A well-made blanket is a welcome sight when you need a layer of extra warmth all year round, no matter if its for your bed, your couch or even recliner.
But how do you decide when they come in different styles and fabrics?
Let’s look at some of the most popular types of blankets–
Egyptian cotton, which is world famous for it’s long fibers and resulting softness and strength.
Pima and Supima cotton (grown in US) makes incredibly soft blankets- almost the same quality as Egyptian cotton.
Either option is a gorgeous bed blanket that makes a luxurious statement. Available in a wide array of sumptuous colors. Perfect for that extra layer of warmth on your bed in fall. Appreciated even more in a guest bedroom.
Traditional cotton cellular blankets– Very popular blankets, woven mostly in the UK. They’re perfect for any time of the year, have an open weave that allows for more circulation of air. Available in a full range of complimentary colors as well.
Fleece– some people really don’t believe that these blankets are made of high-piled polyester.They are especially soft and warm, and are perfect blankets for babies, kids and adults alike. I love them because the heavier ones are tough, keep their color and hold up to repeated laundering very well. They’re available in a huge selection of colors and prints to suit any taste.
Then there are cotton blends.They combine the best qualities of each fabric that when brought together result in beautiful, luxurious blankets.
A few of the most popular-
Down– which are among my personal favorites. A rich layer of down fill is surrounded by a cotton or silk covering to produce one of the neatest blankets anywhere. The better quality down blankets have a good inch or two of detailing around the edges to finish them off. Also huge pallet of colors available.
Silk and cotton blend blankets– lightweight yet very warm, and come in a beautiful range of color options to compliment your decor. Dry clean these blankets.
Chenille blankets– a mix of rayon/ cotton for an extra touch of shimmery softness and luxury.
I hope this nifty little guide helps you out when you’re buying the next blanket for your home.