Thursday, August 11, 2011

101 Ways to Use a Chenille Bedspread

What is Chenille? Chenille is actually the French word for caterpillar. Most fabrics get their names from the fibers used, chenille is named from the unique process for which it is made: by placing short lengths of yarn, called the "pile", between two "core yarns" and then twisting the yarn together. The edges of these piles then stand at right angles from the yarn’s core, giving chenille both its softness and its characteristic look.

This is what comes to my mind when I hear the word chenille...

"The Bathrobe"

but look at these great furniture ideas...

shabby chic sofa slipcovered with vintage chenille bedspreads and roses fabrics eclectic living room

shabby chic sofas slipcovered with vintage chenille bedspreads and roses fabrics eclectic living room

antique chair slipcovered with a deco vintage chenille bedspread eclectic living room

slipcovered sofa vintage chenille and roses fabrics  living room

shabby chic chaise slipcovered vintage chenille bedspreads and roses fabrics eclectic living room

shabby chic wingback chair slipcovered with pink vintage chenille bedspread fabr eclectic living room
(Images from Vintage Chic Furniture )

Vintage chenille is extremely versatile. You can use it for pillows, upholstery, slipcovers, quilts, clothes, rugs...and the bed.


  1. I would like a chenille-covered chair. They look so *soft* and comfy!

  2. They are all so pretty but I really like the the chair in the fourth picture. It is precious.

  3. I love chenille. I have four or five large vintage bedspreads, I use them everywhere. I have made a slipcover for one armchair, thrown one over a couch and tucked it in and one on my guestroom bed. I like the images you have here! They are gorgeous.
    Hugs, Cindy

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