6 Tips for Choosing a Blanket

Blankets come in handy in a variety of situations. What’s great about them is that they come in many colors and textures, from bright and electric to grey and weighted. For one, they’re great at maintaining our body temperature, and secondly, they can be really soothing. Plus, you can always find ones with ridiculously funny designs! 

So, it is crucial that we take the time to choose the most suitable blankets for ourselves. No one enjoys snuggling up under a rough blanket that isn’t good at keeping them warm all night long.

This is why we have compiled a list of the greatest blanket shopping advice, so read on to learn more.


Think about the color

Throws and blankets may be used to either draw attention to a dull area or to blend in with the current decor.

Colors like burgundy, mustard yellow, grey, navy, pine green, and burnt orange may make a space seem more inviting and at home.

On the other hand, earthy tones such as brown and beige may be employed to create a sense of tranquility. Blankets in this color are more sophisticated and will go with a wide variety of design schemes.


Consider your needs

You should opt for a blanket made from warmer material, such as fleece or wool if you tend to become chilly at night. Find a lighter blanket, like cotton, if you’re someone who quickly overheats. When you’re trying to catch some shut-eye, the last thing you need is to toss and turn because you’re too hot or too cold.


Get a weighted blanket

If you’re someone who gets anxious before going to bed, think about investing in a proper weighted blanket such as Woosah Blankets. They’re incredible in reducing stress before a good night’s sleep, plus you can always move them to your living room and cuddle up in it with a nice cup of tea and your favorite show.


Blanket’s weave is important

The warmth and heaviness of a blanket are directly related to the weaving. The most frequent kind of wave, known as a thermal weave, is loose and unrestrictive of air movement. Tightly knit blankets, whether produced from wool or synthetic fibers, are the warmest ones on the market.

Traditional weaves are often quite effective in keeping in heat. Pick a blanket with a weave that works for you according to the weather and your own needs.


Be careful with patterns

When compared to colors, which may be easily combined, patterns can be more difficult to work with and need more attention to do quite right. If there are too many of them, the room will seem cramped and busy.

You can get away with a patterned blanket if you haven’t got patterns somewhere else in the room. If they aren’t featured on any of your furniture, patterns can add more of a fun flare to your room.


Consider the size

The last, but also as important thing to think about when purchasing blankets for your bed is the size. The perfect size for a blanket is one that is large enough to drape over the side of the bed and be tucked beneath the mattress. However, feel free to adjust the length to suit your taste.

When sharing a bed with a partner, it might be nice to each have their own blanket rather than the traditional shared arrangement. Some people want to have their blankets tailored to their exact stature.

Essentially, you should choose a blanket depending on how it makes you feel and how much you can afford to spend. You’ll be using it almost every night, so it’s only fair that you have the last word.

The addition of a blanket to your bed not only keeps you warm but also adds a stylish touch to your bedroom. If you want to feel as comfortable as possible and have your room elegantly designed, we hope that the tips above have been of help.



Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
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