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Why use a bed throw?
Bright, patterned, warm, inviting: a bed throw is a must-have accessory for any bedroom. Available in a variety of colours and finishes, this unassuming bedding accessory can help to bring a pop of energetic colour to your room, or set a sophisticated accent with luxury fibres and classic designs.
On cooler nights, a bed throw is just the extra bit of warmth you need as the mercury drops, helping you to sleep soundly and comfortably; for the transitional seasons in autumn and spring, it’s the perfect go-between cover. But a bed throw is useful during the day, too: lay one over your duvet covers and transform your night bed into a day bed, perfect for reading and relaxing at the weekends.
We introduce new bed throws and blankets each season, so you’re bound to find a new piece you love if you’re changing the décor of your bedroom… Stylish, warm and versatile, a bedspread is a bound to be a piece you’ll love yourself for having invested in.
Bed throws made of natural fibres
No matter what style or colour you opt for, investing in a design that is made from 100% natural materials, like pure wool or cotton, makes a world of difference.
Synthetic fibres like faux fur don’t breathe, and cause you to sweat during the night, or when you’re lying on it with bare skin as a day bed. In addition, unnatural fibres attract dust and are allergenic, trapping mites and bacteria that can irritate those who suffer from allergies.
Natural fibres, on the other hand, are breathable, so help your bed feel fresh and clean, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
What’s more, you needn’t spend the earth to find a high-quality, long-lasting piece: URBANARA goes direct to the producers to source and develop its collections. By cutting out the middleman, you don’t need to wait for a sale to shop for gorgeous and affordable bed throws online. Plus delivery to mainland UK is free when you shop for over £50. If you’re outside the UK, simply contact our customer service team to find out shipping costs. Either way, you can be sure you’re shopping the highest quality textiles at a very low price.
Quilted bed throws, cotton bed throws or woollen bed throws: which is right for you?
Quilted bed throws
Quilted bed throws or bedspreads are typically filled with a wadding, meaning they’re heavier than single-layer throws, and so better suited for wintertime. A quilted bedspread usually has a cotton shell and is filled with a wool or a polyester filling. Because of the seams that run through the bedspread to hold the filling in place, a quilted blanket will not drape as well as a cotton or wool design, so is better suited for the bed, rather than a sofa or armchair.
Cotton bed throws
Cotton blankets and throws are not as warm as a quilted one, but it is more versatile, because you’ll be able to use it in other rooms in your home, like the living room on the sofa or in the guest room to place on a day bed. Cotton designs often display intricate woven detailing and interesting textures, too: when constructed with a jacquard weave, a cotton fabric can be woven into soft and voluminous waffle designs, chequered patterns, herringbone styles, and even with eyelet reliefs.
Woollen bed throws
If you’re looking for something in between a warm, quilted bedspread and an oversized cotton throw, you’ll probably find that a wool blanket fits the bill perfectly. Thick wool bed throws are plush and cosy, drape beautifully, are available in a range of colours and styles, and can be used in all rooms of the home – and even double as a coat blanket on cold days! Wool can be woven into myriad finishes, and URBANARA’s collection ranges from cable-knit designs and blankets with fringing and tasselled edges – so there’s bound to be a high-quality woollen blanket for you.
Which size bed throws for which bed?
The majority of our bed throws come in several sizes and are suitable for single, double and queen-size beds. In addition, a selection of the URBANARA bestsellers is also available in a king size, leaving enough room to hang over the sides and to cover your bedding. If you’re looking to use your throw as a bedspread, you should select a style that leaves ample room at the sides and end of the bed. When shopping for a single, aim for at minimum size of 180 x 230 cm, for a double, 240 x 265 cm, and for a king size, 275 x 265 cm. This will ensure you have enough overhang on all sides, so it looks fantastic by day and is comfortable to use as night time.
Styling your bed throws
A statement blanket will make your bed a feature of the room, so be sure to select a style you absolutely love! (When you shop with us, feel confident knowing that if your home wares aren’t exactly how you imagined them, you can send them back free of charge with 100 days – it’s our Love at First Touch Guarantee.
Choose bold statement colours such as mustard yellow or rust orange to instantly inject a burst of colour into any room. Pair a bright complementary colour with the cushions or pillows to up the impact.
For an elegant, classic look, choose a grey bedspread. Grey works well in all seasons and is calming and soothing, promoting rest and relaxation. A grey bed throw works wonders with warm-coloured bed linen, for example red, orange, pink, or bordeaux. It also compliments monochromatic rooms, and can inject interest into black and white interiors.
For a unified and polished look, try to match your bedding layers with the rest of the décor in your room, like rugs, curtains, and cushions. Green and blue are classic colour schemes for bedrooms, and a single blanket draped over the bed helps to tie the whole palette together.
For a touch of luxury, browse bed throws that are made with a wool blend: silk, alpaca or cashmere are sumptuously soft and hard-wearing fibres that will bring a touch of refinement to your home.
As well as making fantastic bedroom accessories, they can also be draped over other furniture, including sofas, armchairs or generally anything that needs a burst of colour or warming extra layer.
Bed throws as gifts
The gender-neutral design of our bed throws means they make excellent gifts. For something particularly special, like for an anniversary or wedding gift, consider buying one that’s made from a luxury fabric, like a large cashmere blanket or a wool-silk blend. If you’re looking for a personal gift, contact URBANARA to find out about customised bed throws and blankets. We work with an experienced embroidered to embroider dates, personalised messages, names, monograms and even logos on any collection you choose, so your gift is sure to make their day. To find out more about product personalisation, simply send us a message or call us for free on 0800 77 97 527.