Bright, vibrant colors
Not soft to the touch
If you’ve ever skimmed the bedding section of a department store, then you know how daunting it can be to choose a new comforter or quilt. Should you go for the tried-and-true neutral that’ll surely stand the test of time? Or, should you say screw it, and go with the loud, on-trend option Instagram has had your eye on? For many, committing to a single comforter takes more than one walk through the bedding aisle. And if you’re on a budget, you’ll really want to make sure you’re confident you’ll love the comforter for the long haul. To see if Lush Decor’s Boho Stripe 3-Piece Quilt Set could transform our room, we picked one up in a Full/Queen size and got to making our bed. Read on to see if it was a bedroom make or break.
Design: Online vs. reality
Based on photos alone, Lush Decor’s Boho Stripe 3-Piece Quilt Set looks to feature a bohemian patchwork print and vibrant tangerine and teal hues that really bring it to life. In-person, though, the quilt isn’t as impressive as its stock photos may lead you to believe. The colors and patchwork floral and geometric patterns feel a bit random, and not random in a good way. The black and white sections, in particular, are jarring given the rest of the quilt is predominantly bright solids and boho-chic prints.
On a positive note, this is a reversible quilt which is a plus for those shopping on a budget as you get two quilts for the price of one. Not to harp on the negatives, but that’s really the only nice thing we can say as the reverse side is an all-over geometric diamond print in drab orange, teal, and red hues. This side is definitely as bold as the other, but not nearly as attractive. Two included shams also feature a mix-and-match design that pulls from each side of the quilt.
Material: Cheap but breathable
Lush Decor’s Boho Quilt is outfitted with a 100-percent cotton shell and a cotton-poly blend fill. The touch and feel of the quilt is highly disappointing. It feels similar to a hotel bedspread—the ones experts frequently say you should strip off before crawling in and going to bed. Needless to say, the Lush Decor quilt was not pleasant to sleep with and it was hard to believe that it was even made of cotton as it felt more like a cheap satin that wasn’t pleasant to touch.
When it comes to warmth, that’s one area where the quilt gets the job done. Lush Decor advertises the boho as an all-season option and we’d agree with that assessment. It retains heat well while maintaining breathability and not being overly hot, which to us—someone who typically sweats during the night—was a positive.
The quilt isn’t as impressive as its stock photos may lead you to believe.
Washing: Wash immediately upon opening
We also found that this quilt had an unpleasant smell straight out of the packaging. This is probably to be expected for anything that has been sealed inside of the plastic, but it was significantly pungent and didn’t go away until having gone through a wash cycle.
Luckily, the quilt is machine washable which is very convenient. It’s a very large quilt, though, so if you have access to a commercial-size washer, like those at a local laundromat, then we would highly recommend that. We used standard detergent and the care instructions advise non-chlorine bleach when needed. Both the quilt and shams can go in the dryer.
The touch and feel of the quilt is highly disappointing.
Price: Not worth it
With a price tag of $90 to $99 (depends on the size you’re purchasing), we don’t think Lush Decor’s Boho Stripe Quilt Set is worth it. The material feels cheap and the design looks better online than in person, so we’d advise looking at other options first.
Lush Decor Boho Stripe 3-Piece Quilt Set vs. Exclusivo Mezcla 3-Piece Paisley Boho Quilt Set
Exclusivo Mezcla specializes in home and garden products and their Cotton 3-Piece Paisley Boho Reversible Quilt (view on Amazon) is extremely similar to Lush Decor’s Boho Stripe Quilt. Both are reversible and made with the same 100-percent cotton shell and cotton/poly blend fill. They differ significantly in price and design, though. Exclusivo Mezcla’s quilt rings in at $60 for a Queen while Lush Decor’s quilt goes for $90. The colors Exclusivo Mezcla offers are not only more attractive but there’s also much more variety. We’d say that the better buy is definitely the Exclusivo Mezcla. At a fraction of the cost of Lush Decor’s quilt, you can purchase a bold print in more attractive colorways.
It’s a pass for us.
Lush Decor’s Boho Stripe 3-Piece Quilt Set didn’t impress us by any means. It looks and feels cheap, and isn’t something we’d want to be stuck with for the long haul. While it’s more budget-friendly than direct-to-consumer competitors like Brooklinen, Parachute, and Snowe, we think their high-quality materials are worth the splurge since you’ll be sleeping with the quilt every night.
- Product Name Boho Stripe 3-Piece Quilt Set
- Product Brand Lush Decor
- Price $99.00
- Avabile Sizes Full/Queen, King
- Material Shell is 100% cotton; fill is 55% cotton and 45% polyester What’s Included: Quilt and shams