I love a pretty quilt! In fact, I currently use several in different areas of my home. I believe those pretty coverings can make the home seem a little more cozy, no matter what the season. Quilts are making a hot comeback and today I’m sharing 11 affordable and trending quilts for your home.
You may be asking why I am talking about quilts now during the spring season. The answer is simple. I use quilts in my home all year long. There are lighter weight options that are perfect for any bed during the spring and summer months. Quilts are also a great home decor piece. From the bedroom to your living areas, these pretty blankets can add so much to your home.
“In your life, the people become like a patchwork quilt. Some leave with you a piece that is bigger than you wanted and others smaller than you thought you needed.” – Anna M. Aquino
A Little History on Quilts
Quilting definitely has a rich part in history. The earliest known quilted garment was found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun dating back to around 1300 BC.
Throughout time, quilting has been used for a variety of purposes. In many cultures, quilts were made as warm, durable bedding to help protect against cold weather. In others, quilts were used as decorative pieces or as gifts for important occasions like weddings and births.
Have you ever heard of a quilting bee? It was similar to your modern day book club, only the women would gather to sew and socialize, and it became a common pastime in many early communities.
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Quilt Colors and Patterns
Quilts have been made on both sides of my family for years and years. You can read about my family quilts and ways to display them in my post For the Love of Quilts. To me there is nothing like a hand made quilt that has been passed down. However, there are some great options for you to purchase if you don’t have any hand made ones.
I am lucky enough to have both, so I mix and match frequently.
Quilts come in so many various colors and patterns or they can be one solid color. I’ve listed some other options below.
- Bold and bright colors arranged together.
- Pastel colors create a soft and soothing vibe. Many baby blankets are made with pastel colors.
- Geometric designs such as squares, triangles, and diamonds can create a modern and sophisticated look.
- Nature-inspired: Quilts can be made with patterns inspired by nature, such as leaves, flowers, and trees. These patterns can be combined with earthy colors like green, brown, and gold to create a calming and peaceful effect.
- Quilts made with stripes and checks can have a playful and whimsical feel.
Anyone of these designs can be made with bright or subtle colors and can be arranged in a variety of ways.
“Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.” ― Unknown
Current Affordable & Trending Quilts for Your Home
I change my quilts with the seasons, so having some affordable options is a must for me. Let me show you some great alternatives for you!
Florals are always fun and having a quilt that is a reversible is a bonus too!
Garden Floral Cotton Quilt – Target
Kolachic Country Cottage Floral
Solids are a great choice and I believe everyone should have at least one. They can create a clean and simple starting point, that can work well with a variety of styles, especially when wanting to mix and match with other patterns in your home.
Solid color quilts can also be a great choice when you want to incorporate color into your space, but are hesitant to commit to a bold or busy pattern.
Seed Stitch Quilt – Lands’ End
Pick-Stitch Wheaton Reversible – Pottery Barn
Cotton Cross Stitch Quilt – Pottery Barn
As much as I love color, everyone needs a good neutral in their life! Neutral quilts can be a great way to create a calm, sophisticated and timeless look in a room. Shades of neutral include white, cream, beige, or gray.
Lofty Cotton Slub Woodblock – Target
Legends Luxury Belgravia Handcrafted Cotton Quilt
Last but not least, I wanted to show you some fun patterned quilts. If you like patterns, it’s important to remember to choose a patterned quilt that complements the overall look of your space.
Botanical Border Quilt – L.L. Bean
Crafts Creating Kantha Quilt – Blue and White – Amazon
Martha Stewart Naomi Block Print – Overstock
11 Affordable & Trending Quilts for Your Home
For me, quilts are a staple decor item in my home. Different colors, patterns, and textures can create different moods and styles, and can be coordinated with other elements in your room.
I hope one of my 11 affordable and trending quilts for your home, have caught your eye, or have inspired you to use them more frequently. There are so many beautiful and functional quilts that will bring so much decor fun into your home!
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Love your blog but let it slip by that you are a fellow quilter. Just showed my newest to my husband last night and he said please let this one stay home. Guess he likes it.
You may want to keep your newest quilt close to home! I wouldn’t call myself an official quilter, with patterns, but I do make blankets for a cause! Thanks for your kind words!
Great post, Kim! I have been looking for a new solid-colored quilt for our primary bedroom. You gave me some great options to consider! All of them are beautiful!
Oh, I’m so glad! Thanks for stopping, Missy!
Renae Frey says
I love this post, Kim. Such great ideas.
Thank you, Renae!
I Love quilts as much as you! I would of loved to see you posting that people can get custom quilts made by you for a special cause tho. 😘
Thank you! I do link the post re: my blankets frequently. There is also a tab at the top of my blog where you can contact me. 🙂
Kim, this is such great post. I love quilts. The colorful Botanical Border Quilt is so pretty.
Thank you, Tammy! You and me both on the loving quilts!
Wendy McMonigle says
What a great post-Kim, I love the history of the quilts and the great selection you shared. And that pillow is fabulous!
Thanks so much, Wendy! Nothing like a pretty quilt!