The 7 Best Blankets to Buy in 2018

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A great blanket can transform your bed and give you fewer sleepless nights. If you’re into layering and textures (and trust us, you should be) adding a blanket to your bed dressing is a cozy way to add style and warmth. Whether you add it under a comforter or a duvet or you want to layer a handful of different blankets, finding the right one for your sleeping pattern is key.

From breathable cotton to wintery wools, we’ve rounded up the best blankets for every type of sleeper. Just don’t blame us if you hit the snooze button a few too many times.


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    Best Overall: Balichun Luxury 330 GSM Fleece Blanket

    If you want to add an extra dose of cozy that feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud, look no further than a fleece blanket — like the Balichun Luxury 330 GSM. This warm but lightweight blanket comes in twin, queen or king sizes, as well as a travel or throw-sized option (50” by 61”), so you can easily find the perfect fit for your bed. With 16 different color choices, you can also add a pop of color to your bed or keep things neutral and calm depending on your mood.

    If the 5-star reviews on Amazon raving about the blanket’s softness and breathability don’t convince you, the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out for yourself before you commit. If you’re looking for plush and comfort, a fleece blanket is always a great choice.

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    Best Cotton: Hotel Collection Premier MicroCotton Blanket

    Courtesy of Macy's

    For a more traditional option, look for a cotton woven blanket that adds texture and breathes throughout the night. The Hotel Collection Premier MicroCotton Blanket comes in white, silver, taupe and pool (a soft blue) and fits twin through king-sized beds. A cotton blanket is the perfect all-season choice, as it’s light and airy enough for summer but adds warmth under a cozy duvet when the temperatures drop. The Hotel Collection Blanket holds up well wash after wash — which is great for those with allergies or pets, allowing you to reduce irritants without ruining the blanket.  


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    Best Wool: Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Washable Blanket

    Courtesy of Bed, Bath and Beyond

    When the wind howls and your heating bill skyrockets, adding a wool blanket to your bed is a great way to stay warm without cranking up the heat. The Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Blanket is made from pure virgin wool so it’s incredibly soft to the touch and machine washable. Forget what you think you know about wool blankets — this one isn’t scratchy or harsh and will get softer each time you throw it in the wash. It comes in 14 colors, ranging from traditional red plaid to solid grey or blue, and ranges in sizes from twin to king.

    While wool may be too warm for summer months, it’s a great choice for your bed during the winter. A well-made wool blanket will last a lifetime, and we love the Pendleton brand because it will never go out of style and hold up year after year.  

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    Best for Night Sweats: Outlast Woven All Season Temperature Regulating Blanket

    If you wake up night after night sweaty and steamy (but still crave that cozy “tucked in” feeling), we’ve got the blanket for you. The Outlast Woven All-Season Temperature Regulating Blanket absorbs and stores heat to adjust as your body temperature fluctuates throughout the night. Made from 50% Outlast (a material developed for NASA to regulate heat) and 50% polyester fiber fill, this blanket comes in twin, full, queen, king and throw sizes, as well as four neutral colors.

    Amazon reviewers love the Outlast Woven Blanket, stating it’s a great choice for those sweaty nights all year long. Owners also love how lightweight and thin it is, making it the perfect addition to a guest room or linen closet when you want to ensure you have the perfect blanket on hand for family and friends.

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    Best Heated: Beautyrest Heated Fleece Blanket and Throw Combo Set

    This set comes with two blankets: one for your bed and one for your sofa or chair. The bed blanket comes in full, queen or king sizes; color options include ivory, blue and tan. The throw measures 50" by 60”, and it’s perfect for those chilly Sunday mornings with a cup of tea and a book. The blanket has an automatic 2-hour timer, helping you fall asleep without overheat throughout the night. It has five temperature settings, so you can crank the heat up or just add a bit of warmth when you need it. The queen and king sized blankets include two controllers, allowing you to customize each side of the blanket.

    Reviewers love the multiple heat settings and say it makes crawling into bed on those chilly February nights much more relaxing. Add a heated blanket to your bed this winter and watch those heating bills drop.

    Need some more help finding what you're looking for? Read through our best electric blankets​ article.

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    Best Organic: Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket

    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    If you suffer from allergies or sensitive skin, organic bedding is a great way to reduce irritation. Made without pesticides or harsh chemicals, the Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket is stylish, warm and made from 100% organic cotton. It comes in twin, full/queen and king/California king sizes, and is available in five different colors — so you can customize it to your liking. The organic cotton holds up well wash after wash, which makes it perfect for pet owners. We also love the diamond weave pattern, which can add a bit of texture to your bed without overpowering your decor scheme.

    For an additional charge, you can even add a custom monogram—always a thoughtful gift idea for family and loved ones. If you want a great all-around blanket, the Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket is a great choice for every climate. 

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    Best Faux Fur: West Elm Faux Fur Ombre Throw

    Courtesy of West Elm

    Not all blankets are created equal, and the West Elm Faux Fur Ombre Throw is definitely a cut above the rest. If you’re looking for something a little unusual to add a bit of flair to your bedroom or reading nook, a faux fur blanket is a striking choice. This 47" x 60" blanket looks great folded at the bottom of your bed or tossed over a sofa or chair. While it’s built for style more than sleeping, we love the gorgeous faded faux fur and the rich brown color that works well with nearly all decor. The front of the piece is made 84% mod-acrylic and 16% polyester, while the backing is 100% polyester.

    Pair the West Elm Faux Fur Ombre Throw with a solid cotton blanket to mix and match textures in a trendy chic way.

    Check out our other reviews of the best faux fur blankets available on the market today.