Frequently Asked Quilts & Coverlets Questions
Quilts and Coverlets From Ashley Furniture HomeStore
You spend a large part of your life asleep, so make your bed into a restful haven! With a collection of quilts and coverlets that range from country-classic to All-American, AshleyHomeStore has something that suits your style. From bed pillows to quilt sets to accent throw pillows and more, we’re your one-stop shop for all your bedding needs.
How to Wash a Quilt
Like duvet covers, sheets and other bed linens, quilts are generally machine-washable. However, always check the label in case! Before you put the quilt in the washing machine, spot treat stains with a fabric cleaner or baking soda and water. Then stuff the quilt in your machine and use mild laundry detergent to protect the colors and integrity of the fabric. Use the gentle cycle to make sure the machine doesn’t cause damage to the precious fabric. Once washed, place the quilt in the dryer with a set of dryer balls to fluff it up while it dries.
What is the Difference Between a Coverlet & a Quilt
The main differences between quilts and coverlets are thickness and size. Quilts feature patterns and designs that usually reference rustic and country motifs. Generally, cotton quilts are made by separate pieces of fabric that are sewn together to make one large piece. Coverlets are thin blankets that are put on the bed like a typical bedspread. But coverlets are smaller in size and generally cover only the mattress. Unlike quilts, coverlets don’t provide a lot of warmth; rather they’re more of a decorative addition to the bed. Want to learn more? Check out this complete guide to bedding.
Quilt & Coverlet Styles to Match My Room
The easiest way to create a cohesive room starts with color and pattern. Sticking to one color family is a simple and elegant way to decorate a room without creating an imbalanced look. If you want your bedroom to be more adventurous, you can try your hand at mixing your quilts and coverlets in complementary color families like blue and orange, purple and yellow, red and green, etc. However, if you’re apprehensive but still want to get this look, the easiest way to mix and match is to search for different textures and styles of textiles in neutral colors. Quilts and coverlet sets also come in a range of fabrics that can truly emphasize the look and design of your space. If your bedroom has rustic elements or is bohemian chic, quilts and coverlets made of natural textiles with strong weaves, like cotton, linen and hemp, emphasize the homey and earthy elements inherent in this style of decor.