A list of lesser-known but interesting bedlinen décor words

These terms encompass a wide range of bedlinen decor elements, fabric types, patterns, and design techniques commonly found in the English dictionary.

  1. Pillowcase: A fabric cover for a pillow that helps protect the pillow and adds to the overall bed aesthetics.

  2. Duvet cover: A decorative fabric covering for a duvet (a soft, flat bag filled with down, feathers, or synthetic fibers), often used to protect it and add visual appeal.

  3. Fitted sheet: A sheet with elastic edges that fits snugly over the mattress, holding it in place.

  4. Flat sheet: A rectangular piece of fabric placed between the sleeper and the duvet or blanket, also known as a top sheet.

  5. Bedspread: A decorative covering that extends to the floor on all sides of the bed.

  6. Quilt: A bed cover consisting of three layers – a woven top, a layer of batting, and a woven back – all stitched together.

  7. Sham: A decorative covering for a pillow, often matching the duvet cover or bedspread.

  8. Pillow sham: A decorative covering for a pillow, usually used for decorative purposes rather than for sleeping.

  9. Pillow cover: A term used interchangeably with “pillowcase,” referring to a fabric cover for a pillow.

  10. Euro sham: A square decorative pillow covering that fits Euro-sized pillows.

  11. Comforter: A thick, padded bed covering often filled with down, feathers, or synthetic fibers.

  12. Throw blanket: A small, decorative blanket often used as an accent on the bed.

  13. Bedskirt: Also known as a dust ruffle, it’s a decorative fabric that hangs from the mattress to the floor, hiding the space under the bed.

  14. Dust ruffle: See “bed skirt.”

  15. Bed runner: A decorative strip of fabric placed across the foot of the bed for added visual interest.

  16. Pillow protector: A cover that protects pillows from dust, spills, and allergens.

  17. Mattress topper: A layer of cushioning material placed on top of the mattress for added comfort.

  18. Coverlet: A lightweight bedspread, often used as a decorative layer.

  19. Embroidery: Decorative designs stitched onto fabric.

  20. Jacquard: A type of woven fabric with intricate patterns.

  21. Sateen: A fabric known for its softness and sheen, often used for bed linen.

  22. Linen: A natural fabric made from flax fibers, known for its breathability and coolness.

  23. Percale: A closely woven fabric known for its durability and crisp feel.

  24. Thread count (TC): A measure of the number of threads woven into a square inch of fabric, often used as an indicator of fabric quality.

  25. Microfiber: A synthetic fabric known for its softness and durability.

  26. Cotton: A natural fabric made from cotton fibers, widely used in bed linen.

  27. Silk: A luxurious natural fabric known for its smooth texture and sheen.

  28. Flannel: A soft, warm fabric often used for winter bedding.

  29. Ruffle A decorative frill or gathering of fabric.

  30. Hemstitch: A decorative stitching pattern along the edge of the fabric.

  31. Border print: A decorative design or pattern along the edge of the fabric.

  32. Piping: A narrow strip of fabric used to create a decorative edge.

  33. Ruching: Gathered or pleated fabric for a textured appearance.

  34. Tufting: Decorative stitching that creates a raised, cushioned pattern.

  35. Patchwork: A design made by sewing together smaller fabric pieces.

  36. Weave: The way fabric threads are interlaced to create the fabric.

  37. Print: A pattern or design on fabric.

  38. Floral: A design featuring flowers or botanical elements.

  39. Geometric: A design featuring shapes and patterns.

  40. Paisley: A distinctive curved teardrop design often used as a pattern.

  41. Stripes: Linear patterns running parallel to the fabric edge.

  42. Checkered: A pattern consisting of alternating squares of different colors.

  43. Monogram: A design created by combining initials or letters.

  44. Tassel: A decorative hanging ornament, often made of threads.

  45. Fringe: A decorative edging made of hanging threads.

  46. Layering: Adding multiple layers of bedding for visual appeal and comfort.

  47. Neutral palette: A color scheme using muted, subtle colors.

  48. Accent color: A bold or contrasting color used to highlight a design.

  49. Tonal: A color scheme using shades of the same color.

  50. Contrast: A juxtaposition of different elements for emphasis or visual interest.

These lesser-known bedlinen decor words offer a glimpse into the world of intricate patterns, techniques, and design elements that can add unique character and charm to your bedding ensemble.

  1. Broderie Anglaise: Delicate cut-out embroidery often used on bed linens for an elegant look.

  2. Boutis: A form of quilted and padded bed cover, often with intricate designs.

  3. Smocking: Decorative stitching that gathers fabric, creating a textured effect on bed linens.

  4. Picot Edge: A small, looped decorative edge on fabric.

  5. Chinoiserie: A style that incorporates Chinese artistic influences, often seen in bed linens.

  6. Appliqué: A technique of attaching fabric pieces to a base fabric to create patterns or designs.

  7. Ogee Pattern: A flowing S-shaped pattern often used in intricate bed linen designs.

  8. Lattice: A pattern resembling a grid or lattice, adding geometric interest to bed linens.

  9. Toile: A fabric with a scenic or pastoral print, often used in traditional bed linens.

  10. Corded Edge: A fabric trim featuring a cord-like embellishment along the edges.

  11. Soutache: A decorative braided cord often used as an accent on bed linens.

  12. Sashiko: A Japanese embroidery technique creating geometric patterns, sometimes used on bed linens.

  13. Shibori: A Japanese tie-dyeing technique creating intricate patterns on fabric.

  14. Marquetry: Inlaying different colored pieces of fabric to create a design, akin to wood marquetry.

  15. Filigree: A delicate ornamental design often resembling lace, occasionally seen on bed linens.

  16. Battenberg Lace: A type of lace with tape-like strips and openings that can be sewn onto bed linens.

  17. Embroidered Cutwork: A combination of embroidery and cutwork creating intricate patterns on fabric.

  18. Flange: A decorative fabric edge often seen around the borders of pillows or shams.

  19. Raschel Lace: A type of machine-made lace often used in bed linen trims.

  20. Pintuck: Small, decorative tucks of fabric that create a textured pattern.

  21. Vermicelli Stitching: A quilted pattern of small, meandering stitches, often seen on bedspreads.

  22. Medallion Print: A design featuring a central circular or oval motif, sometimes used in bed linens.

  23. Hemstitching: An intricate form of decorative stitching along the hem of fabric.

  24. Sash: A decorative fabric strip often used to tie curtains or bed canopy panels.

  25. Damask: An ornate woven pattern often used in luxurious bed linens.

  26. Heirloom Stitching: Delicate and detailed embroidery reminiscent of vintage handwork.

  27. Inlay: A decorative technique involving inserting one fabric into another to create patterns.

  28. Jacquard Weave: A complex woven pattern, often used for bed linens with intricate designs.

  29. Faggoting: A decorative technique where fabric strips are sewn together with gaps in between.

  30. Ric Rac Trim: A wavy fabric trim often used as a playful embellishment on bed linens.

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