Aug 25, 2023

Best Cozy Throw Blankets for Bed or Couch 2023

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There's nothing quite like a comfy night on the couch with a snug blanket.

If you're anything like us, when the weather is crisp and cool, you like to lean into quiet Friday evenings and lazy Sunday afternoons. There's really nothing better than changing into your pajamas, lighting a heavenly scented candle, turning on a feel-good movie, pouring a glass of red wine, and curling up on the couch with the softest throw blanket.

But finding the best throw—meaning one that's as cozy as your favorite bathrobe, large enough to go from head to toe, stylish enough to display on your bed or couch, and doesn't shed—isn't an easy task, especially given the overwhelming number of options out there.

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Our advice: Think about what's most important to you. If that's softness, choose one that's made from cotton, cashmere, or plush, which tend to be the most comfortable blanket materials. But if you're the type that's perpetually cold, you might do better with something that's wool, fleece, or faux fur, which make for the warmest throw blankets. There are even heated options, for those who really want extra comfort. No matter your preferences, make sure to choose a throw that's at least 50-by-60 inches, so you can really tuck yourself in.

Ready to snuggle up? These are the best throw blankets to buy, including a machine-washable budget-friendly Amazon option (hello, under $20!), a luxury cashmere pick, a heavy knit, and more—all of which will add a touch of sophistication to your space.

This plush throw comes in a wide variety of colors—from a more neutral ivory to a bold burnt orange—to match a wide range of decor styles. It's a great value pick, too. Though affordable, it's soft, sizeable, attractive, and won't shed.

This celebrity-loved throw is a must-have for the best nap ever. It's known for being thin and soothing yet also doing its job and keeping you warm on the coldest winter nights. When you’re too lazy to get up and change or start a bonfire, just reach over for this throw and all your troubles will go away.

The super-soft and extra-plush feel of this throw with a faux-fur finish from Anthropologie's Home collection will keep you warm all winter long. Its large size can be used to cover up the bed or to wrap yourself in on the couch, providing extra comfort on movie nights or afternoon naps.

Sometimes simple is key! If you’re on a budget, this sherpa throw is the one for you. Snuggle up in style with this solid-hued blanket that looks great in your home no matter the decor.

This Amazon bestseller has over 19,000 reviews with a collective 4.4 stars, because of its generous size (60-by-80 inches!) and soft, fluffy fleece fabric. Drape it over the corner of your bed so you have something warm to reach for when you catch a chill in the middle of the night.

Though decidedly more expensive than other choices on this list, nothing says luxury quite like finely woven 100 percent cashmere. Plus, at 50-by-65 inches, it's a bit larger than standard throws. For an extra-special touch, add a monogram.

Chunky blankets forever! This hand-knit option makes for a very special gift—for yourself or for your best friend. Although this blanket is yarn-dyed, it can safely be thrown in the wash. Additionally, you can feel secure gifting this to a family member or close friend knowing that this throw is certified Standard 100 by Okeo-Tex, meaning that it has been tested for harmful substances common to textile manufacturing, providing the highest safety product standards.

This handcrafted throw is described as Free People's "most luxurious blanket ever." Both vintage and elegant, this blanket's textured design matched with the variety of colorful shades to choose from will surely add a rustic feel to your home. Not to mention it's made with 100 percent Turkish cotton, meaning it will only get softer over time!

Whether picnicking in your backyard, sitting on your porch, or enjoying an alfresco dinner on a crisp evening, this indoor-outdoor throw is well-equipped to warm your lap or shoulders. Reviewers love it for its comfort factor but also appreciate how easy it is to clean—just toss it in the washing machine.

You're practically guaranteed to feel warm and fuzzy with this plush faux-fur blanket from West Elm. Not only is it almost too soft to believe, but the neutral tones go with nearly any decor, so it will look perfect draped across the end of your bed, the arm of your couch, and just about anywhere else. Even better? It can be personalized with a monogram or name, so it also makes for a great holiday, housewarming, or engagement gift.

It should come as no surprise that beloved bedding brand Brooklinen also offers some high-quality blankets and throws, like this cozy option that comes in various colors. Made from cotton that's soft and breathable, this blanket will help to get you a better night's sleep with its weighted beads built into a quilted interior.

What's even better than a throw blanket? This plush, waterproof, machine-washable blanket that you can share with your dog. Drape this over your sofa to help prevent pet hair from sticking to your furniture.

A heated blanket is nice to have handy on extra-cold days (or when someone in your home is ramping up the AC), and this one is a solid choice. It's more attractive than comparable options, has ultra-thin wires for comfort, three warming settings for maximum efficiency, and a 10-hour auto shut-off and overheat protection for safety.

This large bohemian-style throw is the perfect statement piece for your home. With beautiful colors and a unique pattern, this handmade blanket that's 100 percent cotton yarn can be trusted to keep you warm all winter. It measures 60 inches by 80 inches, so it's big enough for two people to snuggle up under if you’re in the mood to cuddle!

If the weather drops below 50 degrees, there's a 99 percent chance you'll find us wrapped up in this contemporary throw blanket. Inspired by traditional suzani quilt patterns, this striking design includes sun medallions that are meant to radiate positive energy and good vibes—which is something just about everyone could use a little more of.

This ultra-soft wearable throw stands out from the rest because of its ability to keep you warm from head to toe. You can curl up on the sofa, tuck yourself into bed, or even walk around the house with this practical blanket and ensure you’ll be snuggly.

Brigitt is a writer, editor and craft stylist with nearly 15 years of experience. She specializes in lifestyle topics, including home, health, parenting, beauty, style, food, entertaining, travel and weddings. She has written for Glamour, People, Good Housekeeping, Women's Health, Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and more.

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