If you’re like most people, you happily pack away your warm blankets as soon as the mercury rises. Why wouldn’t you? Well, while it may seem counter-intuitive, summer is blanket season too. There’s some sound logic to back up the summer blanket hype. Blankets provide more than seasonal warmth. According to psychologists, blankets are “security” objects, which in lay terms simply means they make us feel better inside as well as out. Simply put, many of us literally get a sense of comfort and security from our blankets, which make the thought of getting a blissful night sleep without our “security blanket” unfathomable.
So, what’s the right summer blanket when the temperature rises to balmy heights? Here’s our Editor’s Top Picks: Three of the best summer blankets to keep you cool and comfy this summer.
The 100% Cotton Blanket
100 percent Cotton Blankets are the quintessential summer blankets for good reason. Breathable and absorbent, they will not make you sweat, on the contrary, their heat-regulating properties can even help cool you down. Select undyed cotton blankets or choose one made from organic cotton yarn, as these have the added benefit of being hypo-allergenic, which is great for folks with sensitive skins.
Marcel Miller Handwoven Cotton Blanket
Flax Linen and Linen-blend Blankets
Linen has two amazing properties that makes it a perfect fabric for amazing summer blankets. Whereas cotton is very absorbent, linen is unmatched at wicking away moisture. Little wonder why sleeping on linen bedding leaves your skin feeling cool, even on hot mid-summer nights. Linen blankets are prized for their durability. Choose linen if you tend to sweat a lot or you want to be sure that your summer blanket will lasts a very long time.
Linen Throws Brahms Mount
The Summer Knit Throw Blanket
A staple for coastal décor from the Hamptons to Malibu, the classic cable knit throw blanket is always in style. To refresh for summer, go with a lightweight or all-season cotton cable knit in breezy colors. This timeless classic is perfect summer blanket for lounging around the house with a good book and a cool summer cocktail.