In this Paris flat by Tom Scheerer, simple hand-blocked Les Indiennes textiles complement earthy Indian teak cane headboards. Orange wool mohair blankets at the foot of each bed add another layer of texture while maintaining the chic, understated mood.

Simon Upton / The Interior Archive

Why We’re Embracing the Old-Fashioned Bedspread—With a Modern-Day Twist

From crisply tailored to romantically ruffled, these styles are perfect for your summer bed refresh.

July 5, 2023

Overshadowed in recent decades by the billowing duvet, the long-overlooked bedspread is making a well-deserved comeback. Whether enhanced with embellishments or kept simply unadorned, it brings a fresh, neat-as-a-pin feel to any space.


A playful pom-pom bedspread from a souk in Tangier softens the strong architectural lines and bold statement pieces of this guest room in Hervé Van Der Straeten and Bruno Frisoni’s Moroccan pied-à-terre.

Fançois Halard / Trunk Archive

    Doug Meyer turned his New York client’s guest room into a luxurious, monochromatic, mid-century fantasia, with a bedspread trimmed in red caterpillar fringe that echoes the texture of the red flokati rug and unites the room’s bold palette.

    Douglas Friedman / Trunk Archive

    Vintage coverlets and canopies in crisp white lend an old-fashioned airiness to a second-floor Lake Tahoe bedroom, where Palmer Weiss enhanced the space’s treehouse effect by covering walls and ceiling in a custom green-and-white floral.

    William Waldron / OTTO


This serene-yet-lively bedroom in Yves Saint Laurent’s house in Tangier goes the extra mile, with a quilted and embellished emerald bedspread that matches the ceiling rafters. Just barely covering the mattress, it has a surprisingly crisp, tailored effect.

François Halard / Trunk Archive

    In a historic Sag Harbor house by Anna Karlin Studio, a bedspread and blanket in shades of flax puddle gently on the floor, adding softness and sensuality to the rough-hewn woodwork and white walls.

    William Jess Laird / Laird and Good Company

    Designed by Joy Moyler, a bedspread in Schumacher’s Antique Ticking Stripe is tailor-made to fit just so, with a shirred skirt that just reaches the floor. A horizontal border highlights its graceful folds.

    Simon Upton / Interior Archive

Shop Our Favorite Bedspreads

  • Courtesy of The White Company

    Florian Bedspread by The White Company

    From $159, thewhitecompany.com

  • Courtesy of Les Indiennes

    Petite Croix Bedspread by Les Indiennes

    From $350, lesindiennes.com

  • Courtesy of Frette

    Luxury Herringbone Bedspread by Frette

    $3,300, frette.com

  • Courtesy of Annie Selke

    Wilton Natural Bedspread by Annie Selke

    From $348, annieselke.com

  • Courtesy of Frette

    Melody Bedspread by Frette

    From $580, frette.com

  • Courtesy of Les Indiennes

    Little Flower Bedspread by Les Indiennes

    From $350, lesindiennes.com

  • Mega Bedspread by HAY

    From $220, smallable.com

  • Moroccan Stripe Bedspread by Libeco

    $726, smallable.com

  • Organic Cotton and Linen Bedspread by Autumn

    $385, smallable.com

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