Bedspreads Bedspreads are decorative bed coverings. They are often referred to as coverlets. Bedspreads may be matelasse, chenille, quilted, jacquard woven or another type. We prefer bedspreads made with natural fibers which breathe better than synthetic fibers. The most common type is 100% cotton like our Vienna and Elise matelasses. Bedspreads are great for people who prefer a light, non-puffy covering.