As evenings turn colder, blankets are useful just about everywhere: by the fire, in front of the television, on top of the bed. But they work well as decorative accents at almost any time of year — especially when they have vibrant colors and patterns.
A large-scale textile like a blanket “can add a lot of interest to a bedroom,” said Katie Ridder, the New York-based interior designer. “Most of the space is usually taken up by the bed, so it’s a nice place to have beautiful textiles.”
Ms. Ridder changes blankets with the seasons — “Cotton for the summer and wool for the winter,” she said — often using them to add a punch of color to a room.
And because wool blankets can last for decades, she has amassed a large collection over the years. “In my closet, I have stacks of different sizes and colors,” she said, including a pair of blankets with a herringbone design that she and her husband, the architect Peter Pennoyer, received as a wedding gift 32 years ago.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/realestate/shopping-for-blankets.html