How to use decorative blankets in the living room and bedroom, do you have doubts about what kind of blanket to choose for the living room or bedroom? We unveil how to combine them, which textures to bet on, and which fabrics are the most suitable. The blanket is one of the most versatile items of decoration, whether to scare away the chill on a cold morning or simply make the sofa more chic. It sets the tone of the living room décor, besides adding color and warmth to the environment. Very light, each one has a different type of fiber – which you will get to know below. Before choosing a blanket, keep in mind that an incredible environment is made up of different colors and textures. It doesn’t have to be all together, of course, but the key to success is variation.
- To add texture, the blanket should be of a different fabric than the sofa/pushchair/bedding;
- To match prints, choose a common color palette between the blanket and the surface on which it will be placed;
- To choose colors, keep in mind the feeling you would like to give (and feel) in the room. Dark colors and closed shades make the place warmer and are perfect for winter. Natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool, silk) are absorbent. They bring comfort, absorb moisture and retain heat. Synthetic fibers, such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic are not. The fabric is warm, but does not breathe and tends to stain and accumulate odors. If allergies are a concern, choose a blanket that can be washed in hot water. Cotton blankets are the most suitable.
By the way, what are the most commonly used fabrics for blankets?
- Natural brushed wool: it has a thicker side of brushed wool, and a plain side. It is warm and super soft.
- Pure wool: is that more rustic wool, which can come from sheep, llamas, alpacas, and sheep – which is the most common. It is treated for softness, but it preserves the fibers and retains more heat than brushed wool.
- Chenille: This French word is the equivalent of caterpillar. Chenille yarns are coiled like a cocoon, but extremely soft, reminiscent of velvet. It retains and propagates light, which makes it one of the most used fabrics in decoration.
- Cotton: Made from the plant, it is the most popular fabric for clothing and homewear. Thickness and quantity make the difference between sheets and blankets.
- Cashmere: is the soft, velvety wool produced by Cashmere goats from the Kashmir region of India, Tibet, Pakistan, Mongolia, Iran, and Iraq. A luxury item, it warms up and makes any environment more refined.
- Silk: known for its strength, softness, and warmth, silk blankets offer the ultimate in luxury. It also has natural anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Now that we know what to use, let’s learn how to use it!
- Folded on the backrest between the armchair and the pillow: For those who have pets that love to climb on the furniture, this way of using the blanket protects the upholstery and adds a touch of color.
- Over the headboard: to make the room more stylish, choose a blanket in the same color palette as the bedding and extend it over the headboard.
- Waiter” style: The easiest way to use the blanket is to fold it in half lengthwise and place it over the arm of the sofa. If it is still long, fold it in half again.
- At the foot of the bed: After making the bed normally, fold the blanket lengthwise and roll it out at the end of the bed. The different color and texture of the blanket from the rest of the bedding makes the room look nicer and cozier.
So, to conclude, the blanket is not a passing trend, you can bet on it without fear! It is a guarantee of refinement, even in the most casual environments, and a very cool way to chase away the cold.