The first thing to decide on is the fabric. Blankets are made from almost every fabric imaginable.
Some fabrics are suitable for year-round use, while others are more suitable for winter use. Keep this in mind before deciding which fabric will work best, here are the commonly used fabrics
cotton. Cotton blankets hold up well over repeated washes, reducing the build-up of allergens in the bed's microclimate. Cotton can be light enough for summer sleep or heavy enough for winter. The best qualities of cotton are its breathability and softness, which improves comfort.
wool. Wool, which can be heavy or light, is often used for warmth and insulation, especially when shivering in winter. Wool can also be lightweight and will keep you cool in summer as it helps dissipate moisture throughout the night. Some wools can be itchy, but most modern wool blankets are smooth, lightweight and a great option for year-round comfort.
synthetic material. There are many synthetic fabrics used for blankets: acrylic and polyester are the most common. Synthetic blankets are warm but tend to attract static electricity, and they won't breathe or allow moisture to escape. These blankets can trap hair, dust, and lose threads, but on the plus side, synthetic blankets are generally less expensive than wool or down.
Prints, Patterns, Solid Colors, and Decorations
The options for blankets are endless. Once you've picked a fabric, consider whether you're looking for a solid color or a little more. Prints and patterns can really be amazing, but they are also difficult to combine with other decors. Herringbone and stripes are two classic patterns that never go out of style, which makes them a great alternative to solid colors.
If you're looking for more style, choose a blanket with pom-pom trim. They are fun and add extra texture.