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The weather is heating up, and that means parties. Parties in the form of backyard barbecues and summer get-togethers. Parties in the form of covering yourself with a throw blanket while you binge watch your favorite show. And who could blame you? Throw blankets are the perfect way to relax on a summer day. But when it comes to size, there’s one thing you may not be aware of: throw blankets come in different sizes. And, depending on your needs, you may want to purchase a larger or smaller blanket. In this blog post, we will explore how big a throw blanket should be and give you some tips on how to choose the right one for your needs.
What is a throw blanket and why is it important?
A throw blanket is a large, rectangular piece of fabric that is often used as a covering for furniture or floors. It is typically made from heavy fabric such as cotton or wool and is meant to be thrown over objects to protect them from rain or snow.
Thrown blankets are important for a number of reasons. First, they can be used to protect furniture from moisture and dust buildup. Second, they can provide extra insulation during cold weather months. Finally, they can be used as coverings during camping and outdoor activities to keep you warm and dry.
Types of throw blankets and their uses
Throw blankets come in all shapes and sizes, depending on their intended use. Some are meant for general use while others are specifically designed for specific purposes, such as keeping you warm on a cold day or protecting you from the sun. The three most common types of throw blankets are rectangular, diamond-shaped, and circular. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages.
Rectangular throw blankets are the most common type and are typically about 18 inches wide by 30 inches long. They’re versatile enough to be used as a blanket or a cover, and they’re large enough to cover both you and a chair or bed. Because they’re so wide, rectangular throw blankets can also be used as a makeshift curtain or floor mat.
Diamond-shaped throw blankets are similar to rectangular ones but are slightly smaller (about 17 inches wide by 27 inches long). They’re perfect for covering only one person or for adding extra warmth around the shoulders or neck. Diamond-shaped throw blankets also have limited coverage so they aren’t ideal for blocking out light or windblown sand particles.
Circular throw blankets are the smallest type and offer the least coverage (about 12 inches wide by 18 inches long). They’re best suited for using as a small pillow or to keep you relatively cool on a hot day. Circular throw blankets don’t work well as floor mats because they tend to slide around.
How to choose the right size throw blanket
If you’re looking for a cozy blanket to curl up with on a cold night, consider choosing a throw size that’s comfortable for you. Throw blankets come in many different sizes, so it can be tricky to figure out which one is right for you.
To choose the right sizethrow blanket, take into account your body weight and height. A blanket will be about one-third of its wearer’s body weight, so if you’re 180 pounds and 6 feet tall, a blanket designed for someone 165 pounds and 5’5″ would be too small.
Similarly, if you have a large build, purchase a larger blanket than if you are more petite. To keep things simple, here are some general guidelines to follow when selecting the right throw size:
The Blanket Size Chart
*For reference only – ensure that the dimensions of the throw fit comfortably around your body before purchasing!
Throw Size Weight Range (Pounds) Height Range (Inches) X-Small 20-30 110-140 4-6 Small 30-40 140-180 6-8 Medium 40-50 180-230 8-10 Large 50+ 230+300 10+
How to care for your throw blanket
Throw blankets are a great way to keep you warm on cool days. They can be used indoors or outdoors, and they come in many styles and sizes.
How to Care for Your Throw Blanket
To care for your throw blanket:
1. Hang it up when not in use.
2. Machine wash on cold with like colors. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
3. If it becomes stained, spot treat with a mild detergent and water and let air dry completely before using again.
When it comes to buying a throw blanket, size definitely matters! Make sure to get one that is large enough to cover your entire bed, and ideally one that is also heavy so it will keep you warm on cold nights. In addition, make sure the fabric of the throw blanket is soft and comfortable so you can relax and enjoy your time spent cozy on your bed.