Sep 05, 2023

Best fleece blankets to keep you warm and cosy

Warm, cosy, cheap: blankets that won't leave you feeling fleeced

inter may not be everyone's favourite season of the year, but there are benefits to the shorter days and long nights. Namely a free pass to curl up on the sofa with a good book or box set under a sea of blankets creating cosy, nesty warmth.

When it comes to blankets, there's a world of coverings to choose from: think electric for an energy-efficient heat boost, chunky knitted throws and stylish statement styles that promise to give your interiors a little lift.

Whether you live in a large, noisy household or you’re prone to staining everything no matter how careful you try to be, fleece is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a warm but easy-care blanket. As well as being breathable and moisture-wicking, it's also machine washable and quick to dry - wonderfully low maintenance, in other words.

We’ve found the most stylish options to buy now, from bold block colours to pretty patterns and more.

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A lovely soft throw in a rich tartan check, this rustic-look blanket is an ideal winter bedfellow or couch companion. The reverse is covered with cloud-like sherpa fleece, comfortable and cosy against the skin.

Wrap yourself in the magic of the forest with this throw, illustrated with foxes, hares and other woodland critters. The fleece design is covered with sherpa on the reverse to make for a really cosy covering for your bed or sofa.

A simple covering rich in colour as well as feel, M&S's fleece throw is one to keep on standby in the home or car when you need an extra layer of warmth.

Desert vibes abound from this fluffy blanket, covered in printed multicoloured flannel on one side and fluffy lamb cashmere on the other. Ideal for adding warmth to seating and beds, the 1kg blanket is machine washable.

Best for: Goldilocks level of comfort

Electric blanket type: Under

Covered in a soft faux fleece, there's nothing better than slipping into a warm bed thanks to this electric blanket. It's a design Goldilocks herself would be jealous of with six heat settings to reach the optimum level of warmth. What's more, there's dual control so if you share your bed with a hot sleeper they can turn off the heat on their side of the bed.

It's fine to use with most pocket spring mattresses, but may not be compatible with certain memory foam beds, so talk to your manufacturer first.

Considering it costs less than three pence to operate a night, it's a very cost-efficient option indeed.

You can't help but embrace the slow life when draped in this sherpa fleece blanket from Urban Outfitters. Sporting a happy snail print, it's soft, warm and machine washable.

There's nothing like a pom-pom trim to add a sense of playfulness to your interiors. This 130 x 150cm blanket offers welcome extra warmth when the mercury drops and comes in a range of colours including this snow white.

The warm tone of this blanket makes it a worthy addition to practically all interiors, whether you’re a minimalist or live in the more is more camp. The fleece is anti-static and won't shed with a blissfully soft texture that you just can't help but snuggle into.

Made for snuggling, this polyester teddy fleece throw is impossible to leave alone - it's so soft. It's offered in a warm cappuccino shade, making it perfect to curl up with when you’re having a cuppa, or something stronger.

With long chilly nights to battle through, who wouldn't want to curl up under the comfort of an unbelievably soft throw? M&S's one feels far more expensive than it is, made with plush sherpa fleece that feel sublime against the skin and looks inviting on the sofa. Made from 100 per cent polyester, it's machine washable too, so easy to keep looking oh-so fresh.

Best for: Electric blanket type: costs less than three pence to operate a night