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Decorating with Quilts - Room by Room
by Deidre McLeod
Description: Tips for decorating every room of your home with quilts.
You know cuddling up with a quilt is one of life's small pleasures. A
good book, a cup of hot chocolate, a roaring fire - the picture just
isn't complete without a comfy quilt to wrap yourself in.
But quilts can be so much more. Including custom quilts as part of the
decor is one of the easiest ways to add warmth to your home's design.
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.
Quilts in the Living Room
Today's homes often have cathedral ceilings in the living or great
room. Such high ceilings can make the home feel spacious, but sometimes
leave it feeling a little cold, too. Plus, it can be hard to find art work
large enough to balance the grand walls and make the space feel
An oversized quilt can be the answer. Its considerable size can fill in
a blank wall while it color and design complements your decor. (As an
added bonus, the cost of quilt will often be less than the cost of a
painting of equal size.)
Quilts in the Family Room
The family room got its name because it's the room your family comes
together in - it's where you gather to relax, talk about your day and
shut out the world. But what if your family room windows open right into
the neighbors' family room windows? Just close your quilted curtains -
insulated panels and roman shades are two types of window coverings
tailor-made for quilts.
Think about what else you do in the family room. You watch TV, maybe
even play games. Now, imagine a cute, colorful quilt covering the table
that you all collect around for Scrabble. It'll make banging your head
after losing - again - so much more comfortable.
Quilts in the Dining Room
Whether you are sitting down for a quick bite, a romantic meal or a
Thanksgiving feast, consider dressing your dining room table with a table
runner to match the spirit of the moment. It's not only one of the best
ways to add a little color and cheer, but a quilted table runner or
table cloth can protect your table from hot dishes and accidental spills,
Quilts in the Bedroom
Nothing can be better than getting ready for a good night's sleep than
by slipping under a quilted bed cover made just for you. Having
brightened your room all day, it now offers comfort and warmth for the cold
And don't forget the fun, new trend in bedroom decorating today - bed
toppers. These smaller quilts, designed to coordinate with your existing
comforter, can be made in various colors or themes (for example, a
holiday topper). It's an easy way to update or freshen a bedroom without
replacing your expensive current bedding or buying lots of comforters
that you then need to find a place to store.
Quilts in the Nursery
From the minute you bring baby home, you want your precious new family
member to know he or she is wrapped in love. Of course, a soft, warm
quilted blankie is a given. But you can show your love with a quilted
crib set designed especially for the nursery, too.
Add quilted toys to complete the picture. Fabric blocks, dolls, stuffed
animals, even cloth books are safe for baby to play with and easy to
clean - just toss them in the wash.
Quilts in the Bathroom
The master bath is probably the last place you'd expect a quilt, but
why not? Just remember to use a plastic liner and a quilt can make one of
the most sophisticated, and unique, shower curtains you've ever seen.
The ways that quilts can be incorporated in interior design don't have
to end here. No matter the number or size of the rooms in your house,
you can consider custom quilts as the perfect choice practically
anywhere fabric is called for!
Author and quilt creator Deidre McLeod invites you to decorate – room
by room - with custom quilts from Whimzie Quiltz and More. Have a
quilt created just for you or your loved one at
http://www.whimziequiltz.com. FREE initial designs; no obligation.
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