What to Look for in a Blanket
Blankets can be made from a variety of materials, including fleece, wool, cotton, polyester, faux fur, and more.
Each has different benefits: Fleece and wool are known for being warm, while cotton is great at regulating temperature and is also easy to wash.
Consider how warm you want your blanket to be — as well as its care instructions — when choosing a material.
Another key indicator of a blanket’s performance is its weight, which is typically measured in grams per square meter (or GSM).
Blankets with a higher GSM will be heavier and warmer — for winter use, you’ll want a blanket with 300 GSM or more.
Of course, you’ll also want to think about the style of the blanket you buy. There are many to choose from — from patterned blankets to knitted ones — but the best option for you will depend on your individual style and existing decor.