Cozy up on those chilly country evenings with these luxurious rustic blankets and rustic throws from Rocky Mountain Cabin Decor. Our collection of rustic blankets features cozy, well-appointed lodge blankets and western throw designs, all selected with your comfort and good rustic taste in mind. Not only are these cabin throw blankets comfortable and relaxing; they're also beautiful examples of fine rustic craftsmanship that will add a warm touch to any style of country or western decor. With an almost endless variety of rustic blanket designs and themes to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding the blanket styles to fit your personality and home design. Many of our rustic blankets are also coordinated with our rustic bedding collections and other bedroom accessories, making it easy for you to put together a complete, and completely comfortable, rustic bedroom ensemble.
Buying Guide: Rustic Blankets
How many times have you wanted to snuggle cozily in a blanket and sip a hot cup of cocoa and read a book or just stare out of the window lost in your own thoughts? Quilts and blankets don't just have a utilitarian function but also can be used as a decorative item in your bedroom wrapped around your bed or thrown across a chaise. Depending on the weather, a blanket serves the purpose of being either indispensable or an appealing bedroom accessory. Add a spark to your love life by snuggling together in a soft and comfortable throw on those chilly evenings looking at the stars together. Blankets have always been known to bring the whole family together while watching TV or reading bedtime stories to the little ones.
The best aspect about shopping for blankets for your bedroom is the variety that you can choose from. You will almost always find that perfect blanket that will be an ideal fit in your decor theme. Your cabin will become even lovelier when you add rustic blankets with lovely prints and baby-soft fabric in either your bedroom or the living room. The following article gives you an idea on things to be kept in mind while buying a rustic blanket or a throw.
The most critical parameter while choosing a blanket is its material. Ranging from lamb fur to fleece or to acrylic or electric, blankets come in various materials and it is best to determine which material will sync perfectly with your cabin. It would be more practical to buy soft acrylic fur blankets and throws for your home if you are planning to create a rustic atmosphere. Give your home a country feel by adding quilted blankets that will give your bed a fluffier look and make you feel snuggly and warm inside.
Choose a design and pattern that compliments your home decor the best. Decide if you want a reversible pattern for higher utility or a cross stitched or box stitched pattern which prevents clumping of the fill. In line with design and the material, also decide on the type of fill you prefer. Down fill has been used traditionally but now several synthetic fills are available which are equally comfortable and warm as well as inexpensive. Ensure that the thread count of the blanket is high as this makes the material softer and thereby more comfortable.
The thought of heavy blankets and how you could ever clean them may have deterred you from buying a large blanket. Worry no more. These days superior fabrics and material are being used and most blankets and throws are machine washable. If your washing machine does not support heavy washing, larger blankets can usually be taken to commercial launderers or dry cleaned. In addition, ensure that you do not wash the blanket in hot water or dry it on high temperature as this will affect the fabric and color. You can now also choose materials which are resistant to dog and cat hair and are hypoallergenic to protect you from excessive sneezing or other allergic reactions. You can also prevent that from happening with a regular blanket by airing it at frequent intervals to prevent dust build-up.
Going hand in hand with design and material, color plays an important deciding criteria for your blanket purchase. Choose natural color shades like tan, coffee or sage for creating an elegant and soothing touch to your rustic room. If you want to enhance the rustic appeal of your home or cabin, you can choose deeper colors like maroon, red, beige or even deep blue. Blankets with animal prints or patchwork will blend in perfectly with the overall theme of your cabin.
Throws and blankets vary in sizes considerably. Depending on where you want to use them, choose between twin, queen or king size. King size or queen size blankets are ideal for your bedroom to snuggle in while twin blankets or throws are suited more for chaise or rocking chairs to get cozy in while you read a book or watch TV.
The price for the blanket can fluctuate significantly depending on the size, material and design. First and foremost, decide on the purpose of the blanket. If all you want is to keep warm on a chilly evening, you may not invest in a very expensive piece. On the other hand, if you are intending to use the blanket as a decorative item in your living room or your bedroom, choose a good quality blanket that would accentuate the decor and the essence of your home. A blanket usually lasts long and its best to buy a good quality one that would be slightly more expensive than others.