No matter what time of year it is, a good throw blanket is always appreciated. Use them to cozy up on a chilly day, then keep them in the summer to add some color to your space.
You’re also free to play around with texture — wool throws are great for a room that needs softening, while cotton throws add layers when you feel like your space is lacking in something. We’ve rounded up our top throws in five categories — wool, electric, fleece, cotton and faux fur — that are guaranteed to add warmth and style to any space.
Whether you’re just getting started and need some design inspiration or you’re looking for those little finishing touches to make it finally f eel like home, in this decorating essentials series, we’ll show you how you can use these go-to items in your own home and also give you a bunch of examples that you can shop for right from this blog post!
The practical purpose of a throw blanket is pretty obvious, but when you want to make your home feel more cozy and welcoming, adding blankets around the house is a great way to do that. Visually they add softness and a casual, inviting atmosphere and make you want to curl up and relax for awhile.
Drape one on the couch or over the arm of a chair…
Lay one at the foot of a bed…
Stack folded blankets in a cabinet…
Let’s first define what throws & blankets are and then speak of their functions. Blanket is a special form of bed linen. A medium size blanket usually has the size of three feet by five feet. It is used to cover oneself while sleeping. A throw is a very similar home textile item and the only significant difference between them is the purpose of using. A throw serves mainly for decorative purposes.
Throws & blankets nowadays can be produced from wide array of fabrics – there can be wool throws & blankets, they can be made of cotton, silk, velvet, fur, chenille, a mixture of cotton and polyester etc. It’s important to mention that when choosing the material of your throw or blanket the purpose of usage has to be kept in mind. Mainly – whether you buy this piece of textile as a bed linen or only for decorative function.
Think of where this throw is going to be placed – on a bed, couch, sofa, used to cover oneself or only used as a draper. Will children use it and how easy is the care.
Thus, for instance, knit throws are mostly designed for the living room and dining room furnishing, while wool throws & blankets can be used as bed linen or bed decoration as well as a comforter in the sitting room.
Bed blankets – they are mostly produced from wool or fleece in order to meet their main function – to make the sleepers warm and comfortable. Most popular are merino wool throws, 100% alpaca throws, silk & wool throws.
Throws & blankets can also be classified according to their style. There are plain blankets, decorative blankets, woven blankets, quilted blankets, crochet blankets, and embroidered blankets. Crochet, hand-wove, embroidered throws and blankets are mostly used to meet the decorative purposes. A quilted throw or blanket is made from two sheets of fabric with a layer of wool between them so it is not only beautiful but also warm.
Throws & blankets are useful in different situations and are handy everywhere – at home, in the automobile, a cabin, in a garden and for an outdoor picnic.
Hope that we gave you some ideas how you can decorate your space with throws.
Stay tuned for new blog post in two days.
Follow us @vogue_nest