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The Best Bed Quilts for More Style and Less Sweating While You Sleep

Time to put the duvet away.

styled bed with pink quilt pillows and tray
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The comforter gets a lot of the credit for making your bed into the cozy sanctuary that it is, and the chunky knit blanket makes hibernating on the couch the most luxurious experience possible. The quilt, however, is one of the most underrated bedding elements.

A layer with deep historical and even radical roots, quilts add extra warmth in the winter while also providing a lighter cover option for the summer. What they lack in plushness, they make up for with eyecatching designs and intriguing textural details.

The Best Bed Quilts:

What to Consider

While our favorite quilts are those handmade with love and passed down through generations, the best bed quilts you can buy are those that look beautiful, feel incredible, and are easy to clean. It's important to keep in mind that they typically have a lighter weight than a comforter and don't retain as much heat.

The bed quilts in this guide comprise a variety of materials, spanning cotton, polyester, silk, linen, and rayon. The higher the quality of the fabric, the higher the price, so we also made sure to include simpler and more budget-friendly options that are no less stunning. Many of these picks are machine-washable and have scores of rave reviews from buyers.

Without further ado, here are the best bed quilts that we wouldn't dream of kicking out of bed.

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Best Overall
Pebbled Handstitched Organic Quilt
Coyuchi coyuchi.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Full/queen, king, Euro shams
  • Color options: 4

Crafted from GOTS-certified organic cotton, this rippled quilt from Coyuchi is a delightfully light layer for all seasons. Its wavy, pebbled pattern feels incredibly satisfying to the touch, and it's exactly what you want in bed on an unseasonably warm night in the spring or fall.

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Rich Color Options
Textured Piazza Quilt
Anthropologie anthropologie.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Twin, full, queen, king, California king
  • Color options: 6

This cotton/polyester quilt is the perfect statement-making piece for a beautifully made bed. The floral design looks delicate and luxurious, but it also makes the quilt feel more plush. And the spectrum of colors — especially the teal — are richly pigmented. 

Some reviewers compare the feel to a weighted blanket, so it isn't the lightest layer of the group. Also, note that this is a dry-clean-only piece. 

Lightweight Option
Brooklinen Lightweight Quilt
Brooklinen brooklinen.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Queen, king
  • Color options: 5

This cotton quilt from Brooklinen is right at the intersection of cozy and modern style. This piece is handmade by artisans in India, so it's one to treasure and take good care of.

We love that each version of this quilt features stitched details that add the subtlest textural variation. Its airy, lightweight feel makes it the perfect alternative to a stuffy duvet.

Incredible, Rustic Feel
Parachute Quilt
Parachute parachutehome.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Twin/XL, full/queen, king/California king
  • Color options: 7

Linen lovers — look no further. Parachute's reviewer-favorite quilt comprises box-stitched linen on top and 100% cotton percale underneath to provide a rustic texture that feels as comfortably lived-in as an heirloom item.

Reviewers, particularly those who live in warmer places like Florida and Texas, adore that its weight isn't too insulating but still plenty cozy for year-round enjoyment.

Best Budget
AmazonBasics Oversized Quilt Coverlet Set
AmazonBasics amazon.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Twin, full/queen, king
  • Color options: 4

If you're going to go to Amazon to buy a bed quilt, this is the one to get. This polyester microfiber set comes with the quilt and a pillow sham (or two if you buy the full/queen or king size), and the pieces are all adorned with heat-pressed, scrolled patterns for a slightly raised texture.

The consensus from reviewers is that what the set lacks in plushy softness, it makes up for with stylistic appeal and ease of laundering. The material is quick-drying and doesn't show signs of wear, even after extended use.

Scalloped Design
Baywood Quilt
Serena & Lily serenaandlily.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Twin, full/queen, king/California king
  • Color options: 2

If you want to take your bedroom from zero to cottagecore in an instant, look no further than this cotton/linen bed quilt from Serena & Lily. 

Its scalloped border is unbelievably charming, and its matelasse stitching offers a pleasing, textured feel. The underside of the quilt is solid and 100% smooth cotton voile. Just note that the shams are sold separately.

Cooling Feel
Tencel Crescent Stitch Quilt
West Elm westelm.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Full/queen, king/California king
  • Color options: 10

Tencel is one of our favorite bed sheet fabrics, so naturally, we're head over heels for this West Elm bed quilt set, too. Both Fair Trade-certified and comprised of sustainably sourced wood fibers, this bed quilt has a look that's both understated and stylish while also feeling irresistibly cool to the touch. 

We love that it's available in a range of configurations, so you can opt for the entire quilt/sham set or just individual pieces.

Silkiest Texture
DONNA KARAN Essential Lyocell & Silk Tack Stitch Quilt
DONNA KARAN nordstrom.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Full/queen, king
  • Color options: 1

The luxe factor of a set of silk sheets is matched only by this incredible quilt from Donna Karan New York. 

The tack-stitched top is made entirely of a buttery-smooth blend of silk and lyocell (a rayon-like material that's lightweight and cooling), and the underside is all lyocell. Reviewers do note that this is a pretty lightweight quilt.

Subtle Chevron
Crane & Canopy Lilac Purple Chevron Quilt
Crane & Canopy craneandcanopy.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Twin/XL, full/queen, king
  • Color options: 10 available on site

This 100% cotton quilt from Crane & Canopy is completely flat and smooth and has gorgeous chevron-patterned stitching. It doesn't add any unnecessary bulk — and having slept with this one ourselves, we can tell you with confidence that it has a surprisingly cool feel. 

Unlike some similar-looking polyester quilts, the cotton fabric is far more breathable and softer to the touch.

2-in-1 Style
MARIMEKKO Pienet Kivet Reversible Quilt
MARIMEKKO nordstrom.com

Key Specs

  • Sizes: Twin, full/queen, king
  • Color options: 1

Get two eye-popping patterns for the price of one with this reversible polyester bed quilt from Marimekko. One side displays rows and rows of slightly imperfect circles, while the other is candy-striped in black and white. 

If you need a little more color in your life, we also love this reversible floral design from the same brand.

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