Everything You Need to Know About Throw Blankets

Updated on November 17, 2020

Good blankets are always appreciated, regardless of the time of year. They are a welcome comfort for you on cold days and they can keep you warm in the summer if the house becomes chilly when the air conditioner is on (or you can just have them to add a little color to your space). Throw blankets are perfect for wrapping your body whenever you want to be comfortable. 

Throws are easy enough to distinguish them from standard duvets and sheets. Blankets are versatile. This applies to aesthetics and functionality. All blankets serve a similar purpose, but throws are often used in different ways. You can commonly see them used as a decorative item on thrown over the back of a sofa or on bedroom furniture. Yes, come of the best throw blankets are both stylish and cozy!

So what else do you need to know about throw blankets? Here is everything you should know about throw blankets:

Throw a blanket: a gift that everyone loves

No matter who the recipient is, a throw blanket can be the best gift. Sounds crazy, but blankets are actually very useful and look great. If you’re confused about what to give to someone on your gift list, there are several reasons why a throw blanket is a great idea. There is nothing like the gift of comfort (especially if you personalize it). 

Very comfortable

Nothing is more comfortable than curling up on a sofa with a cozy throw blanket. And who hates extreme comfort? No one refuses a gorgeous blanket on a cool winter night.


If you’ve ever tried to buy clothes or shoes for someone, you know how difficult it is to figure out a suitable size. It’s too small it is not as useful. If it is too large, it can be a bit insulting (like you are indirectly calling someone fat). You don’t have those problems with throw blankets since most are one size fits all.


Few blankets are as versatile as throw blankets. They can: 

  • Keep you warm
  • Act as a comfortable playmat for small children
  • Great use for a picnic blanket
  • Hide furniture imperfections. 

Style and Function

Throw blankets are more than just for the reasons mentioned above. It’s also a great way to add a personal style to any room. Want to add elegance to your sofa? Place the blanket on the backrest. You need to dress up your bedding without investing in a new duvet set. Add a folded blanket to your feet. Are you looking to add a plot to a bare chair? Place the blanket on the armrest.

Throw blankets add more than pop colors. Also, add a texture. This is more important to interior design than most people are aware of. With so many options out there, whether it’s ultra-modern or traditional rustic Texans, you’re sure to find a throw blanket that suits your home’s decorative style.

Fabric options

Throw blankets have several fabric categories, but the most common are:  

  • Faux fur
  • Cashmere
  • Velvet
  • Wool blends
  • Knits
  • Wool
  • Electric
  • Fleece
  • Cotton

This allows for so many decorative options that also translate to comfy while sitting or laying down (indoors and outdoors).  Few fabrics can be used all year round (especially outdoors), while others are more suitable for fall and winter. This is something to keep in mind before deciding which throw blanket fabric works best for your needs.

Numerous people use the term “throw” to describe all types of blankets. But throws are more unique. They are versatile accessories that can add a multitude of comfort to your home and around your body. Understanding the characteristics of a blanket will help you get the most out of the benefits it offers. There is no shortage of usage. Whether you put it on your bed or the couch on a cold winter night, throw blankets have become a staple of the home.

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