A cozy throw blanket is an essential home item for those cold nights. Ideal to cozy up with when you get chilly watching TV or lounging around the house, your perfect blanket elevates your living room or bedroom – plus, it also acts like an accessory, adding personality to your space.
Whether you like breathable fabric, ultra soft blankets, or thick and plush options, the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab rounded the best blankets from brands we love and top picks with rave reviews. Style these blankets with a chic sofa, a well-made bed, or even across a recliner for an easy upgrade to your home. Stay warm this winter with our top picks for the best blankets:
Amazon reviewers (over 4,000 of them!) agree that this Sherpa fleece style throw blanket is an excellent buy. Made from polyester microfiber, this blanket is reversible with one side mimicking soft fur while the other is smooth fleece. Reviewers rave about how great this blanket holds up in the wash, as long as you make sure to follow the care instructions.
This cozy throw comes in 13 solid colors and costs just $16! From gold to teal, you will find a shade that goes beautifully with your decor. This blanket is made from microfiber fleece for a breathable feel and super soft texture, which is why over 31,000 Amazon reviewers gave this blanket five stars.
Our favorite cooling blanket is made with 37.5 cooling technology, which stores heat when you're warm and releases it when you're cool for the most comfortable sleep all night long. Choose from five colors, and rest easy knowing you can toss this pick into the washer.
If you’re a restless sleeper and struggle to get those much needed Zzz’s, a weighted blanket might be the perfect blanket for you. Many credit the soothing feel of weighted blankets for helping them rest a bit easier. This super popular pick has grid-like stitching to help keep the interior glass beads from bunching up and a cozy, machine-washable microfleece cover, and comes in three weights (15, 20, and 25 pounds).
When snuggling up on the couch, a super soft faux fur blanket is ideal. This blanket is extremely popular on Amazon with over 2,000 5-star reviews raving about how soft, luxurious, and expensive this blanket looks, but it only costs $30. It's available in twin, full/queen, king, and throw sizing in 14 shades.
Popular when we evaluated electric blankets, our testers loved Sunbeam’s super soft microfiber cover (plus, we found no change in texture after washing!). With ease of use features like 3-hour automatic shut off and maintaining 70ºF, this blanket is our top lab pick.
If you prefer organic bedding products, check out this customizable 100% organic cotton blanket from Pottery Barn. This blanket features a simple diamond pattern overall with yarn dyed fabric for longer lasting color. Coming in twin, full/queen, and king sizing in 5 neutral shades, this lightweight blanket can be monogrammed for an additional cost, making it an excellent gift.
This knit throw looks like it could have come from a luxury boutique, but in reality, it's a fraction of the price. Coming in 38 colors, this throw offers the most color options out of all the blankets in our round-up. Made of polyester microfiber, this blanket is available in two sizes. We love the knitted design and fringe edges too.