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Bedspread bliss: versatile comfort for any time of year

Do you have a bedspread? If not, you’re missing out on what’s not only a versatile and stylish bedroom accessory, but something that could even help you sleep better.  

A bedspread is often considered a winter accessory. But actually, a bedspread can boost your bedroom’s style and comfort levels at any time of year. The bedroom is a space we spend around a third of our time, and with sleep being so crucial to overall health, well-being and quality of life, it makes sense to focus on creating the most comfortable and calming bedroom space possible.  

WHAT IS A BEDSPREAD?

A bedspread is a layer of bedding that sits on top of your sheets or duvet. Full bedspreads look their best with a generous drape on either side.  

Bedspreads are usually made primarily with cotton, and come in a huge variety of colours, washes, textures and patterns, each contributing to the overall aesthetic of your bedroom. Bedspreads can be purely decorative, used to cover your bed when it’s not in use or it can be a key addition to your sleeping space.  

BEDSPREAD BENEFITS

One of the most obvious bedspread benefits is the ability to create an extra layer of warmth and cosiness. Depending on the material and thickness, bedspreads offer varying levels of insulation, and a heavier one can reduce the need for several bulky blankets during the cold winter months. On the other hand, in the warmer summer nights, a lightweight bedspread can be used on its own, or with just a single cool sheet underneath to provide warmth without excessive heat. 

Another underrated benefit of bedspreads is how handy they are when it comes to keeping the rest of your bedding clean. Ours are machine washable and don’t require ironing, meaning they’re easy to clean and maintain. This is especially useful if you have children or pets, with a higher risk of spills, stains and general wear and tear. The durability of high-quality bedspreads ensures that they can withstand regular washing without losing their quality or appearance, offering long-lasting comfort and style.  

Bedspreads also play a huge role in transforming the look and feel of your sleeping space. The bed is the centrepiece of most bedrooms, and the way in which you style your bed influences the entire room, creating atmosphere and impacting your mood.  

To achieve good-quality sleep, your bedroom should be a calm, clean and restful space that helps you feel relaxed. Clutter, mess or a sense of disorganisation can hinder this, and negatively affect your sleep, meaning that those piles of blankets, messy under-bed storage or clashing colours really could be standing in the way of you getting the rest you need. Bedspreads offer a simple alternative to lots of bed linen, helping to unify the room and create a tidy, cohesive appearance. 

A generous drape on either side can help to conceal under-bed storage or a less aesthetically pleasing bed frame. They can be used to cover the rest of your bedding, so if you need to upgrade your sheets or pillows but just haven’t quite got round to it, a simple bedspread can help to lift the look of your space in the meantime.  

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL BEDSPREAD

To create a serene retreat, choose a cotton bedspread in a soothing shade like sage green stonewash or soft grey and white. Or perhaps you like the idea of a cheerful, colourful space to put a smile on your face at the end of every day or help you wake up feeling positive. If that’s you, consider something like a stunning pink patchwork or ochre floral pattern, which simply can’t help but lift your spirits. 

Texture matters too – go for a sumptuous quilted bedspread for a luxury look, or a super-soft Jacquard style with the pattern woven into the fabric for a bedspread so soft you’ll never want to leave your bed. 

Browse beautiful bedspreads now, and get ready for a whole new level of bedroom bliss.