Throw Blankets: The Gift Everyone Will Love

Who doesn’t love snuggling up to a nice, warm and cozy blanket on the couch, especially as we move into the colder seasons? Throws are practical and stylish, serving as both a sophisticated home decor element as well as a comfortable blanket. And, this time of year, a throw may be the best gift no matter who you're buying for. It feels like a splurge, but in reality throws are very useful and can add that perfect added touch to your room's decor.

Few things in a home are as versatile as a throw. It can keep you warm, serve as a comfy playmat, become part of the decor, cover a blemish on a piece of furniture – the list goes on. If you’re furnishing a bedroom or living room, maybe redecorating for the Holidays, you’re probably thinking about adding throws or blankets. However, all of the different styles might make it seem a little overwhelming.

Some people may place throws and blankets into the same category. However, it’s worthwhile to note that there are some slight differences between the two.

A throw is typically smaller than a blanket and can be a statement piece when tossed over a chair or couch, hence the term. Afghans are similar to throws but tend to be larger and warmer, like blankets. But the main difference is the size: afghans and blankets are both usually larger than throws.


Fun Fact: A throw can instantly add texture or color to a room just by being draped across a chair.

A throw is also primarily used for decoration, either on a bed or draped over the back of a sofa. Throws are usually made from one layer of fabric and are used to provide accent colors and additional warmth. You could use one on top of your comforter during the winter, adding color and dimension with a geometric pattern or a color that completes the look, or cover your feet and legs while watching TV in the living room. Throws are typically knit or woven and often have fringe instead of a hemmed edge.

High quality throws, like those found in The Galiatea Collection, are versatile when it comes to bringing you warmth and comfort. They are for a cold winter day when you just want to cozy up with these luxurious and beautiful throws that are available in multiple shades. When chosen correctly, throws can be a great addition to any home. Functional for the whole year, throws come in different fabrics and colors so they can fit in with all home decor.


Fun Fact: Throws are the perfect size for discreetly storing away in a living room and then brought out, as desired, to keep warm.

There are many different types of throws that serve different purposes. Whether you want to use in a bedroom to snuggle up with on chilly winter nights for extra warmth, or in the living room for a stylish touch, throws can be the perfect addition to any space - and add the perfect finishing touch to any room’s decor.

Fun Fact: You can easily switch up the look of a bed or room by adding throws in different colors.

And, different types of throws cater to different seasons of the year. Lighter weight throws are great to use alone for summer and can be used to layer in the winter to keep you warm & cozy. Throws are also great because they can be easily stored or used for guests when needed.

Throws aren’t just a multi-purpose functional item. They are also an amazing way to add personal style to any room. Want to add pizazz to your couch? Drape a throw over the backrest. Need to dress up your bedding without investing in a new comforter set? Add a folded throw to the foot. Trying to add intrigue to a bare chair? Drape a throw over the armrest.


The selection of throws is endless. After picking a fabric, consider whether you want to find one that’s a solid color or has a little bit more going on. Prints and patterns can really wow, but they can also be harder to incorporate with the rest of the decor. Herringbone and stripes are two classic patterns that never go out of style, which makes them a good alternative to solid colors. Try to keep track of whose is whose, when you bring throws into your rooms’ decor. Comfort and style combine to make these popular accessory pieces that will be favorites no matter what time of year.

Fun Fact: With all the textures, designs and colors available, throws are a great gift for all, no matter what age!

So, you’re ready to use throws in your rooms’ décor? Here is a quick overview of things you’ll want to remember when selecting the perfect throw(s) for you:


Typical Materials/Texture of Throws:

  • Linen

  • Cotton

--  Flannel

-- Satin

-- Egyptian

-- Turkish

  • Cashmere

  • Alpaca

  • Wool

  • Mohair

  • Microfiber

  • Fleece

--  Polar

--  Sherpa

--  Coral

--  Micro

Common Patterns of Throws:

  • Plaid

  • Solid

  • Stripe

  • Herringbone

Terrific Bonus Found in Throws:

  • Fringed Edge

  • Pom Pom Edge


A throw adds more than a pop of color. It also adds texture, which is an important part of interior design decisions. There are so many options out there, you’re sure to find a throw that fits a person’s home decor style whether it’s modern or traditional. So, bring out your inner Santa and pick a throw that has the perfect look and feel. You can't go wrong!


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