There are many different types of bedding covers available, including quilts, coverlets, duvet covers, and comforters. Many people use bed covers as a statement or focal point for the entire bedroom. On the other hand, some people like to keep their bedding sleek and simple to let bedroom decor shine. Whatever look you decide on, you’ll need to choose which type of bedding cover you want to use.
A quilt is typically a handcrafted blanket made of three layers: the top, inner batting, and bottom. The top of the quilt is made with a unique pattern consisting of many smaller strips of fabric sewn together to create a specific design or image. The three layers of a quilt are actually quite thin and breathable, making them a lightweight option for summer months or those individuals who tend to sleep hot no matter the season.
A coverlet is a type of bedding that’s usually used for decorative purposes. It’s not long enough to touch the floor on either side of the bed and it doesn’t extend all the way up to the pillows. The most common name for this type of bedding cover is a throw blanket. Coverlets are accent pieces and can be used to bring color, patterns, or texture to a bedroom. It’s also intended for top-of-bed use.