Bedspread - Chenille, Matelasse, Quilted Bedspreads
Bedspreads, larger in width and length than comforters, though not as thick, are traditional, popular household linens still in wide use today. A bed spread covers the entire mattress and box springs, hangs to the floor on both sides and at the foot, and completely folds over the bed pillows.
When using a bedspread, forego the usual comforter accompaniments of bed skirts and pillow shams – they are not needed.
A simple, elegant bedspread creates a dramatic, streamlined look for your bed, but for extra touches of color, toss on a cashmere slow and a few textured pillows.
Measuring for a bedspread :
Confirm your mattress and box spring dimensions, and the bed height from floor to top of the mattress ,before shopping for your bedspread. Many covers are seamed on each side of the mattress lines; other bedspreads have prominent tufting or patterns that emanate from the center of the fabric. In either event, if you have one of the newer extra-deep mattresses, that old queen sized bed spread may not drop all the way to the floor, exposing an unsightly view of your under-bed space.
Standard mattress thickness is between 12 and 15 inches, up to 18 inches in newer models. For it to hang all the way to the floor, you may have to order a custom bedspread to top mattresses over 18 inches thick. Another solution for a too-short bedspread on a too-high bed: place an extra long, coordinated bed skirt over the box springs to visually extend the bedspread to the floor.
Bedspreads are available in every standard bedding size from twin to California King . Even daybed bed spreads are produced in a broad mix of fashion fabrics and prints. Beyond twin or full sizes, have your bedspreads commercially laundered or dry-cleaned.
Types of bedspreads :
Soft and sweet tufted chenille bedspreads are vintage styles that have surged in popularity thanks to the clamor for shabby chic accessories. Classic Bates bedspreads, also known as "George Washington-style" spreads, have attained an heirloom status, exemplifying historic American handcraftsmanship.
Wherever your taste in bedspreads runs, whether from a luxury bed spread in Asian silk to durable blue denim to metropolitan microsuede, you are sure to find a bedspread that reflects a fashionable blend of personal preference and room design.