How To Choose The Best Throws And Blankets

Selecting the best throws and blankets to use in your home is a more complicated task than one might think. Everyone has their own taste in décor, and there’s also the practical aspect to consider.

Fortunately, we — the IWOOT team, that is — spend large portions of our day looking at homeware designs, so it’s fair to say that we’ve developed a good idea of what suits whom.

This article not only provides a list of ideas, but also divides them into sub-sections, allowing you to skip past that which is of little interest.



The most basic thing to consider when buying homeware is how it will match with your current aesthetic. It’s easy to fall into the trap of being seduced by a particularly unique shade of green, but we’d encourage you to ask the question: ‘Does that colour really go with my bright-pink bed sheets?’

1. Colour

The first thing that has probably sprung to your mind is colour. There are certain palettes that go well together, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to learn what they are … if you haven’t already.

Some common colour matchups are as follows: red and green, yellow and purple, orange and blue, green and magenta, and so on. We’d list them all, but we think you’d be better off performing a quick search.

2. Pattern

Block colours are often go-to choices for those who prefer simplicity, but you shouldn’t be afraid to expand your horizons.

Opting to incorporate patterns can have a massive effect on the appearance of a room. If chosen carefully, these are some of the best throws and blankets that money can buy, guiding the eye toward a focal point and adding some depth to an otherwise flat-looking room.

You don’t have to overcomplicate things, however. Even the most basic of patterns, such as acorns and leaves, can make an impact. You can always dive into the vintage niche at a later date.

3. Style

Something that many people neglect is the style of their throws and blankets. (In fact, if we’re to get technical, a throw is itself a type of blanket.)

The correct style doesn’t just elevate the appearance of the room; it ensures that it serves its function as a space where you can be comfortable. For example, a waffle blanket is distinguished by its square patterns, the result of weaves that provide both thickness and breathability.

Furthermore, were you aware that you can purchase wearable blankets? Though they don’t add anything from a decorative point of view, they do guarantee that you can go about your business without wrapping a makeshift cloak around your shoulders.



When it comes to outfitting your home, there are many situations in which size does matter. Unless the target audience of your throw or blanket is a child, you’re going to want to take advantage of the larger options on the market, which will provide extra warmth during the colder seasons of the year.

1. Small

It goes without saying that a small blanket isn’t the optimal choice for most if you’re seeking to maintain a comfortable body temperature. Nevertheless, it has its applications.

One such application is for parents with children of a younger age, who should be well aware that their little ones aren’t at the point where they need to cover a height of more than six feet. A blanket on the smaller side might be more suitable and less costly.

Additionally, there are perks to be enjoyed by décor enthusiasts, as an appropriately sized throw can add layers of colour to the end of a bed, its functional capabilities an afterthought.

2. Large

Is your primary concern being able to fight back the cold in winter? Large blankets will do exactly that, providing an additional layer of comfort when used around the home.

As mentioned, it is usually the smaller throw blankets that are intended to enhance visual appeal, so we would recommend placing emphasis on material for blankets of this size. You can attempt to match colours with a specific room or item of furniture, but it’s worth remembering that you’ll likely move it from place to place.



One of the biggest mistakes that you can make in the process of decorating your home is to follow all the trends. While it’s tempting to want to impress others, you must remember that it’s not your guests who will be living there.

Your primary concern should be what makes you happy, and for that reason, we’d suggest that you look at throws and blankets inspired by pop culture. Most people have a favourite movie, TV show, or video game, so why not incorporate them?

1. Movie

If there’s one thing that movie-industry marketeers like to do, it’s to create an eye-catching poster. What’s great about this is that they can be easily repurposed for movie-themed blankets, which — when you think about it — resemble enlarged, slightly fluffy posters.

2. TV

Like their big-screen counterparts, TV shows are part of a visual medium and therefore provide lots of untapped potential for homeware. Take Squid Game, for example: the use of vibrant colours and simple shapes blends seamlessly with modern home design.

Considering there’s a good chance you’ll be curled under a blanket for extended binges of TV watching, it seems appropriate to have a TV-themed blanket designated for the occasion.

3. Gaming

Video games are enjoyed by millions of people around the world, and though they are an enjoyable pastime, many find it hard to remain comfortable for the duration of a multi-hour play session. A gaming blanket (featuring characters, logos, and game covers) won’t solve this problem entirely, but it will contribute to the hobby, both aesthetically and practically.

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Michael Adamson

Michael Adamson


Michael is a life-long fan of all things related to DC Comics, Marvel, and Star Wars. When he's not reading, you can find him playing football or running.