[The 5 Best Blankets for Airbnb and Vacation Rental Hosts] (& Quilts)
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Looking for the best blankets for Airbnb? How about quilts? Here are our favorite go-to options that we use in our vacation rentals. These are all quality blankets and quilts that we have had good success with. Keep reading to see why you need one or all of these options for your guests.
What are the Best Airbnb Blankets for Vacation Rental Hosts? How about Quilts?
- Reversible Quilted Duvet
- Microfiber Fleece Blanket
- 100% Cotton Check Throw
- Utopia Bedding Fleece Blanket
- Weighted Blanket
- Microfiber Quilt
- Easy-Wash Quilt
- Reversible Cabin-Style Quilt
By the end of this article, you should have everything you need to assemble a cozy, 5-star, Superhost-worthy room that will make your guests never want to leave!
Reversible Quilted Duvet
A good duvet is a must-have in any climate, even warmer ones. Although guests may not always choose to sleep under it, a duvet still serves as a landing point in a room. The bed is what guests’ eyes are drawn to upon entering, and it is what will make the most powerful first impression.
Guests will drop luggage, souvenirs, and belongings on top of the bed after a long day of travel or shopping. Of course, they’ll also use the top of the bed for lounging and relaxing. This is why a durable, easy-to-wash duvet that maintains a stylish look is such an important piece in any Airbnb.
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- ALL SEASON COMFORT: With 300 gsm of plush down alternative fill, this is the best all season comforter for hot sleepers. It’s lightweight for summer but ultra-soft and cozy for winter, making it the perfect option for any time of the year.
- ULTIMATE VERSATILITY: Whether you’re looking for a microfiber reversible comforter or an insert for duvet cover, we’ve got you covered. Eight built-in corner and side loops keep your down alternative comforter duvet insert in place.
I highly recommend the Linenspa Reversible Down Alternative Quilted Duvet (available on Amazon). It is available in a plethora of colors that will match any décor. All of the varieties are reversible, and most have a solid color on one side and a light striped pattern on the other side. Personally, I love my grey and white striped one.
The stripes are subtle enough to not overpower any other patterns I might be showcasing in the room but also provide the slightest bit of contrast that both adds visual interest to my space and hides discoloration.
It also features several discreet loops around the edges which makes it incredibly easy for me to attach a different duvet cover and completely change the look of the room if I want. It is machine washable and made of a hypoallergenic microfiber down alternative which appeals to both eco-friendly guests and those with sensitive skin.
Microfiber Fleece Blanket
Everybody loves to snuggle down in a luxurious plush blanket after a long day of travel. Unfortunately, sometimes these blankets can be a host’s worst nightmare from a maintenance perspective (I once lost my favorite plush fleece blanket to a fluffy-lint-fueled explosion in the dryer), but we still need to provide options to keep our guests feeling as comfortable as possible. Luckily, I have a blanket that makes laundry a joy (well, sort of) and keeps your guests feeling like royalty.
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- Unique Design Philosophy: Bedsure Dual Sided Super Soft Blanket With Fleece Face And Plush Sherpa Reverse Offers You Different Senses Of Softness To Improve Your Sleep With One Side Of Smooth And Fluffy To The Other - Bring You Ultimate Soft And Warmth With 220 Gsm Fleece Top And 260 Gsm Sherpa Reverse Blanket - Bound Together With Decorative Knit-Trim Edging For A Superior Appearance.
- Fabulous Blanket Benefits: Queen Size Sherpa Blanket For Couch Measures By 90" X 90" Is Perfect For Homeowners With Sophisticated Tastes In Decoration Home - The Fabulous Color Enhances This Blanket With An Elegant And Superior Appearance To Complement Your Room A Chic Feeling - Shield A Layer To Protect Your Luxury Bed And Couch From Dirt And Stain To Keep Them Fresh And Clean.
The Sherpa Microfiber Fleece Blanket not only looks great draped over the back of my armchair but also keeps my guests warm and cozy during those frigid Idaho winters. It is available in standard bed sizes, and a twin size works great as a throw blanket.
There are a variety of colors, but I think the off-white option provides the most classic look and fits in with nearly any style. This blanket will not shrink over time, even with many washings, and will stay looking good as new for years. As a bonus, the blanket is anti-static, anti-pill, and anti-dryer explosion.
100% Cotton Check Throw
Although solids and subtle patterns are certainly crowd-pleasers, a little bit of variation will really help set your Airbnb apart. Additionally, a heavy, Sherpa-style blanket is not really appropriate during the summertime or in warmer regions. Guests want something light to cover up with that won’t smother them or have them asking you to crank the air conditioning.
- Construction And Materials: Throw Measures 50X60" And Is Made Of 100% Woven Cotton; Includes 2.5" Decorative Fringe Finish That Won'T Unravel In The Wash
- Quality In The Details: Combining An Old-Fashioned Look With A Modern Twist, These Blankets Are Durable And Versatile; An Easy Way To Add Color And Texture To Freshen Your Home For Spring Or Warm It Up In The Winter
- Fits The Rustic, Vintage, Or Distressed Look: These Throws Have A Very Chic And Trendy Look; Throw Over A Couch, Chair, Or Bed To Add A Splash Of Color And Provide Warmth On A Cold Night
The Check Throw is a classic and stylish checkered blanket that comes in a few differing color patterns like black, red, pink, and red and black. It’s definitely not as warm as some other options, but is amazing in more mild climates or as an accent piece atop other fluffier blankets.
I personally really enjoy the red and black checkered pattern. It looks great on the foot of the bed in a cabin-style rental and helps evoke the lumberjack vibes that guests love. As it is 100% cotton, remember to wash it on cold and dry without heat if possible. Nobody wants a shrunken throw blanket!
For transitional seasons like fall and spring guests will appreciate blanket options that are warm, but not necessarily as heavy duty as some of the others mentioned here. This also applies to more temperate locations where winters are cool, but not necessarily cold.
Basic, middle-of-the-road blankets can be a dime a dozen, but guests can and will notice if you’re cutting corners. Don’t skimp on something if you can help it, especially not something the guest will be cozying up with for an extended period of time. Fortunately you don’t have to break the bank to find great options that guests will love.
The Utopia Bedding Fleece Blanket is absolutely perfect for these scenarios. Although it is a fleece blanket, it is extremely lightweight and breathable. It comes in several colors and with two different trim style: sewn edge or sateen edge. I would recommend the sewn edge for using the blanket as a throw and the sateen edge for using it as a bed linen like I do. The sateen feels luxurious when pulled up to the chin in bed but is a bit distracting when displayed on its own in a room.
- EXTRAVAGANT - Luxurious and elegantly designed Polar Fleece blanket is available in queen size measuring 90 by 90 inches and grey color to give a glamorous look to it
- DURABILITY - The 2-sided brushed, 100% polyester, polar fleece fabric and 1-inch hem having double needle stitching to make it highly durable and perfect for snuggling
- SUPER WARM - Stay warm and cozy all year long with this extra warm fleece blanket which is best for winter camping, backpacking or for use in an air condition room
Thankfully, this is another option that will not shrink, even after multiple washes. It would be a great idea to purchase two: one for a throw and one for the bed. That way guests can double up if needed (and they probably won’t even notice it’s the same blanket!).
Part of being a great Airbnb host is staying updated and trendy. After all, most guests will be booking sight-unseen and have to rely on the photos and description of your rental to make their choices. One of the biggest relaxation trends right now is weighted blankets. They claim to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and even help you sleep longer and better. We all know that it can be hard to relax in an unfamiliar place, so offering guests an amenity like this is sure to make your rental all the more appealing.
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- The original YnM weighted blanket offers a natural way to help calm your body for a restful night of sleep; great calming sensory blanket for adults and children to help decompress and provide comfort
- YnM owns a unique 7-layer weighted blanket. Our 7-layer system is designed to contour to the shape of your body for maximum comfort and the MORE glass beads & LESS fiber fill design offers better temperature control
The Weighted Blanket is the priciest recommendation I’ll be making today, but it is certainly worth the investment. In fact, compared to its competitors, it is priced very affordably. It comes in dozens of sizes, weights, and patterns, so there is definitely an option perfect for your space. Even better, it has a three-year warranty so that if any damage occurs the manufacturer will repair it for free! The ability to offer your renters such a luxurious perk is sure to attract even more busy travelers seeking relaxation to your Airbnb.
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Microfiber Lightweight Quilt Set
A lightweight, soft-colored quilt set is the perfect addition to any Airbnb rental. For those hot summer nights, your Airbnb guests are going to want to lay down with something that is soft and breathable, not something that is heavy.
Many of my properties are in locations that can be humid or warm, especially in the summer, which is why we enjoy using this quilt at a number of my Airbnb rentals. This particular quilt comes in three different sizes: queen, king, and twin, and it is also 100% made with microfiber material.
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- Stone-Washed Microfiber- This series quilt are stone-washed, which are pre-washing with abrasives to produce a ultra soft touch and worn-in appearance.
- QUEEN SIZE INCLUDES- 1 PCS Bedspread 90" x 96", 2 PCS Pillowshams 20" x 26"
- CHIC RUSTIC LOOK - Its solid colors and spots spots stitched add a hint of elegance to any color scheme or aesthetic and wrinkles from pre-wash enhances aesthetics to the style of the bedspread as well as added durablility and resistance
The material is pre-washed, meaning that it already has a soft surface, and will also soften after washing it again. I love how this quilt comes in neutral, solid colors. These colors provide my Airbnb properties with a rustic, chic atmosphere that even my guests enjoy! The spots that are also stitched into the material give the quilt a more modern touch.
This quilt set is also easy to care for and the material is both durable and resistant to wrinkles. In addition, none of the quilts that I have bought for my Airbnb properties have faded or shrunk, even after multiple washes. If you are looking for a lightweight quilt set that is also soft and durable, I highly recommend this one.
Versatile Easy-To-Wash Quilt Set
In some of my Airbnb properties, I wanted to use a quilt set that added a nice, modern touch to my rooms, which is why I enjoyed using this quilt set in my rentals. Not only does this quilt set come in solid, dark colors like grey and black, but they also come in unique and fun patterns that are bright and versatile.
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- ENHANCE YOUR ROOM INSTANTLY: Add classic style and elegance to your bedroom with a high quality quilt set that comes in unique pattern and an array of colors.
- LIGHTWEIGHT AND LUXURIOUS: Super soft microfiber is stitched in a multilayered construction that creates lightweight, durable quilts for use year-round.
- SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:Full/Queen - quilt (90x96), 2 pillow shams (20x26);
- EASY CARE: Machine wash cold separately.Gentle cycle only.Do not bleach.tumble dry on low heat.
I’ve used both the solid grey and unique patterns throughout my Airbnb properties, making each of my rooms have a different personality for my guest. These quilt sets can also be used all year-round and some of my guests were very impressed with how comfortable and soft these quilts were in their reviews.
Another thing that appealed to me was how easy it was to care for the quilt. It’s machine-washable, and I didn’t have to worry about the quilt getting ruined from our washer machine as well. The quilt’s durable, micro-fiber material is lightweight and breathable, so I was able to use it for every season.
I did come across an issue with one of the quilts I bought for my property, but the company’s customer service team was easy to work with. They have a 30-day return and replacement policy, and the customer service team is available 24/7. I was able to get a replacement fairly quickly after returning mine.
Reversible Cabin-Style Quilt
Quilts are meant to enhance and add to the aesthetic of any room on your property. One of my personal favorites that I have used in a few of my Airbnbs is this cabin-style quilt set. I love how it comes in a mix-match of plaids and solids.
It’s featured with various color patterns, but I’ve mainly used the sunset/red and the winter plains/taupe colors because of the unique, plaid patchwork appearance. The quilt is also reversible! So, if you prefer to have a solid color in your rooms, you have to simply turn it around. The reversible cover is also great if you want to switch up your Airbnb’s decor.
- The Woolrich sunset quilt features a a mix and match of plaids and solids and reverses to a solid Red color.
- REVERSIBLE Coverlet offers 2 in 1 value package for you to switch up your bedroom décor whenever you like.
- Naturally LIGHTWEIGHT & BREATHABLE 100% COTTON COVER PERFECT FOR SUMMER use or layer it on for cold weather.
- Set includes: 1 Coverlet:92x96", 2 Standard Shams:20x26+0.5"
- Care instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, and separately. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low, remove promptly. Do not iron. If there is no free movement in the washer or dryer, use large capacity commercial washer/dryer.
This quilt is lightweight as well, so there’s no problem using it in the spring and summer. For winter months, I typically layer it on top of my mattresses with other matching blankets to make sure my guests are comfortable. In addition, the quilt set is 100% cotton.
I did find that it was oversized, meaning the corners hung off the bed and touched the floor. However, when this happened, I would make sure the top of the quilt is folded just enough for the bottom of the quilt to be lifted off of the ground.
In our rentals, I always make sure the bed has 3 blankets minimum: a sheet, another blanket (usually fleece), and a duvet comforter. I also always make sure to include a stylish throw on the end of the bed as a functional accent piece. If there is a chair in the room, especially a comfy chair, I would make sure to have a throw nicely placed along the back of that as well. Essentially, anywhere a guest might land in the room should have a blanket easily accessible.
You know what looks best in your rental and what style you’re curating. As a general rule, I would only include one pattern on an accent piece as large as a blanket and make sure the rest are solid colors. Visual overload can make the room appear smaller and less well-thought-out. If you do have multiple patterns, make sure they are in the same color family to maintain a cohesive look that isn’t overwhelming.