The 8 Best Blankets of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Boll & Branch Waffle Bed Blanket at Boll & Branch

"A lightweight cotton blanket that's perfect for all seasons."

Best Budget: Balichun Luxury 330 GSM Fleece Blanket at Amazon

"This plush fleece blanket will keep you cozy, and you can choose between 16 different colors and five different sizes."

Best Wool: Pendleton Wool Washable Blanket at Amazon

"Made from pure virgin wool so it’s incredibly soft to the touch and machine washable."

Best Heated: Beautyrest Fleece Blanket and Throw Set at Amazon

"The blanket has an automatic 2-hour timer, so you can fall asleep toasty, but won't overheat throughout the night."

Best Organic: Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket at Pottery Barn

"Made without pesticides or harsh chemicals, this pick is stylish, warm, and made from 100 percent organic cotton."

Best Faux Fur: Best Home Fashion Faux Fur Throw at Amazon

"Lined with soft faux fur, this blanket is perfect for curling up on cozy nights."

Best for Night Sweats: Soothe Lab Cooling Weighted Blanket at Soothe Lab

"This weighted blanket is made of bamboo viscose, which is more breathable and more absorbent than cotton blankets."

Best Knit: Cotton Knit Throw at West Elm

"This tightly woven knit cotton throw is lightweight, cozy, and perfect for all seasons."

Whether you're lounging on the couch or curled up in bed, a comfy blanket is a must-have. The best blankets offer the perfect amount of warmth and style, and you have a variety of fabrics—from breathable cotton to warm wool—to choose from. To help you decide on the right blanket, we've tested and researched a variety of styles, colors, and fabrics.

Below, these are the best blankets to cozy up with in bed or on the couch.

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    Best Overall: Boll & Branch Waffle Bed Blanket

    Boll & Branch Waffle Bed Blanket

    Courtesy of Boll & Branch

    For all-season comfort, the Boll & Branch Waffle Bed Blanket is a cozy and stylish choice. The blanket is made from 100 percent organic cotton that's GOTS, OEKO-TEX, and Fair Trade certified, so it's ethically produced and free from harmful chemicals. Because it's lightweight, it's perfect as your main blanket in the summer and pairs well with a quilt or comforter for extra warmth when it gets chilly. The blanket has hand-bound edges and a waffle weave that adds texture and softness without making the blanket super bulky.

    The blanket is available in three sizes—twin, full/queen, and king/California king—and you can choose from four neutral colors that are sure to match your bedroom or living room decor.

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    Best Budget: Balichun Luxury 330 GSM Fleece Blanket

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    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 travel or throw-sized options, 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.

    Additionally, 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.

    "It may not be the most durable, but this blanket is a bargain for anyone who needs a spare for guests or just something to curl up with when watching TV."—Gabriel Bell, Product Tester

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    Best Wool: Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Washable Blanket

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    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.  

    "Perhaps one of the best things about this blanket is that it can be machine-washed and line-dried, saving you many trips to the dry cleaners. All that said, the Eco-Wise is lighter than most true winter-warrior wool blankets, so it probably won’t keep you warm on its own during freezing cold nights."—Gabriel Bell, Product Tester

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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 inches by 60 inches, 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.

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    Best Organic: Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket

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    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 percent 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: Best Home Fashion Faux Fur Throw

    If you want something extra soft and cozy to curl up with at night, a faux fur blanket is sure to do the trick. This pick from Best Home Fashion is especially snuggly, with soft faux fur and microfiber lining that will make it hard to get out of bed. It looks great draped over the back of your couch or armchair or at the bottom of your freshly made bed.

    The cozy blanket is available in four sizes: 54 x 36 inches, 58 x 36 inches, 58 x 60 inches, or an oversized 58 x 84 inches. There are 12 chic neutral colors to choose from, including champagne, iced fox, coyote, and more.

    "The furry side of the blanket feels soft yet sturdy at the same time; while the underside, since it’s not trying to mimic fur, has a pillowy softness that’s also pleasing to the touch."—Linnea Covington, Product Tester

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    Best for Night Sweats: Soothe Lab Cooling Weighted Blanket

    Soothe Lab Cooling Weighted Blanket

    Courtesy of Soothe Lab 

    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 Soothe Lab Cooling Weighted Blanket keeps you comfortable at night and provides a gentle weight that helps many people fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

    This weighted blanket is made from bamboo viscose, which is incredibly breathable. That means the blanket won't trap your own body heat and allows for plenty of airflow to keep you from getting sweaty in the middle of the night. Bamboo is also more absorbent than cotton, so the blanket will wick away any sweat throughout the night so you feel cooler.

    This blanket measures 60 x 80 inches and comes in two weights: 15 pounds and 20 pounds.

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    Best Knit: Cotton Knit Throw

    Cotton Knit Throw

    Courtesy of West Elm

    Crafted with a cozy, tightly woven seed stitch, this 100 percent Cotton Knit Throw is a great layering blanket that’s lightweight enough to use year-round. Available in eight stylish colors with ribbed edge detailing—including classic white, midnight blue, and horseradish yellow—there’s sure to be a shade to complement your living room decor. When the weather gets chilly, the blanket can also be used to add extra warmth and style to your bed.

    The soft cotton knit throw comes in two sizes, and it’s easy to care for by machine washing. If you’re looking for a chic blanket that’s as cozy as your favorite sweater, this knit throw is a great pick. 

Final Verdict

Our top choice is the Boll & Branch Waffle Bed Blanket (view at Boll & Branch) because it's made from 100 percent cotton, lightweight enough for all seasons, and comes in neutral colors that will match any decor. If you want to get super cozy on cold nights, we recommend the Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Washable Blanket, which is incredibly soft and comes in a wide range of colors.

What to Look for in a Blanket

Material Blankets can be made from a variety of materials, including fleece, wool, cotton, polyester, faux fur, and more. Each has different benefits: Fleece and wool are known for being warm, while cotton is great at regulating temperature and is also easy to wash. Consider how warm you want your blanket to be — as well as its care instructions — when choosing a material.

Weight Another key indicator of a blanket’s performance is its weight, which is typically measured in grams per square meter (or GSM). Blankets with a higher GSM will be heavier and warmer — for winter use, you’ll want a blanket with 300 GSM or more.

Style Of course, you’ll also want to think about the style of the blanket you buy. There are many to choose from — from patterned blankets to knitted ones — but the best option for you will depend on your individual style and existing decor.