Complete Guide to Buying Bedspreads

  • Whether you’re furnishing a family home or upgrading your guest accommodation, creating a warm and welcoming place to relax after a long day is crucial. Quality bedroom furnishings play a big part in ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep, as well as impacting the design of your bedroom and creating a lasting impression on those staying with you.

    From small spare bedrooms to luxury master suites, single to king size beds, we have a varied collection of wholesale bedspreads to suit your needs. The only problem is, how do you know which one is best for you? Instead of simply choosing your favourite design, there are several factors that you ought to take into account.

    In this complete guide to bedspreads, we’ve compiled a list of key things to consider before you make your final purchase. From the material to the style, the colour to the type of finish, you’ll soon know which bedspread is best for you. Read on to narrow down your search and learn everything you need to know about our wholesale bedspreads.

    Find the answer to your bedding questions:

What is a bedspread and what’s it used for?

Haven’t come across a bedspread before? It’s essentially a lightweight top layer that’s added to your bed for decorative purposes, much like a throw. However, unlike throws, bedspreads cover the entire mattress and drape down over the bed legs or divan base. Some even reach the floor, providing coverage for underbed storage.

Often lightly quilted, bedspreads can be used with a flat sheet in the summer when a duvet is too warm. They can also act as an extra layer on top of a duvet in colder weather. You can also fold them up to create a runner for the end of the bed.

Primarily used in hotel rooms as a chic finishing touch, bedspreads are increasingly popular in residential properties as people look to make their interiors more inviting.   

Which size bedspread is right for me?

When it comes to buying wholesale bedding online, it’s important that you choose the right size for your bed. Generally speaking, you should opt for a size to match your mattress and bedframe. If you go for something smaller, it won’t fully cover the mattress, while a larger one may trail along the floor.


Not all rooms have space for a large bed, which is why we’ve created a range of luxury bedspreads designed to fit single beds. Whether you’re kitting out a spare room or individual guest bedrooms, choose from an array of styles to suit your space.


One of the most popular bed sizes in the UK, double beds are ideal for couples. With that in mind, we’ve designed a stylish collection of double bedspreads that are sure to give any room a more sumptuous finish and maybe even turn up the romance!


Like the idea of sleeping in a bed fit for a king? Well, now’s your chance! Our large king size bedspreads combine high quality fabrics and striking textured designs for a luxurious look and feel that would impress even the highest in society.

Double/ King

If you’re likely to move your bedspread between different beds, a versatile design that will fit both double and king size beds could be the perfect choice. Enjoy full coverage for your double bed or benefit from a slightly shorter king size cover to suit your preferences.

What are the different types of bedspread?

As well as choosing the correct size, there are several different types of bedspreads to consider during your search. Below are some of the most popular styles that we supply to help you decide which one is best for you.

Diamond quilted

Featuring a classic diamond stitch pattern and piped border detailing, our quilted bedspreads offer a classy, high-end look for both contemporary and traditional homes. The unique texture will add interest to your décor, and there are a variety of shades to choose from to fit your existing theme. Embellished designs are also available for an extra hint of glamour.  


Our stunning jacquard bedspreads boast a raised, intricate pattern that is woven into the fabric rather than printed. This adds depth to the design and ensures a lasting finish, even with frequent use. Choose a two-tone design to make your bed the focal point, or opt for textured bedspread in a single shade for a more subtle look.


This traditional style bedspread is ideal for creating a homely atmosphere in family homes, rustic B&Bs and countryside retreats. Tap into the cottagecore trend with our vintage designs, combining pretty floral patterns and fine stitched detailing that accentuates the quilted finish.

Embossed paisley

If subtle furnishings are more your thing, our embossed paisley bedspreads are ideal. A toned down version of the well-known bohemian print, enjoy barely-there abstract swirls, floral patterns and classic teardrop shapes delicately stitched into plush fabric.

Which material should I choose?

When you’re looking to buy wholesale bedspreads, it’s safe to say that the material is almost as important as the aesthetic. After all, a comfortable fabric is key to making people feel at home between the sheets. So, let’s take a look at your options.


One of the top choices for bed linen, cotton is a soft and breathable fabric that prevents overheating and is suitable year round. Cosy in winter and cool in the summer, this durable material can withstand lots of use and multiple washes – perfect for busy households.  


This versatile fabric comes in a multitude of finishes and colours. Highly practical, it is machine washable, quick drying and doesn’t need ironing due its wrinkle-resistant qualities. Plus, bold colours won’t fade in the wash, so you can enjoy long-lasting style.


Ideal for premium guest rooms and master suites, velvet bedspreads bring an instant sense of glamour to any room. The deluxe fabric is elegant and soft to the touch, effortlessly elevating your décor for a more luxurious finish. What’s not to like?


Made up of finely woven fibres, microfibre is a smooth and durable fabric that’s guaranteed to keep you warm in winter. It’s also hypoallergenic, breathable and super easy to care for. Our microfibre bedspreads can even be tumble dried for convenience.

What are pillow shams?

Depending on which bedspread size you go for, you’ll either receive one or two pillow shams to pair with it. But what are they, you ask? Similar to duvet sets, bedspreads come with complementary covers for your pillows. However, in this case, they are pillow shams rather than pillowcases that you’d sleep directly on. This is due to the fact that pillow shams are often textured or embellished to match the design of your bedspread.

Acting as accent pillowcases, they add a lovely finishing touch and help tie your pillows into your bedding’s theme. This way, you can display them on top of your bedspread rather than tucking them underneath, and they won’t look out of place.

How do I wash my bedspread?

Whether you’re running a busy hotel or managing a family household, we understand the importance of bedding that’s simple to maintain. For that reason, at Homefords, we’ve made sure that all of our wholesale bedspreads are fully machine washable for easy upkeep.

Thanks to their lightweight design, they will also air dry quickly if hung out on a washing line. Our microfibre patchwork bedspreads can even be tumble dried to speed up the process if necessary. Better still, you don’t need to iron them!

Other things to consider


Our wholesale bedspreads are available in a multitude of shades to complement your colour scheme. From bold jewel tones like emerald green and deep navy, to neutral cream, silver and taupe, we’ve something to suit everyone.

For a more subtle splash of colour, opt for a blush pink, muted ochre or soft heather design. Alternatively, our pretty floral prints will add a feminine touch to make classic bedrooms more inviting.


As well as the colour, you’ll also need to take the style of bedspread into account. Styles featuring bold hues, metallic finishes and embellished or sequined accents offer a more contemporary feel for modern homes.

Meanwhile, muted paisley and floral patchworks styles tap into retro trends and suit more traditionally styled properties. While both are beautiful in their own right, you should aim to choose one that best fits your guests and the style of your home.

What to pair it with

Your bedspread is the last element you’ll add to your bed to top off your bedding. However, when choosing the perfect design, you should also consider what you’re going to pair it with.

In some cases, matching duvet sets, curtains and cushions are available so you can create a cohesive look for your bedroom. However, as your bedspread will act as the decorative layer, you may prefer to keep things simple with plain bed linen.

Choose white sheets for a crisp, clean look or go for bedding in a colour that complements your bedspread and other soft furnishings in the room. 


Although all of our wholesale bedspreads are lightweight, some are slightly more weighty than others. Depending on the season and the bedding you plan to pair your bedspread with, it might be worth checking the product details for more information.

This is true whether you’re planning on guests using the bedspread in place of a duvet in the warmer months, or you’re hoping the bedspread will add an extra layer of warmth in the winter. Either way, you should take the bedspread’s weight into account to ensure you make the right choice.


Finally, when hunting for wholesale bedding online it’s vital that you find a supplier that fits your budget. However, that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality or lower your expectations if you’re low on funds.

At Homefords, it’s our mission to provide affordable, high quality bedroom furnishings that will stand up to the rigours of commercial settings, while simultaneously creating a great experience for your guests.

We also provide bulk discounts on large orders and offer free shipping to mainland UK addresses, so you don’t have to worry about additional fees on top of your goods.

Talk to our friendly team to learn more

With everything we’ve covered, you should now be in a better position to start your search for your ideal wholesale bedspreads. However, if you still have questions or you’d like to clarify a particular point, our friendly team of bedding experts are on hand to provide the advice you need.

From choosing the most appropriate fabric to selecting a pattern that will appeal to your guests, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch on 0161-533-0650 or and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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