As Strategist writer (and resident home-décor expert) Lauren Ro has written, “you might have noticed that decorative quilts have gone from dusty family heirloom to something of a coveted item” over the past year. This is owed to a few things, including the (overdue) recognition of the history of Black quilting and how it has long inspired the design world, and makers like Emily Bode utilizing quilts in their clothing. Putting a quilt on your bed is a time-honored way to display and wear one (at least while sleeping), especially in the warmer months when comforters become too stifling. This one we found on sale at West Elm seems even better suited for summer because it’s made of linen, a fabric sleep experts have said is one of the most breathable you can get. With a reversible (and classic) gingham design, it’s almost as though you’re getting two quilts in one — and now that it’s 50 percent off, you could say one of those quilts is free. It’s available in twin, queen, and king sizes, and if you want to give your bed a full summer makeover, we found some matching pillow shams on sale for half off, too. (Note that the quilt is technically available to preorder, but it’s set to ship by June 20 at the latest, which is only five days away).
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