Innkeepers are filled with many difficult decisions about how to best serve their guests. It can range from decisions about where their inn should be located to what type of food they should serve. This doesn’t even include all of the bedding decisions that have to be made. One of the most important decisions is deciding what to put on top of the bed. Fortunately, there are many choices that can be made for the top of the bed including coverlets, bedspreads, and quilts. To help you with this decision process, this blog article will take a look at what makes coverlets unique and how they compare to bedspreads.
A coverlet is a bed covering that reaches the side of the bed where the mattress and bed frame meet which is around the midway point of the bed.
*Lightweight and decorative.
*Usually created with cotton, a cotton poly blend, or microfiber.
*Can be used with or without pillow shams.
*Can be used in colder environments if they are layered with another piece of linen like a blanket. However, they can also satisfy guests in warmer environments when the blanket or other bedding pieces underneath are removed.
*Have more uses than just on top of a bed. Some innkeepers have discovered they work just like a bed scarf when folded up, and others have found that they can also make great throw blankets on a couch or sofa.
Bedspreads are a common type of bedding that many innkeepers and guests may mistake with a coverlet. However, there are a few key differences that make coverlets and bedspreads unique.
*Bedspreads are a type of bedding that goes all the way down to the floor while coverlets only go about halfway to the floor.
*The bedspread has enough fabric for a pillow tuck, but the coverlet does not.
*Bedspreads are designed to offer a more traditional look while coverlets present a more modern design.
*Patterns tend to be more common on bedspreads than coverlets because of the traditional look.
*Coverlets work better in a more modern environment because more of the bed side is showing.
*Bed skirts can be seen easier with coverlets which could add a more decorative feel to the room.
*Bed skirts come in a variety of striped and solid patterns that would not be seen as often with a bedspread.
Scalloped: A continuing pattern of curves on the edge of the coverlet and on the edges of shams. Curves can vary in sizes. Diamond Pique Coverlet is an excellent example of a scalloped coverlet.
Tailored: Precise, straight edges that give the coverlet a neat, polished finish. A good example is the Barcelona Matelassé Coverlet.
Matelassé: Type of fabric that is thicker and denser. Meant to resemble French quilts stitched by hand. Traditionally only found in white or ivory, but is now found in many colors. A popular product is William and Mary Matelassé Coverlet.
These and many other coverlets, bedspreads, and quilts are available at InnStyle. Our account managers would be delighted to assist you with your questions.
Contact us at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667.