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A decorative cloth used to cover a bed when it is not in use.
cover, covering, rug, afghan, quilt, eiderdown, duvetView synonyms
- ‘The bed was a large queen size one, with white sheets and a white bedspread with pink embroidered flowers on it, something my wife Michelle requested.’
- ‘A large bed with a purple bedspread dominated one wall, covered in stuffed animals in a variety of colors.’
- ‘So in terms of home furnishing it is expected to have curtain, bedspreads, cushion covers etc.’
- ‘The bed was an ordinary bed with a black bedspread and white pillows.’
- ‘My bedspread and pillows were all dark green and had two black stripes going diagonally across them.’
- ‘Everything has gone,’ said Ms Nkandu who orders blankets and bedspreads from Tanzania.’
- ‘I want to stay under the protection of the green bedspread and white sheets forever as if it is my cocoon away from everyone else.’
- ‘She lunged and landed on her queen sized bed, which was covered in a pink bedspread.’
- ‘Looking again she realised there wasn't a mattress on the bed, just a thin bedspread covering a divan, with drawers underneath.’
- ‘There is a double bed up against one of the walls and a single opposite it, covered in shabby bedspreads with even more burn holes than our previous covers.’
- ‘The long blond hair fanned about her on the pillow, across the bedspread.’
- ‘I had a day bed in the corner by the window with a purple bedspread, blue sheets, and a purple pillow.’
- ‘Her bedspread was decorated with all sorts of Asian scripts, which was an impressive sight on her bed.’
- ‘He opened it up to reveal navy blue walls, and a bed covered with a thin bedspread.’
- ‘Use red or green coloured pillow covers and bedspreads in the bedroom.’
- ‘Then I've got me (in socks), my hot water bottle, and then two duvets, a blanket and a bedspread.’
- ‘Soon they'd have enough money to but the children another mattress, with sheets and bedspreads, too.’
- ‘A collection of antique quilts and bedspreads are pressed into service for those who prefer to lounge on the grass.’
- ‘There are beautifully designed bedsheets, bedspreads, carpets, bed covers, pillow covers and cushions.’
- ‘Rochelle tugged at her bedspread so it would fall forward and cover all the junk hidden under her bed.’
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