To add warmth and comfort to your bed at night, a blanket is a great option. The blanket is often overlooked and forgotten. While your comforter and duvet are the stars of your bed, it’s your sheets and comforter that make up the bulk of your warmth.
You might think buying a blanket is easy. Just choose the right color and size for your mattress. A blanket purchase is different from buying a chandelier light or other decor items. While choosing the right blanket can be quite simple, there are a few things you need to know.
Select the Right Size
You will need a blanket large enough to cover your mattress. Add a few inches around the edges and bottom to make sure it is properly tucked in. Although exact sizes may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, the following are typical blanket sizes (length and width).
- King: 90″x110″
- Queen: 90″ x90″
- Full/Queen 90″ x85″
- Twin: 90″ x 45″
Select the Right Fabric
This is where things get a little more complicated. There are many blanket fabrics that you can choose from. Each one has its own benefits, so make sure to pick the one that suits your needs.
These blankets are a great choice for people with allergies. They can withstand repeated washings. Cotton blankets can be light enough to use as a summer blanket or thick enough to provide warmth in winter. It all depends on how the weave is made. For those who live a more sustainable lifestyle, there are organic cotton blankets.
Wool is warm and heavy. It also allows moisture to evaporate. This blanket is a good choice for those who want a thick, warm blanket. However, some people may be allergic to wool.
Common blanket materials include acrylic, microfiber, and polyester. Synthetic blankets can be warm but attract a lot of static electricity. They also tend to retain hair, dust and lose threads. Synthetics can also be pilled and worn, even though they are relatively inexpensive. These blankets are usually inexpensive.
These blankets are extra cozy, warm and not too heavy for children. Fleece can be used to wick away moisture, which is another advantage when it’s placed on a child’s bed.
These luxurious cashmere blankets, which are soft and luxurious, are very expensive.
Also known as hotel blankets, Vellux blankets have a thin foam core and soft nylon plush with a velvety texture. These blankets are hypoallergenic and can withstand repeated washings at high temperatures. They are also warm and soft. This blanket is a great option for people with allergies.
How about Weaving?
Blankets come in a variety of fabrics and have different weaves. They can provide different levels of warmth or weight.
Commonly found in cotton blankets, thermal weaves are loose and allow air to circulate freely. These blankets are lightweight and perfect for summer.
Cozy knit blankets can be heavy and warm. These blankets are usually made of wool or synthetic materials.
Quilted-down blankets are usually quilted to prevent the down or down substitute from shifting within the blanket.
A blanket weave that is tight and close to the body creates excellent insulation.