The term coverlet was known to people for many years in the early 19th century. The word coverlet is derived from the old French word covrir which means 'to cover' and lit means 'bed'. They are also called 'coverled'. They can also be used as blankets, and their light weight makes them very useful and convenient to carry during picnics, traveling, etc.
Coverlets can be found in linen, silk, wool, and cotton. Coverlets can be made in many designs. You can find some with geometrical shapes, with messages, or you can get them customized. They are also used to hide the thicker layers of the bedding. As coverlets do not provide much insulation, it is better only for cool areas and for traveling.
Types of Coverlets
Coverlets can be broadly classified into two types; woven and quilted. Both types serve similar purposes, though they are different from each other in style and thickness. You can better understand this with the following given explanation.
You can also get woven coverlets in other fabrics like silk and linen. They are woven with various colors and in different symmetrical or geometrical designs. It is also made from coarse, scratchy materials. This type of coverlet is further divided into overshot weave coverlet and double cloth coverlets.
The coverlet set may consist of a coverlet, pillow shams, cushions and bed skirt. Pillow sham is the pillow cover which matches the coverlet and bed skirt is fitted under the mattress which hangs down to the floor and gives it a royal look. These upholstery can be easily removed and washed.
You can buy the coverlet alone, but if you want to give your house a beautiful and entirely different look, then it's better to go for a coverlet set. You can get many designs in different price ranges. Hence, you can go for the one which suits your budget and your requirement.