A cosy throw or blanket is the perfect finishing touch in any bedroom. Not only will it add texture and visual interest, but will always make a room feel more inviting and add warmth in the cooler months.
However, often when a throw blanket is too small in relation to your bed, it can look out of place in the room; as well as not being very practical when you want to use it! So how do you know what the right size is for your bed?
Be generous. As a general rule, your throw or blanket should be the same length, or just shy of your duvet cover when fully opened. It should also extend over the edges of the bed so that you're not left short or fighting over it in the middle of the night! As a guide, the far edges of your throw or blanket should sit at least 15-20cm over the edges of your mattress.
SIZE GUIDE: Common throw and blanket sizes for Standard Beds
- Single Bed - 122x183cm, 130x180cm, 130x190cm, 130x220cm.
- King Single, Double Beds -150x200cm (king single only),180x200cm, 180x220cm.
- Queen Bed - 180x200cm, 180x220cm, 200x235cm, 220x240cm, 220x250cm.
- King Bed - 200x235cm, 220x240cm, 220x250cm.
- Super King Bed - 220x250cm, 220x280cm
Angora Merino Throws & Blankets
Cotton Throws & Blankets
Alpaca Wool Throws
The layered look
Two throws used together create a cosy, layered look. A finer knit or weave can often works well as the primary base layer, with a chunky knit adding texture and warmth on top. We love the simplicity of moss stitch as a base, layered with chunky rib, chunky cable or chunky box folded over at the end of the bed.
In general, the tighter the weave of your blanket, the warmer it will be! The smaller the structure of the knit, the less room cool air will have to penetrate. In the cooler months, try our moss stitch, fine rib, chain rib, or Trieste throws for a light but warm layer.
For an affordable, easy option for the whole family, try a fleece throw. Easy to wash in the machine, super warm, and big enough for up to a Queen size bed.
Neat vs Casual
There's something oh so inviting about the bed blankets you see in the pages of magazines. Effortlessly thrown to achieve a casually rumpled look, they give the feeling of 'endless weekends' at home. The reality is, we don't all live this way - so we say go with what works for you and your home! We like to keep things generally neat, with a hint of effortless. Paired with a neatly made bed, your blanket can be left a little tousled to give a more relaxed feel. But if you just can't cope with the casual, messy look, there's nothing wrong with folding your blanket neatly on the end of your bed. Try folding in half lengthways for a classic band of colour and texture.