Sports and collegiate blankets and throws from Overstock.com let you showcase your love of your favorite teams and players. These blankets can complete a sports-themed room decked out in curtains, memorabilia, and bedding sets, or they can serve as statement pieces that draw attention to the blanket. Manufacturers cover each sports team in every major sports league, so you can easily find your home team. Major colleges and universities that have a wide appeal also get the blanket treatment, including Notre Dame, Florida State, and Alabama. Universities near large population centers are also represented. Overstock.com carries sports and collegiate blankets and throws in many sizes and several styles. Peruse your options as you delve into your superfandom with these beautiful accessories for your bed or living room.
Types of Sports and Collegiate Blankets and Throws
Baby and Youth Blankets
Adorable baby blankets feature your favorite sports team logos integrated with cute, whimsical designs. Generic sports blankets for babies have basketballs, footballs, and baseballs on them in small patterns against a blue or pink background. Look for soft fabrics that are gentle against your baby's skin. Youth blankets fit smaller beds and have dynamic, bright colors that stand out in a bedroom. Youth sizes may have fringe on the ends for an added elegant touch.
Wearable Comfy Throws
Unique wearable throws let you easily switch from walking around the house to cozying up on the couch. It looks as if you're a muscular player wearing a basketball jersey and shorts, or perhaps you're a football player in pads and an official game jersey. At the bottom, your team's logo displays prominently so no one mistakes your loyalty. Expect lots of overlap and loose-fitting fabric from a wearable cozy throw.
Blankets made for beds come in sizes that match your existing bedroom furniture. Choose from baby and youth beds all the way up to California king. Build an entire bedding set around matching team designs, or coordinate complementary hues in your linens, pillowcases, and window treatments for a cohesive color scheme.
Features of Sports and Collegiate Blankets and Throws
Materials in sports and collegiate blankets and throws are as varied as the teams represented. Soft microfiber blankets feel light and silky against your skin. Woven and knit blankets, made of thicker layers of cotton or wool, warm you up quickly with their dense weaves. Sherpa blankets mimic the look and feel of wool while featuring a thick construction to keep you warm. Fringe and frills on the ends create a traditional, handmade look.
Discover bright, vibrant colors that go beyond your team's logo and uniform colors. See your team's logo against the backdrop of the picturesque city skyline in which the team plays. Uniforms and helmets mix with balls, equipment, and player photos. Shiny finishes on fabrics, such as microfiber and silk, make certain images and colors pop. You have endless opportunities to complement other design elements in your room thanks to many colorful designs. This is true even if you don't display another team-based item in your space.
Detailed designs on sports and collegiate blankets and throws go beyond a supersized team logo. Designs can commemorate major events, such as winning a league championship or national title, by showing a trophy and the year of the event. Vintage-style blankets show classic equipment, retired players, and old stadiums. Blankets with individual players have photo-quality images of your favorite person in action passing a football, dribbling a basketball, or scoring a goal. Reversible blankets have one design on one side and a different design on the back, which allows you to change up your decorating tastes from one day to the next. Strobe blankets take subtlety to new heights with specially designed fabric colors that seem to move and weave as the blanket moves or as you walk by it.
Sports and Collegiate Blankets and Throws FAQ
What sizes do throw blankets come in?
Throw blankets are typically smaller than twin-size bed blankets. If you need a larger throw blanket to spread across a couch, look for oversized throws that you can fold in numerous ways to emphasize a particular aspect of the blanket. Wearable cozy throws come in sizes for people based on their height, whether you're petite or taller.
How do you care for these blankets?
Synthetic materials have easy-to-follow care instructions on the tags. Consider placing large blankets in the washing machine by themselves so you don't overload the washing machine. Gentle cycles work well for blankets to prevent stress on the fabric. Take care of spot stains with mild soap and cool water before air-drying. Wash baby blankets in mild detergent that is appropriate for your baby's sensitive skin.
What is the best throw for a living room that doesn't have other team-based items in it?
Choose a throw that complements the colors of your drapes, carpet, or furniture. You don't need an exact match to create a good-looking ensemble. Neutral hues go with any other colors. Contrast a bright throw with more subdued tones on the other side of the room. Find a way to frame your space with one team throw draped over one chair and a second throw that has more traditional elements on a separate chair.