11 Cozy Blankets to Snuggle Up With This Fall
Did you know that the world's largest hand-knitted blanket measured in at 42,541 ft²? It was completed in Dubai in 2019. Imagine snuggling in a blanket that big.
Speaking of snuggling, fall is here, and with the temperatures dropping, it's finally time to wrap yourself up in some cozy blankets. Are you looking for the best blankets to cuddle up with as you embrace the cooler weather?
This guide can help you with how to choose a blanket to meet your needs as well as explaining the different types of blankets. If you're interested in learning about the different types of blankets, keep reading below to discover more on cozy blankets to make your fall snuggle list.
1. Wool Blankets
Modern wool blankets aren't the same scratchy hot blankets your grandparents used to have. They can be luxurious and warm without holding in too much heat. Wool is actually a surprisingly elastic material thanks to the keratin-based proteins in its raw material.
It varies in thickness from heavy and coarse to lightweight and soft. Wool is made from the natural fibers found in the fleece of animals such as camels, rabbits, goats, and sheep. For extra cozy blankets, using a wool blanket will keep you warm all winter.
2. Sherpa Blankets
A Sherpa blanket can provide the ultimate in warm and cozy blankets. On one side they resemble a faux sheepskin texture which also provides water resistance while the other side contains a super soft microfleece material. These plush blankets are perfect for fighting off a chilly day in comfort.
Made from synthetic materials like polyester, Sherpa blankets retain heat to keep you toasty. They're the perfect combination of softness and warmth and just what you need for your next fall snuggle session alone or with that special someone.
3. Throw Blankets
A throw blanket is any type of smaller blanket that can be draped over your lap on a chair or sofa. They are easier to transport and store than a standard bed-sized blanket measuring just "50 x 60". Throw blankets are cozy blankets that are great for sitting by the fire and reading a book on a crisp fall day.
While throw blankets do provide warmth, they can be a thinner and lighter-weight alternative to heavier blankets. Some may use throw blankets as a form of decorative accent for draping on furniture. They can be made from a variety of materials such as cotton, polyester, linen, microfibers, and bamboo.
4. Waffle Weave Blankets
A waffle weave blanket gets its name from the multiple indents in its construction that resemble the syrup pockets in a waffle. This 100% cotton material with its special woven waffle weave serves the purpose of helping regulate your body temperature no matter what time of the year it is.
Waffle weave blankets are cozy blankets that give you the best of both worlds with a thin and a thick blanket combined. Its structure keeps you cooler in warm temperatures and warmer when the temperatures go down.
5. Fleece Blankets
Fleece blankets are durable two-sided fuzzy types of blankets that are popular for colder climates. Fleece blankets are the ideal cozy blankets because of their optimal softness and warmth. Fleece blankets are even great for staying warm at outdoor sporting events or as those wearable blankets with sleeves.
Fleece blankets are made from synthetic polyester materials. Most modern polyester fleece blankets are made out of plastic materials like PET plastic bottles. For every meter made out of at least 80% recycled PET bottles, it will keep 8 plastic bottles from ending up in landfills.
6. Chenille Blankets
Chenille blankets are soft and dense cozy blankets with raised fuzzy patterns and designs. They offer premium softness through their velvety texture due to the short piles of woven yarn that resemble a caterpillar. The word "chenille" is even the French word for caterpillar.
Chenille blankets also offer a rich drape for a stylish and high-end look. It gives a buttery and feathery feel with just the right amount of warmth. A chenille woven blanket is popular for use in throw blankets as well as baby blankets.
7. Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets are special types of blankets that contain plastic pellets, glass beads, or small weights sewn into the inside of the blanket's construction. Using a weighted blanket can provide some relief for individuals who suffer from sleep disorders, anxiety, and stress. These cozy blankets feel like a soft, warm hug.
Weighted blankets weigh anywhere from 5 to 30 pounds depending on your needs. A good rule of thumb is to choose a weighted blanket that is about 10% of your body weight for the best comfort level that isn't too light or too heavy.
8. Down Blankets
Down material refers to any type of soft quill-free feathers from birds like ducks and geese used as a filling. Feathers trap heat naturally close to the body to create warmth while still being light and comfortable.
Down filling is most often associated with comforters, it is lightweight and breathable but still provides adequate warmth for cozy blankets. Down blankets are thinner variations of a comforter that may be too warm otherwise and won't cause the user to sweat.
If you are allergic to feathers, there are down alternative blanket options with synthetic filling.
9. Silk Comforter Blankets
A silk comforter blanket is a sumptuous experience you need to try for yourself. Silk offers natural hypoallergenic properties and cradles you in a weightless cloud of comfort. It works to provide calming and gentle sleep in tune with your body's natural cycles.
Wrapped in a 100% organic breathable cotton cover it allows the heat to escape when it needs to. The 100% all-climate silk filling means you'll stay cool and comfortable in warm temperatures and warm and cozy in cool temperatures.
10. Vellux Blankets
Vellux blankets are soft, plush blankets that are made from two layers of polyurethane foam and bonded together with soft nylon fibers. This creates a warm, long-lasting blanket that can be machine-washed many times with no pilling or shrinking. Vellux blankets actually get softer with each wash making them supreme cozy blankets.
Vellux blankets can be used alone or layered under a comforter for added warmth. Their man-made materials make them extremely long-lasting and durable blankets. You should use caution if you sweat while you sleep since the foam used in Vellux blankets isn't breathable.
11. Bamboo Blankets
Bamboo blankets may not sound like cozy blankets but it's actually quite the opposite. Blankets made from bamboo fibers are soft and smooth while providing durability. Bamboo helps regulate your body heat at night by keeping warm air from your body locked into its fibers, keeping you insulated and dry.
Bamboo also absorbs sweat but it contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties so it doesn't hold onto the odor-creating bacteria. The odor resistance of bamboo blankets means you don't need to wash them as frequently.
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