Friday, May 13, 2011

Pretty Bedspreads for Spring and Summer

I am a big proponent of changing looks for different seasons.  One easy way to do that is with the textiles and soft goods in the house.  In an earlier post, I discussed how pillows are a great, inexpensive decorating tool to change out with the seasons or to try a new trend. 

But another great place to do this is with your bedding.  I look I love for warmer months is the gathered bedspread, especially when they are done in light, flowing fabrics such as linen, cotton, or sheer organza.
Here I have gathered a few examples of this look.

This is a wonderfully cool and summery look in a semi-sheer fabric with a place to insert a duvet as well.


Here is a gathered bedspread with another light coverlet layered over it.  I love the casual, slightly wrinkled look here.


These gathered bedspreads are paired with a gathered bedskirt so everything looks pretty and pulled together even when the spreads are turned down.

Of course, gathered bedspeads look fabulous when paired with canopies like these.

This is a gathered bedspread in my own house done in linen.  I like it with the upholstered headboard.

This is also a gathered bedspread I did for a client's daughter done in white cotton with a contrasting welt around the top of the bed.

Flowing, gathered bedspreads in light, breathable fabrics just beckon you to come, plop down, and enjoy a nights rest in cool, crisp comfort.


scribbler said...

I love this style. I would like to try this, but I keep wondering if it would look out of whack on a king-sized bed.

What do you think?

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous I grew up with a mom who insisted on having beds with those kinds of bedspreads (yes shes Southern..haha) and I have to say they are quite beautiful!!!! I love the high bed, thats the only way to have them otherwise they don't look right. Its a very grand old world look!

Southern Chateau said...

Hi scribbler! I think it would be fine on a king-size bed, as long as it is a bed with some height, like enchanted home said below. The two beds I show that I did in this way are both queens and I think they look great.

enchanted home- I agree about the height aspect, and yes it is a grand, but soft look.

Thanks for your comments!

Unknown said...

Nice post, Carol! I didn't know you had a blog. Love all these beds, especially yours. So glad to be connected.

Mona Thompson said...

Beautiful! I love an attached bed skirt. So feminine!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find these? I have googled and found a few, but not much of a selection.