The incredibly soft and beautiful tufted chenille bedspread has gained in popularity since the introduction of the shabby chic home decor accessories. Prevalent in American homes since the early 1900’s, chenille bedspreads continue to attract their fair share of attention.
Tufted chenille spreads can be found brand new in online bedding shops. If you prefer the older vintage style chenille bed cover, you can usually find those through online auctions or vintage retailers. Many chenille spreads have been around for over a century, earning themselves heirloom status. A chenille bed cover is a great wedding or engagement gift that the bride can pass on to her children or grandchildren creating her own family heirloom.
The word chenille is French for “caterpillar“. The chenille bed cover was named for its soft, thick, raised pile, so being named after a caterpillar was very suiting. Many fabrics claim to be chenille, but are not made the same as the authentic chenille.
The birth of the chenille bedspread began in the early 1890’s when they were hand tufted by the local women. They soon became so popular that production had to be moved to the factories. Machines were developed to do the tufting, making production of the chenille bed cover much more efficient.
If you are looking to purchase a chenille bedspread, we have gathered together for you an assortment of featured online retailers that are reputable and affordable. You will find whatever you need to finish your rooms just the way you want to without spending a fortune!