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Cotton Throws: The Most Versatile Item You Can Own

Is there anything better than having a bedding item that can be used in more than one way! Yes, you guessed it right we are talking about throws! Whether it’s chilly winter nights or super-hot summer nights, throws are the most functional pieces that can be used for multiple purposes. Throws are relatively smaller than usual blankets and used for decorative purposes as well. You can also wear them as a shawl to keep yourself warm after you leave your bed. Throws come in a variety of colours, materials, and patterns to add that splash of colour and texture that your room has been calling for. Throws come in an extensive range of styles, designs, and price tags but the best ones are made of plush natural materials, are minimum 50-by-60 inches, and have a neutral colour palette that will suit everyone and every home. However, finding your ultimate throw is not as easy as it sounds.

OLIVIA ROCCO offers a wide range of stunning cotton throws at reasonable prices that have no bearing on quality. Made with 100% cotton our throws are affordable, sizeable, and immune to shedding and pilling and last you for years to come. Keep one on your couch, chair, or bed to add an upscale modern vibe to your house or just wrap it around yourself for some supremely cozy experience.

In this throw guide, we’ll discuss all the information you maybe need to buy the right cotton throws for your home.


Difference Between Blanket and Throw


Blankets are typically designed to be paired with the dimensions of a typical mattress. They are thicker and provide more warmth than throws by trapping the warmth inside. They have enough drape on all sides to extend below and cover the mattress and a bit more so you can tuck it in.


Throws on the other hand come in a variety of sizes and can be tailored according to the use. Typically throws are not designed with the intention to cover the entire bed. Instead, they are meant to be wrapped around the shoulders or cover the feet while watching tv or reading to add an extra layer of warmth or often swathed over at the back of the couch or arm of the sofa to be used as a decorative item.


What Throws are Made of?

There are a variety of different materials that can be used to make throw blankets, both natural and synthetic. Some of the most broadly used materials for a throw blanket are:


Cotton is a good choice for warm climates since it provides excellent ventilation and keeps you cool by wicking away the excess moisture. Some popular fabric choices are waffle weave, woven, or knit. It is super manageable and easily washable.


Fleece is a synthetic fibre, famous for being durable, warm, and inexpensive. It is easy to clean and have a luxurious feel. The only con is that it’s not breathable and might make you sweat a little. But still it’s a popular choice for a nice cozy throw blanket.


Wool is a natural fibre made from sheep hair. It is extremely warm and perfect for cold climates. However, it can cause allergies and itchiness. The spaces in wool fibres trap the heat inside to keep you warm and also make it breathable to prevent sweating.


Knit blankets are a great option to add texture to your room. They can be made from any material but the most popular options are wool, cotton, and acrylic. Knit throw blanket is prepared from chunky or fine yarn. Blankets made of chunky yarn are paired with big stitches however, finer yarn blankets have a more delicate and subtle appearance.


Why Cotton Throws are Better Than Others?

Cotton is a natural fibre that’s comfy, durable, and makes a really nice throw which is lightweight and breathable at the same time. Since cotton has the wicking properties, cotton throws cools down your skin by absorbing sweat and regulates the body temperature which makes them perfect for warmer climates and especially ideal for beach houses. Likewise, cotton throws are perfect for people prone to skin allergies as they are extremely well ventilated and soft to touch, making them incredibly comfortable against the skin. Cotton throws are and best for the people who don’t like sleeping under too much weight.

Cotton throws are pretty much useful all year round, whether it’s chilly summer night on patio or picnic at your local park. Good quality cotton throws are also easy to care for and get softer with each wash. They can be washed at home that makes the cleaning a much convenient and quick process without having to visit the dry cleaners. So, what’s not to love about a cotton throw!


Ways to Use a Cotton Throw Properly

Throws can literally be used in a million different ways. If used appropriately, a throw can add a splash of colour to a boring room with vibrant hues and chic look while adding functionality. Try to get creative with colours and patterns to mix and match with the interior of your house. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate throws in your house, irrespective of the season.

Embellish Your Furniture

Throws are the most multipurpose items that can be used to accessorise your furniture in a living room or bedroom. Here are the four ways to use them wisely.

  • Place a throw over couch or sofa. It not only adds a modish look but also helps to protect the cushions from getting dirty.
  • Fold a throw lengthwise and drape it over a chair as a stylish addition to your living room.
  • If your room happens to have a minimalistic window seat, a gorgeous cotton throw will add instant elegance and cozy warmth to your personal chilling spot.
  • Lastly, you can just drape it across at the end of the bed to induce a more personal feel. This style works best with patterned and contrast throw.

Swaddle Babies

Cotton throws can be used for swaddling babies. They are breathable and lightweight, just perfect for newborns. Cotton throws are a lot softer than other throws, hence they provide the comfort and warmth babies need the most whatever be the season.

Cuddle in It

On a rainy morning or chilly night when you just don’t feel like coming out of you are your warm blanket, throws come in handy. You can use them for draping yourself instead of a large blanket. Just snuggle in the one you love and enjoy your cup of coffee or read your favourite book. Apart from snuggling, you can also wear them outside on the top of your shirt instead of a sweater. Choose a plain one, wrap yourself in and you are good to go!

Give it As a Present

Everybody loves gifts that are unique and thoughtful and there is no better gift than a handwoven cotton throw especially in winters. Try it next time, you’ll surely be appreciated. 

Take it With You on Outings

Don’t forget to pack your throw, next time you are going for an outing. we suggest keeping one in your car so you don’t have to look for a jacket or hoodie. Cotton Throws make stunning shawls so instead of worrying about which sweater to wear, use a throw that is cozy as a cloud! You can even use them to sit on the beach on picnics while enjoying snacks with your friends.

To Make a Style Statement

Throws are one of the most versatile items you can own. So, next time you want to make a style statement, take a throw with you. Pick one with pretty patterns and drape it around your shoulders. It will not only keep you warm but make you look more sophisticated and chicer!


What Makes Cotton Throw Ideal for Summer?

If you want to have a throw blanket that keeps the wafts from the air conditioner away yet doesn’t make you feel hot either, then the cotton throw is your soul mate! Natural materials tend to work best during summer and prevent excess sweating. Cotton is known to be the softest naturally occurring fibre, particularly brushed cotton that is woven cotton fabric. It is brushed to create a fuzzy finish that is quite similar to fleece or flannel. Cotton throws offer the maximum level of breathability and absorb sweat with minimal odour.


Criteria to Choose the Best Throw Blanket

There are a few criteria that you can look for when selecting a throw blanket:


Never compromise on the quality. Always go for the highest quality blanket your money can buy. Look for high-end and durable fibres like cashmere and bamboo. Look for faux fur, plush fleece, and brushed cotton if you are looking for affordable yet durable blankets.


Softness is an important consideration. Fleece blankets are generally the softest, especially when they have a plush finish. However, if you’d prefer a natural fibre, cotton throws are a great, high-end option you should consider. Made of incredibly fine fibres, it is silky-smooth to the touch.


Thick throw blankets are the best and most luxurious option for cuddling up on the couch, so what are your best choices? Anything made from two pieces of fabric sewn together will be thick and warm. One of the most popular types of blankets in this style is Sherpa blankets, with their layers of fleece sewn to layers of imitation sheepskin. Other double-layer throw blankets can be found in an assorted variety of fibres such as brushed cotton, wool, or cashmere.

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