What warm blanket to choose for the winter: an overview of the most comfy models
Have you already chosen the best winter cover possible? No, this is not the big horizontal picture at the top of your Facebook profile, it’s actually the “real life” we’re talking about! In the current article, we will allow ourselves to make an informal review of the top ideas of warm blankets for the winter. By the way, our list does not claim to be complete and includes current templates that you can buy even online. So choose yours and coconut in front of the fireplace , the cup of hot chocolate in your hand!
Warm wool blanket – the classic plaid
Let’s start with the natural fiber blankets because they are among the best options when you want to warm up. And what is the queen of natural fibers? Of course – it’s wool! That being said, Scottish plaid is one of the champions in the “thermal comfort” category. The one with fringes is a classic indisputable very cozy but also super deco when used as throw of bed or sofa in the room or in the living room.
In the same vein, tartan offers a world of colors and attractive color combinations that are inspired by the various clans and updated to meet all tastes and all contemporary requirements. For your information, the 2 Scottish plaids above are made of recycled wool, their dimensions are 72 x 150 cm and are available from The Tartan Blanket Co. against £ 20 each.
Here’s another warm blanket, always made of sheep’s wool and with fringes, but devoid of typical Scottish motifs. The model Salakas wool blanket is in simple and elegant gray shades, which makes it suitable for any décor. It is super “caloric”, measures 140 x 220 cm and can be bought via the British website Urbanara for £ 55. We must admit that it is not exactly cheap, but what a beautiful thing is free?
Do you know the recent trend of military wool blanket? Well, it is made Swiss army way, as it is noted by the colors and patterns borrowed from the flag, which makes it more original and attractive. Moreover, several manufacturers of poufs, cushions and accessories benefit from the same decoration. So you can match the various elements of your interior.
Woolmark warm blanket and wool types
When a wool is 100% pure it is worthy of wearing the Woolmark logo (the same stylized ball that you can see on the labels of your woolen clothes). This was the case for all the examples presented above, including this last by the French manufacturer Poyet Motte. But is all Woolmark branded wool really the same? Well, the answer is no, and we’ll explain why in the next paragraph …
In fact, by extension, we call “wool” any natural fiber of animal origin. For example, cashmere and mohair which are the hairs of two specific types of goats, angora which is the coat of a particular rabbit and so on. These wools, among others, give high-performance textile materials in terms of cold insulation, tactile softness and visual aesthetics. For your guidance, the warm blanket shown above is made of super-delicate alpaca wool.
As you can guess, the way in which wool is carded or combed, spun, knitted or woven is very influential on the qualities and appearance of the final product. Other important factors are the thickness of the yarn, the technique of weaving or the particular mesh etc. For example, the big “chunky” wool (visible above) and the tweed plaid (shown in the following image) have nothing to do with each other, do you?
This is a good time to open a parenthesis and think about the psychological aspect by choosing the best warm blanket for the winter. In other words, one will bead factors that are not practically related to the heating capabilities of the plaid but are able to tip the balance in favor of a particular model. The first exquisite manipulator is the color of the textile!
The warm cotton blanket – colors and crochet stitches
In fact, on a subconscious level, we prefer the colors of the yellow-orange and reddish spectrum, especially during the cold months of the year when we want to keep warm even visually. The reason is quite logical – we immediately feel attracted by the colors that evoke the flames of fire, the sun shining, a sunset on an exotic beach, etc.
Neutral gray tones are also quite popular in winter and it’s for similar reasons. The sand color, the pinkish beige, the golden brown are naturally warm and have another important advantage as a bonus. All these nuances are more sophisticated and at the same time less pretentious than their flashy colleagues already mentioned.
Then, the used crochet stitches and decorative patterns can also indirectly influence our choice of warm blanket. Obviously, we would avoid a knit openwork and favor a tight mesh like the point of jersey, rice, astrakhan, godron etc.
In addition, the decorative twists are also very attractive and optically cozy. Just take a quick look at the off-white knit cotton knit over-front cover to realize that this would be an impeccable choice. By the way, it blends perfectly with the pearl gray fabric chaise just in front of the window.
Twisted cotton knit blanket adorned with adorable pompoms
Finally, all the decorative additions like cute pom-poms, stripes and fringes can make a warm blanket more “fervent” and desirable. Examine how a pompom braid can totally transform for the better the almost banal home textile. The same goes for an ordinary plaid!
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