Tips For Choosing The Best Bedspread And Coverlet Set
A combination of both a bedspread and a coverlet is an excellent way to create a complete bedroom outfit. The bedspread is the fabric that you lay your bed on, and the coverlet is the sheet used over it. These two sets of fabric are designed to go together when you put them on over a mattress. They help make the bed more comfortable by providing a surface upon which to sleep, and they keep the clothes of the bedspread or coverlet separate from one another. This helps prevent moths from laying their eggs on the fabrics as well, thus protecting your belongings from this most horrible of bed bug infestations.
There are many ways you can add these to your existing bedding. Obviously, the easiest way is to buy the entire set. This is the least expensive option, but there are also sets sold separately that contain just the bedspread and the matching sheets. If you don't want to buy the whole set, you can choose to only get the sheet and the comforter. However, these covers tend to be less expensive, so it may not be as much of a loss if you don't buy the complete set.
You can easily customize your bedspread & coverlet set. You'll want to match up the colors and fabrics in your set so that they go together nicely. If you have any old blankets or shirts lying around the house that you don't need, you could give them away to charity or use them as part of the bedspread & coverlet set. Then, when you take showers or bath, you could slip the shirts out of the sleeves and into the washrag.
Another way to create a unique bedspread & coverlet set is to combine fabrics that you've collected. For example, if you have a few pairs of pants that are faded, you might consider having them professionally dyed a darker color. Or, if you have several lovely skirts that have faded, you might try them on at an online shop to see what they'd look like together. You might even use some fabrics that you never intended to wear again just to save money! You can also find old shirts, blouses, or even old dresses at thrift stores and consignment shops.
Decorating your bedspread with the fabric from the old shirts or dresses will help the old fabric blend in with the new. Don't worry if there aren't any remnants left. It's easy to line the bottom of the bedspread with a soft flannel material and hem it with a pair of scissors. Then, you can use decorative pillows to dress it up and make it look like the designer new item.
If you're decorating a bedroom for someone who has allergies, you can play up the colors used. You can use the same fabric for the bed and cover and match it with the sheets. Or, you can buy an old solid fabric and use that to create the bedspread for the bed. Remember that the fabric must be a polyester/cotton blend for best results. For a modern look, try using a cotton blend.
Don't forget the accessories when choosing a new bedspread and coverlet set. Find bed skirts and comforters in coordinating colors and styles. Purchase a bed sheet that matches or coordinates with the fabric from the old shirts or dresses. You could also use coordinating pillow shams that match the bedspread or comforter set.
Whatever you do, don't purchase bedspreads and coverlet sets that are made of cheap fabric or materials. If you don't care about the preservation of the fabric, you can get those items secondhand. Check out Craigslist or search through eBay for gently used items. Just make sure to check out the fabric first.