Designing a Custom Coverlet/Bedspread

A bedspread and coverlet are both types of bedding that are used to cover a bed, but they have some key differences:


  • A bedspread is typically larger than a coverlet, designed to drape over the entire bed, covering the mattress, box spring, and sometimes even the pillows. A coverlet is a smaller, lightweight bed covering that is meant to be used as a decorative layer on top of other bedding.

  • Design

  • Bedspreads are often more decorative and ornate, featuring intricate patterns and embroidery. Coverlets are more simple and understated, often featuring a solid color or a simple pattern.

  • Purpose

  • Bedspreads are often used as a decorative layer, and to add warmth to the bed. Coverlets are more often used as a decorative layer on top of the bed, to add a touch of elegance to the bedding.

  • Fabric

  • Bedspreads are often made from thicker, heavier fabrics like chenille or matelassé. Coverlets are often made from lighter fabrics like cotton or linen.

  • Layer

  • Bedspread is a standalone layer, and it can be used as a bedspread alone. A coverlet is a layer and it is often used as a top layer over a comforter or duvet.

  • Style

  • Bedspread is more traditional, and it can give a more old-fashioned feel to the room. Coverlet is more modern and it can give a more contemporary feel to the room.

In short, a bedspread is larger, more decorative and designed to be used as a standalone layer while a coverlet is a lighter, more simple and designed to be used as a decorative layer on top of other bedding.

Designing a custom coverlet or bedspread can be a fun and creative process. Here are a few things to consider when designing your own coverlet or bedspread:

    Size and shape

  • Measure the dimensions of your bed and consider the size and shape of the coverlet or bedspread in relation to the bed. You will want to make sure it fits properly and covers the entire bed. Be sure to measure the bed and most important the height of the bed from the floor. A coverlet

  • Fabric

  • Choose a fabric that will complement the room's existing decor. Think about color, pattern, texture, and durability. Consider the weight of the fabric as well, depending on the season you want to use it.

  • Design

  • Decide on the design of your coverlet or bedspread. Will it be a solid color, have a pattern, or be quilted? Think about the style and aesthetic you want to achieve with your bedding. Make sure that you choose the fabric for a coverlet on the inside that is soft. You have the opportunity to choose a fabric that will allow you to use the coverlet on both sides.

  • Trim

  • Consider adding trim or tassels to your coverlet or bedspread for an added touch of detail.

  • Purpose

  • Decide on the purpose of your coverlet or bedspread. Will it be used for warmth, decoration, or both?

  • Care

  • Consider the care required for your coverlet or bedspread. Will it need to be dry-cleaned or can it be machine washed?

  • Accessories

  • Think of adding buttons, ties, or other embellishments to add a touch of personality to your coverlet or bedspread.

  • Color scheme

  • Coordinate the color scheme of the coverlet or bedspread with the room's existing decor.

  • Budget

  • Make sure to factor in the cost of materials and any additional expenses when planning your budget.

  • Patterns

  • Think of adding stripes, geometrical shapes or even a monogram to your coverlet or bedspread to add a fun touch to your decor.

Designing a custom coverlet/bed spread allows you to be creative and make something that is truly unique and tailored to your personal style.

Stop by at any of our stores and talk to our professionals about designing the coverlet/bed spread, choosing the right combination of fabrics and trim. We can work with you at every step of the process to create that special coverlet that will work in your space for you to enjoy for years to come.