The 8 Best Throw Blankets of 2020

Cuddle up with these cozy options

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Our Top Picks
"This wool blanket is accented with bold, colorful stripes and is big enough to be a couch throw or accent on your bed."
"The super-soft fabric of this heated throw makes it an extra treat to snuggle up with, and it's even washer and dryer safe."
"Equal parts classic and comfortable, this reversible blanket will be a cozy addition to your outdoor outings."
"This popular weighted blanket is proven to promote more restful sleep by simulating the feeling of being wrapped in a hug."
"Available in two sizes and three different color ways, this cozy blanket features a plush fleece on one side and sherpa on the other."
"The ruching on this affordable faux fur throw adds a cozy texture that is great to cuddle up to while napping or watching a movie."
"This machine washable throw promises to resist pilling, wrinkling, and shrinkage and feels soothingly soft on both sides."
"This mohair and wool blanket is hand dyed and hand woven, so you can trust your blanket was made with care."

When the temperatures dip, few things are more cozy than curling up under a blanket in a comfy chair or on your couch. But those joys diminish if the blanket is made from a rough fabric, doesn't cover your whole body, or isn't, well, pretty. Here, we've picked out some of the best throw blankets available—in a wide range of materials. All of them will make for a beautiful decorative element draped over the arm of your couch, and will keep you comfortable during chillier months.

Here, the best throw blankets around:

Best Wool: Pendleton Glacier National Park Wool Blanket

Pendleton is known for its wool blankets. This one is from a series that celebrates America’s National Parks—Montana’s Glacier National Park specifically. Each of these wool blankets is made in the United States; Pendleton is a family-owned business that’s been in business for well over a century. 

The blanket has bold, beautiful stripes and is made from virgin wool. It’s incredibly warm. Despite being made from wool, it doesn’t have that scratchy feeling that sometimes accompanies that material. Instead, it’s soft to the touch. This blanket is both stylish and functional, and while it makes for a great gift (especially to a National Park Lover!) the luxe throw is also ideal for your own home.

Best Heated: Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket

When you are in truly cold climates—or, just always feel the draft and chilly temperatures—fabric alone won’t solve your problems. You’ll need the power of electricity in the form of heated coils. This Sunbeam heated blanket comes in a variety of neutral colors. It has three heat settings to help you pick one that leads to a just-right temperature. 

In addition to being snuggly and warm, it's also easy to care for—lint doesn’t stick to it, and when it needs to be cleaned, you can throw it in the washer and dryer. This electrical blanket will help keep you cozy and toasty warm, whether you use it in the bedroom at night as an extra layer or keep it in the living room.

Best for Outdoors: ChappyWrap True North Navy Star Blanket

These blankets check all of the boxes you'd want in a throw; they're attractive, low-maintenance, and versatile. Measuring 60 x 80 inches, you can share this blanket with another family member on the couch or drape it at the foot of your bed for decoration. The blanket is soft, but not flimsy, so you'll feel well and truly bundled when you use it.

It’s also machine washable, and suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Go ahead and snuggle up at the beach or next to a fire pit in your backyard, or bring it along to a picnic. Then, after a quick wash, you can drape it on the arm of your couch or a big, cozy chair.  

Best Weighted: Gravity Blanket

Do you want a blanket that makes you feel like you’re wrapped in a hug? Say hello to your new (blankie) BFF: The Gravity Blanket is one of the most popular weighted blankets out there. You can order it by size (single or queen/king) and also by weight, which ranges from 15 to 35 pounds. 

Proponents of weighted blankets say they’ll help you relax—leading to better rest, whether you’re out for the night or getting a Sunday snooze on the couch. The blanket is available in neutral colors, and has a micro-plush duvet cover. Glass beads inside the blanket provide the heft and comforting weight. 

Best Sherpa: L.L.Bean Wicked Plush Sherpa Throw in Plaid

This is a classic blanket, from a classic retailer. LL Bean’s sherpa throw is available in two sizes, and offers a few different neutral patterns. This is one cozy—and super soft—throw blanket. One side of the blanket is made of fleece, and the other Sherpa. Your biggest conflict when you snuggle it will be which side to have closest to your skin. 

The blanket comes in both 50 x 60-inch and 60 x 80-inch sizes. The extra-large size is helpful for taller people, or cuddled up couples who don’t want a single toe exposed.

Best Faux Fur: Target Ruched Faux Fur Throw

When it comes to blankets, you want something that's inviting and so soft you can't stop touching it. This ruched faux fur throw blanket is a texture-lover’s dream! It’s modern and fun, not to mention being incredibly silky. One side is a ruched faux fur, while the other is a smooth to the touch micro-plush.  

Other bonuses? It's super budget-friendly and is machine washable, so you won't mind if it gets spilled on of if your pet gets some mud on it. It measures 50 x 60 inches, making it the perfect size for one.

Best Microfiber: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Heathered Throw

Do you crave total softness? The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic throw delivers—made from polyester microfiber, it’s perfect for year-round cuddles on the couch. Since the blanket is made from polyester, it's cozy, but breathable, so it won't get to hot if you want to break it out in the fall or spring.

The blanket measures 54 x 72—a little bigger than a standard throw, but not quite oversized, so it's good to share between a couple people sitting together on the couch, but isn't as useful as an additional nighttime blanket. It's also washer and dryer friendly, and won't pill over time.

Best Splurge: Ezcaray Matisse Throw

From the plush mohair and wool material to the vibrant stripes, this blanket is out to make a statement. Made by a decades-old, family-owned company, this throw blanket has been hand-dyed and hand-woven—basically, it's made with a ton of individual care.

This particular blanket is available in two versions, both equally eye-catching. The blanket measures 78 x 51 inches, and features a twisted fringe on two sides that adds to its cozy appearance. Note that because of the materials, this pick is not washer or dryer friendly, so be careful to avoid stains and spills.

What to Look for in a Throw Blanket

Material Throw blankets are made from a variety of materials; each has its own benefits. For instance, wool blankets are some of the warmest, but they can be a bit scratchy and must be washed carefully. Cotton blankets, on the other hand, are lightweight and easy to care for. There are also throw blankets made from synthetic fibers, which tend to be simple to maintain, too.

Size When choosing a blanket size, consider where you’re planning to use it. If it’s just going to warm up your feet on the couch, a smaller blanket will do just fine. However, if you want to cuddle up with a partner or use it on your bed, you’ll need a larger option.

Warmth When shopping for a throw blanket, think about how warm you want it to be. Heavier blankets provide more warmth and are great for winter and colder climates. Lightweight blankets aren’t as warm and are ideal for fall or spring use.

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