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.

black check quiltOur black check star quilt is shown here with shams, pillow cases and a throw pillow.

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 at 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.

Our quilts are a medium weight. I find they work well year round.

We live in northern Indiana. We have found our quilts are light enough to use in the summer. Then in the winter we just add an extra blanket under the quilt and that seems to work perfectly for us. 

Maisie Patch Quilt with garlandThe Maisie Patch collection is featured here with Euro shams, a pillow and lighted garland.

The Size of Your Country Quilt

The next step you’ll want to take is to measure your bed to get the right fit. This is an important step you don't want to miss! Country quilts come in many different sizes, but you’ll need to think about how your quilt will look on your bed.

Most of our quilt collections are available in twin, queen, king and luxury king size. 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. We carry several great quilted throw options.

tea cabin quilted throw on chairShown here is our Tea Cabin quilted throw.

A 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.

Throws are also great as an accent on your couch, recliner or rocker. 

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
  • Brown
  • Dark blue

We have an article that showcases 10 Ways to Decorate Your Bedroom With Primitive Country Color that might help you determine some of your options. 

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.

Many of our customers start by trying to match the existing flooring and wall colors in their bedroom. However, we also have several customers who find the perfect quilt and then repaint the room around it.

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

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.

On Your Bed

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.

millsboro quilt on bedOur Millsboro quilt is displayed beautifully in this customer photo.

Folded on Display

Choosing to fold your country quilts when you display them allows you to enjoy several in one area. Use your bed to lay your quilt as flat as possible and work from one side while folding it into the size you need for your space. 

quilts folded on a hutchThis hutch features several folded quilts.

Draped Over Furniture

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 can 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.

These are just a few simple ideas you can use to showcase your favorite quilts. If you are looking for more inspiration, I wrote an extensive article with even more Ways to Display Quilts in Your Primitive Country Home.  

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.

Quilt Styles to Consider

I'm sure there are quilt pattern and designs for just about every decor style out there. Here at Primitive Star Quilt Shop we primarily focus on rustic primitive country and farmhouse styles. 

We wanted to suggest a few options to get your started thinking about what might fit in with the rest of the decor themes in your home.

Best Options for Country Americana

patriotic patch quilt on bedShown in this bedroom is our Patriotic Patch collection with curtains and a bed skirt.

If your home has an Americana theme, consider our Patriotic Patch quilt collection. This high-quality quilt showcases the best of Americana country décor with its deep blues, dark red and tan.

Best Options for Classic Country

Our Kettle Grove quilt collection is perfect for your classic country décor. Its style includes patchwork blocks with plaid, stripes and vintage prints with varying colors ranging from black to creme.

kettle grove quilt collectionOur Kettle Grove quilt is featured here with coordinating black plaid accessories.

Rustic and country lovers won’t be disappointed with our Millsboro Bedding selection either. It features a log cabin pattern in navy blue, tan and burgundy.

Best Options to Brighten up Your Room

Country quilts don’t only need to consist of dark colors. We also have some great lighter colored quilts that can brighten your bedroom. 

Grace and Kaila are two quilt collections with a lighter flare. Sawyer Mill Charcoal also tends to be on the lighter side.

Sawyer mill charcoal bedding collectionOur Sawyer Mill charcoal collection is featured in this farmhouse bedroom.

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 quilts, and call us any time for more information at 574-892-5043.