If your bedroom decor centers around country style or vintage furniture, an old fashioned bedspread can help complete the look of your room nicely. Old world styling and design like 50’s style Chenille, Seersucker and Matelassé bedspreads can be found in a wide variety of colors and vintage style prints. But you would most likely want to opt for a simple solid color or classically embroidered design.
Old fashioned bedspreads:
Old fashioned bedspreads pictured:
Brylanehome Cotton Chenille Bedspread
The simple beauty of a bed covered with a white cotton bedspread can help create a luxurious bedroom look that is both calming and elegant. However, if you own a cat or two, or three, make sure your cats are declawed or that you keep your bedroom door closed at all times. Cats have a tendency to knead on bedding which causes snags and pilling of the fabric which will mar the aesthetic value of your bedspread.
White cotton bedspreads:
White cotton bedspread pictured: Lamont Home Diamante King Coverlet, white, by Lamont Limited
Of course, white gets dirty quicker than other colors. Or rather, it shows dirt more.
When you own a quilted cotton bedspread, you pretty much own it for life, that is, if you take care of it. Like any fabric, your quilt will need to be cleaned regularly. But be careful, use only warm water and never use bleach on your quilt. Also use a color-free detergent that is non-scented and liquid based. Once your wash cycle is complete, wash your quilt again, but this time without using any cleaning products. This way, you get all the detergents washed out of your quilt, keeping it free of any detergents sticking to the quilt.
Quilted cotton bedspreads:
Quilted cotton bedspread pictured: Tuscany Fine Italian Linens Egyptian Cotton Quilted Coverlet Set, ivory, by HOME TREASURES INC.
Adding a colored bedspread or comforter to your bed helps to tie the bedroom’s color scheme together nicely. In order to keep the color of your bedspread looking like new, you should always wash the bedspread by itself and in cold water. Also, use a mild detergent to aid in keeping your colors bright. Some folks even go so far as to add a cup of vinegar which helps in keeping bright or muted tones from fading after many washings. You could also bring your bedspread to a dry-cleaner if all of the above sounds like too much of a hassle.
Turquoise bedspread pictured: Cathay Home Fashions Silky Soft 3-Piece Microfiber Reversible Comforter Set
Bedspreads and comforters are a wonderful addition to any bedroom and as such they need to be taken care of as much as one would take care of sheets and pillow cases. When maintaining your bedspread, make sure to read the washing information on the tag fully. Some may say to dry clean a bedspread while others can be washed using a gentle wash/rinse cycle. You can also gently wash your bedspread in your bathtub using the same amount of detergent you would normally use.
Bedspreads pictured: King Charles Matelasse Twin Bedspread, available in White, Ivory, Birch, Fern, Sunshine, Powder Blue, Provincial Blue, and Scarlett
Also of interest: Pinzon 100-Percent Cotton Jacquard Avalon Matelasse Coverlet / Stylemaster Concord Center Motif Woven Bedspread / BrylaneHome Cotton Chenille Bedspread