I don’t think you need to be an Olympian for any of these throw blankets. If you do then someone lock me up. Guilty as charged.
If you don’t think you’re the kind of man that needs a throw blanket then:
- why are you here?
- You’re wrong.
It doesn’t matter what gender you are, we all need to curl up behind a blanket and let our emotions out to Love Actually at Christmas.
There’s no doubt that throws add another dimension to a room.
They’re the rugs of the bed.
Have a look at a lot of interior design pictures and you’ll see the throw blankets have been placed in such a way that they look as though they have been thrown.
Oh this? We live this perfectly all the time.
Besides smoothing souls, throw blankets just look awesome.
Layering your bedding is a perfect opportunity to show off how incredible you are at decorating your home.
It also satifies the eye, the brain enjoys trying to crunch the information it sees in front of it.
Where you live and the climate you’re met with everyday is going to be the first deciding factor.
If you live in Arizona and you want to buy a chunky blanket for warmth then you should seek medical help because you’re unwell.
Before progressing on your throw journey, you need to know which fabrics to look out for.
There aren’t many people on this Earth aside from vegans who don’t want a blanket made from Cashmere goat wool.
These are just any old goats. They’re born and raised in countries such as Tibet, India and Pakistan.
These goats grow a double coat, the underdown is thin and fine (the good stuff) and the top layer is courser.
To make your blanket, they have to machanically de-hair the undercoat.
I’m sure there are a number of subsequent steps and your blanket is produced.
The cotton plant is kind enough to gives us it’s ribers so that we can make a staggering number of useful products out of it.
It’s light, it’s airy, it’s soft. All of your blanketing needs are met with cotton.
Best of all? It lasts a long time so you don’t need to go to the hassle of getting another one.
Not everything we make fabrics out of originates in the wildest places on Earth.
Sometimes we make those crazy scientists in their wacky labs come up with a formula that produces a material as incredible as fleece.
I certainly didn’t know it was synthetic until 30 seconds ago. That’ll teach me.
It’s made from plastic, how they make it all fluffy and fuzzy is beyond me but they do.
It’s very soft and anyone that climbs large hills knows that it’ll keep you warm too.
The result is someone being smart enough to realize that throw blankets were the next logical step.
And boy, we’re glad they did.
Back to the products extracted from the Kingdom of Life.
Down is from either goose or duck. It’s the thick and fluffy undercoat beneath the visible feathers.
Anything that is made from down is very warm, that’s really its only job whilst still employed by its bird boss.
Unfortunately, if you’re allergic and the very sight of an animal makes you sneeze then I’ll just tell you now to stay clear of down blankets.
They can also start to smell strange if you get them wet.
I’m not sure how you’d get them wet and it’s probably best if it stays that way.
Where should you place your throw blanket?
You need to know where you’re going to put your throw blanket.
You’re going to look silly if it ends up on the floor after you panic about the ideal placement.
- Place on a bedroom chair with a pillow on top
- Drape across the end of your bedroom bench
- Place in a basket
- Lay across the end of the bed
- Arranged over the headboard
Well done we’ve got this far.
Now you need to figure what size it’s going to be.
Size of throw blanket
By now you’ll have an idea of the type of material that you want your blanket to be made out of and where you’d like to put it.
Well done we’ve got this far.
Now you need to figure what size it’s going to be. Unfortunately, that’s a tricky one.
Sizes aren’t standardized but the recommended is 50″ by 60″. Its size is use-dependent of course, however, this should be enough to cover most of those.
Best throw blankets
Here we are, at the grand finale.
I’m going to show you my top picks of throw blankets so you can have an awesome looking bedroom.
Pendleton – Yakima
Thank me later but your eyes have just layed upon arguably the best throw blanket the universe have known to date.
Pendleton are known for making incredible products, they’re even family-owned for goodness sake.
This is the kind of blanket that keeps you warm when your boiler is broken during the winter and you end up having a better sleep than you have in the last 3 months.
I’m a huge fan if its colors. It has the ability to pull colors together if you have a bright decor or add a splash of color for more neutral tones.
Brahms Mount – Monhegan Cotton Throw
It does matter if you go back to the 1500s or to the year 3500, this Brahms Mount throw is going to be in style.
You’ll appreciate the awesome, large herringbone pattern that travels across the blanket.
Close your eyes and imagine how incredible this would look draped over a bold accent chair in the corner of your bedroom.
It’s classy and it’s confident. It knows you’re staring, it knows your admiring and it doesn’t care.
You’re wrapped up in its little thread and you love it.
This blanket is warm without being so heavy you’re dragged back down to the floor.
Best of all is that it doesn’t itch against the skin. That happens a lot with poor quality material and you end up having to put it away as soon as you got it out.
You won’t have to worry about the fabric wrinkling or piling either.
There aren’t many better.
Garnet Hill – Wool and Cashmere Blend
Your friend popped round for a chat. It was spontaneous and only meant to be for ten minutes.
It’s never ten minutes though, is it?
Two hours later and you’ve been in deep conversation about all that life has to offer. You definitely became qualified philosophers at one point approximately half an hour in.
As with all good things, it has to come to an end.
Just as your friend starts the rustling to leave, they brush against the Garnet Hill throw.
They can’t believe how soft it is. They’re actually speechless for the first time in a long time.
It has to be appreciated, this isn’t something you’re lucky enough to experience everyday.
You feel a burst of excitement that they’re staying to continue the convesation for a little while long, like it was your plan all along.
Afterwards, you thank the blanket for being a great ally and it’s deserved its praise.
What have you learned?
Throw blankets are essential items to finish the design of a bedroom off and make the space feel more comfortable and less sterile. Your friends will be in awe of how you became so good at interior design.
There are many fabrics that can be utlized to make them and the one you choose is dependent upon what the blanket will be used for (is it for decoration or will it keep you warm?) and external factors such as whether you’re going to overheat if it’s wrapped round you because you live in the desert.
Common materials are:
No standardized sizing is available but a general rule of 50″ by 60″ will suit most needs.
My 3 favorite throw blankets that you’re going to love, each for a different reason are:
- Pendleton – Yakima
- Brahms Mount – Monhegan Cotton Throw
- Garnet Hill – Wool and Cashmere Blend
And there you have it. Throw blankets in a nutshell.
You’ve now become a certified black belt in how to make your bedroom look incredible.