The textiles used for cuddly blankets range from fleece to synthetic fibers and high quality wool. With such a choice, it is not easy to decide which fabric to use for cuddly blankets in the home. To help you make a decision, find the most important characteristics of textiles here.
The term “fleece” comes from English and means “fleece”. It is therefore not surprising that fleece blankets are among the most popular comforters. Hardly any other fabric is so soft and fluffy. Blankets made from this material are therefore ideal for a plush warming blanket. The lightweight fabric is especially soft and comfortable. Another great advantage is that fleece blankets are very durable. However, should a stain appear, there is no need to worry because the fleece is considered extremely easy to care for. The blankets can be washed normally in the washing machine and then dried very quickly.
Cotton is the most widely used fabric in the clothing industry. Indeed, the soft fabric is also particularly suitable for cuddly blankets. Cotton does not irritate the skin, and is considered very soft on it. This means that cotton products have a low allergy potential. Bamboo wool is also particularly tear-resistant and stretchy. Cotton blankets are also easy to machine wash. In contrast to fleece, they only need a little more time to dry.
Synthetic fiber (e.g. polyester) :
Polyester blankets have the same advantages as fleece and cotton. In principle, they are hard-wearing, very easy to care for and dry quickly after washing. Another advantage is that they are also cheaper than other blankets because of the inexpensive material. This does not mean that they cannot visually compete with better quality fabrics. Synthetic fibres are often treated in the same way as cotton or linen, so that at first glance you don’t even notice that it is a synthetic fibre.
Wool (e.g. cashmere) :
Wool is a natural textile and refers to the hair of sheep and other mammals. Cashmere, also known as fine goat hair, is very popular in the textile industry. It is considered one of the most expensive and valuable natural textiles. Cashmere is characterized by the fact that it is a particularly soft and light fabric that feels like a second skin. In addition, cashmere is highly breathable, can adapt to temperatures and is therefore also suitable for summer. Cashmere blankets are also repellent to dirt and odours, so that a lot of ventilation is usually required for cleaning.
A popular trend in wool blankets are “plaids”. Fine wool blankets are usually made from high quality wool, for example virgin wool. Traditionally, they have a checkered pattern, and often decorative bangs. However, fine blankets made of other materials and without a traditional pattern are also called plaids.
Covering like clothes
A new trend in the field of living room blankets is a blanket that does not need to be stored at all on cold winter days – the sleeve blanket. As the name suggests, here two sleeves are sewn onto the side of the blanket so that it can be worn as a garment. This means that the blanket does not slip at the slightest movement and, thanks to the hands-free operation, it can be used for other activities without any problems. For example, you can comfortably read a book on the couch or work on your laptop without the warming effect on your arms diminishing.
Pleasant atmosphere in the apartment
Comforters are not only popular because of their practical function on cold days. Color coordinated with other accessories of life, they are also a beautiful decoration. They add warmth to the room and can be replaced at will if you wish to use a new pattern or other colors. In the living room, on the sofa, the ceilings are welcoming and create a warm atmosphere. In the bedroom, bedspreads are a simple but elegant way to decorate. The traditional plaids are also particularly beautiful for decoration, as their fine fabric and patterns are particularly elegant.