9 ways to use a wool blanket in your home and life

I own a total of 10 wool blankets and all of them have been gifts from colleagues and friends. With each wool blanket that found its way into my life, one of my dear colleagues and I would say ‘Oh, you can never own too many wool blankets’.  Why is that? Because a wool blanket can be used and enjoyed in so many different ways.

Here is a list of places where you can benefit from a wool blanket in your home and life.

Sleep better

The classic use of a wool blanket is of course on top of your bed. Last night I was so cold in bed, I actually asked my husband to throw two wool blankets on top of me and my duvet. I like the flexibility of a wool blanket because you can just add or take away the wool blanket to adjust to the current weather and room temperature while keeping the same duvet. In summers I often only sleep under one very thin wool blanket. (If you want to learn more about how wool improves your sleep you can read this article here.)

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Wool blanket on the Isabella wool bed from the Wool Room.

Stay cozy on your sofa

Another classic use of a wool blanket is of course also the sofa. It is just pure comfort and coziness to cuddle under a blanket while watching a movie or tv. Always good to have more than one wool blanket around your sofa to offer also to your guests.

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Photo by Stephen di Donato on Unsplash

Decorate your home

While a blanket is wonderful to keep warm and comfortable it is also a very decorative element in your home. Just look at any interior magazines or type into pinterest living room or bedroom and you will spot a (wool) blanket in majority of the images. Similar to decorative pillows, wool blankets also add that extra splash of colour and style.

Hinterveld Wool Blanket
Wool & Mohair blanket by Hinterveld

No more car sickness

Every car owner should also always keep a wool blanket in their car for two reasons. First, a wool blanket can be a life saver if you ever get stuck in your car during cold temperatures or snow. The wool blanket will help you stay warm while you need to wait for longer periods in your car. If you ever need to assist in a car accident it can also be vital for anyone injured to be protected from the cold with a blanket.

The second reason for keeping a wool blanket in the car is to reduce car sickness of any passenger. Especially new cars release a lot of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) which can make us feel sick in our car. Wool, however, absorbs these VOCs and therefore improves the air quality inside our cars. (If you want to find out more about VOCs listen to the Wool Academy Podcast interview with Graham Ormondroyd here.)

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Photo by Josh Clemence on Unsplash

Enjoy a picknick

Enjoying a nice picknick or BBQ outside is always a lot of fun and a wool blanket should not be missing on this occasion. The insulation properties of wool are perfect to keep any cold temperatures or moisture from the ground away from you. If you happen to spill any food or liquid onto the blanket, you will be surprised how easy it is to quickly wipe away the liquid before it can get absorbed. Any food stains that do occur will easily come out with a damp cloth.

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Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Keep your baby comfortable

A wool blanket has also many flexible uses for a baby. A wool blanket will keep any baby snuggly warm in its pushchair or stroller. It can be used as a blanket on the floor to play inside or outside the house. The advantage of a wool blanket is that it does not catch fire, burn or melt which makes it very safe for a baby.

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Photo by Nathan Burrows on Unsplash

Cats and dogs also love them

Since I have my own dog, I was amazed to see how much dogs also love wool. Wherever there is a chance to snuggle onto or under a blanket, my dog goes for it. Especially in the winter time when we go on long car trips, Cooper lies on a recycle wool blanket in the car to keep him warm.

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Photo by Sarah Dorweiler on Unsplash

Wrap yourself

Some cultures like the people from Lesotho wear wool blankets as part of their traditional outfit which looks stunning. Nowadays you see many wool blanket manufacturers show their wool blankets also as an item to wear. A wool blanket can be an interesting addition to your fashion outfit that will also keep you comfortably warm and if needed can be easily taken off again.

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Wool poncho by Hinterveld

Travel around the world

I just returned from a trip to South Africa, which included an 11-hour flight overnight. Surely enough I traveled with my own little wool blanket to keep me comfortable during the flight. While I use the airplane’s blanket to cover my legs, I then also wrap my upper body in my own wool blanket to keep me warm and help me sleep.

I even made good use of the blanket during my stay in the hotel because the duvet that was provided was too hot and heavy, so I just used my wool blanket on top of the sheet to sleep in.

Travelling with my wool blanket makes me feel a little bit like Charly Brown, but somehow the blanket is a nice comforter, while also being very practical during a long trip away from home.

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Wool Blanket by Waverley Mills

Wool blankets are also a perfect and easy gift as you cannot go wrong with the size and they are helpful for so many purposes. Unless you choose a very bold design they also fit into everyone’s home and style.

How are you using a wool blanket in your life? I would love to hear your tips and trick on what all you can do with a wool blanket. Just leave a comment below.

The Wool Room Wool Blanket via Wool Lifestyle
Wool blankets by The Wool Room

 

Have a look at these websites to find your perfect wool blanket. I don’t get a commission from any of these brands, I just happen to like their products:

The Wool Room

Waverley Mills

Hinterveld

 

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