When decorating with bedspreads and comforters, you need to determine what size of bedding you require, such as king-sized or queen-sized comforters and bedspreads. Another decision you have to make is whether to use bedspreads or comforters as the bedding. The key difference between bedspread bedding and comforter bedding is that a bedspread reaches all the way down to the floor, while a comforter reaches about halfway down to the floor. A comforter set is going to leave a slightly more casual impression than a bedspread set. For some types of canopied beds, such as traditional curtained canopies, you might not want a casual look. If you find a comforter you like but still want the bedding to reach the floor, you can often purchase a matching comforter ruffle to enhance the visual appeal.
Well-chosen comforters and bedspreads are a key component of a canopied bed's elegant effect. Both elements must mesh to produce the sense of refinement and sophistication you feel upon seeing a properly-appointed canopy bed.