How to Find the Perfect Blanket
Blankets do a lot more than keep you warm. They provide comfort, making you feel safe, relaxed, pampered.
The most versatile piece of bedding available, blankets can be layered above your sheets, folded at the end of the bed, thrown over the arm of the couch or wrapped around your shoulders. There are many types of blankets to choose from, including quilts, comforters, coverlets, and throws. Which one you need depends on what you want from a blanket.
To choose the perfect blanket, consider your expectations. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you need lightweight loft or heavyweight heft?
- Do you want your blanket to match your favorite sheets or add a pop of color to white or neutral sheets?
- Do you prefer a blanket with lush drape or is soft, simple warmth your main priority?
- Do you want a blanket that fits your bed exactly or would a larger size fit your needs better?
If you like textured blankets, you have many options. From Jacquard loomed blankets with deep texture, thicker matelassé blankets to the soft nap of chenille blankets all offer warm style that feels as great as it looks.
Temperature is also an important consideration when choosing the right blanket . We’ve selected the best natural fibers to accommodate a variety of personal preferences and seasons. Alpaca, wool and linen are natural insulators, so they keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. A wool and cotton blanket delivers the same benefits, and provides an extra layer of comfort. If you have sensitive skin, an organic cotton blanket or organic cotton comforter will make you the happiest.
You’ll know you found the perfect blanket, if your bed looks warm, inviting and hard to resist every time you pass your room.