8 Best Faux Fur Blankets to Buy in 2023

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: provide warmth, lend a snuggly vibe to a space, and add stylish texture to whatever piece of furniture it’s draped over—whether it's a bed, couch, or chair. 

“You generally get what you pay for from faux fur blankets, so when considering a purchase I would recommend shopping through known high quality retailers rather than choosing a quick, cheap option,” says Grace Baena, interior designer for Kaiyo Used Sofas

We tested a wide array of faux fur blankets, evaluating each for 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 ten different colors 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

If what you really want is a super soft and comfortable blanket that’s sizable enough to engulf you, you’ll love the UnHide Marshmallow. Made of a synthetic material meant to mimic chinchilla fur, the Marshmallow is ultra-fluffy and better equipped to retain its fluff than real fur—no matter how long your binge-watching session is. What’s more, our testers said the blanket, which is made of 90 percent recycled materials, didn’t shed or attract pet hair. (Perfect for those with allergies.) Because of this, the blanket can also be machine-washed without damage. Our tester washed the blanket on the delicate setting and dried it for 15 minutes without heat before draping it over a drying rack. It dried in less than 24 hours.

The size of the blanket is both a pro and a con, depending on how you look at it. While our testers liked that the queen size covered their body (and then some!), they noted that the 9-pound weight was a bit heavy to move around and even fold up after use. Of course, you could also always opt for one of UnHide’s more lightweight blankets—like the Lil' Marsh, which weighs half as much and comes in three different sizes.

Price at time of publish: $219

Size: 60 x 80 inches | Material: Recycled polyester | Weight: 9 pounds | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

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

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

  • Backside feels a bit thin

  • Only comes in two colors

The Threshold's Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Throw is extremely affordable and highly functional. Designed to look like rabbit fur, this blanket is both lightweight and warm, plus it comes in an attractive textured design. It can also be machine washed and dried without compromise. 

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.

Price at time of publish: $30

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

  • Expensive

  • Only comes in three muted colors

This faux alpaca blanket, which is made from certified nontoxic fabric, has a short and dense pile that’s incredibly soft and fluffy. It also has an attractive velvet border and reverses to solid polyester if you want to change things up for more of a silky feel. 

"You can’t help but run your fingers through the faux fur. The softness rivals any blanket or throw we’ve ever used,” our tester said. “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.”

Because of these special touches, the Pottery Barn Faux Alpaca Throw makes a great gift—for yourself or for someone else. It even comes tied with a pretty grosgrain ribbon. Plus, you can choose from two different sizes and even get matching pillow covers.

If there’s any downside—especially given the price—it’s that the blanket can’t take a spin in the dryer. In fact, the company suggests dry cleaning, which would cost you even more in the long-run. But there’s a bit of good news: Our tester washed the blanket herself and said it dried on a drying rack in less than a day.

Price at time of publish: $149 for 50 x 60"

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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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 safety

  • Blanket adjusts heat based on room temperature

  • Lots of color options

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

  • Wires can be felt through fabric

A faux fur blanket is great, but a faux fur blanket that heats up is even better—especially if it looks as good as this one does. In fact, this blanket received perfect scores from our testers in multiple categories, including quality, warmth, and value. 

The attractive blanket has a plug that is discreetly embedded at the foot of the blanket (though it’s worth noting that you can feel the wires through the blanket). There’s also an extra switch that keeps it from popping out during the night, as well as a two-hour safety shutoff to prevent overheating. 

The silky-soft blanket is the perfect size for a single person—50 by 70 inches—and doesn’t shed at all. It also comes in a dozen different color options—neutral grays, creams, and browns—so you can choose the one that best matches your space. 

The blanket heats up pretty quickly, too. It has three different heat settings, but also adjusts automatically based on surrounding temperatures. Our tester turned it on high during an unexpectedly warm day, but noticed the heat delivered was minimal. 

Unfortunately, due to the wiring, it’s a bit complicated to wash this blanket—and the instructions aren’t much help. They walk you through using manual settings in a convoluted way. Luckily, you can hand wash the blanket if you have a bath tub or a big enough sink.

Price at time of publish: $80

Size: 50 x 70 inches | Material: Polyester | Weight: 3.58 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
  • Super soft

  • Great value

What We Don't Like
  • Dry-clean only

  • Sheds a bit at first

Like the brand’s ever-popular boots, this faux fur blanket earns top marks for comfort. It has two sides—one super plush and furry, the other soft and velvet-like—that you’ll have trouble choosing between. Our testers delighted in both, saying it was one of the softest and most luxurious blankets in the mix. It’s just as attractive, too. The muted neutral shades go with anything, but get visual interest from the subtle tonal variations that come from a dip-dye process during manufacturing. 

The blanket isn’t quite as warm as some others, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since it means you can use it throughout multiple seasons without overheating. The biggest downside is instead the washing process, with UGG recommending dry cleaning only.

Price at time of publish: $70

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
  • Insert stays put

  • 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

Weighted blankets are popular because they’re both warm and calming, but they’re not always the most attractive. Thankfully, Therapedic's Faux Fur Weighted Blanket seems to be an exception. Our testers gave this super soft blanket high scores in every category, including quality, fabric, comfort, durability, warmth, and value. 

The blanket, which comes in three different weights (12, 16, and 20 pounds), has a fill that’s a mix of glass beads and lightweight polyester. Our testers said it felt supportive without being suffocating or overly warm. The only complaint: It made some noise when shifting—maybe even enough to wake you or someone else up. 

Washing is easy in the sense that the cover can be machine-washed and dried. But it’s worth noting the process as a whole is made more cumbersome by the fact that it’s a bit of a struggle to get the heavy insert back into the cover and then tie all the ties that keep it snugly in place. 

The Therapedic Faux Fur Weighted Blanket is available in two colors, both muted enough to go with most decor schemes.

Price at time of publish: $100

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 Realistic

Frontgate Luxury Faux Fur Throw

4.2
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
  • Five beautiful color choices

  • Solid construction

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

  • A little expensive

When it comes to faux fur, it’s not always about comfort. Sometimes you really want a nice decor piece that looks just like the real thing. That’s exactly what you get with this option from Frontgate. It’s made from fibers sourced from Japan and comes in five different colors.

Our tester tried the Coyote, a mixture of ivory and dark and light brown tones, but you can also choose from Lynx (cream with flecks of black), Timberwolf Gray (light gray), Arctic Hare (solid white), and Chinchilla Gray Ombre (a mix of ash brown and dark gray). You can’t really go wrong—each one is just as realistic as the next and looks like something you’d find in a high-end ski lodge.  

The blanket is also ripe for snuggling. Our tester praised the blanket’s fabric and build quality. The only downside may be washing it: while testers said the throw washed well on the machine's delicate setting, the company recommends dry-cleaning.

Price at time of publish: $179 for 50" x 70"

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 Decorative Accent

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
  • Very handsome

  • Cozy but not too heavy

  • Good value given its size

What We Don't Like
  • Could be softer

  • Dry-clean only

  • Limited color choices

Like the blanket from Frontgate, this throw has a sophisticated, realistic look that makes it an excellent statement piece in your home. It works just as well as a blanket or statement piece—perhaps draped over furniture. That’s all thanks to the long hair that comes in a blend of cool light cream and dark brown tone—it makes it look just like the real thing.  

Of course, as with any good faux fur blanket, it’s plenty warm and comfortable, too. In tests, this blanket received the highest possible score in quality, fabric, warmth, and value. The material is soft and cozy, but is a touch thinner than some others, despite its relatively hefty size. This isn’t necessarily a drawback, though—you won’t have to wrestle with it when moving it around or shifting your position on the couch. Beyond some initial shedding when taking it out of the box, it doesn’t shed much either.

Price at time of publish: $129

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 Realistic:
Frontgate Luxury Faux Fur Throw
4.2
4 4 4 4 3
CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw
Best Decorative Accent:
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 super soft, easy to clean, and doesn’t shed. But if you want something a little bit more affordable, Target’s Threshold Ruched Faux Rabbit Fur Throw Blanket is a great option. Its textured design is eye-catching and though it’s a bit thinner than the UnHide, it’s just as ripe for snuggling.

Therapedic blanket

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How We Tested

For this article, we mailed testers a wide range of the most popular faux-fur blankets. Our testers tried out the blankets around their homes and provided feedback throughout the testing process. Our testers also washed the blankets when possible, machine washing and then either tumble drying or line drying according to the product’s instructions. 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?

    Not all faux fur blankets have the same washing instructions, so it’s crucial to consult the manufacturer’s instructions 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. Beyond the product’s included instructions, it’s important not to use fabric softeners, which can make faux fur hair stick together. Similarly, 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.

  • Do faux fur blankets shed?

    Faux fur blankets can shed, but there are a few things you can do to prevent this, says Jen Stark, founder of Happy DIY Home. “First, make sure to choose a blanket made from quality materials that are resistant to shedding,” she explains. “Second, look for a blanket with a thick pile, as this will help to prevent shedding.” Finally, though this may seem counterintuitive, make sure to machine wash the blanket regularly. This helps keep it clean and free of any potential shedding, says Stark.

  • 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?

This roundup was written by Brigitt Earley, who has written and edited hundreds of buying guides for various publications over the last 10 years. She has extensive experience testing, reporting on, and writing about home decor. And through the years, she’s filled her own home with finds from many retailers on this list, including Pottery Barn, CB2, and Frontgate. To curate this list, she leaned on her own purchasing experience, plus scoured dozens of retailers to find the most popular and highly-rated options. When assessing each product, she looked for attributes like softness of material, warmth, ease of care, and durability. Brigitt also interviewed experts like Grace Baena, interior designer for Kaiyo Used Sofas and Jen Stark, founder of Happy DIY Home.

Additional reporting was conducted by Lexi Dwyer.