Decorating your home is a never-ending adventure. You re-decorate as seasons change and as different things become fashionable.
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When you are picking items for each room it can be overwhelming to figure out all the details. You have to decide on lighting, wall decor, furniture. Of course, you also want small details that make the room personal to you and your family.
A great way to add a unique accent to any room is to add a throw blanket. A throw blanket is simply a blanket that you can throw anywhere and it adds a little flair to the space. Many people think of them as only belonging in sitting areas thrown over chairs or couches. They also can add a touch of style draped over the end of the bed or over your office chair.
People often make the mistake of purchasing throw blankets that look amazing but are not practical. This is stressful because you don’t want to have to scold a guess for using it or moving it.
What to Look For
There are several things to consider when purchasing a throw blanket that will be fashionable and usable. You will find out every blanket is not created equal. You will want to make sure this throw blanket will suit your room and your family.
Color and Style
When looking for a throw blanket you need to know what kind of style you are wanting to achieve in your room. You also want to keep your color palette in mind. Is there a certain color you feel your room needs an additional pop of?
You want to make sure whatever color throw blanket you chose does not clash with the rest of your room. Like you do not want to put a mustard yellow throw blanket in a room full of warm colors.
Have a clear vision for the theme of your room. For example, if you are going for a country look, you are not going to pick a leopard print throw blanket.
Texture and Fabric
Next, you want to make sure it is made of a functional fabric. It should feel soft against the skin. A good throw blanket just screams to be grabbed and cuddled up with.
Make sure you pick a fabric that can be easily cleaned because you never know how often it will need to be washed. Accidents happen and you don’t want to constantly pay to have your throw blanket cleaned professionally.
One more thing to consider that many people forget: make sure it does not shed! There is nothing worse than getting up off of someone’s couch and being covered head to toe in lint from a blanket.
You will also want to think about the weight and warmth of the blanket. Recently weighted blankets have grown in popularity. They can be used to help fight the effects of anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia. This may be a great option for you or one of your loved ones.
Remember choosing a throw blanket should be fun. Don’t be scared to think outside of your own comfort zone. There are many options available and you can find pretty much anything you can imagine.
When deciding it is great to choose something in the room you are trying to accent. You want to pick something that will stand out and make a statement. Don’t just pick a blanket that will blend in and not be noticed.
In conclusion, you want to make sure the blanket will fit all your requirements. It should be fashionable and make you want to get wrapped up in it. Both of the solutions to these questions will be unique to you and that is what makes a throw blanket so much fun!