14 Types of Blankets You Can Always Use At Your House

You can definitely use plenty of different types of blankets at your house and that definitely means trying out different ones

Have you ever wondered about all the different options and types of blankets you can use in your home?  The fabric and texture of a strategically placed blanket can completely change the feeling of your a space in your home.  You might want to know what the softest, thickest, warmest or most comfortable blanket is for your living room or bedroom.  Don’t worry we have you covered with a list of our favorite types of blankets with pictures.

So what are some different types of blankets called?

Quilt

A quilt is a handmade blanket that uses different types of fabrics. You can use cotton or even pieces of denim. If you want a thin quilt you can sew the pieces directly together. If you want some warmth you can sew a piece of batting in the middle to help.

This quilt is more masculine, but still great for anyone. It's very simple as far as quilting goes and still has plenty of colors and patterns that help to finish it all off.

This quilt is more masculine, but still great for anyone. It’s very simple as far as quilting goes and still has plenty of colors and patterns that help to finish it all off.

This baby blanket is actually a type of quilt as well. It looks fun but at the same time very simple for your little one to relax and feel a whole lot more comfortable.
This baby blanket is actually a type of quilt. It looks fun but at the same time very simple for your little one to relax and feel a whole lot more comfortable.

Duvet

This is actually a type of blanket you might put on your bed. It takes the place of a comforter in most cases because it’s usually about as thick (though it doesn’t have to be). These blankets actually zip apart, however, and you can pull the batting out so it can be washed separately (like you would with a pillowcase).

The duvet here is thick and completely soft and smooth. That means you're going to have plenty of warmth while you're sleeping during the night.
The duvet here is thick and completely soft and smooth. That means you’re going to have plenty of warmth while you’re sleeping during the night.
This duvet has a little bit more unique pattern to it. It looks a little more elegant but also very comfortable.
This duvet has a little bit more unique pattern to it. It looks a little more elegant but also very comfortable.

Comforter

This is the standard when it comes to types of blankets to put on your bed. It’s usually the top layer because it’s warm and they come in a variety of patterns, styles, and sizes. They’re usually filled with some type of natural or synthetic material to get the warmth.

This comforter definitely looks warm and comfortable at the same time. it's thick and plushy, which is a great thing when it comes time to head back to bed.
This comforter definitely looks warm and comfortable at the same time. it’s thick and plush, which is a great thing when it comes time to head back to bed.

Coverlet

A coverlet is considered a decorative blanket that can be typically found at the foot of a bed.  These are very popular for a way to spruce up a master bedroom and add a splash of color to your bedding.

Throw Blanket

These are generally going to be light but there are some that are heavier as well. The blanket itself is used for those occasions when you’re just a little bit cold in your home. They could be made with fleece or other fabrics but they’re usually larger than a typical fleece blanket.

These throw blankets are in several different colors but also are super lightweight. The blankets are what you would pick up if you are a little chilled while sitting on the couch.
These throw blankets are in several different colors but also are super lightweight. The blankets are what you would pick up if you are a little chilled while sitting on the couch.

Fleece Blankets

These are usually thin and somewhat small. You usually don’t put one on your bed but you use it sort of like a throw blanket when you’re a little bit cold on the couch or in other rooms of the house. These are soft, but they’re not really going to help you bundle up when it gets too cold.

This fleece blanket is a great one for anyone who is a little chilled. It can be picked up easily when you need to ward off that little bit of cold when you're relaxing rather than in bed.
This fleece blanket is a great one for anyone who is a little chilled. It can be picked up easily when you need to ward off that little bit of cold when you’re relaxing rather than in bed.
This fleece blanket is warmer than most fleece options because it's actually two layers. This also makes it look very unique and it can be customized however you like best.
This fleece blanket is warmer than most fleece options because it’s actually two layers. This also makes it look very unique and it can be customized however you like best.

Afghan

Another type of throw blanket, these are actually knitted or crocheted blankets that are made with some type of yarn. A lot of people make these for their families and they are often found on the back of couches or chairs. Of course, they’re not super warm because they’re full of holes.

This afghan is one of the soft options that's homemade and handmade. It can be somewhat warm (usually a little more than with a fleece or throw blanket).
This afghan is one of the soft options that’s homemade and handmade. It can be somewhat warm (usually a little more than with a fleece or throw blanket).

Security Blankets

If you have children you probably know all about security blankets. That’s because small children especially love them. These may be full-size blankets but they may also be smaller pieces of cloth that a child loves to keep with them or that makes them feel comfortable. These types of blankets can definitely be found anywhere in the house.

This security blanket is something your little one will love carrying around because it's bright and it's unique. It's also small enough that they can carry it along with them wherever they go.
This security blanket is something your little one will love carrying around because it’s bright and it’s unique. It’s also small enough that they can carry it along with them wherever they go.

Weighted Blanket

Because weighted blankets are heavy, they can serve multiple purposes in your home.  The first is to add an extra layer of heat to your body.  Secondly, the extra weight also helps some people calm anxiety.  Many people say a weight blanket reminds them of being swaddled like a baby.

Electric Blanket

If you live in a colder climate or can never agree with your spouse on a warm sleeping temperature, an electric blanket may be perfect for you.  These blankets that plug in the wall, have a temperature control to help you keep your body warm on cold nights. Many times electric blankets are simply stored in closets during warming months.

Knit Blanket

A knit blanket is a great way to add additional texture to your home.  While these blankets are not as functional as many on our list, they work by providing style to your room.

This knit blanket is definitely fun and warm, even though it has holes through it. It's also very soft and large to use when you're curling up anywhere you want.
This knit blanket is definitely fun and warm, even though it has holes through it. It’s also very soft and large to use when you’re curling up anywhere you want.
This is most definitely a fun blanket that can help you keep your legs warmer when the rest of you is feeling just fine. It's handmade but it's also very unique for anyone who gets cold frequently.
This is most definitely a fun blanket that can help you keep your legs warmer when the rest of you is feeling just fine. It’s handmade but it’s also very unique for anyone who gets cold frequently.

Microfiber Blankets

Microfiber is make from 100% polyester.  Typically these blankets are on the cheaper side as they are lacking in depth and richness.  They can be a great options to use for small children because they hold up well over time and are easy to clean.

Sherpa Blanket

Sherpa fabric is often used as a liner and paired with many other types of blankets.  This fabric is 100% synthetic and was created to give a similar feeling and texture as a sheep’s wool.  This fabric is very warm which makes it a great choice for those in colder climates.

Chenille Blankets

A chenille blanket has a very distinct look and feel.  They are very soft and many owners even say they have a velvet like quality.  They have become very popular as a type of throw blanket for a couch because of their texture and stylish appeal.

Of course, there are plenty of other types of blankets that you may find or use. They can also be used just about anywhere and by anyone (including the smallest members of your household).  A great way to determine what type of blanket you will need really comes down to function vs design.  Many blankets in our list will help your home feel cozy stylish, while others will be meant to keep you warm on winter nights.

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