Blankets & Throws
Now’s the time to find a blanket or throw that matches your home’s style while adding that extra layer of cozy to the atmosphere.
What is the Difference Between a Blanket and a Throw?
Blankets are any type of covering that provides warmth, and a throw (or throw blanket) is simply a type of blanket. The main difference is in the size: A throw is tpically 50 inches by 36 inches, perfect for one person, whereas a blanket is usually the size of a bed, whether it’s a twin or queen sized blanket. More than one person will be covered by a blanket.
Blankets are usually made from a single piece of fabric, such as wool, flannels, or fleece, and it can have a soft, hand sewn edge, like a comforter. Throw blankets, however, have various types of fabric, such as chenille, faux fur, satin, or crushed velvet. Unlike blankets, throws often have a fringe decoration, such as tassels. This element gives it a luxurious texture and look, making it a delicate piece.
Blankets are usually used for bedding or kept in the bedroom for when the weather turns frosty. Throws are for the living space where guests and family members gather. However, you don’t have to follow convention. If you prefer a more practical solution rather than a decorative one, this is a sign that a cozy blanket can suit the living room, study, or den quite well.
How to Care for Our Blankets and Throw Blankets
Generally, our blankets will say “Machine wash in cold water,” if it contains coloured material. Throws can be particularly delicate and will require hand washing, so it's essential to always consult the blanket’s care instructions. Drying instructions will also vary, but throws may require air drying since they’re delicately crafted.
Decorate Your Living Space with a Throw Blanket
Drape a blanket over your couch to add some colour and character to the room. It will also be conveniently at hand during a movie, so you and your partner can snuggle together. A throw also makes a lovely addition to any armchair and allows you to continue reading without getting up for a sweater or socks.
Blankets and throws make for excellent bedding pieces that can match or offset your pillows and room décor. A brightly colored blanket will draw the eye if the rest of the room has mostly neutral tones
Rossy offers beautiful throws and blankets in various colours and textures for those cooler seasons, movie marathons, and reading sessions. And you can usually machine wash them, which means you have less work to do while benefiting from the extra warmth throws and blankets provide.
Head to your closest Rossy store location and stay in the comfort of your home to browse online. We make it easy to shop for warm, plush throws and blankets!