A couple weeks ago, we took a look at bringing nature into your interior spaces. I’m taking a detour today into the bedroom, with a look at blankets. In the world of the easygoing duvet, blankets have taken a bit of a backseat for a little while, but they are starting to make a comeback. Not necessarily meant to replace the duvet or comforter, but as an extra layer of physical warmth and visual texture. Finely woven wool blankets are taking center stage, with knits running a close second. Even furs (typically faux) are being added in the mix to add some movement to often otherwise flat-looking bedrooms.
Geometric patterns in colors or black and white are also in play here. The postcard image below is fun, yet manages not to overwhelm the entire look. I’m personally fond of seed stitch knits, which are at once plain but have a great visual texture. Felt blankets that allow actual piecing because they don’t fray are another clear winner. Edging varies from non-existent to bound to fringe. It all works. Blankets are a great way to add color, texture and warmth to a bedroom, creating a truly inviting space.
(above) Old-fashioned Wool