The Kantha quilt has long held court in the homes of the eccentric with a love for travel. And more now than ever, the colorful textile is warming up our hearts and our interiors in the form of cozy throws and throw pillows. We selected a number in colorways and patterns that we found to be special, including quilts and some extra long lumbar pillows to dress up your bed situation. If you are pattern mixing like crazy, these are a wonderful addition to the mix, but it’s also interesting to give them center stage against a backdrop of neutrals, and let their beauty really stand out.
Where they come from!
Like many of our most favorite finds of late, the Kantha comes from India. It is hand pieced with reused silk and cotton Saris, the traditional clothing of the region. The term kantha refers to the quilting stitch type and results in a lovely texture.
Why we love ’em!
For quite some time we have been drawn to the colorful boho quality of the Kantha, but only recently have we fallen in love with the mix of colors against that neutral backdrop. It speaks to a more refined take on Boho, one that we are really digging at the moment.
How to decorate with it!
Here are a number of examples of this in practice.
via Veranda Mag
Paired with such a traditional bedscape, this Kantha is given center stage!
Boho Babe Fav Justina Blakeney used a Kantha to upholster this ottoman and I am super into that!
via Design Sponge
Sarah can get down with this cause its well edited.
Drape yours over your gigantic sofa arm like Lauren Conrad did!
or if you’re still into that super bohoey thing, this is maj inspo.
If you like your maximalism a bit more buttoned up / rad trad, then this one’s for you!
I don’t think that is technically a kantha as it looks more like a tapestry, but it might spark your creative juices nonetheless!
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