Choose Summer Blankets to Keep Cool

The Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket on a summer bed. | Peacock Alley

When summer temperatures soar, your sleep can suffer.

If you’ve ever spent the night tossing and turning because you were too hot, you’re already familiar with the frustration of having the wrong bedding. At the same time, it can be just as hard to sleep without the comfort of a blanket. The good news? There is a way to get a good night’s sleep — even in the most sweltering weather. We’re talking about a lightweight summer blanket.

Here’s a closer look at how lightweight bedding can help you stay cool and comfortable so you can get your zzz’s, along with our picks for the best summer blankets.

Why Lightweight Summer Blankets?

Summer blankets keep you cool while offering the coziness you crave in a blanket.

Softness without overheating is the priority for a good summer blanket. The right summer blanket can also serve another critical function by wicking away moisture from your body. (Anyone who’s ever woken up drenched with sweat when it’s 90 degrees out is acquainted with this unpleasant experience!)

What should you look for in a lightweight summer blanket?

Cotton supports a good night’s sleep in the summer with its pure and natural material. Rather than trapping heat in like many synthetic materials, cotton lets air in and out. This natural ventilation, AKA “breathing,” will stop you from overheating while also keeping you comfortable and dry.

Cotton is also incredibly soft. If you love the feel of fresh, clean, and crisp bedding, there’s no better choice than cotton.

Lastly, cotton is naturally hypoallergenic. The only thing worse than feeling too hot when you’re sleeping is also feeling itchy because of irritants and allergies. Cotton mitigates both of these concerns. It doesn’t just feel good to your skin; it is good to your skin.

The takeaway? When it comes to lightweight summer blankets, you can’t go wrong with cotton. To maximize your sleep comfort when the thermometer spikes, check out even more tips to keep cool.

Compare Summer Blankets

Deciding to upgrade to lightweight bedding is only part of the equation. With so many summer blankets to choose from, it’s important to find the one that will best deliver on your goals. The good news? We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. After scouring the options, we landed on a standout among summer blankets: our Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket.

If you know Peacock Alley, you may already be aware of our “spirited-yet-traditional” approach to luxury linen. Quality, design, and easy elegance have been hallmarks of Peacock Alley for more than 40 years, and we’re delighted to say that the Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket effortlessly embodies all of these attributes.

The texture of Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket for summer. | Peacock Alley

Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket

  • Made of super-soft 100 percent cotton in Portugal.
  • Features a distinctive waffle weave pattern reminiscent of old-world European linens.
  • A cool summer blanket that offers a beautiful blend of lightweight comfort.
  • The ideal combination of weight and warmth.
  • Also suitable for year-round use.

We’ll go on record in declaring it to be THE perfect lightweight cotton blanket.




Speaking of the perfect lightweight cotton blanket, the Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket has company in another extraordinary Peacock Alley pick: the All Seasons Cotton Blanket.

The All Seasons Blanket, made with soft cotton. | Peacock Alley

All Seasons Cotton Blanket

  • Among Peacock Alley’s best-selling blankets.
  • Available in four calming neutral hues, it will seamlessly see you through the changing of the seasons.
  • Made in Portugal with blissfully soft cotton.
  • Offers warmth and snugness in the winter as well as lightweight coziness in warmer weather.
  • Available in a variety of sizes, including a crib size — meaning every member of the family can get in on its near-magical powers.



Like the Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket (and all Peacock Alley products), the 100 percent cotton All Seasons Cotton Blanket puts a premium on quality thanks to consummate design, the use of the finest materials, and unparalleled attention to detail, such as textured binding on all sides.

Why spend summer nights tossing and turning, when you can spend them indulging in the ultimate commodity: a good night’s sleep?

At Peacock Alley, we’ve dedicated decades to designing and creating luxury linens for elevated living. Both the Riviera Waffle Weave Blanket and All Seasons Cotton Blanket speak to our commitment to softness, comfort, simplicity, and durability.

If you’re looking for a lightweight summer blanket or throw, our 100 percent cotton bedding is a sublime solution. Shop lightweight cotton blankets and other luxury linens at Peacock Alley today.


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