These terms encompass a wide range of bedlinen decor elements, fabric types, patterns, and design techniques commonly found in the English dictionary.
Pillowcase: A fabric cover for a pillow that helps protect the pillow and adds to the overall bed aesthetics.
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.
Fitted sheet: A sheet with elastic edges that fits snugly over the mattress, holding it in place.
Flat sheet: A rectangular piece of fabric placed between the sleeper and the duvet or blanket, also known as a top sheet.
Bedspread: A decorative covering that extends to the floor on all sides of the bed.
Quilt: A bed cover consisting of three layers – a woven top, a layer of batting, and a woven back – all stitched together.
Sham: A decorative covering for a pillow, often matching the duvet cover or bedspread.
Pillow sham: A decorative covering for a pillow, usually used for decorative purposes rather than for sleeping.
Pillow cover: A term used interchangeably with “pillowcase,” referring to a fabric cover for a pillow.
Euro sham: A square decorative pillow covering that fits Euro-sized pillows.
Comforter: A thick, padded bed covering often filled with down, feathers, or synthetic fibers.
Throw blanket: A small, decorative blanket often used as an accent on the bed.
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.
Dust ruffle: See “bed skirt.”
Bed runner: A decorative strip of fabric placed across the foot of the bed for added visual interest.
Pillow protector: A cover that protects pillows from dust, spills, and allergens.
Mattress topper: A layer of cushioning material placed on top of the mattress for added comfort.
Coverlet: A lightweight bedspread, often used as a decorative layer.
Embroidery: Decorative designs stitched onto fabric.
Jacquard: A type of woven fabric with intricate patterns.
Sateen: A fabric known for its softness and sheen, often used for bed linen.
Linen: A natural fabric made from flax fibers, known for its breathability and coolness.
Percale: A closely woven fabric known for its durability and crisp feel.
Microfiber: A synthetic fabric known for its softness and durability.
Cotton: A natural fabric made from cotton fibers, widely used in bed linen.
Silk: A luxurious natural fabric known for its smooth texture and sheen.
Flannel: A soft, warm fabric often used for winter bedding.
Ruffle A decorative frill or gathering of fabric.
Hemstitch: A decorative stitching pattern along the edge of the fabric.
Border print: A decorative design or pattern along the edge of the fabric.
Piping: A narrow strip of fabric used to create a decorative edge.
Ruching: Gathered or pleated fabric for a textured appearance.
Tufting: Decorative stitching that creates a raised, cushioned pattern.
Patchwork: A design made by sewing together smaller fabric pieces.
Weave: The way fabric threads are interlaced to create the fabric.
Print: A pattern or design on fabric.
Floral: A design featuring flowers or botanical elements.
Geometric: A design featuring shapes and patterns.
Paisley: A distinctive curved teardrop design often used as a pattern.
Stripes: Linear patterns running parallel to the fabric edge.
Checkered: A pattern consisting of alternating squares of different colors.
Monogram: A design created by combining initials or letters.
Tassel: A decorative hanging ornament, often made of threads.
Fringe: A decorative edging made of hanging threads.
Layering: Adding multiple layers of bedding for visual appeal and comfort.
Neutral palette: A color scheme using muted, subtle colors.
Accent color: A bold or contrasting color used to highlight a design.
Tonal: A color scheme using shades of the same color.
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.
Broderie Anglaise: Delicate cut-out embroidery often used on bed linens for an elegant look.
Boutis: A form of quilted and padded bed cover, often with intricate designs.
Smocking: Decorative stitching that gathers fabric, creating a textured effect on bed linens.
Picot Edge: A small, looped decorative edge on fabric.
Chinoiserie: A style that incorporates Chinese artistic influences, often seen in bed linens.
Appliqué: A technique of attaching fabric pieces to a base fabric to create patterns or designs.
Ogee Pattern: A flowing S-shaped pattern often used in intricate bed linen designs.
Lattice: A pattern resembling a grid or lattice, adding geometric interest to bed linens.
Toile: A fabric with a scenic or pastoral print, often used in traditional bed linens.
Corded Edge: A fabric trim featuring a cord-like embellishment along the edges.
Soutache: A decorative braided cord often used as an accent on bed linens.
Sashiko: A Japanese embroidery technique creating geometric patterns, sometimes used on bed linens.
Shibori: A Japanese tie-dyeing technique creating intricate patterns on fabric.
Marquetry: Inlaying different colored pieces of fabric to create a design, akin to wood marquetry.
Filigree: A delicate ornamental design often resembling lace, occasionally seen on bed linens.
Battenberg Lace: A type of lace with tape-like strips and openings that can be sewn onto bed linens.
Embroidered Cutwork: A combination of embroidery and cutwork creating intricate patterns on fabric.
Flange: A decorative fabric edge often seen around the borders of pillows or shams.
Raschel Lace: A type of machine-made lace often used in bed linen trims.
Pintuck: Small, decorative tucks of fabric that create a textured pattern.
Vermicelli Stitching: A quilted pattern of small, meandering stitches, often seen on bedspreads.
Medallion Print: A design featuring a central circular or oval motif, sometimes used in bed linens.
Hemstitching: An intricate form of decorative stitching along the hem of fabric.
Sash: A decorative fabric strip often used to tie curtains or bed canopy panels.
Damask: An ornate woven pattern often used in luxurious bed linens.
Heirloom Stitching: Delicate and detailed embroidery reminiscent of vintage handwork.
Inlay: A decorative technique involving inserting one fabric into another to create patterns.
Jacquard Weave: A complex woven pattern, often used for bed linens with intricate designs.
Faggoting: A decorative technique where fabric strips are sewn together with gaps in between.
Ric Rac Trim: A wavy fabric trim often used as a playful embellishment on bed linens.