A few days ago I saw a girl on Instagram stories asking which one was better Weighted Blanket or Barefoot Dreams Blanket. Since I have both I thought I would list out the difference and which blanket I like the best, in case you are in the market for either one.
Barefoot Dreams Blanket vs. Weighted Blanket
I bought my Barefoot Dreams blanket around Thanksgiving/Black Friday. It was a total impulse buy because I saw it on Nordstrom Rack and knew it would go quickly. I had heard all of my blogger friends raving about it, so I decided to see if it was worth the hype.
Full price the Barefoot Dreams blankets run about $150-$180, which is insane for a blanket. I recommend if you have your eye on one and are indifferent about the pattern, keep an eye on Nordstrom Rack. They pulse their products every few months, so just be patient because they can be as low as $50 which is what I bought mine for.
Everyone was talking about how soft it was and I was super skeptical like it’s a blanket how soft can it be, but I will say it lives up to the hype. It truly feels like butter. It’s Beau’s favorite blanket to snuggle with me on the couch with.
One negative to callout is it is relatively thin, so during peak winter days, I would need to layer another blanket on top for warmth. It’s a great option for casual cuddling but doesn’t add a ton of warmth.
Another con is that it’s pretty small, and it could be just the one I bought, but it’s more of a one-person blanket.
Lastly, the colors and patterns are pretty limited, so if you have a very specific home decor it might not work for you.
I got our weighted blanket for Christmas from my parents and I had been wanting one for a long time. We have a 60×80″ 15-pound blanket.
I absolutely love it, however, it’s too heavy to move from our bedroom upstairs to the living room downstairs, so it stays on our bed. I really like that it’s big enough for our queen bed but can also be just for one person.
I love the weight and truly feel like it’s calming. Some of my best nights of sleep are with our weighted blanket. It can be pretty hot so we don’t sleep with it every night but does have an option for taking off the fleece cover for a cooler blanket.
Weighted blankets can also be pretty pricey, but I feel like the price is justified because of the quality and also the weight.
One negative that I don’t love about our particular blanket is that the weighted beads tend to fall to the sides, so you kind of have to shake it to evenly distribute, however, it’s not the end of the world.
My Barefoot Dreams blanket is my couch blanket and my weighted blanket is my sleeping blanket and lives on my bed. If I had to pick one I would say go with the weighted blanket. They are very different but I feel like I could live without my Barefoot Dreams but need my weighted blanket.