What is a coverlet?
A coverlet also called quilt coverlet is a lightweight bed topper that is designed more for decoration than warmth. It is shorter than a bedspread and is intended to expose the bed skirt.
What is the purpose of a coverlet?
Bedding coverlets or quilts coverlets serve as a decorative piece that presents beauty, visual warmth and a classic finish to your bedroom.
What size coverlet do I need?
Bed coverlets come in various sizes, similar dimension of a bedspread. Choosing the right bed coverlet is a matter of preference, however it should be proportionate with the size of your mattress. Below are a few common sizes:
Twin size coverlet: 70 inches x 92 inches
Full/Queen size coverlet: 92 inches x 96 inches
King Ssze coverlet: 108 inches x 96 inches
California King size coverlet: 104 inches x 100 inches
What type of fabric and styles for coverlets?
There are different fabric and styles of coverlets to choose from. Cotton coverlets are the most common, along with matelasse coverlets, quilted coverlet, crochet coverlets, satin coverlets, silk coverlet, velvet coverlet, hotel coverlets. The styles range from traditonal to modern designs and the embroidery is typically very neatly crafted.
How to care for a coverlet?
Since there are such a wide variety of coverlets, caring for them varies. Most coverlets are machine washable, however you should refer to the manufacturer's instructions before putting them in the wash or bringing to the dry cleaner.
How to decorate with a coverlet?
Use your imagination. Coverlets come in different colors, materials and prints and range from traditional to modern designs. For worry-free decorating, many coverlets come in a set for you to enjoy the matching pillow shams, sheets and bed skirt.
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