Beat the Cold Weather with Laura Ashley's Irresistible Hand-Knitted Blankets

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Hand-knitted blankets from Laura Ashley offer style and warmth

With the cold weather showing no sign of letting up any time soon, Laura Ashley's latest range of hand-knitted blankets offer a unique combination of style and comfort for those looking to beat the ongoing winter blues.

Since staying in is the new going out, a living space that is both cosy and inviting is key. Laura Ashley's range of home accessories gets the balance right perfectly, with beautiful objects that are as useful as they are covetable and comforting.

Chunky knitted blankets constitute an enduringly popular choice for anyone wanting to enhance a living space: thrown over the back of leather sofas they'll add texture and warmth - ideal for snuggling into while reading or watching television. And when folded at the end of double beds they hold the promise of a deliciously cosy, peaceful sleep or the temptation of a late-morning lie-in.

A return to lovingly crafted products is another reaction to modern life and to the soullessness of many mass-produced goods, so Laura Ashley's new hand-knitted Elsham blanket, with its generous proportions and sumptuously soft texture, is an irresistible choice: chunky hand-knits suggest a comforting earthiness, a rustic, homespun quality that's as nourishing to the spirit as mum's chicken soup. Available in calming shades of duck egg blue or natural, they will complement any décor and make downtime even more relaxing.

There's a more wide-scale worthiness to all of this luxury and self-indulgence too - in an age when the warned-of hard times have many watching their pennies, and when environmental concerns are paramount, a pile of cosy blankets is an ideal way to limit heating usage, helping both wallet and world.

Has there ever been a better reason to get to bed early, and stay there until late?

For more information please contact:
Laura Ashley PR Team
0207 880 5100

About Laura Ashley
Laura Ashley is one of the UK's leading retailers, with over 225 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland, plus an expanding international business offering stylish, high quality, great value women's clothing and home furnishings. In the last financial year Laura Ashley sales were £268.4 million.

As a much-loved British heritage brand Laura Ashley founded in 1953 provides a source of design-led items, good-quality yet accessible fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, lighting and home accessories and women's fashion.

The company also offers an excellent level of services including an array of bespoke options for the home, including made to order upholstery in a choice of over 100 fabric options, made to measure curtains & blinds and a comprehensive Design service.

Laura Ashley has growing franchise operations all over the world, including the Far East, Australia, Scandinavia and South America, as well as increasing numbers of licensing projects for products including carpets, eyewear, scarves and bedlinen.

In addition to an increasing portfolio of store Laura Ashley also offers a mail order service and internet sales at


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