Bedspreads are one of those pieces of bedding that will never go out of style and will remain a classic and timeless part of bedroom decor.
Bedspreads had simple beginnings and have grown to become a necessity in most every bedroom. Once, bedspreads were not easy to find, but modern technology has made them accessible, inexpensive and more stylish than ever.
Bedspreads are simply a decorative cover for your bed that also doubles as extra warmth on top of the blanket. Bedspreads fold over the pillows (hiding them completely) and hang to the floor. Because of how long they are, dust ruffles are usually not needed or used with a bedspread, unless the bed is higher than a standard bed, which is around 21 inches. Sometimes pillow shams made in the same style and pattern as the bedspread are used on additional pillows (outside of the bedspread) for extra decoration.
Chenille Bedspreads – An Often Revived Home Fashion
The most sought after bedspreads used to be Chenille . They were first made in the 1890′s by a young woman named Catherine Evans from Georgia, who began to sew the tufted bedspreads when she was just 15 years old. The tufted bedspread really became popular after World War II.
Factories began to make chenille bedspreads in the 1930′s, which made them accessible to the masses. Soon after, many different styles were made. Many people grew up with bedspreads. One of the many reasons they will never go out of style is most likely due to some sort of nostalgia we all feel when seeing a bedspread in a classic pattern. It’s true that chenille bedspreads did go out of favor in the 1960’s, but bedspreads as a whole never did. Even chenille bedspreads made a comeback of sorts in the 1980’s, but didn’t reach their 1930’s demand again until the late 1990’s.
Today, bedspreads of different styles and patterns can be found in just about any store that sells home linens. Chenille bedspreads are made of a soft material and are often made in white or muted solid colors. Bedspreads (even the Chenille versions) tend to be inexpensive and light, although the materials they are made of are very warm. They also aren’t as bulky as comforters and cover better than blankets.
Bedspreads Are Timeless and Cost Effective
Due to their size and the material they are made with, people like to use them for children’s rooms because most can be machine washed. Chenille bedspreads, however, should not be machine washed because they can come loose. Chenille bedspreads can be hand washed and hung inside to dry.
Bedspreads are also a good choice for a room that is updated often because they generally don’t cost very much to replace. Other than for washing conveniences, their moderate price makes them ideal for children’s rooms, which tend to get updated more often as the child gets older and tastes change. Simple bedspreads in fun patterns are an easy way to change the whole feel of a room without having to worry about maintenance or breaking the bank.