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So what actually is a quilt and why should it be your new favourite bedding item? We investigate.

| By Rachael Thompson | Linen

Why a Quilt Is the Stylish Must-Have Item in Your Bedroom

So what actually is a quilt and why should it be your new favourite bedding item? We investigate.

Ah, the humble quilt. Maybe it brings to mind images of those stitched-together blankets your grandma used to make and you now snuggle up in when you visit, or maybe, you have no idea what a quilt actually is because bedding terms can be confusing!

While quilts may evoke a sense of nostalgia and tradition, modern-day quilted bed covers are certainly not limited to the 'grandma chic' aesthetic (not that we're opposed!). Quilts today are less old-school and have become an essential item in stylish boudoirs – and there are good reasons for it.

A quilt keeps you extra cosy in winter, acts as a lighter alternative to your duvet in the summer, and adds a touch of charm to bedrooms. There's never been a more stylish way to keep your toes toasty (or your bedroom looking fresh).

Below, we take a look at what a quilt is and why it will be your next favourite bedding item.

what-is-a-quilt

What is a quilt?

A quilt is a type of bedding made up of three layers: a top layer, a layer of batting or stuffing, and a bottom layer. The top and bottom layers are typically made up of fabric pieces that have been sewn together to form a pattern or design and the batting layer is comprised of stuffing for insulation – we recommend opting for quilts with more natural fillings like bamboo. The pattern or design adds texture and interest to the quilt, making it a stylish bedding option for your bedroom.

Is a quilt a blanket?

The short answer: no! Quilts differ from blankets because the latter only has one layer, whereas quilts have three. Quilts are more intricate and the three layers are all sewn together with stylish top-stitching which keeps them close, tight, and warm so you stay comfortable while snuggled up.

The takeaway

Quilts are versatile and multi-functional, providing both warmth and beauty to the spaces they inhabit. They're great at ensuring you stay comfortable throughout the year whether you're a hot or cold sleeper. And if you're looking to elevate the design appeal of your bedroom, a beautiful quilt will add texture, layering, and colour to your space.

So if you're looking for something to take your bedroom up a notch, both comfort-wise and decorative-wise, adding a quilt to your spread is an easy win!

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