For some, fall is all about leaning into chunky knits and pumpkin-scented everything. For others, it’s all about turning your space into a clean, cozy haven so you can curl up with your favorite book in peace. The best and easiest way to achieve the aforementioned homebound bliss? With a throw blanket that’s basically begging for Halloween movie nights and lazy Sunday mornings spent reading on the couch. If that sounds like a dream come true, peep the 17 best throw blankets below (and prepare thy fire pit for s'mores season).
The 17 Best Throw Blankets to Cozy Up Your Space, Starting at Just $18
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The Best Throw Blankets, at a Glance
- Best Overall: Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Throw Blanket
- Best Budget: HomeGoods Striped Throw With Fringe
- Best Chunky Knit: Lulu and Georgia Olema Handwoven Throw
- Best Wool: Brooklinen Pure Wool Throw Blanket
- Best Lightweight: Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Bold Stripes Fringe Throw
- Best Cashmere: Sofia Cashmere Fringed Cashmere Throw
- Best Sherpa: Ugg Bliss Sherpa Throw
- Best Alpaca: The Citizenry Cascada Alpaca Throw
- Best Organic: Coyuchi Pismo Organic Blanket
- Best Weighted: Bearaby Cotton Napper
- Best All-Season: Pendleton Eco-wise Wool Throw Blanket
- Best Faux-Fur: Connecticut Home Company Sherpa Reversible Throw
- Best Baby Blanket: Parachute Cashmere Baby Blanket
- Best Velvet: Kingole Flannel Fleece Microfiber Throw Blanket
- Best Cooling Blanket: Elegear Cooling Blanket
- Best Heated Blanket: Beautyrest Fleece 2 Piece Electric Blanket
- Best Eco-Friendly: Coyuchi Sequoia Washable Organic Cotton Wool Blanket
You may have seen this ultra-cozy throw before, and that’s because nearly every celebrity has one. (Chrissy Teigen has the chic leopard print version.) If you don’t own a Barefoot Dreams blanket yet, now is your chance to stock up, because it’s bound to sell out during the holiday rush. Measuring 54” x 72”, it’s big enough for two people to cozy up under, and thanks to the super-buttery microfiber material, it’s bound to be the softest throw you’ve ever owned. In addition to the leopard print that Teigen has, the simple design also comes in nearly every goes-with-anything neutral, including cream, light grey, black, white and taupe.
Here, a fringed option that can add some texture and color to your space. The blanket’s design mixes minimal pattern and maximum style with bold stripes and rich neutral hues (which, FWIW, are hitting every fall design trend). Plus, while some throws look better than they feel, this guy isn’t one of those. Its luxurious, cotton-blended construction makes it just as cuddle-worthy as it is chic—which is surprising, given its $20 price tag. Oh, and did we mention that it’s machine washable?
Best Chunky Knit
Gigantic chunky knit blankets are all the rage. So if your Pinterest board is filled with artsy shots of these tossed over the arm of couches and chairs, you should probably add this option to your cart. The blanket is meticulously hand-loomed in Argentina and the soft, 100 percent wool construction offers an extra cozy touch. Bonus points for its gorgeous fringe finish (which comes in ivory and mink) along with its oversized, 78” length, which makes it the perfect accessory to drape over the end of a bed or arm of a sofa.
Brooklinen created this throw for ice-cold nights spent snuggling by the fire. Though we aren’t rushing those frigid days along, we wouldn’t mind being snowed in with this 51” x 70” eco-friendly wool throw wrapped around us. It’s made at a 100-year-old family mill in Germany and comes in two muted hues that look chic draped over the couch arm when not in use. Think of it as functional decor.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a faux-fur throw to make a space feel like a cozy haven. Take this bold-striped, woven fringe number for example. It’s made of lightweight, OEKO-TEX-certified cotton that feels super soft to the touch, and it’s a great alternative to some of the thicker options in this list. If you live in a warmer climate, or just prefer your throws to be on the lighter side, this fringe number is our pick.
We know, we know; this one is a splurge. But we have to admit: If it was acceptable to live in this throw blanket, we would. Made from super-soft cashmere with a fringed-edge design, it has an extra cozy texture that feels exactly like your favorite sweater. Choose from 11 ultra-chic colors—including clay and navy, our personal faves—or just grab one of each. That’s how much you’ll love it.
It’s been decades, but we still can’t get rid of our UGG boots, because they’re just that cozy. Turns out the brand’s Sherpa throw blanket has the same comfort factor. Fleece on one side and nubby Sherpa on the other, it makes every movie night feel like it’s taking place inside an UGG boot. We love this neutral gray hue, but it also comes in seven additional colors, from sand to rose and even a soft sage. The best part? Unlike our boots, this blanket is completely machine-washable, so you can keep it looking (and smelling) fresh all season long.
Hand-loomed by 40 master weavers in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, this alpaca throw is incredibly soft and warm, while still being lightweight. How, you ask? It all has to do with the different weaving techniques in every stripe, which takes about one week to create from start to finish. Not to mention alpaca is a hypoallergenic material, so it’s the ideal choice for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies.
Your groceries are organic, so shouldn’t your throw blankets be, too? Woven from organic cotton, this is a contemporary take on matelassé (a French weaving technique that creates a quilted pattern). The result? A light- to mid-weight blanket with a soft, delicate finish that’s ideal for year-round use.
Unlike most weighted blankets that leave much to be desired in the aesthetics department, the Bearaby Cotton Napper is so chic, you’ll actually want to leave it on display. Made from thick woven cotton that gives the blanket its heft (rather than glass or plastic beads), it’s also extremely breathable, so it won’t cause you to sweat profusely every time you want to reap its anti-anxiety benefits. It comes in 15-, 20- and 25-pound options and five soothing colors, so you can customize it to your space and liking. Just keep in mind that the best way to find a weighted blanket for you is to go for one that’s around ten percent of your bodyweight.
This wool throw blanket actually gives us something to look forward to when summer comes to a close. Though it comes in various colors (in twin, queen and king sizes, no less), we’re partial to this muted teal which, FYI, is water and stain repellent. When you need to give it a little refresh, just throw it in the cold wash cycle and tumble dry on low. You’ll find us wrapped up in it, sitting by the fire, hot tea in hand all season long.
This blanket isn’t just one of our personal faves, it’s also highly regarded by nearly 4,000 purchasers on Amazon. It features faux fur on one side and Sherpa on the other, making it quite toasty. And although it has the look and feel of fur, it’s machine washable in case of messes (i.e., when we inevitably spill ice cream down the front). It comes in a casual 41 shades, from this beige color to a bold merlot hue, and four different sizes (twin, full/queen, king and a 65-inch x 50-inch option). All that for just $18? We can feel a nap coming on already…
Best Baby Blanket
We usually want anything that’s made for an infant due to the comfort factor. The same goes for this cloud-like baby-sized cashmere throw, which comes in both dusty rose and grey. At just 38-inches x 32-inches, it fits easily in cribs, strollers and car seats lending a snug feel to any space, whether at home or on the go.
Name a more luxurious fabric than velvet. That’s what we thought. And this throw one-ups the luxe factor with a 350 GSM microfiber construction, making it lightweight yet plush and ultra-soft to the touch. Drape it at the foot of your bed for an extra pop of color or use it to add interest to a neutral living room. Our fave feature? The fact that it’s completely machine washable.
Best Cooling Blanket
On the other end of the thermometer, if summer nights mean lying on top of your duvet, tossing and turning because it's too hot, a cooling blanket should be close by. This is specially made to help absorb your body's heat with a cool-sensing value of 0.4 (Psst, most cooling blankets have a value of 0.2) that works to take in any sweat so that you stay cool and dry all summer long.
Best Heated Blanket
For those winter nights that are bone-chilling cold, a warming blanket is going to be a life saver. We love this guy for a lot of reasons. It's 100 percent fleece, making it comfy to snuggle up in and it has a multi-heat control so you ensure the temp is at the ideal level for you. But most of all, it safe to use due to its function that automatically turns the heat off after two hours of use so you can sleep soundly—and warmly—all night long.
Not only does this throw keep things toasty warm thanks to its blend of organic cotton and organic wool, it's good for the climate too. The fabrics are produced using low processed fibers that are both natural and organic, and are crafted in ethical factories that are kind to the environment. Plus, it's buttery soft feel and the minimalistic design makes this a staple you'll continue to reach for whether it's summer or winter.
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