We all desire to have a place to call a home, not just a house where we can go in and out to take shelter from the elements. We all desire to have a place of abode, a place where we dwell, a place where we grow and nourish our family, a place where we give and receive love from those we love, a place where we can be our true selves, a place where we find peace, joy, serenity and fulfillment, a place where we nourish and cherish our roots and cultural inheritance. This place is our home, because it is our home, it is reflects whom we are, it reflects our values and often times the innermost desires of our hearts which we depict in the decorations we put in and around our homes. The decorations in and around our homes are done with varieties of works of art from our cherished artists or craft works that reflect our roots and cultural values. At some other times we simply use decorations that give a touch of elegance and sophistication to our homes.

In a two part series I will bring to your awareness some decorative throw blankets with artistic designs and craftsmanship that depict creative works of some well known artists. You can use any of these throw blankets or combinations of them to achieve the decorative beauty, elegance and sophistication you desire for your home all year long. The great thing about these throw blankets, is that they can be used for decorations any time within the year. Their decorative beauty and relevance is timeless, they can be used anytime throughout the year without losing their beauty or relevance.

In the first part of this series I will bring to your awareness throw blankets that depict the creative works of Bierderlack, Bill Reid and Chilika. In the second part of the series, we shall see throw blankets depicting the inspirational work of Bill Helin

A. Biederlack Collection

Throw blankets designed from the artistic work of Biederlack make up what is generally called the "Biederlack collection" of throws. Biederlack collection is a collection of avant-garde designs that combine brilliant modern colors and European style with the tradition of excellent craftsmanship. These blanket combine traditional designs and innovation, they are gorgeous blankets that make dramatic statement in any home with their breathtaking colors. They have a mix of luxuriously soft, breathable cotton and easy-to-care for Dralon (acrylic) which gives optimum comfort and unparalleled quality. These throws are made from fine yarns, which makes them pleasantly light, yet hard wearing. They are machine washable. Biederlack collection of throw blankets includes;

  1. African Dusk:- African dusk throw mimics the scenery of African itself, with its deep red and purple, reminiscent of breathtaking sunsets, and free roaming of elephants, silhouetted against the acacia tree; both evoking the splendor of this land.
  2. Desert Sunset Blanket:- The desert Sunset throw blanket is fringed along two sides for classic elegance. Its rich earth tones enhance the abstract design that relies upon bright colors and playfulness with geometry.
  3. Sunburst Throws: - The sunburst throws are lightweight. The quality of these blankets in cotton-dralon (acrylic) makes them both practical and indispensable for warmer climes. They are edged with a fine velour trim, you can always add a splash of color to your home with these chic soft sunburst throw blankets in irresistible summer shades, whether you are breakfasting on the terrace, dining outdoors or just to brighten any room.
  4. Thermosoft Throws: - The thermosoft throws have soft natural tones and clean, classic patterns that make these throws perfect for adding warmth and contemporary style to your living room, study or bedroom. These Thermosoft blankets are as warm as wool, but pleasantly light, soft and snuggly. This thermosoft throw is available in three different designs; Mocha Swirl, Modern Flair and Mediterranean. The mocha swirl and modern flair are edged with a fine velour trim, while the Mediterranean is fringed along two sides for classic elegance.

B. Bill Reid's "Children of the Raven" Cotton Throw

Bill Reid is one of Canada's foremost artists, (1920-1998) he is widely recognized as haven revived the great tradition of Haida art. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Reid applied innovative techniques to his artistic legacy and passed on his valuable knowledge to younger artists.

Bill Reid designed "Children of Raven" which is the image for the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1976. This image celebrates the creation of humankind by Raven. The image is recreated in a three layer throw blanket. This three layer throw has fringes and the thickness of 3 layers gives it some weight.

C.The Chilkat Cotton Throw

The beautiful Chilkat blanket is a reproduction of an original weaving in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull. Originally woven from mountain goat wool and cedar bark, these blankets were the specialty of the Tlinget whose territory was at the mouth of the Chilkat River in Alaska. Using highly abstracted crest designs in blue, yellow, white, and black, this exceptional Chilkat blanket, was initially developed by the Tsimshian people of the same area, and bears the weaver's interpretation of the traditional "Diving Whale" pattern.

You can use any of these throw blankets or combinations of them to achieve the decorative elegance and sophistication you desire in your home. Decorations with these throw blankets are timeless, they remain beautify and relevant all the year long.

I invite you to check out the second part of this series on "Use Decorative Blankets to Give Accent to Your Home All Year Long."

N.B Most of the information used in both series of this article is taken from product description for Kanata blankets"

Below is the table which shows the top 6 best throw blanket 2018. Each and every throw blanket is chosen by our specialist reviewers.


# 1 - Bedsure Flannel Fleece Luxury Blanket Red Throw Lightweight Cozy Plush Microfiber Solid Blanket By

Great technique is combined with ultra soft microfiber to produce a fleece flannel blanket that's silky soft and warm. Featuring a finely brushed ultra plush construction with a rich and inviting sheen, it feels amazingly comforting against the skin. Its durability and functionality will stand up to the test of time without fading or pilling. At Bedsure Designs, we believe in delivering stylish, quality bedding at an exceptional price. We've made it our mission to become the leading retailer of premium home textiles. We take pride in every stitch and weave of our fabrics and develop bedding solutions that bring…

  • MATERIAL: Made of 100% microfiber polyester, this plush blanket is super soft, durable, and lightweight. It's wrinkle and fade resistant, doesn't shed, and is suitable for all seasons.
  • SIZES AND COLORS: Available in twin, queen, king, and throw sizes. Use it as part of your bedding or as a throw blanket that's perfect for snuggling or relaxing. It comes in a variety of luxurious colors: Ivory, Navy, Red, Brown, Camel, Sage Green, Light Blue, Purple, Olive Green, Dark Grey, Washed Blue and Peacock Blue.
  • BEDSURE'S DIFFERENCE: It's the perfect choice for a soft, cozy blanket that's of the highest quality. We're always improving on our products while keeping our prices reasonable and affordable.
  • EASY CARE: Machine wash with cold water separately on gentle/delicate cycle. Tumble dry on low heat. Avoid direct heat. No bleach. Made with shrink resistant fabric.
  • WE GOT YOU COVERED: Bedsure Designs offers a 5 year limited manufacturer warranty. If you're not satisfied for any reason, please contact us at service@bedshe.com.


# 2 - Vera Bradley Throw Blanket, Rain Forest

Fall is officially here, and we could not be more excited! Between the changing colors, cooling weather and pumpkin-flavored everything, autumn may be one of our favorite seasons. And we have some fall fashioned to match the changing seasons with our iconic and colorful patterns. Our genuine Vera Bradley Throw Blanket is no exception to the rules of style, bringing you deluxe designs like only we can. Keep yourself nice and cozy this season with our luxuriously soft Throw Blanket, in a wide variety or your favorite Vera Bradley patterns. Made with 100% polyester micro-fleece, this is the perfect chilly…

  • PERFECTLY SIZED: Our printed Throw Blanket measures 50 x 80 inches and is made with 100% polyester micro-fleece
  • SNUGGLE UP: Our beautifully Vera Bradley printed blanket is perfect for snuggling up in a chair, keeping warm at night, or on long car rides
  • PLENTY OF PATTERNS: Our Throw Blanket is available in a variety of your favorite patterns so you can mix and match as you like
  • HERE AT VERA BRADLEY: We believe that beauty is to be celebrated in all we do with our innovative brand and enduring products - from rich and refined to spacious, stylish, and road trip ready


# 3 - Chanasya Faux Fur Bed Throw Blanket - Super Soft Fuzzy Cozy Warm Fluffy Beautiful Color Variation Print Plush Sherpa Microfiber Gray Blanket (50" X 65") - Charcoal Gray

This Chanasya microfiber throw blanket made up of super soft premium quality microfiber. It can have universal use like tennis blanket, throw blanket , beach blanket , couch throw blankets , bed blankets, picnic blanket. We have these blankets available in many colors like black gray ivory teal blue pink white purple silver charcoal etc. and can be used and matched with different color like teal neutral bright tan decor. These are very plush soft fluffy blanket, front is soft faux fur and back is fluffy soft sherpa. These are best blankets for sitting on couch, watching movie or tv…

  • SUPER SOFT & COZY: Get cozy and warm with this extremely soft and fuzzy fur blanket, perfect for snuggling up on the couch, bed, chille moovie theater, park or perfect personal gift for any occasion
  • CLASSY DECOR: Add extra texture to your decor and turns your room into an inviting space with this simple yet classy elegant design; drape it over a chair, couch or bed to add an exotic stylish touch to your living room or bed room, many available colors allow for easy mixing and matching with your decor or other accent pieces
  • BLANKET SIZE: 65"x50" inches, suitable for couch, sofa and toddler bed; fabric content : 100% microfiber polyester
  • MACHINE WASH: Machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water,tumble dry at very low temperature, holds several machine wash and dry beautifully
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: We are very sure you will fall in love with this product, but for some reason if you are not happy with the product we will refund your money back no quention asked


# 4 - Bedsure Sherpa Throw Blanket Lt Blue 50"x60" Reversible Fuzzy Bed Throws Microfiber All Seasons Luxury Fluffy Blanket For Bed Or Couch By

Our luxurious Sherpa blanket is super soft, thick, and plush. Made from 100% microfiber yarn, it's cozy and suitable year-round. Cuddle up in bed, on a chair or couch and it will keep you warm and comfortable. The top layer features a velvety soft mink-like fabric that comes in beautiful contemporary colors, without pilling or falling apart. At Bedsure Designs, we believe in delivering stylish, quality bedding at an exceptional price. We've made it our mission to become the leading retailer of premium home textiles. We take pride in every stitch and weave of our fabrics and develop bedding solutions…

  • BANG FOR THE BUCK!!! 50"x60",big enough for one person as a throw,covers feet up to shoulder level/ 60"x80" twin size covers your whole body.
  • Get cold very easily with fingers and toes? Something to match the decor? Even summer time it gets chilly at night. This warm blanket will always be your best companion.
  • Double Layered: Almost mind blowing how soft it is plus how warm it is. Not too bulky, love how the flannel side looks and love how the sherpa side feels.
  • Not scratchy texture, holds up great in cold delicate wash and better AIR DRY it hanging on a rack instead of tumble dry.
  • No dog or cat hair sticks to it,toenail run across it and it doesn't pick.


# 5 - Bertte Ultra Velvet Plush Super Soft Decorative Stripe Throw Blanket-50"x 60", Smoke Grey

Enjoy absolute comfort any time of the year with this all-season faux fur throw blanket. Constructed of 100-percent high quality breathable polyester microfiber make this fleece throw luxuriously soft and incredibly warm. Cuddle up by the fire or in bed with our amazingly warm throw. It is also perfect for overnight guests in the chilly night. Keep one in your master bedroom, toss them over your sofa, couch or chair to add an elegant look to your home.

  • 100% High Quality Breathable Polyester Microfiber. Incredible Soft Silky Luxurious Touch. Fluffy as Cloud and Suitable for All Seasons
  • Throw size: 50 by 60-inch
  • This super soft throw blanket does not shed, fade, shrinkage or pilling
  • Perfect for snugging and ideal to wrap you in that make you feel cozy and warm
  • Drape in over a sofa, couch, chair or across the end of beds to add extra texture to your living room or bed room
  • Extremely rich and Elegant high sheen look with stripe pattern make it easy coordinate with your home decor and turns your home into an exotic Stylish and Sleek place
  • Machine wash separately on gentle cycle with cold water, tumble dry at very low temperature, stay the same after wash