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?
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 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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.