Quilts are comfortable and beautiful additions to the bedroom. Throw one over the bottom of your bed to add a pop of colour to an all-white scheme or cover your whole bed in bright colours for a bold look in your bedroom.
What is a quilt?
A bed quilt is a type of bedding, very similar to a thick blanket. Quilts generally have three layers: a top layer, inner batting layer, and bottom layer.
Traditionally, the top layer of a quilt would be stitched together from a number of different pieces of fabric to create a patchwork effect. Traditional quilts were created by hand, meticulously stitched together using different patterns and colours. Quilts were known for their bright and colourful designs which often mixed different types of patterns and colours to create a bright and bold colour scheme.
Today, quilted bedspreads can be made with a patchwork pattern or a single fabric pattern, but many still incorporate a bold mix of colours and patterns.
Quilts are usually made from cotton or cotton blends, so they are not heavy like woollen blankets. They can be used in summer as a relatively light cover for your bed, or in winter in combination with duvets and blankets.
Coastal, country and casual schemes all look good with the addition of a quilt in the bedroom. Quilts have a comfortable aesthetic that pairs well with casual décor schemes. If you prefer a slick, modern look in your bedroom, a quilt is probably not for you.
Because quilted bedspreads come in bright patterns and colours, you may want to keep the rest of your bedding quite plain, so you don’t have clashing or competing designs fighting for attention. A plain duvet cover in white or neutral tones will go well with a bold quilt.
What is included in a quilt set?
A quilt set includes pillow cases to match the quilt. A single includes a single pillow case. Double, queen and king sets include two pillow covers.
What’s the difference between a blanket and a quilt?
A blanket is woven from one material – a wool, polyester, cotton, fleece or acrylic. A quilt is made up of three layers – two outer layers and an inner layer of batting.
Where can I buy a quilt set near me?
Volpes stock a range of quilt sets, including a quilt and matching pillow covers. You’ll also find a wide range of other bedding instore, including duvet covers, blankets, sheets and protective covers. Browse our range online or visit a Volpes store near you.