How to Style a Bed Quilt
Making a bed quilt is an investment of time and money. Here are some things to consider before tackling one, including some creative styling ideas.
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- If you plan to switch the quilt on your bed often, we suggest keeping your bedroom colors neutral. A neutral wall color and décor means you can easily change your quilts for the seasons and holidays without it clashing with your room's colors.
- Or make your quilt's colors neutral, so it matches anything in your room, no matter how often you like to paint or redecorate. A neutral quilt means you can add pops of color with pillows, décor, or wall colors.
- If your room's décor features a lot of color and pattern, consider adding a quilted throw to your bed instead of a bed quilt. This allows the quilt to act as an accent to the room instead of a clashing focal point.
- Don't forget the importance of the backing when making a bed quilt. If you choose a large print backing fabric, it will look so stylish when you turn down your bed for the night. Or turn back a corner for a standout accent when making your bed each day.
- Step up your bedding game by making pillowcases that match your quilt. Make extra blocks to use on the band of the pillowcase, or choose a fabric that was used in the quilt for a sham. It'll really tie the look together
- If your quilt has a large design or a focal point, make sure it's centered on your bed. Otherwise the quilt will look crooked or the design will hang down the sides and lose the quilt's overall effect.
- If your bed has a footboard, consider jazzing it up by hanging a quilt off the end of it.
- No worries if you have a quilt you love that isn't quite big enough for your bed. Try setting the quilt on top of the bedding on point as a bed topper. It adds a unique look to the room.