After Weeks of Testing, Here are the 8 Best Faux Fur Blankets of 2022

Our top pick is the UnHide Marshmallow

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A pile of various faux fur blankets

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A faux fur blanket has three important jobs: keep its owner physically warm, provide a snuggly vibe to a space, and add stylish texture to whatever piece of furniture it happens to be draped over—whether it's a bed, couch, or chair. When testing the best faux fur blankets, we ranked them based on their quality, comfort, fabric, warmth, durability, and overall value.

Our favorite faux fur blanket, the UnHide Marshmallow, was the softest one we tested. It comes in three different sizes and can be machine washed and tumble dried.

Read on for the best faux fur blankets to keep you nice and cozy.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: UnHide Marshmallow

4.7
UnHide Marshmallow Faux Fur Blanket

Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    5/5
  • Fabric
    4/5
  • Warmth
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
  • Value
    4/5
What We Like
  • Incredibly soft

  • Warm without being overwhelming

  • Doesn't shed or attract lint

What We Don't Like
  • Large size is heavy to move around

  • Slightly slippery feel

  • Monochromatic tones look less like real fur

Soft, fluffy, and deliciously comfortable, the UnHide Marshmallow more than lives up to its name. Designed to mimic chinchilla fur, the fabric is distinctive in its ability to retain its fluff even after spending hours on the couch. Out of all of the blankets we tested, it had the loveliest feel—and it didn't shed fibers or attract pet hair, which was a plus. UnHide makes these throws using 90 percent recycled materials and also gives you the option to buy and sell "pre-loved" pieces to help reduce waste.

At 9 pounds, the Marshmallow has quite a bit of heft, making it ideal for those who like a bit more weight on them when they're sleeping or relaxing. The queen size is definitely large enough for two people to snuggle under together, and because it doesn't shed and can be machine washed, it didn't bother testers who suffer from allergies. UnHide also makes more lightweight blankets—such as the Lil' Marsh, which weighs half as much and comes in three different sizes—if you don't want to commit to such a big item.

While the Marshmallow is marketed as being machine washable, a company representative recommends washing the blanket in cold water and either hanging it to dry or tumble drying it on low. Our tester washed the blanket on the delicate setting and dried it for 15 minutes using no heat. She then draped it over a drying rack, and it dried in less than 24 hours.

Size: 60 x 80 inches | Material: Recycled polyester | Weight: 9 pounds | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low, do not dry clean

UnHide Marshmallow Faux Fur Blanket

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Best Budget: Threshold Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Throw Blanket

4.2
Threshold Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Blanket

Target

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    4/5
  • Fabric
    4/5
  • Warmth
    4/5
  • Durability
    4/5
  • Value
    5/5
What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Can be washed and dried

  • Attractive ruching adds visual interest

What We Don't Like
  • Bumpy texture might not be for everyone

  • Backside feels a bit thin

If you could use one word to describe Threshold's Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Throw, it would be easy. Not only is it extremely affordable (you could buy five or six for the cost of some of the other blankets on this list!), but it can also be machine washed and dried without looking worse for the wear.

The throw is designed to look like rabbit fur, and although it's quite lightweight, it has a luxurious-looking vibe. The eye-catching ruched detailing makes it stand out from other options in this price range, perfect for sprucing up whatever piece of furniture it's draped over. Note that the ruching looks a bit crisper in the photos—in real life, it's more soft and subtle, especially after people have been sitting on it. Our tester also found that she could feel the threads through the raised portions, which may bother some people.

Size: 50 x 60 inches | Material: Polyester | Weight: 2 pounds | Care: Machine wash, tumble dry

Threshold Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Blanket

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Best Splurge: Pottery Barn Faux Fur Alpaca Throw

4.7
Pottery Barn Faux Fur Alpaca Throw

Pottery Barn

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    5/5
  • Fabric
    4/5
  • Warmth
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
  • Value
    4/5
What We Like
  • Velvety finished edge makes it feel extra special and gift-worthy

  • Reverse side also has high-quality fabric

  • Certified nontoxic

What We Don't Like
  • Can't be machine dried

  • Only comes in ivory

When you consider the price per inch, this blanket, which is made from certified nontoxic fabric, is one of the most expensive options on our list. However, the quality is extremely high, especially considering the neat velvet border and pleasant-feeling faux alpaca. The blanket feels more fuzzy than silky (the company calls it a "short, dense pile"), and sheds very little. Unlike other choices on the market, the reverse side doesn't feel like an afterthought: It also has a luxurious feel, so you could easily flip it around depending on your preferences.

Our tester found it a little disappointing that the blanket couldn't be machine dried, but it dried in less than a day on a drying rack. This throw feels special enough to give as a gift, and even comes tied with a pretty grosgrain ribbon for a nice presentation. Matching pillow covers are also available, and the blanket is also sold in a larger size, although this one (50 by 60 inches) is ideal for the couch and weighs less than 2 pounds—one of the lightest options we tested.

Size: 50 x 60 inches or 60 x 80 inches | Material: Acrylic, polyester (front); polyester (back) | Weight: Varies | Care: Machine wash, line dry, or dry-clean

Pottery Barn Faux Alpaca Throw

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What Testers Say

"You can’t help but run your fingers through the faux fur. The softness rivals any blanket or throw we’ve ever used. The fleece’s texture feels good, but finding a good fleece isn’t as hard as finding an amazing, durable faux fur. There were absolutely no little hairs or flyaways left behind."—Stacey L. Nash, Product Tester

Best Heated: Beautyrest Zuri Heated Throw Blanket

4.4
Beautyrest Zuri Heated Throw Blanket

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    5/5
  • Fabric
    3.5/5
  • Warmth
    5/5
  • Durability
    4/5
  • Value
    5/5
What We Like
  • Two-hour automatic shutoff for added safety

  • Blanket adjusts heat based on room temperature

  • Lots of color options

  • Heats up quickly

What We Don't Like
  • Manual machine washing instructions are complex

  • Wires can be felt through fabric

The only thing cozier than a faux fur blanket is a heated faux fur blanket, and this one from Beautyrest is a solid, attractive option. Our testers gave it high marks overall, including perfect for quality, warmth, and value. The plug for the cord is discreetly embedded at the foot of the blanket, and there's an extra switch that keeps it from popping out during the night (to remove the cord, you need to press upward on the switch).

At 50 by 70 inches, this blanket is best suited for one person. It comes in more than 10 different color options, including neutral grays, creams, and browns, so you can match it to your space. One complaint is that the fabric is somewhat thin, causing you to feel some pressure from the wires—our testers rated the fabric a 3.5 out of 5. However, it heats up fairly quickly and provides a nice buffer from a chilly environment. The blanket also self-adjusts based on the temperature in the room: Our tester turned it on high during an unexpectedly warm day and noticed just the slightest bit of heat. There's no shedding with this blanket, and the fabric feels soft and silky to the touch.

Washing this blanket is a bit more complicated than the others—the instructions for the machine are a bit complicated and require using manual settings, but you can also opt to hand wash if you have a big enough sink (or you can try the bathtub). Beautyrest offers a five-year warranty, which is reassuring since electric blankets can sometimes develop issues after a few years.

Size: 50 x 70 inches | Material: Polyester | Weight: 3.56 pounds | Care: Hand wash or wash manually in machine following manufacturer instructions; line dry or tumble dry low for 5 minutes, then block and drape to dry

Best Reversible: UGG Dawson Faux Fur Throw Blanket

4.5
UGG Dawson Faux Fur Blanket

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    4/5
  • Fabric
    5/5
  • Warmth
    4/5
  • Durability
    4/5
  • Value
    5/5
What We Like
  • One of the softest blankets we tested

  • Subtle dip-dye highlights

  • Fairly affordable

What We Don't Like
  • Dry-clean only

  • Shed a bit at first

Unlike some blankets where the backside feels like somewhat of an afterthought, the reverse (meaning non-furry) side of the Ugg Dawson is a delightfully soft, velvet-like material. Of all the blankets tested, the Dawson was one of the softest, with a luxurious feel that parallels more expensive blankets.

The Dawson is on the lighter side—we gave it a 4 out of 5 for warmth. Although some reviewers had luck machine washing the blanket and either tumble drying on low or line drying, the company recommends dry-cleaning only. It comes in four different soothing neutral shades—none are especially dramatic, but each one has some subtle tonal variations, and they're designed to look good in a variety of settings.

Size: 50 x 70 inches | Material: Polyester | Weight: 3.96 pounds | Care: Dry-clean only

UGG Dawson Faux Fur Throw Blanket

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Best Weighted: Therapedic Faux Fur Weighted Blanket

5
Therapedic Faux Fur Weighted Blanket

Bed Bath & Beyond

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    5/5
  • Fabric
    5/5
  • Warmth
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
  • Value
    5/5
What We Like
  • 16 inner ties keep the insert securely in place

  • Cover can be machine washed and dried

  • Comes in multiple weight options

What We Don't Like
  • Process of getting insert into cover after washing is cumbersome

  • Blanket makes noise as you shift around in bed

  • Limited color choices

Therapedic's Faux Fur Weighted Blanket ranked high across all categories, receiving perfect scores across the board from our tester for quality, fabric, comfort, durability, warmth, and value. Available in either a simple charcoal gray or ivory, one of this blanket's most standout features is the number of ties—16 total—that attach the cover to the insert. These help keep it from shifting around and bunching up during the night. That said, the process of getting the insert back into the cover after washing and drying is a bit tricky and requires patience.

The blanket comes in three different weights: 12, 16, and 20 pounds. Our tester found the 16-pound size quite comfortable for sleeping. The fill, which is a mix of glass beads and lightweight polyester fill, felt supportive without being suffocating or overly warm. Note that the blanket does make noise as you shift around, which may disturb a sleeping partner if you have one.

Size: 48 x 72 inches | Material: Polyester faux fur, polyester microfiber (cover); glass beads, 50 polyester fill (insert) | Weight: 12, 16, or 20 pounds | Care: Cover, machine wash cold, tumble dry low; insert, spot clean only

Therapedic Faux Fur Weighted Blanket

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Best Color Options: Frontgate Luxury Faux Fur Throw

4
Frontgate Luxe Faux Fur Throw

Frontgate

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    4/5
  • Fabric
    4/5
  • Warmth
    4/5
  • Durability
    4/5
  • Value
    3/5
What We Like
  • Unusual ombre look with flecks of light and dark tones

  • Four beautiful color choices

  • Solidly constructed

What We Don't Like
  • Dry-cleaning is recommended

  • A little expensive

  • Bumps can be felt in some spots

This blanket is made from fibers sourced from Japan, which is known for producing high-quality faux-fur materials. Our tester reviewed the Coyote, which includes an intriguing blend of dark and light brown tones as well as ivory, giving it a realistic fur look. Other choices are Lynx (cream with flecks of black), Timberwolf Gray (a light gray), and Chinchilla Gray Ombre (a mix of ash brown and darker gray). Each one is distinctive—they evoke the feeling of a high-end lodge—and a welcome change from the more staid neutrals often seen with these types of throws. If you want to go all-in with the mock fur look, Frontgate also sells matching pillow covers.

Our tester rated the blanket a 4 out of 5 for quality and fabric, because in certain spots, you can feel ridges through the fur. The underside was soft and velvety. It did well being washed on the machine's delicate setting, but it does need to be laid flat for drying. To keep its heirloom quality, the company recommends dry-cleaning. In terms of overall value, this throw received 3 out of 5—there are blankets on the list in the same price range that received higher quality scores, but if you're looking for something truly eye-catching, this is a solid option.

Size: 50 x 70 inches or 68 x 88 inches | Material: Modacrylic, polyester, and polyester velvet | Weight: Varies | Care: Machine wash and line dry or dry-clean

Frontgate Luxury Faux Fur Throw

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Best Statement Piece: CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw

4.7
CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw

CB2

Our Ratings
  • Quality
    5/5
  • Fabric
    5/5
  • Warmth
    5/5
  • Durability
    4/5
  • Value
    5/5
What We Like
  • Striking good looks

  • Cozy but not too heavy

  • Good value given its size

What We Don't Like
  • Could be softer

  • Dry-clean only

  • Limited color choices

If you're looking for a blanket that makes a dramatic statement but is also cozy enough for Netflix binging, this might be the one for you. Note that although the color is listed as "light grey," in reality this blanket is more of a blend of cool light and dark brown tones, with some cream mixed in. Like the Frontgate, this blanket has a realistic fur look, and will definitely add visual interest to a room (we could imagine it draped across a chair at a boutique hotel).

Our testers gave this blanket 5/5 for quality, fabric, warmth, and value. Especially given its size, it's less expensive than some of its competitors while still being a high-quality option that would be perfect for a gift. Note that although the material is soft and cozy-feeling, it's not as buttery soft as some others on our list. The fur is thinner, which some people may prefer, and at 5 pounds, it's not cumbersome, so it's easy to move around. Although it shed when it was first taken out of the box, this decreased after several weeks.

Size: 48 x 80 inches | Material: Acrylic/polyester blend, acrylic polyester velvet | Weight: 5 pounds | Care: Dry clean only

CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw

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Compare

Overall Rating Quality Fabric Warmth Durability Value
UnHide Marshmallow Faux Fur Blanket
Best Overall:
UnHide Marshmallow
4.7
5 4 5 5 4
Threshold Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Blanket
Best Budget:
Threshold Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Throw Blanket
4.2
4 4 4 4 5
Pottery Barn Faux Fur Alpaca Throw
Best Splurge:
Pottery Barn Faux Fur Alpaca Throw
4.7
5 4 5 5 4
Beautyrest Zuri Heated Throw Blanket
Best Heated:
Beautyrest Zuri Heated Throw Blanket
4.4
5 3.5 5 4 5
UGG Dawson Faux Fur Blanket
Best Reversible:
UGG Dawson Faux Fur Throw Blanket
4.5
4 5 4 4 5
Therapedic Faux Fur Weighted Blanket
Best Weighted:
Therapedic Faux Fur Weighted Blanket
5
5 5 5 5 5
Frontgate Luxe Faux Fur Throw
Best Color Options:
Frontgate Luxury Faux Fur Throw
4
4 4 4 4 3
CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw
Best Statement Piece:
CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw
4.7
5 5 5 4 5
Final Verdict

The UnHide Marshmallow was our top pick because it's incredibly touchable, easy to clean, and didn't shed. The UnHide has a monochromatic look, so if you want something that evokes real fur (and weighs a bit less), try the Light Grey Faux Fur Throw from CB2, which is still soft and comfortable, but makes a statement with its dramatic tonal variations.

Therapedic blanket

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How We Tested

For this article, our testers received some of the most popular faux-fur blankets and used them in their homes, either in their bedrooms or common areas like living rooms. Our testers also, when applicable, machine washed and either tumble dried or line dried the blankets to see how well they would hold up over time. Our testers took notes on how easily the blankets shed fibers, especially on black clothing, and whether the shedding improved with time or machine washing. Using them in real-life settings such as the living room couch, they also noted whether or not the blankets attracted things like dust, lint, or pet hair. They observed the hand feel for each one, noting attributes such as silky, furry, fuzzy, or smooth. Finally, they rated the blankets for quality, fabric, comfort, warmth, and overall value.

What to Look for in a Faux Fur Blanket

Size

Faux fur blankets come in various sizes, from small accent pieces that closely resemble real animal pelts to throws you can drape in your lap and oversized versions that can fully envelop you. Before purchasing, be sure to take intended use and product dimensions into consideration, lest you end up with permanent cold toes.

Type

Though there are faux fur blankets made to mimic just about every kind of animal—chinchilla, mink, fox, wolf—most manufacturers aren’t focused on naming the fur they’re emulating, our expert, designer Olga Naiman, observes. Her advice? “Don’t choose your fur based on the animal it is mimicking. Choose it for the feel and look of each piece, and the height of the pile and the heft of the throw."

Style

Faux fur blankets are versatile pieces. Naiman says to first decide on the effect you want to achieve: “Ask yourself, do I want a soothing piece that beckons me in or a contrasting piece that activates the space? Do I want the fur to stand out or simply blend into the palette of the room and add richness?”

If you want something subtle and luxurious, “staying within the color palette of the room will not highlight the fur itself, but it will add richness to the space," Naiman says. On the other hand, you might want your blanket to take center stage. In that case, we offer one word of advice: contrast. Ultimately, no matter whether you’re trying to suggest understated sophistication or achieve a more primal note, a faux fur blanket can improve your interior design.

FAQ
  • How do you wash a faux fur blanket?

    First, consult the manufacturer’s instructions supplied on the tag. Many faux fur throws are designated dry-clean only, but if your throw is machine washable, you’ll want to select the delicate cycle and fill your machine with cold water and mild detergent. (Top-loading washers are recommended for this large task.) Stick with spot cleaning when you can.

    P.S. Fabric softener is a no-go, as it’ll make the hair stick together. Similarly, be sure to avoid detergents that are combined with conditioners.

  • How do you dry a faux fur blanket?

    Drying your blanket properly also means consulting the manufacturer’s instructions. Often, you can use a dryer; however, faux fur blankets absorb a lot of water and you’ll probably need to tumble on low heat or “air fluff,” so be prepared to run more than one cycle. A hairdryer is another potential tool in your arsenal, but you’ll still need to avoid applying heat, so stick with the cool setting. Using good old-fashioned sun, a washing line, and a fan is another solid possibility—although this can be time-consuming, especially if you have an extra-large blanket.

  • How do you soften a faux fur blanket?

    So, fabric softener is out of the question. Now what? First, brush your blanket gently. Next, in a spray bottle container, mix a teaspoon of conditioner diluted with 2 cups of water, then spritz your blanket while continuing to brush (gently).

Why Trust The Spruce?

Lexi Dwyer has been writing about home decor and other lifestyle topics for The Spruce since 2019, and her work includes reviews of woven baskets, doormats, and places to source carpet. She owns several throw blankets, including a few faux fur options, and can easily tell you the best use for each one.

For this piece, she sought out blankets that didn't shed excessively, looked beautiful when draped over furniture, and had a delightful hand feel that made you want to touch them repeatedly. Since a beloved throw gets a lot of use, she also aimed to include mostly options that can be at least machine washed on delicate. Lexi also spoke with interior designer Olga Naiman for styling tips and what to look for in a faux fur blanket.