If you have ever wondered what the difference is between a throw and a blanket you are not alone. It is one of the questions I get asked most often. Or maybe you're one of those people in which the question just never crossed your mind. Well, for curious minds, at the very least, here is your answer.
Before starting Unity Alley, I must admit, I think I used these terms interchangeable. But there are distinctions. A throw is generally smaller than a blanket, sized at about 50 by 60 inches. In addition to keeping one cozy and warm, a throw can be used decoratively as an accessory for a room. Throws can brighten, calm, accent or provide depth. More on that in the next blog. Throws can be simply be thrown over a couch arm or back, or placed decoratively on an ottoman or couch. They look great on top of a bedspread, rolled up with other throws and placed in a large basket on the floor or they can even be placed in a baby’s crib.
A blanket on the other hand is larger than a throw, is typically the size of the sheets on a bed and is intended to be used on a bed. Therefore, it can be sized as a twin, queen or king. The uses for a blanket are more practical than decorative.
A throw and a blanket do have some things in common though. Both have the fabulous responsibility of keeping one cozy and warm, especially in the chillier of months. It’s up to you how you want to snuggle up and with whom ; ).