The Trina Turk Tangier coverlet from Bed, Bath & Beyond, the Port of Call quilt from Anthropologie and the Isabelle quilt from Pottery Barn are all lightweight bedspreads. The Tangier coverlet is brightly colored and features a green and navy Moroccan-style motif. Reverse the coverlet to reveal a plain navy on the other side. The Port of Call quilt is made from cotton to keep it lightweight, and the print features painted images from the Bodrum coastal region in Turkey.
The Isabelle quilt is 100 percent cotton and is available in solid, neutral colors. It features tufted detail for visual interest. Designer's Guild's Chevenard bedspread is made from 100 percent silk and is very lightweight. Matching pillowcases are also available for a complete look.
Materials such as Tencel are designed to allow air to flow through them, allowing people to stay cool in bed during summer. Other breathable materials include linen, bamboo and cotton. When buying a comforter for summer, look for one that has a down filling and a fill power below 600. Use a linen or cotton duvet cover over the comforter to ensure the best possible ventilation. Underneath the bedding, a gel memory foam mattress topper can provide a cool surface to sleep on. Memory foam toppers also provide extra support and help to preserve mattresses.