Why You Need a Bed Cover and How to Choose

I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to fall asleep anywhere else other than my own bed. When on vacation, for instance, no matter how comfy and thick the mattress is, I can’t get a shuteye, and even if I do, I mostly toss and turn from side to side throughout the night.

I simply miss my bed and bedding. It’s my happy place and where I get the maximum amount of comfort. Just one touch and a sniff of my bedding, and I’m in heaven. And even though for a long time I didn’t pay that much attention to the type of bedding I have, now I know the importance of choosing right.

Improving the look of your bed and creating a soothing bedroom with quality sheets can certainly contribute to a better night’s sleep, but let’s not forget about some other important bedding pieces – the covers. The bed cover also known as a coverlet or bedspread is a accessory that has the purpose to cover the bed. It’s pre-filled, needs no additional cover and is way thinner than quilt covers and duvets.

Reasons to Adorn Your Bed with a Bed Cover

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Add a Pop of Colour

One of the most common reasons why people decide to use bed cover sets (me included) is that they can instantly add a pop of colour to the space. Carefully chosen bed cover sets can brighten up the bedroom without having to make any other drastic changes.

Thanks to the huge range, you have all the freedom in the world to pick a set that will meet your personal taste and bedroom style. You can also style these accessories in numerous ways. For instance, you can place them at the foot of the bed (draped or folded), across one corner of the bed, at the fold of the quilt cover, and so on.

Add Texture

Quite often, these simple bedding elements can add the needed texture to your bedroom, making it more appealing. Depending on your personal taste and bedroom style, you can choose from the large selection of coverlets with tufted and looped aesthetics throughout them that are finished with rope cord trim. 

For a cosier winter look, you can pick from the many fluffy and blanket-like coverlets or the soft-quilted velvet ones. This will not only add visual interest to your bedroom, but it will also improve your comfort, the way you feel in your bedroom once you set foot in it.

Add a Layer of Warmth

While the summer screams for the use of lightweight linen-like coverlets, in winter, you can entirely rely on the comfort and warmth coming from the thicker and fluffier types of coverlets. They will not only make your bedroom look cosier, but they can also keep you warm from an unexpected chill. You’ll be surprised by their warmth and ability to regulate body temperature.

The Perfect Substitute for a Quilt

Quilts are quite thick and offer greater warmth, which makes them unsuitable for use during warmer nights. When you only need a light layer, these coverings are the perfect alternative. They are thicker than regular sheets but thinner and lighter than quilts, perfect for preventing overheating during warmer nights.

Choosing the Best Materials for Your Covers 

modern bed cover set
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Cotton is one of the most commonly used materials in bedding. This natural material is a classic option because it’s incredibly soft, lightweight and breathable. It can be printed, embroidered and dyed, and it has hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties which makes extremely suitable for the bedroom. 


Linen is another natural fabric option. It’s known for its thermo-regulating properties, helping you stay warm in winter and cool in summer. Even though it’s a bit rougher than cotton, it still doesn’t compromise the needed softness.

Unlike cotton, linen has an interesting texture on its own which is another reason why so many people love the idea of a linen cover, especially in summer because it’s lighter in weight.


Wool is perfect for winter use because it’s thicker. This material is also soft, snuggly and lightweight. But the main reasons it’s a great choice for bedding are its moisture-wicking and thermal-insulating properties.


This material has a luxurious look and texture. It’s heavier in weight and can add a touch of elegance to your bedroom. Velvet stands out from cotton and linen and is a great choice if you want to add some drama and oppulence to your bedroom look. 


Polyester is one of the most commonly used synthetic materials. It’s a man-made fabric that’ss lightweight, extremely durable, fade-resistant and wrinkle-resistant. The last two properties, in fact, are one of the main reasons why so many people prefer polyester covers over cotton and linen. 

However, some people find that this synthetic material can irritate their skin, leading to rash and skin redness. Even though it doesn’t cause them, it can certainly worsen the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis, so if you already have problems with that, you better stay away from investing in anything made from polyester, not just covers.