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From $269

This cotton duvet set brings a timeless appeal to any bedroom. The matelassé pattern boasts a subtle texture and infuses casual, coastal appeal in your bedroom for summer. Not to be overlooked, the duvet cover and shams are 52-percent organic cotton and 48-percent TENCEL lyocell for a silky, luxe feel while wicking away moisture.

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From $49.99

This affordable cooling comforter set by Serta sports a beautiful blush hue and wrinkle-resistant finish that adds a soft, feminine touch to the bedroom. The comforter and shams boast pre-washed fabric that feels cool to the touch and brings comfort to your nighttime routine. Pair the set with soft blue, heather gray or white sheets and layer with pattern-clad toss pillows for an inviting, layered look.

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