Blankets are essential for keeping us cozy at night, especially when temperatures drop. But even in the summer, it would still be nice to be under the covers while we sleep. There is something about blankets add that extra level of comfort when we are on the bed, sometimes even on the couch. Other times, even outdoors. So, what makes a great blanket? How do you choose the right one for your bedroom?
A good blanket must have that particular softness that your skin deserves. It must keep you warm while still allowing your body to breathe. In this guide, we have selected the best blankets with different features and materials to give you the best options for your much-deserved good night sleep.
Our best choice is the Utopia Bedding Queen Polar-Fleece Thermal Grey – Extra Soft Brush Fabric. There are different size options depending on the size of your mattress. This fleece blanket will allow you to curl up and relax with its soft comfy feel. It is made of synthetic wool fibers and is known for being one of the softest of fabrics. The great thing is that it is also highly durable so it will last for the years to come. It’s lightweight so it’s not a burden to wash or fold up in the morning.
Another unique feature of the Queen Polar Fleece is that it has a 2-sided pile so you can enjoy the softness of whichever side you choose to put on your skin.
Next on our list is the Bedsure Sherpa Throw Reversible Fuzzy Microfiber All Season Blanket. This throw is perfect for both the bed and the couch. It has a double-sided construction. The top is fleece while the bottom is a wool-like Sherpa. It’s cozy, functional, and sophisticated. The high-density polyester includes extra fine fibers so it’s lightweight and durable at the same time. It’s hypo-allergenic so it’s safe for people who have sensitive skin and allergies. The micro-fibers also make it resistant to shrinking and wrinkling.
It’s available in various natural colors so you can choose one that fits your room and bed. The great thing is that it’s also extremely easy to clean. The fabric is machine-washable and since it’s shrink-resistant, won’t get damaged with the washing.
If you want something that has a luxurious feel, the Balichun Luxury Fleece Super Soft Warm Fuzzy Lightweight Bed or Couch Blanket is a great choice. It’s cozy and warm, but best of all, it’s lightweight. This blanket is perfect for snuggling and it’s an ideal as a part of bedding or to wrap yourself up while on the couch. It’s available in various sizes, including one perfect for travel.
This luxury fleece is easy to care. The fabric resists shrinking so it’s suitable for machine wash. The material is 100% polyester with superior softness.
A great affordable option is the Bedsure Flannel Fleece Luxury Microfiber Blanket. It has a versatile all-season design so this is a great investment that you can use all year round. The material is a premium soft fleece that provides soothing warmth. You can use it on your bed or couch to give you extra coziness.
The unique feature of this flannel fleece is that it’s made of 100% microfiber polyester. It has a high density extremely fine fibers which makes it very lightweight yet highly durable. It’s hypoallergenic so you don’t have to worry about your sensitive skin or allergies.
How to Choose the Best Blanket?
Choosing the right blanket is not just about its appearance or color. You have to consider its comfort level as well as its weight and durability. Here are some of the factors to consider.
First, you need to make sure that it’s the right size for your bed and mattress. It has to be large enough to cover the entire mattress with a few extra inches so you can tuck it around the bottom. These are the best baby blankets.
The fabric is where it gets a little tricky. Each blanket fabric has its own benefits. But you have to choose one that best suits your needs.
Cotton blankets are the most durable because they can endure repeated washing. This is great for those with allergies because you need regular cleaning for your blankets. It can be lightweight though not as light as microfiber ones, but they’re great for the summer.
Wool is heavy and warm. It provides excellent insulation while still being breathable. But some may be allergic to wool. Down is thinner and lighter but you must be careful if you’re allergic to feathers. There is cashmere which has that particular luxury and softness but they tend to get very expensive.
Most of the blankets featured above have synthetic materials. Synthetic can be polyester and microfiber and offer warmth and durability while staying at reasonable prices. Fleece is extra cozy and the great thing is that they’re not very heavy.
Aside from the variety of fabrics, there are different types of weaves and these changes the level of warmth and weight of the blanket. Thermal weave lets air circulate easily and they’re great for the summer as well as the cold seasons.
Knit blankets are heavier but warm. There are quilted ones, common with down blankets and conventional blanket weave that provides excellent insulation for your body.
Choosing the right blanket really depends on what you need most. Whether it’s insulation, softness, lightweight, and feel. With the many options you have on fabric and design, it’s best to choose one that provides the most benefits while being durable and lightweight at the same time. You need your blanket to be light enough so that it’s easy to make your bed in the morning and easy to wash. But you need it to provide just the right amount of warmth and weight to be comfortable at night.