Before even delving into the various patterns, colors and textures available, you should consider if you want a single- or multilayered bedscape. Your choice will depend on how you use your bed and how the bedscape will interact with other elements of the design. Since there are so many different ways to dress a bed, it helps to begin with a simple division: bedding with a single layer and bedding with multiple layers. We’ll explore some of the most common base layers and then show how you can combine them. Related: Browse All Types of Bedding on Houzz Quilts. One of the most traditional — and richest in history — bed coverings is the quilt. Before fabric was loomed in long sheets, frugal home sewers pieced together scraps of worn clothing and kitchen textiles into two sides of a blanket that sandwiched a warmth layer. Today we use batting for this layer, though in centuries past it could have been any insulating agent, from horsehair to grass. Quilting is also a term for the designs created by threads as they bind together the two fabric layers and the internal layer of any bed covering.
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