Urban Outfitters’ Trendy $29 Checkered Throw Is a Must for Cozy Season (and It Makes the Perfect Gift!)

published Sep 14, 2023
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Small bedroom shot from a doorway; bed with white linens, green botanical wallpaper on facing wall with two windows, straw pendant light over bed.

There’s one area of my home I prioritize over all others, it’s my bed. It’s the first thing I made sure was totally perfect when I first moved into my new place this summer — I can survive without a couch or TV for weeks, but my bed needs to be perfectly cozy on night one. I load it up with the fluffiest pillows and softest blankets, and even though I have to shed a few of them during the summer, I’m itching to put them all back on at the first sign of cooler temperatures.

Luckily, that time is now. It’s finally started dipping into the 70s in New York, and now that my apartment isn’t a complete sauna anymore, I’ll be cocooning myself in blankets from here on out. And even though, as you might expect, I own a ton of blankets already, I’m of the mind that you really can’t ever own too many. I always look for ones that not only are super soft but also look stylish and elevate the room — like this checkerboard throw from Urban Outfitters, which is on major sale right now.

What is the Checkerboard Super Plush Throw Blanket?

This blanket is so stylish that it can move between your bed and your couch with ease. The checkerboard trend has been going strong in recent years — and retailers like UO especially seem to love it — and it’s found its way onto everything, from rugs to pillows. If you usually steer clear of busy prints, checkerboard is a great way to add a modern, simple bit of interest without going too far. 

This is especially the case with this throw from UO that’s a little under six by five feet. Instead of alternating colors between squares, it gives the checkerboard effect through raised texture, keeping the color uniform. There are seven stunning options, including pink, lilac, olive, and lime green, as well as a more neutral ivory and black. But coziness isn’t sacrificed for style, since it’s made of ultra-soft polyester fleece that you’ll want to bundle up in all day long.

Credit: Urban Outfitters

What Urban Outfitters Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.3/5

“Normally can’t stand “sherpa” material but I liked the checkerboard pattern so much I bought the ivory one and I LOVE IT!! For other neurodivergent folks, it’s not the bad kind of soft, it’s the good one!!!!” – springdeathbb

“Great for the evening when the cool breezes coming in or in situations where you are living with someone who refuses to turn up the AC at night. Love the softness and the checker patterns. Great find!” – Lizzzzchy

“So soft and the lavender color is just what i wanted in my office. I love the subtle checkered pattern and am already thinking of ordering more because i can tell these will make great gifts.” – elusivebabycat

On sale for just $30, this throw is a total steal, since it looks way more expensive than it is. You’ll be wanting to keep it on display and snuggle up with it year round — and as we head into cozy (and gift-giving) season, now is the best time to take advantage of its discounted price!