Country Quilts Inspiration: Tips and Ideas for Choosing Beautiful Country Quilts


Country quilts add an element of warmth and interest to your home decor, whether it’s in your bedroom or living room. In the world of country quilts, there are numerous patterns and even textures to choose from to add the perfect touch. However, an overabundance of options can lead you wondering how you can select the best country quilts for your bed or sofa, and this inspirational blog post can give you great ideas for beautiful country quilts.

What Country Quilt Is Right for You?

If you’re shopping for a new country quilt, it’s no secret that you’ll have more options than you can possibly choose from. For example, the country quilt inventory on Primitive Star Quilt shop gives an array of options for nearly any home.

Consider Material and Filling

One of the first considerations with your quilt is material. Country quilts are typically made of cotton, which is a very breathable fabric. This is ideal for people who live in colder climates, and even for those who tend to heat overnight.

Country quilts are also available with varying amounts of batting. Lighter quilts are airy and can keep you comfortable during the summer, and heavier country quilts will keep you toasty during winter nights.

The Size of Your Country Quilt

The next step you’ll want to take is to measure your bed to get the right fit. Country quilts come in many different sizes, but you’ll need to think about how your quilt will look on your bed. If you want a dramatic look where your quilt sweeps the floor, consider ordering a size larger than your bed’s actual size.

 If you plan on using your new country quilt as a throw, you can get away with a smaller size. A good example of a quilted throw is our Bradley Quilted Throw as pictured below:

 Bradley quilted throw

The Bradley Quilted Throw adds the perfect touch of primitive country charm without taking up your entire bed. It’s made from 100% cotton, making this option extra breathable and perfect for when you need an extra layer.

Consider Your Country Quilt’s Color

Color will also play a role in the selection of your new quilt. Picking a color scheme as a first step will make your search easier. From there, you can narrow down your options and browse for your new quilt.

Country quilts and primitive quilts often contain rustic colors, such as:

  • Burgundy
  • Black
  • Dark green
  • Cream
  • Tan
  • Mustard yellow
  • Dark blue
Arlington quilt
Brockton Cabin Black quilt

While these colors aren’t all-inclusive, it will be the general theme once you start to browse. However, it’s best to keep your mind open when it comes to color scheme—you never know what you might stumble across.

There are also various patterns that you’ll find with country quilts, including patchwork, stars, and American flags.

Once you choose the country quilt that’s right for you, it’s time to think about display.

The Top Spots for Displaying Your Country Quilts

Let’s face it—country quilts are too beautiful to be put in a closet or stored under your bed. Bring your quilts out into the open and display them for the world to see.

One of the top spots for displaying your quilts is on your bed. Laying your quilt on a bed isn’t a new concept, but it’s a classic option that stands the test of time. You can choose to cover your entire bed with your country quilt, or neatly fold it at the foot of the bed.

Folding tip for country quilts: If you choose to fold your country quilts, you’ll want to choose a method that avoids creases. When you fold quilts on the straight of grain, it can cause permanent creases in the fibers. To prevent this, the key is to fold your quilts diagonally on the bias. Use your bed to lay your quilt as flat as possible and work from one side while folding them into a tube shape. This will ensure that the fibers stay in tact and don’t crease.

Another spot where you can display country quilts is draping them over a storage bench. You can use the same folding technique and simply set your quilt on top of the bench, and add a new layer of visual interest. The same concept Cheston throw on chaircan apply to ottomans near a couch or sofa.

If your country quilt is high-quality and can handle a lot of use, consider draping it over a chair or sofa. You’ll want to avoid doing this with older quilts to prevent breaking down the fibers and causing damage.

If you’re looking to divide a large space, country quilts can serve as a room divider and create a cozy atmosphere.A unique place to display your quilts is above your fireplace. You can use this in place of a TV or artwork, and your country quilt can easily become the star of your living room.

Now that you know how to decorate with a quilt, we can move onto exploring options that will fit perfectly with your home’s décor.

Best Options for Country Americana

If your home has an Americana theme, consider our Abilene Star Bedding. This high-quality quilt showcases the best of Americana country décor with its patchwork stars and rustic colors, including dark red and tan.

Our exclusive Cheston bedding is also perfect for complementing your Americana theme, with its patchwork including colors of dark red and cream.

Cheston patchwork quilt

Best Options for Classic Country

Austin patchwork quilt

Our Austin bedding selection is the perfect for your classic country décor. Its style includes patchwork plaid with varying colors ranging from dark blue to tan.

Rustic and country lovers also won’t be disappointed with our Breckenridge Bedding selection, which offers a feminine touch to your country décor.

Best Options to Brighten up Your Room

Country quilts don’t only need to consist of dark colors. Our bright Caledon bedding selection will instantly give your bedroom a facelift with its cheery blue and yellow patchwork. You can also add pizzazz to your country décor with our Sea Glass bedding, with its beautiful blue-green and off-white color in a log cabin pattern.

Browse Our Selection for More Beautiful Country Quilts

These options have only scratched the surface for finding the perfect country quilt for your home. Take a look at our quilt collections, and call us any time for more information at 574-892-5043.

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