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Best Type of Quilt for Your Bed: Options for Every Sleeper

Trying to find the best type of quilt for your bed can be a long-winding journey of trial and error.

Most of us just go into a store, see what’s available, and take a gamble on one we think will do the job. But #sorrynotsorry, that’s really not the best way to do it. There are way too many factors that come into play when it comes to the best type of quilt for you. So many things to consider; how you sleep, the time of the year, allergies, temperature. The list goes on!

So today I’m going to make it easier for you to pick the best quilt type for your bedroom. I’ll walk you through four different options that are worthy of your consideration. And by the end of the post, you should be ready to snap up your fave. That’s the goal, anyway.

All of the quilts you see in this post are available from my mates at Lorraine Lea. Shall we dive right in and take a look at them all? Let’s do it.

lorraine lea healtyhy fibre quilt styling in white bedroom

1. Best Type of Quilt for Allergies and Asthma

If you suffer from allergies and asthma, your best bet is to look to an option like the Healthy Fibre Quilt above. On a sidenote, don’t you just wanna dive into that bed?

The great thing about this particular quilt is that it features a BioFresh treatment. That means it’s antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-dust mite. It’s a super-breathable option as well, which means it’s a safe bet year-round. It’s nice and thick on colder winter nights, but come spring it’s airy enough that you won’t be sweating up a storm too soon.

The Healthy Fibre Quilt you see here has a 100% Japara cover and a 300gsm filling. The good news is that you can wash it in warm water and line-dry, so maintenance is a cinch.

If you want to know more about this particular quilt option and shop your size, click here.

lorraine lea wool quilt different quilt types

2. Best Type of Quilt for Bad Sleepers

Anyone experiencing constant tossing and turning throughout night knows how much fun it’s not. I consider myself one of these people; going from hot to cold to freezing to boiling. It seems to change every half-hour, so I do feel your pain!

If you find yourself in this predicament too, you might want to consider a 100% wool quilt for your bed. This type of quilt is a winner because it works to regulate your body temperature. It also aims to relieve your body of thermal stress and get you experiencing a deeper, more restful sleep.

As you can see from the image above, it’s a nice and soft option but still retains a ‘full’ look. So when you pop a quilt cover over it you’ll end up with a bed that looks nice and plush. Because every bed should look plush and cosy, right?

The 100% wool quilt starts at $99 and you can shop it here.

lorraine lea thermal balancing quilt type

3. A Great Quilt for Warm Sleepers

Find yourself sweating even throughout winter? It’s anything but cute, right? If menopause has hit you hard, or you just generally find you sweat throughout the night, consider a Thermal Balancing Quilt.

This particular quilt features Outlast Technology. It sounds pretty high tech, but essentially all that means is that it works to absorb, store and release heat as needed. It’s all about getting you to your optimal resting temperature, which I’m pretty sure would be a welcome relief.

It’s also great for those of you suffering insomnia from all the hot flashes, because it manages frustrating temperature fluctuations.

The Thermal Balancing Quilt also comes with matching pillow protectors and mattress toppers, which is a nice bonus if you’re looking to collect the lot.

Check out the range here.

lorraine lea greenfirst bamboo quilt types

4. Best Quilt for those with Skin Irritations

Got sensitive skin? Me too! I’m not battling eczema, thankfully, but I have family members that do, and I reckon they need one of the quilts you see above.

The great thing about the Greenfirst Bamboo Quilt is that (as the name suggests) it’s made from bamboo fibres. It’s a super-breathable quilt option that is so soft to the touch, meaning your skin can stay calm through the night.

This quilt type is also great at combating moisture. You’ll notice it features a slightly slimmer profile than the other quilts in this post, so it’s a fab option in the warmer months.

If you’re looking for the best type of quilt for summer sleeping, I reckon you’ve met your match here.

To find out more about the Greenfirst Bamboo Quilt, click here.

Don’t Forget About what’s Happening Under the Covers!

A gorgeous quilt cover, throw and cushions are all fabulous for on top of the bed. You need all the stylish finishing touches, of course (my fave part). But once you have those and your quilt locked in, consider what’s happening on top of your mattress too.

How many layers do you have under your fitted sheet, for example? If the answer is less than three, you’re doing it wrong. And if the answer is zero, eek – we’re in some serious trouble.

To check out all of the necessary layers you should have going on under your fitted sheet and on top of your mattress, click here.

This post will show you which pieces you need and what each of them does! Very crucial reading and watching if I do say so myself.

Drop me a comment below if you have any questions about the best types of quilts for your bedroom!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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8 Responses

  1. The WoolQuilt would be great for me, i’am a restless winter sleeper waking freezing cold at 2.30am only to find all my bedding on the floor, waking up warm would be better.

  2. I’ve got an obsession with a combination arctic goose down (bi product sourced of course) & feather quilt. Nearly $1000 full priced but get one on sale and you won’t be disappointed. I love a quilt with a crunchy, papery, fluffy, full, fat FEEL. I don’t know where it stems from but I might be able to trace it back to a sleepover I had in my pre-teens at a girlfriends house. Her parents were German and her mum had this amazing way of making a bed with both blankets and a quilt that was very much like the one I’m talking about. That crunchy, rustling, airy sound as you climb into bed. Oooohh scrumptious!!!

      1. Oh wow I’d forgotten about my post reply regarding this story; I’m now on the hunt for a new mattress topper so can you please do a piece on those. I like similar features in a mattress topper. High GSM about 1400GSM and box battened for even distributing of fibre. It’s all got to add height to the bed. You know that scene out of ‘The Sound of Music’ where all the kids come jumping into Maria’s bed when there’s that storm; see how high her bed is. Yeah well that kind of ‘high’. So it goes
        • Pillowtop mattress (quality of course)
        • fitted electric blanket / dual controls
        • mattress topper
        • Fitted quality bamboo sheet
        • TOP SHEET (yes ……top sheet)
        • Quality quilt with quilt cover
        • 2 Europeans
        • 2 standards
        • 4-6 gorgeous cushions
        • coverlet one folded lengthways OR a beautiful throw
        That’s about it I think. AND PLOISE ….no stuffed animals or TV’s. Thank you

  3. My 9year old FINALLY sleeps through with her Thermal Balancing Quilt and we love our Healthy Fibre. Best buys ever!

    1. I agree Jane. Had the pleasure of working with all the quilts in this post and each is divine for its own qualities. And coming into winter, good Lord do I need them!

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