Some people see the task of buying blankets as a chore, something that must be done so that you have a fully covered bed to sleep in. But there are many options in blankets, especially when it comes to fabrics. You can have a lot of fun trying out different fabrics to match the décor or suit the weather.
The most important thing to consider before buying any type of blanket is whether you or anyone else who is using them is allergic to certain fabrics. Some people have contact allergies to various fabrics, as well as dust mites that can cling to them, so make it a priority when shopping.
The most popular option for blankets is cotton. A set of cotton sheets can be perfect for keeping a person comfortable. It is the best option for several reasons. It is incredibly durable and can withstand multiple washes before showing actual wear and tear. They’re also incredibly soft and breathable, so they work year-round and especially well in hot weather. They are also the most affordable option, depending on the number of threads, of course. Egyptian and Pima cotton sheets are of the best quality you can buy.
Silk is also great for hot climates, as it stays quite cool. It’s a luxurious fabric, so silk sheets can be a bit pricey, but they will make you feel like royalty. The only downside is that silk requires dry cleaning to stay in its best condition, if you are going to use it regularly. That adds up financially over time, so consider whether it’s worth it to you.
For cold weather, look for wool blankets as an option. The fleece is thick and very warm, too warm for the summer months but perfect for the cold and windy winters. It’s also tough enough to take camping or to the beach without breaking or ruining in the elements.
Wool and down are also two great options for winter blankets. Wool is a great insulator and will create dry heat as it absorbs moisture and causes it to evaporate. It is also flame retardant. Down is perfect for heavier duvets as it is made with feathers on the inside that are light but comfortable, creating a fluffy duvet.