What is a Throw Blanket? Introducing Our Custom Printed Throws

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What is a throw blanket? What’s the difference between a blanket and a throw? Learn more about custom throws from MYPICTURE.

Throw blankets, or throws, are smaller-sized blankets mainly intended to be draped over furniture as decor items. They’re valued for the layered, cosy feel they can bring to a room. Throw blankets can be made from a variety of materials, and they come in a range of depths, textures, and designs to match your furniture and design scheme.

Here at MYPICTURE we make custom blankets that are perfect as personalised throws. You can upload your own photo to our website and we’ll reproduce it as a full-area print on a premium throw.

Read on to learn about the characteristics and significance of throw blankets, and hear more about our unique custom printed throws.

What is a Throw Blanket. Sofa with cushion and printed blanket.

Is a Throw a Blanket?

So what’s the difference between a blanket and a throw? Is a throw a blanket, necessarily?

While throws and blankets are both designed for comfort, and they tend to be made from similar materials (cotton, fleece, wool, and acrylic), there are a few differences between them. Throws are typically smaller and thinner than traditional blankets, so that they can be draped over pieces of furniture without overwhelming them.

Traditional blankets meanwhile tend to be larger and thicker. Because they’re primarily intended as coverings for warmth, they need to be big enough to cover a whole bed or to wrap around a person, and also thick enough to provide good insulation. Regular blankets are also often used as surfaces for people or pets to lie on – in which case they need to be thick so they’re nice and comfy.

What is a Throw Blanket. Sofa with blanket featuring print of woman.

Throws often feature more decorative designs and patterns than regular blankets, as they’re intended more as aesthetic accessories than functional ones.

In truth, the distinction between throws and blankets isn’t very firm. Generally, a throw is seen as a type of blanket. But a throw at the thinner and lighter end of the spectrum, one whose use is exclusively decorative, could sometimes be considered a different item.

How to Choose a Throw Blanket

When selecting a throw blanket, there are a few factors to consider to ensure it meets your needs and preferences. As a throw will be used mainly as a decor piece, you need to think about the space(s) where it will be used. Choose a colour and design that will complement your existing decor scheme – or the one you have in mind.

But you also need to think about how much functional use your throw will get. If it will serve partly as a regular blanket – something to get wrapped up in or to use as a bedcover – then you need to think about the level of warmth it will provide. Its thickness and the material used will determine this.

In either case, you’ll want your throw to feel comfortable, so you should avoid a material that’s too rough.

And you should also think about whether you want a throw featuring a particular design or one printed with your own photo. Because if you do, we have the perfect solution!

What is a Throw Blanket. Textured turquoise blanket.

Introducing Custom Printed Throws from MYPICTURE

Here at MYPICTURE, we make custom printed throws and blankets featuring any image you upload to our website!

So whether you want a throw with a picture of a loved one, a stunning landscape, or an original digital design, we’ll create it for you. Our blankets are made in exquisite quality, and they’re sold at a superbly reasonable price (in fact, we offer a best-price guarantee for the UK). And we even deliver them direct to your door.

Our blankets are made from high-quality polar fleece with an extra layer of divinely soft premium plush. They’re available in a choice of 3 sizes.

What is a Throw Blanket. Bed with blanket featuring print of woman.

We print our personalised throw blankets using a dye-sublimation method which forces the inks deep into the core of the material fibres. The result? Vibrant, fade-resistant prints that’ll maintain their quality for years to come.

Whether you want a unique throw for your own living space or a touching personalised gift, custom printed throws from MYPICTURE are the answer.

Maintenance and Care for Throw Blankets

Because a throw blanket is a decorative item first and foremost, good maintenance is particularly important. Always follow any care instructions that come with the product to avoid degradation of the fabric or fading.

For general cleaning, most throw blankets can be machine-washed in cold water on a gentle cycle. However, different materials may require slightly different cleaning methods.

Proper storage is crucial too. Avoid storing throw blankets in damp or humid environments, and ensure they’re clean and fully dry before storing them away.

What is a Throw Blanket. Washing machine with fabrics inside.

The care instructions for MYPICTURE picture throws are simple and convenient:


Throw blankets are stylish accessories for modern homes, bringing depth and elegance to a range of decor schemes – and they can serve as backup regular blankets whenever necessary...

Custom printed throw blankets from MYPICTURE make unique decor features or personalised gifts. Whether you're looking for a comfy decorative accent or a personalized keepsake, our throw blankets combine practicality with style. Upload your design today and see for yourself!

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