10 best quilts

Transform your bed with a design-led, decorative cover 

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From pretty florals to bold geometrics, we've found a range of quilts to give your sleeping space a makeover this January. Whether you're after a riot of colour or a more pared-back design, there should be something on this list within your bedroom budget.  


1. Quilted bedspread: £49.99, H&M


If you think bold patterns are best outside the bedroom, you’ll be a fan of this simple comforter from H&M. In light grey or white, this spread lets its subtle texture do the talking. Polyester padding inside a cotton weave keeps it affordable too.

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2. Navy Line Quilt: £75, Urban Outfitters


Suited to a more masculine bedroom scheme, the Navy Line Quilt is a fuss-free bedspread of grey cotton covered with a grid of navy blue lines. Its cotton finish has a jersey-like feel that is comforting but not overly plush.

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3. Creature Hideaway Quilt: from £148, Anthropologie


Hand-dyed images of flora and fauna bring a touch of Bohemian spirit to this cotton quilt. The reversible design has a more sombre repeating pattern on one side, while a riot of leaping hares, soaring birds and leafy branches adorn the other.

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4. Paulista quilted bedspread: £120, Habitat


The geometric print of this black and white bedspread is subtle enough to inject some cool contemporary style into your bedroom without going overboard. The Paulista bedspread is made of 100% soft stonewashed cotton.

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5. HAY quilt: from £179, Home Institute


Graphic designers All The Way To Paris created this set of modern quilts for Danish brand HAY. The unusual colourways bring new tones into the bedroom, and they’re reversible too, letting you switch between bold stripes and block colour. 

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6. Aravalli Quilt – Harlequin: £285, SCP


Donna Wilson’s vibrant mix of colour and pattern on this cover was inspired by traditional Indian cotton quilts. It’s printed using hand-blocks on both sides. The whole collection includes different pattern combinations, and a range of more affordable throws. 

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7. Normann Copenhagen Sprinkle Blush bedspread: £78, Amara


The abstract pattern on this bedspread is made up of two colours “sprinkled” with a series of various sized dots where they meet. Anne Lehmann’s striking design is to be enjoyed as much by the eye, like a piece of modern art for your bed.

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8. Kendra Quilted Throwover: from £45, La Redoute


This good-value quilt from La Redoute has a Persian floral pattern in warm tones of brown, blue and beige. Combine it with bedsheets that accent the key colours for a look that’s contemporary with a hint of traditional charm.

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9. Spring Bloom bedspread: £79, Marks and Spencer


Splashes of bright yellow dotted about this bedspread keep the floral design from being fusty. Use it to keep a springtime freshness about the bedroom even in the cold winter months.

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10. Morris & Co Strawberry Thief bedspread: £250, John Lewis


A luxurious 300 thread count makes this bedspread a wise investment for those who feel the cold. The classic William Morris pattern, first used on wallpaper in 1887, should mean it won’t go out of fashion any time soon.

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If you prefer your covers comforting but understated, go for H&M’s good-value quilted bedspread or Urban Outfitters' Navy Line quilt. Anthropologie’s Creature Hideaway quilt and HAY’s bold covers are best for making a statement.

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