- Home Decorating
Top 10 Decorating with Quilts Ideas
Using quilts as home decor is a great idea
You can put them on a bed.
You can drape them over chaises, sofas, and lounges.
Create quilted cushions and pillows.
Use them as table coverings.
Quilts hung on the wall are wonderful tactile art pieces.
Even put them on the floor!
You can buy some fabulous accessories to display your quilts.
Let's see what decorating your home with quilts can look like.
My first quilt decorated our antique bed beautifully.
Decorating your home with quilts
is not new
Patchwork quilts used to be used mainly for beds, but in Victorian times anything and everything was covered with crazy patch quilts.
The Victorians made antimacassars, piano covers, table covers, cushion covers...
Their motto was:
More is more!
Quilts as decor not for you? - Can't see them in your home?
Perhaps you will decide differently when you read all these ideas.
Tell us what you think.
Do you like the idea of using quilts as decoration?
Idea Number 1: On the bed
for Decorating with Quilts
Anyone who owns a lovely bed quilt usually puts it on his/her bed.
Use the colours in the quilt to choose the decorating palette for the room.
Quilts are on our bed - and on the walls
The big picture has flowers in the same colours as in the quilt.
The large green vase picks up the dark greens from the quilt.
Pale green bed lamps have pretty pinks and reds in the flowers on them.
Idea Number 2: On a table - for Decorating with quilts
Cover an unsightly old table or protect a precious antique table with a lovely quilt.
Idea Number 3: Cover a skylight - for Decorating with quilts
Our room is very hot in Summer. This quilt keeps the sun out and it looks pretty, too.
Idea Number 4: On a free-standing rack - for Decorating with quilts
Use a quilt rack or a floor standing towel rack to display folded quilts.
They are a really practical way to display your quilts.
A beautiful towel/quilt rack - buy it from Amazon
Featuring ornate details, this quilt rack makes a beautiful display piece. For showing off a family heirloom or for more practical uses like as a towel rack in your bathroom, its size makes it perfect for almost any living space.The wrought iron construction of this rack features a brown finish for lasting beauty. Buy yours today. Actual size is 36"H x 16"W
Idea Number 5: On a sofa - for Decorating with Quilts
Use quilts to spice up a quiet room decor.
You can have them as throws, so that people can cuddle when it's a bit chilly.
They add colour and pattern for a bit of pizzazz.
Wonderful decorating with quilts book - from Amazon
I have read and re-read this book.
It looks lovely on the coffee table, and it's lovely to look through.
Idea Number 6: Patchwork Cushions - for Decorating with quilts
This applique cushion was made by a dear friend.
Idea Number 7: On a specialty hanger - for Decorating with quilts
Minatures only need pins to hold the hanger.
Idea Number 8: On a chair - for Decorating with quilts
My daughter in law uses a quilt to cover her second-hand sofa, as I have with this old chair.
Idea Number 9: Stack them on a chair - for Decorating with quilts
Pile a stack of quilts on a chair to add colour to any room.
Idea Number 10: On a special rack - for Decorating with quilts
When my guests come, the first thing they see is a quilt on its special rack in the entry.
Idea Number 11 - bonus idea: In your car - for Decorating with quilts
We use our car as a camper, and this is its especially-made quilt.