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With the winters getting colder every season, having a warm blanket can improve our quality of sleep exponentially. It is indeed items that tend to go unnoticed and forgotten since it is the duvet or quilt that stand out as the star of the bed, while it is the bedsheets that provide that caress of softness that your skin so needs, but it is the blanket that creates a definitive barrier between you and the outside to keep you warm in winters. When it comes to buying a blanket for your bedroom, you may think there's not much to think about, more than color or size, but while choosing the right blanket is fairly straightforward, there's more to it for best comfort and good looking docor. Here are some points to keep in mind.

Choose the right size of the blanket:

If you're buying a blanket for the sofa you don't need to think too much about this (it will only depend on whether you prefer to cover yourself with a larger or smaller blanket), but if you're choosing a blanket for your bed, you need one that's big enough to cover the mattress with a few extra centimeters to place around the sides and bottom. While exact sizes vary with manufacturers, generally the blanket sizes are usually 220x240 cm, 240x240 cm, 160x240 cm and 130x170 cm, although they might come in different sizes too.

Choose your blanket according to the material

This is where it gets a little more complicated. There are many types of fabrics with which you can make a blanket, so you must take into account the advantages and disadvantages of each to choose the best option.

Cotton Blankets and Throws

Cotton tends to be light and soft, making it an ideal blanket fabric for warm environments or in summer (or if you don't like to over-sleep warmly). If you have sensitive skin or allergies, soft cotton may be a good alternative to wool or similar materials. Not only is cotton soft, but also breathable, an advantage if you tend to wake up sweating at night. However, a hundred percent cotton blanket can shrink or club if not careful. Finally, if you're one of the people who prefer to have those heavy Blankets and Throws in their bed that remind you of your grandmother's house, cotton probably isn't the right choice for you.

Wool Blankets and Throws

Wool, another natural fabric, is a perfect choice when the temperature drops and you need some extra heat. Despite being very warm, wool Blankets and Throws do not lose the ability to be breathable, so they are good at absorbing moisture. Some wool Blankets and Throws are washable, but others require dry cleaning, so always look at that so you don't ruin a nice item. Probably the clearest disadvantage of wool is that it can be rough and irritating to those with sensitive skin.

Feather Blankets and Throws

A feather blanket is similar to a down duvet, but thinner and lighter. Feather Blankets and Throws contain a layer of feathers interspersed between the layers of fabric (usually cotton). Keep in mind that these types of Blankets and Throws are not usually good conductors of moisture, which can cause night sweating. On the other hand, you should also consider that many people are allergic to feathers, so if this is your case you should opt for another type of blanket.

Cashmere Blankets and Throws

Soft and warm, cashmere is made with the lower layers of Cashmere goat fur in a labor-friendly process that contributes to its relatively high cost. Woven Blankets and Throws can be washed by hand in cold water, then pressed and left to dry in clean towels. Woven Blankets and Throws should be dry cleaned. While this may seem like high maintenance, cashmere is quite durable and will become smoother over time.

Polyester Blankets and Throws

If you want an affordable blanket made of long-lasting material, polyester is the perfect choice (coral Blankets and Throws are made from polyester microfibers). Polyester will withstand washing and drying for years without losing its color or shape, and generally costs less than natural fabrics. A blanket made with a blend of polyester and cotton or other natural materials is a good way to get the robustness of polyester without sacrificing the softness and perspiration of natural fibers.

Don't forget about design of the blanket

Logically, when you buy a blanket the first thing to analyze is its practical use (how warm, how it feels to the touch, etc.), but that doesn't mean you have to leave aside the aesthetic section of it. When buying a blanket think about where you'll put it: if your place is going to be under the duvet make sure it has a design capable of combining with it and your sheets (or at least with as many of your sheets as possible). If your place will be on the bed, you would have to think about combining it with the rest of the room, following the color palette you have defined and trying to make it have a texture similar to the rest of the textile or upholstery items that may be in the room. The same is true if you're going to use it to watch movies on the couch: if you're going to be fixed in the living room, make sure it doesn't break the aesthetics of space.

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