The 8 Best Throw Blankets to Buy in 2018

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Whether you're curled up on the couch watching the latest binge-worthy show or want to ward off cool temperatures, having a throw blanket handy is not only a cozy accessory, it also adds a decorative touch to your living space. 

There are lots of great throw blanket options on the market, so we’ve narrowed it down to some of our faves for each popular category. From basic easy-care cotton to warm thick knits to soft stay-in-bed plush, we’ve found the ideal throw for any room in your home...MORE (well, maybe not the kitchen). So layer up your home’s cool-weather decor with a few of these best throw blankets.

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    Easy-care cotton is a great choice for a throw blanket. Cotton is a lightweight, breathable fabric that is perfect for adding just the right amount of extra warmth. Perfect for all seasons, the Ottomanson Plush Cotton Throw is a luxurious waffle weave cotton blend that is soft and plush. The Ottomanson Cotton throw is easy to care for too. Because it’s made of 60% cotton and a poly-acrylic blend, this throw won’t shrink when washed. Amply sized for snuggling or use as an added layer on the bed,...MORE this blanket measures 50” x 65”. Available in sage green, cream, light grey, tan striped, reversible grey, or in a brown, mint, blue or grey trellis pattern, there’s sure to be a color or pattern to complement your home décor.

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    If you are looking to add a little luxe to your living room then look no further than the Mod Plaid Lambswool throw blanket by Lands Downunder. Layer up your room with this soft, classic lambswool throw blanket. Drape it over a chair for anytime snuggling or lay it at the foot of your bed for an added pop of color and texture. The Mod Plaid throw comes in eight different plaid combinations, in tones from cool blues and grays to warm autumn mustards and spice color combos. Of course, we all know...MORE that wool is one of the warmest materials for blankets, but it’s not always the softest for snuggling. That’s why when choosing a wool blanket, you’ll do well to look for ones crafted from lambswool, like this one. Lambswool is the softest, highest quality wool available and it makes super soft textiles. The Mod Plaid throw blanket is edged with a 3” twisted fringe and it measures 67” long x 51” wide. Each blanket is hand crafted in Italy from the finest Italian lambswool. The only downside we could find to this exquisitely crafted throw blanket is that it is dry clean only. 

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    Yes, faux fur blankets are a home decor trend and, yes, you should own one. Keep things cozy with the Pottery Barn Faux Fur throw blanket. Available in nine different textures and prints, from faux alpaca to faux chinchilla, there’s a fun, lush Pottery Barn faux fur throw for any home décor. A modacrylic and polyester blend ensures superior quality and softness. And color variations, rich textures and patterns emulate the look of genuine fur. Available in regular size (60”L x 50”W), oversized...MORE (80”L x 60”W) or for those who really want to wrap themselves in lush plush, grand (88” square). Aside from the unrivaled luxury and warm decadence of this faux fur throw, our favorite feature has to be that it is machine washable!

    Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best faux fur blankets

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    Sometimes you just need a good, warm, soft blanket to wrap up in on cool days, something that you can throw on the couch, take with you to your favorite outdoor sporting event or layer on your bed for some added warmth and comfort. Plush fleece is one of the most readily available choices for throw blankets and often comes in lots of different patterns, colors and sizes. The Ultra Soft Plush Fleece All-Season Throw by Qbedding is the perfect choice when you want a snuggle soft blanket on hand....MORE Available in 25 different colors, patterns and textures, you’re sure to find one that will be perfect for any room. Colors range from rich burgundy to soft pink and everything in between as well as a variety of textures and patterns like stars, mosaics, animal prints, stripes and even kitties. These blankets are available in four sizes: twin, queen and king to fit any standard bed and in a 50” x 60” throw, all made from German polyester that is guaranteed to be the thickest plush in its class, anti-static and machine washable. 

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    Gone are the days of grandma’s ugly old afghan. Hello, rich knits that add warm texture to any room in your home. The Knitted Throw Blanket afghan by bedsure made from lightweight yet warm 100% acrylic. The closely woven, heavy-duty weave ensures that this throw will maintain its shape wash after wash (yes, it is machine washable). Nine different chic patterns and colors are available, from basic colors like gray and black to trendy patterns and holiday themed throws. This throw is lightweight...MORE enough for air conditioned summer days, yet warm enough to add a layer of warmth during cool weather months.

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    If you find yourself cranking up the heat or layering up the blankets, then maybe it’s time to invest in a blanket that’s sure to keep you warm. The Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw is a #1 Best Seller and has over 1,000 positive customer reviews. It is made from 100% polyester fleece, has a lighted controller with 3 settings and a six foot power cord. This machine washable heated blanket is equipped with the Thermofine warming system that will sense and adjust to maintain the perfect temperature for...MORE hours. An auto-off feature ensures that you will never inadvertently leave the blanket on. The Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw is amply sized at 50” x 60” for head to toe toastiness and is available in eight different colors and patterns.

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    The textile stylings of a decorative quilted throw blanket can add that splash of color and texture your room has been calling for. The soft-touch Reversible Paisley Boho Stripe Quilt Throw is made of a 100% cotton cover with a cotton and polyester fill. The quilted throw is pre-washed and preshrunk so you won’t have to worry about it becoming misshapen in the wash. One side of this lovely quilted throw is beautifully decorated in vibrant colors and intricate designs and the other is a solid...MORE color with a light print for a unique, versatile and chic look. Sized just right at 60” x 50,” this lightweight quilted throw will look stunning draped over a chair, couch, ottoman or bed and is available in three different patterns.

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    How does a throw blanket earn five full stars and over fifteen hundred reviews? It marries two of the softest, most cuddle-worthy fabrics into one fabulous throw, that’s how. The Sherpa Throw Luxury Blanket gets high marks for having plush, wool-like fleece on one side and velvety soft microfiber fleece on the other. The Sherpa Throw is a favorite among cuddle experts for its thick, lush texture that just begs to be snuggled. And this Reversible Sherpa Throw is the perfect addition to any couch,...MORE bed or oversized chair. The Sherpa Throw by Bedsure is available in a twin or queen to give a standard bed for an added layer of warmth or in a generously sized 50” x 60” throw. This throw comes in 11 different colors, is machine washable and shrink resistant. Quality construction and hypoallergenic properties make this the perfect blanket for those with sensitive skin or allergies. This throw is perfect as either a gift or as an addition to your home.

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