Coverlets vs. Matelassé: A Dive into Elegant Bedding Essentials

Since the bed is the centrepiece of the bedroom, you have to make sure that the bedding you choose is chosen with sophistication and style in mind.

It’s easier to achieve this goal with Matelassé and Coverlets. These two items are beyond mere bed coverings.

The right Matelassé or Coverlet can infuse a touch of elegance and refinement into your bedroom. Let's see how each differs and what they do to heighten the ambiance of your bedroom.

Fabric Types

Coverlets are lightweight and primarily used as decorative bed coverings. Coverlets have a polished appearance and a smoother texture than Matelassé making them ideal top layers for your bed.

The opulent texture and quilted appearance of the Matelasse is due to the intricate weaving on a Jacquard loom.

Did you know that Matelassé achieves a padded look without actual padding? The Matelassé you know and love is soft and durable because it’s made from cotton, polyester, and blends.

Coverlets serve as decorative pieces. These guys are very lightweight and give an elegant look to your space. Take, for example, our sassy Diamond Smoke Cotton Coverlet.

Let’s not leave the Matelassé out. It’s a decorative fabric, but don’t let that fool you; it gives off a very opulent touch to your bedding. This fabric will increase the appeal of your bedroom, giving it the sophisticated and tailored feel you dream of.


Coverlets are versatile. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find they fit in with a spectrum of tastes and seamlessly blend with different bedroom themes.

Matelassé fabrics have unmatched decorative adaptability, making them highly versatile. They can even be used as coverlets. Additionally, Matelassé can be used as bedspreads or ornamental shams.


Coverlets aren’t as complex as Matelassé, but they provide a range of options like classic stripes, geometric forms, and contemporary prints. Want some inspiration, take a look at our wide selection.

If you like intricate and elaborate designs, Matelassé fabrics are widely recognized. You’ll have multiple options, from floral motifs to geometric shapes and textured designs. These patterns amplify the richness and elegance of Matelassé, making it a customer fav.


Coverlets tend to be easier to maintain than Matelassé. Most coverlets can be machine-washed using regular cycles and detergents. This is excellent news for you if you want luxury but don’t want to deal with the hassle.

On the other hand, maintaining Matelassé fabrics requires more careful handling than coverlets because of their delicate and intricate patterns. Gentle cycles and mild detergents are recommended to get them clean and fresh.

Matelassé and coverlets can transform your bedroom into a space of elegance, style, and sophistication. Each fabric contributes a distinct charm to your bedroom, enhancing the space with texture, design, and refined aesthetics.

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About the author: Cindy Guild

Cindy Guild is a passionate entrepreneur and visionary who founded GuildCraft Duvets & Pillows in Guelph, Ontario in 1982. She used her unwavering commitment to quality, comfort, and innovation to build a company that brings quality-consistent and luxurious fabrics, linens and designs to customers.

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