These little home decor touches can make any couch or armchair look and feel infinitely warmer and more inviting. (Not that we needed an excuse to lounge around for two hours, but hey, it doesn’t hurt.) And as the days get shorter and the temperature drops, there’s nothing we like to do more than cozy up on our couch with a cup of hot apple cider and a good podcast. The only thing that’d make this vignette even better? A chunky throw blanket.
Knowing you’d agree with us, we found 13 of the best throw blankets–ones that have us wishing we could fast-forward through fall and head straight to winter. These cozy throws range in price and material; you’ll find festive fall options made of acrylic and wool for less than $50, and luxe cashmere ones for up to $300. No matter your budget or style, there’s a plush blanket with your name on it.
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This animal-friendly faux fur throw comes in 11 colors so feel free to layer a few on your couch for maximum coziness.
This collaboration between Brooklinen and Pendleton is as colorful and inviting as can be. The wool and cotton blend means year-round comfort while the preppy plaid is just what your couch needs for a seasonal fall refresh.
If you’re hesitant about having bold colors around your space, the mustard tassels are a subtle yet impactful detail.
4. Jenni Kayne Alpaca Colorblock Throw, $350
Alpacas aren’t just cute, furry animals—their wool is also the source of cute, furry blankets, like this super soft throw blanket from Jenni Kayne. It’s made in Peru with 81 percent superfine alpaca wool, and the neutral colorblock palette gives all the fall feels.
We love the lightweight feel of this sweater-style blanket for cool fall days. Unlike heavy, chunky knit throw blankets, this one is relatively thin but equally cozy. It’s available in five stunning earthy hues—light grey, mustard, flax, mauve, and charcoal. This throw blanket from Parachute is made with 100 percent Turkish cotton so it’s hard to believe that it rings in at under $100. Score!
6. Sunday Citizen Throw Blanket, $160
This graphic throw is available in four beautiful prints—navy, brown, cloud grey, and black. The microfiber fabric is soft as can be and the bold pattern instantly adds intrigue to any room.
7. Bearaby Tree Napper, $269
Weighted blankets are perfect throws for anyone who could use a hug (which is all of us). The extra weight allegedly helps create the feel-good hormones we need to nap faster, longer, and deeper. They’re also usually sized for one so they’re perfect for loveseats and couches alike.
Can’t get enough of farmhouse decor? There’s nothing more rustic than this classic plaid throw.
Hand-knitted by artisans in Uruguay from soft merino wool, this chunky throw comes in two sizes for your couch or bed.
The stripes and fringe are timeless, while the mix of colors creates a slight metallic effect that looks both unexpected and modern at the same time.
Mother-daughter duo Beth LaSala and Christina Livada founded this chic-yet-chill blanket company in 2006, quickly gaining a following among homebodies everywhere for their colorful designs and assorted prints. Expect classic patterns like herringbone, stripes, and camo, along with nautical motifs like sailboats and oars—a nod to the founders’ New England roots. We particularly love the neutral hue of this reversible throw–perfect for hygge season.
12. Sferra Celine Throw, $99
We love the elevated look of this elegant, lightweight blanket that’s available in more than a dozen colors. The 100-percent cotton blanket is made in Portugal and features a subtle herringbone pattern and fringe border. “I drape this throw at the foot of my bed during the day and curl up with it at night,” says staff editor Kelly Vaughan. “I love that it adds a pop of color to my all-white bedding, and is an extra layer of cozy without causing me to overheat.”
13. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket, $147
Last, but definitely not least. No blanket has more buzz than this unbelievably soft throw from Barefoot Dreams. Over the years, the brand has expanded to include collaborations with Disney and Barbie, but this particular number is Barefoot Dream’s signature product. Despite its plush feel, it’s remarkably lightweight. “It’s hard to put into words just how soft and comfortable this blanket is,” says Vaughan. “Plus, its extra-large size–it measures 50” x 70”—makes it ideal for cuddling with a loved one or friend”. (Though Kelly admits she’s most likely to keep it all to herself!) After movie nights, toss it in the washing machine to remove any stains or spills.