- Throws Buying Guide
Throws from Dunelm
Here at Dunelm we have a wide range of throws and blankets. Every household should have a throw, whether it's used as a decorative piece in the living room, thrown over the end of your bed or purely to snuggle under on a cold winter's evening. A throw is such a versatile product, originally used in the same way as a blanket, throws are now more commonly used as a way to add a splash of colour to a room.
- Important Aspects to consider when Purchasing a Throw
- How to Use your Throw
- Throw Care
- View our Range of Throws
Important Aspects to Consider when Purchasing a Throw
At first glance you may think that a throw is a product that doesn't take much consideration; after all, in essence it is just a square of material. However, the shape, size, design, colour and material can make all the difference. Here are a few key aspects to consider when purchasing your throw.
Our range of throws is available in 5 different sizes; single, double, king-size, large and small. If you are using your throw as a decorative piece for your bedroom it is important that you match the size of your throw to that of your bed. For example, if you have a double bed then you will need to get a double sized throw. In recent years it has been quite fashionable to buy oversized throws for your bed so that the material cascades down either side of your bed forming a luxurious and cosy look. However, if you prefer your throw to have a more practical use then the size you choose is of great importance. You may choose a large throw to wrap around you and the kids whilst watching films on a cold winters evening. Alternatively, you may just require a small throw to place across your legs when you're feeling a bit chilly but are still able to fold it away neatly when not in use.
The material that you choose for your throw is also a very important consideration in the purchasing process. Whether you crave a traditional country style knit thread or an ultra soft cosy material we will have the perfect throw for you. Our fleece throws are an ideal choice for children to cuddle up under on the sofa. The soft material will help them to feel warm and cosy without irritating their skin. However, if you are after the ultimate soft and snug throw, our teddy bear throw wins every time. This throw exudes warmth and creates a perfect cosy haven for you to snuggle under.
It is important not to underestimate the benefits of using a throw outdoors. When the weather turns warmer we love to sit out in a park, have a picnic or just relax in the garden. This is where throws become a very handy accessory. However, not all types of throw materials are suitable to use outdoor; some of our woven throws could collect grass in the knitted squares which can lead to a painfully slow task of cleaning. Luckily, here at Dunelm we offer a beautiful range of throws designed especially for outdoor use. This style of picnic throw features a waterproof backing and will simply fold away into a snug, purpose made carrier bag. The waterproof material means that the throw can simply be wiped clean after use, making this product a very viable option for outdoors.
Design and Colour
The colour and design of a throw is of paramount importance when using this product as a decorative piece. Our range of throws is available in various different colours and shades from vibrant reds to subtle charcoal. A throw can either blend into your decor in a subtle and classy manner or act as a vibrant and key centre piece to your room.
The pattern and colour that you choose will very much depend on the purpose of your throw. Our range of blankets and throws includes some beautiful designs suitable for children, such as cupcakes, love hearts and cars. We also have some beautifully crafted baby pink fleece throws ideal for a child's nursery decorated with flowers and fairies.
How to Use your Throw
Throws are a multifunctional product, originally designed as a way to keep warm; their usage has since evolved in to that of a fashion accessory. Throws are suitable for many different rooms in the home and can really add a touch of warmth and personality to your home.
Throws are a fantastic addition to the living room, draped over the sofa they add a touch of style and colour to your room in an instant. This somewhat unorthodox usage of a throw has become increasingly popular in recent years and can now be seen in the majority of homes in the UK. The throw will add a sense of warmth and cosiness to your living room and can help to bring all of your colours together. The texture of your throw can further complement the design of your living room. If your decor is very traditional and country chic with a lovely open fire and wooden oak flooring then an ideal addition to your decor would be a chunky knit throw. This will complement perfectly the natural and rustic look of your living room.
A bedroom is the traditional place to find a throw. The warm and cosy characteristics of a throw perfectly complement the purpose of a bedroom. Often found draped over the end of the bed, a throw can act as an extra layer on cold winter nights or as an extra colour co-ordinated cover to your bed linen set. A plain throw in a strong bold colour can make all the difference to the overall look of your bedroom. Perhaps you have quite a busy decor, with floral patterns or a mixture of designs; this is where a simple plain throw can really help to bring everything together. A throw can provide a centrepiece to your room that really draws the eye in and distracts from other less important features of the room, such as that carpet that you have been planning to replace for years.
Nurseries are all about comfort and warmth. These factors make throws a perfect addition. Specifically designed blankets for babies will be required for the first year or so however, once your baby gets a bit older a lovely pastel coloured throw can really enhance the look of your child's room. Not only will it help to create a soft and relaxing atmosphere for your child to sleep in but it will also help to keep your child warm and cosy whilst sleeping.
All of our throws and blankets come with individual care instructions. The means of cleaning will very much depend on the type of material you choose for your throw. However, below are a few general instructions to help keep your throw looking its best.
- Avoid placing your throw near to any open heat sources such as a fire
- If your throw is machine washable try to avoid washing with light colours as some of the dye could transfer
- Try to air your throw every couple of weeks to banish any dust or hairs that may have naturally collected on the throw