8 Different Types Of Blankets For Your Home
Ever since we lived in caves, our hunter-gatherer ancestors used animal pelts and other materials to protect themselves from the harsh elements. Granted, we live in much safer homes now, but there is no denying that most of us feel safer snuggled up under the covers which can come in different types of blankets.
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Sleeping is an important experience and it needs to be treated as such. Blankets are an essential and somewhat under-appreciated part of your daily rest, and most of us do not know what we are missing out on. That changes today!
What Makes A Blanket?
In essence, a blanket is a big piece of cloth that covers your entire body while you sleep. This is a very simplistic definition, though. Modern blankets come in a variety of fabrics, weaves, weights, etc. But at the very core, they have one function — to cover you while you stay asleep and prevent the unnecessary escape of body heat.
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6 Things To Consider When Buying A Blanket
The sheer number and types of blankets on the market can quickly become overwhelming. Here are some factors to consider when shopping for a blanket in Singapore:
Whether you get a thin cotton or a thick quilt, different types of blanket material dictate the blanket’s properties. A thin, lightweight fabric like a microfiber blanket or cotton might be ideal for dissipating body heat.
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On the other hand, other types of blanket fabrics like wool or fleece are helpful in keeping yourself warm. If you want a luxurious look with an elegant sheen, you can opt for a silk blanket in Singapore. However, it is more expensive and often criticized for having unethical production methods.
Blanket Weave Method
The denser the weave of threads are, the less space there is for air to move through the fabric. Different types of blankets leverage different weaves, and it is a significant factor to look into when buying blankets in Singapore.
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The best type of blanket for summer is a light and breathable fabric, like a cotton or TENCEL™ blanket. Meanwhile, the best type of blanket for winter is made of thick fibers like fleece or wool blankets.
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Size Of Blanket
If you are sleeping alone, a single blanket might be enough. If you are sharing the bed, a queen or king-size blanket is naturally more suitable depending on the size of the bed.
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You can buy covers in a variety of weights, and the choice will be dictated partly by the material, and partly by preference. Some people might be more comfortable in a thin cotton blanket in Singapore, and others cannot fall into a deep sleep without a gravity-weighted blanket.
Featuring Weavve's Weighted Blanket
Your sleeping habits significantly contribute to your preferred material. Whether you like to wrap yourself up all snugly in a warm quilt, or just want a soft, reassuring duvet, take your sleeping habits into account as they will dictate a lot of the prerequisites that directly affect your decision.
8 Common Types Of Blankets For Your Bed
Duvets vs comforters vs quilts are often compared with one another. But beyond these three are other main types of blankets on the market you can choose from. We'll discuss each of them in detail below:
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A comforter, also called a comforter blanket, is a bedding material made of two pieces of cloth (usually cotton or polyester) sewn together at the edges. These can be stuffed with various materials such as feathers.
A comforter blanket has the advantage of being warm yet lightweight, and is favored by those who do not like heavy blankets. They can also be put in duvet covers for an added benefit of customization, but a comforter usually does not need a cover.
The disadvantage is that they are not suitable for warmer weather due to the fill type and often need special care like dry cleaning.
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Throw blankets are small, usually knitted or woven fabrics. They are made of a single layer of cloth, made most commonly out of wool. They are meant to be used as accent pieces for the bed or sofa and provide additional warmth over another blanket type.
Featuring Weavve’s Cotton Waffle Throw Blanket
A throw blanket is typically used when watching TV or when you just need to cover a bit of your body without wrapping yourself. It is perfect for lounging in it.
While very similar to a comforter, a duvet has a few key distinct characteristics. It is typically white in color and is often paired with duvet covers, allowing for greater versatility in customization and comfort. A duvet tends to also be built with ties on the corners for attachment to the cover.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet with Corner Loop Ties
Other than that, the filling is always of an easily washable material, like down or ball fiber. This is in keeping with the philosophy behind it: to provide warmth without adding to the complexity of the bedding.
The significant advantage of a duvet is that the covers can easily be inserted, removed, and washed. This means that you are not locked into a specific look since the covers are interchangeable. The disadvantage is that if the duvet comes loose from the cover, it becomes lumpy and uncomfortable.
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet
While duvets can come with various shell materials, a breathable one is necessary. TENCEL™ blankets and cotton duvets are good for a comfy and warm feel. Weavve offers exceptional TENCEL™ duvets made of 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers in fabric and filing. Our TENCEL™ Lyocell duvets are extremely smooth and perfect for any season.
A quilt is similar to a comforter, with the addition of being quilted. That means its stuffing is sewn into the outer fabric by stitching the material together in cells. This turns it into a single unit of three layers rather than two layers filled with loose stuffing.
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Quilts can be stuffed with cotton, down, synthetics, or any warm material. Since they are thinner than comforters, they are a good idea when looking for a cooling blanket in Singapore. Quilts can be less cumbersome than duvets and more accessible to clean than comforters. However, it may still need dry cleaning which can become a hassle for daily use.
While they started off as a therapeutic aid for anxiety and other similar problems, weighted blankets, also known as gravity blankets, have caught on with the general public. And it is for a good reason. Gravity weighted blankets offer a lot of benefits for your sleep such as simulating deep touch pressure therapy. In fact, they're also proven to improve the sleep quality of new moms because of their relaxing effects.
Featuring Weavve’s Weighted Blanket
While there are a lot of benefits to these blankets, you need to consider whether you will be comfortable in one. Even with all the gravity blanket benefits, some people may have slight difficulties getting accustomed to the additional weight, which is usually about 10% of your body weight.
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Contrary to weighted blankets, knitted blankets are more suitable for people with medical conditions such as chronic respiratory or circulatory issues. Knitted blankets are not only stylish but also extremely cozy and charming. The best part about this type of microfiber blanket is that it comes in a variety of designs and patterns.
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There is a reason why so many people love fleece blankets, and that is because they are ridiculously soft. Fleece blankets are insulating blankets made of a synthetic fabric blend that comes with several gravity blanket benefits. They are not only lightweight and comfortable, but are also durable and highly breathable.
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Lastly, integrating electricity into the comfortable blankets, we have the electric blankets. This kind of blanket contains integrated electrical heating wires that work like heating pads. The insulated wires are attached to the fabric, and are then heated whenever you plug it in.
Despite sounding dangerous, this type of weighted blanket or gravity blanket in Singapore is a minimal safety risk. However, if and when it does become too old or damaged, an electric blanket definitely poses fire and burn hazards.
DISCOVER WEAVVE'S BLANKET COLLECTION
Featuring Weavve’s Weighted Blanket
Our weighted blanket consists of 100% polyester & lead-free glass bead filling, designed with smaller compartments for even weight distribution. It helps you relax by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged.
Additionally, these blankets are hypoallergenic and non-toxic with a breathable fabric that is machine and dryer safe, so you can be sure to get a great night’s sleep.
TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet
Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet
Our TENCEL™ Lyocell duvet is the first in Singapore to feature 100% pure TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers in both its exterior fabric and inner filling, providing you with great thermal regulation properties. You can rely on getting maximum comfort with these luxuriously smooth duvets.
Waffle Knit Cotton Blanket
Featuring Weavve’s Cotton Waffle Blanket
Our waffle knit blanket is designed with comfort and style in mind – for days where all you want to do is snuggle in bed, or when you feel creative and would like to add flair to your room.
It can be used as a lightweight blanket on warmer days, and doubles up as a decorative throw blanket.