Quilts are not only for your beds, they can be employed in a number of ways to embellish your living rooms. In addition to the obvious benefits of color and pattern, quilted fabric accessories add genuine physical, and even emotional, comfort to the rooms in which we live.
5 Creative Ways to Display Your Quilts
Someone once said, “A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.” We couldn’t agree more. But quilts aren’t just for beds. Think outside the box (springs) and use your linens to decorate. Since ancient times, tapestries have been hung as show-stopping wall art. What’s worked for centuries, still looks good today. Here’s our top 5 tips for turning quilts into décor.
1. Group Quilts Together
Get them out of the closet and on display. Family heirlooms and beautiful fabrics are meant to be enjoyed. Use a quilt rack, ladder, stool, hooks or shelf to showcase your collection.
TIP: During colder months, display quilts in the foyer or entryway with a sign for guests to “grab a comfy blanket.”
2. Make Bedding Seasonal
Quilts are a fast way to decorate bedrooms for a change of season. There’s a couple different approaches: buy a solid, neutral colored quilt and accent with throw blankets and pillows, or go all out changing colors and styles for spring, summer, fall and winter. Whatever you choose, make beds work as décor.
TIP: Reversible quilts are smart buys. Oftentimes the reverse side is more neutral and versatile.