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The best throw blankets: 5 cozy choices that are stylish, too

This season, wrap yourself in one of the best throw blankets and reap all of the benefits

Best throw blankets – Spencer & Whitney blue blanket, Ink & Ivy throw in beige
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Having one of the best throw blankets in your home isn't just a want but an actual need; it's an absolute essential. Whether you are wrapping yourself up in by a warm fire, jazzing up the best mattress, or solely want to have it on hand for the many (many) guests you'll host this holiday season, having at least one throw blanket in at home is a requirement. 

But to be clear, a requirement doesn't translate into an 'easy to find' – there are hundreds if not thousands of magnificent throw blankets on the market, so narrowing down the choice is a must. You can do this by working out how texture, material, and pattern rank in your order of importance. 

For example, do you consider the material as the most significant constituent? Will, you dedicate hours mulling over a buttery-smooth luxurious model over a thick, warm wool selection? Or is it the pattern that strikes your fancy, and you want a stunning selection that artfully showcases finely stitched herringbone? Perhaps, it's both?


The best throw blankets on the market

If you find yourself overwhelmed already, you've come to the right place. 

Here, the Homes & Gardens team has conjured up a collection of carefully curated choices and has identified these as the best throw blankets on the market. 

best throw blankets on display in various colors from Macy's

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1. INK + IVY Stockholm Color Block Throw

A color-block choice that received a near-perfect rating by reviewers

Specifications
Colors: navy, taupe, aqua and yellow
Dimensions: 50" x 60"
Material: Acrylic
Reasons to buy
+Multiple colors+Affordable price-point+Exceptional comfort

Give your space a makeover by reaching for this ultra-luxe throw blanket. Showcasing a color-block design with stripes of off-white and your choice of four available shades – taupe, yellow, aqua, or navy –  each style has fringed edges and measures in 50in x 60in. 

Factor in the 'lightweight' and 'soft' acrylic material, it's no wonder this blanket received a near-perfect five-star rating. 

the best throw blankets from Avocado Green Mattress folded

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2. Avocado Green Mattress Alpaca Wool Blanket Throw

A warm wool blanket that's made by a fan-favorite mattress company

Specifications
Size: 180 cm x 130 cm
Colors : Grey/Camel Fade, Grey Fade, White Plaid, Grey Plaid, Natural, and Camel
Material: Wool
Reasons to buy
+Multiple colors available+Supremely warm+Well-received by reviewers

Fan-favorite mattress brand Avocado Green strikes again and makes a convincing case for alpaca wool blankets, all of which are suitable year-round. 

Available in seven style variations, shoppers will love the range of colors up for selection; stay on brand with a neutral aesthetic by reaching for the caramel or natural tone, or opt for something a bit more festive with the grey plaid or white plaid. 

Realistically, there is no wrong selection here, as every single color is sourced from 100% alpaca fiber. Meaning, aside from being elegant as ever, they also bring superior warmth and comfort wherever laid. 

best throw blankets from Parachute on display

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3. Parachute Handwoven Wool Throw Blanket

A limited-edition style that features intricate handwoven detailing

Specifications
Colors: undyed
Dimensions: 50” x 70” (not including 3” fringe on ends)
Material: 100% wool
Reasons to buy
+100% wool for superior warmth+A natural hue that can work anywhere+Handwoven

To complete your vision (or the big picture), it's about carefully selecting pieces (or the small details) that align with your vision, and this throw blanket is an excellent example. This handwoven blanket features elaborate detailing of intricately stitched loops in an uncolored hue. 

Not exactly white and nowhere close to brown, this cream color will complement any couch, blanket, or guest room, keeping whoever is using it warmer than ever. 

Made from 100% wool, this hand-woven blanket creates a warm super-soft material that you will want to snuggle up to on repeat. 

best throw blankets from amazon

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4. spencer & whitney Throw Blanket

A lightweight cashmere that gets the job done without overheating

Specifications
Color: Pale Blush Red, Denim Blue, Yellow, and Grey Waffle
Dimensions : From 50' x 70inch to 60'x'90 inches
Material: 100% Australian Original Natural Wool
Reasons to buy
+A variety of sizes +Handful of colors+Lightweight cashmere

Versatility reigns supreme with this throw blanket. Available in four different sizes, there are ample options for everyone. The 50in x 70in blanket is perfect for those looking for a smaller size, while the 60in x 90in blanket is exceptional for multi-person use or large families lounging on couches. 

More importantly, there is variety in the colors, as well. There's grey waffle, pale blush red, denim blue, and yellow, with each color choice constructed from the same 100% Australian Original Natural Wool. 

Seemingly, there is no wrong way here to go, as one reviewer says this 'wonderful throw blanket' was 'simply marvelous'. This reviewer (among others) gushed over the 'blankets breathability' and how it was light without being too light, and warm without feeling overly hot. 

the best throw blankets from the Company Store

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5. The Company Store Chunky Cable Knit Throw Blanket

A chunky yarn choice that can be draped over furniture or used year-round

Specifications
Color: Rose, Natural, Denim Blue, and Khaki/Green
Size: 50 in. x 70 in.
Material: 100% combed, ring-spun cotton
Reasons to buy
+As cozy as your favorite cotton sweater+Available in four shades+Superior warmth

Naturally, one indicator that you've found one of the best throw blankets is that it's as comfortable as your favorite winter sweater, and this version from The White Company fits the bill. 

Available in four shades ranging from denim blue to rose, and also in khaki/green, and a natural cream tone hue too, this 50in x 70in blanket is big enough to wrap yourself up from head-to-toe or when sharing with loved ones when lounging on the sofa. 

Featuring distinct knitted dimension cables, this blanket turns to 100% combed, ring-spun cotton to give this blanket that ultra-comfortable feel that one reviewer deems 'cute and cozy', and others say 'you'll never want to put it down'. 


What's the best material for a throw blanket?

Yes, there are a variety of materials on the market when it comes to blankets, but when shopping for one of the best throw blankets, not all materials are created equally. 

The "best" or worthwhile investment materials would be natural fibers such as sheep's wool, alpaca, cashmere, fine wool, and yes, even linen.

Wools, cashmere, and alpaca are excellent for the colder seasons, whereas linen and cotton are better for warmer months, but regardless it boils down to personal preference. 

What's the softest material for a throw blanket?

Again, it boils down to personal preference, but it's best to keep an eye out for synthetic materials. It's best to gravitate towards materials like polyester, nylon, or acrylic that mimic a super-soft buttery-smooth texture and are perfect for year-round use. 

Come colder months, you'll want to invest in sherpa or fleece blankets that are well-designed and high-quality. The plush, faux fur will be like hugging yourself throughout the cold-weather season. 

What size throw blanket should I go for?

Again, when it comes to one of the best throw blankets and the fine details, it boils down to what you are specifically looking for in a blanket. With that said, the most appropriate size is traditionally 50in x 60in; it's large enough to share with others while remaining small enough for individual use. 

Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is Future's U.S. Shopping Editor, residing on the Upper East Side in New York City. Originally hailing from Connecticut and a graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor; Brittany has maintained her penchant for the finer things in life. 


If a genie granted Brittany one wish, it would be for Kelly Wearstler to bring her vision to life and transform her living space, but until then? You'll find Brittany continuously evolving her chilled-out sophisticated style, shifting her attention to eclectic pieces (with a hint of retro), grounded by a rich understanding of history, focused on functionality, luxury, and quirkiness.


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