Quilts at the Hebron Maple Festival, Hebron, Connecticut, USA. Photo Courtesy: Aldon Hynes
Do you know about the best thing to use when you want to bring in warmth to the room or enhance its character significantly? Have you ever heard of decorations that uses quilts, one of the ubiquitous items in our homes?
This is an interesting and fun way to give vent to your creativity and transform your room into a cozy cove for your whole family. Take your time to weigh different ideas on ways to make it possible and the ultimate result is going to satisfy you immensely.
Decorating with a Quilt
Everybody knows that the easiest way to decorate with a quilt is to just use it on the bed in an innovative way and it would look fantastic. However, it is necessary to remember that this is not the only way to go about it successfully. For example, you can,
- Drape quilt over an armchair or sofa
- Use it as a tablecloth
- Use it as a beautiful wall hanging
It is up to you how you want to find the best place to display your quilt and garner a positive response from the onlookers. You will get an immense variation in the styles and designs of these fantastic products. Go for the 30s prints or ultramodern options that catch attention instantly. Reproduction fabrics that display the era of the Civil War will be able to compliment bedroom style of your choice.
Go for the Seasonal Colors
One of the basic ways to decorate your bed using the quilts is to go for the seasonal colors. As the seasons change, so will the color of the quilts in your bedroom. However, there are other ways too to do it right. Here are some of them for your consideration:
a) On Your Walls
Above: This nice quilt adorns a wall of Caitlin’s home in Jackson Heights, NY, USA. She says, “Claire Dewhurst, who was the officiant at our wedding and a good friend, made us this quilt as a wedding gift.” Photo Courtesy: Caitlin Regan
When you are using quilts as a wall hanging, you may go for traditional patterns or even choose the pictorial varieties. Those who want, may even purchase quilts specifically designed for this purpose. They come with required back sleeves for ease of suspension using tubes or rods. If no such sleeves are available, you may easily add your own to them without consideration of matching, because it will remain towards the back and will not show once hung. Go for hanging quilts that come with beautiful embellishments using embroidered patterns, beads, and sequins.
b) As a Tabletop
Do you know you can also use your quilt as a beautiful and unique tabletop design, such as a tablecloth? However, if you do that, make sure that you use a transparent plastic over it for protection from stains that may play havoc with its beauty and appearance. Quilted runners appear beautiful on-side tables and you can decorate with these when you welcome guests to your home.
c) For a Living Room
Living room designs using quilts can perk up the appearance quite significantly, and earn you brownie points when people visit. People mostly use lap quilts for the purpose, which are smaller and colorful versions of the original quilts. These serve two purposes – one of which is naturally decorative and the other is a warm, cozy place to cuddle up when the weather turns chilly outdoors.
d) For the Nursery
When it comes to decoration using quilts for your kids’ room, you would like to have lively, bright, and colorful designs that appeal to the young ones. You can pick up something based upon the age of your kids or something gender specific.
Ethen regularly writs for comforters online store Australia and over the years have gained a vast knowledge regarding the subject. Here he uses his knowledge regarding machine washable quilts and other products to write informative articles for readers.
Thanks for using my quilt (Alan’s Quilt) in your post! When our mother died suddenly I used her T shirts to make quilts for my siblings. Not only do they make great decor but they also have many fond memories.
Dear Harriet, I can totally see your love for your mom (God rest her soul), in the way that you created these quilts. What a beautiful way to keep fond memories of her alive for you and your siblings! Therefore, I felt compelled to feature your nice creation in the post. Thanks again for the picture and for your visit.