Cold Weather Helpers: Picking the Perfect Throw Blanket

Cold Weather Helpers: Picking the Perfect Throw Blanket

Lindsay Tella
Dec 16, 2011

'Tis the season for warm blankets to emerge from the closets and find their permanent home on the couch. Currently, there is a sea of soft layers on our sofa, which, in addition to providing warmth, has opened my eyes to the qualities I appreciate in a living room throw. This selection of blankets delves into everything from the striking addition to your sofa, to the plush foot warmer, to the best insulator for those chilly evenings at home.

From size, to texture, to thickness, this roundup is all about finding the right throw for your situation without compromising aesthetics...

Top Row:
1. A timeless addition to the couch, the Albion Woollen Blanket from Toast, provides warmth, both visually and physically. £95.00. 100% wool. 55" x 69". The rest of the rustic selection of throws from Toast can be found here.
2. The iconic Hudson Bay Point Blanket found on Amazon, is classic, striking and ideal for keeping warm, $227.100% wool. 72" by 90", also available in larger sizes.
3. The Ribbed Faux Fur Blanket from Pottery Barn is super thick, heavy and incredibly soft. $139. Acrylic-polyester blend. Full size to cal king.
4. Available in a wide range of colors, the Cotton Herringbone Throw from Brahms Mount will add a graphic punch to any setting, $236. 100% cotton. 50" x 72".
5. Bold and beautiful, the knit Coral Throw from NuBe Green is an ideal cuddle buddy, $135. 74% cotton, 24% poly, 2% other. 50" x 60".

Bottom Row:
6. The Assiro Herringbone Throw from Lands Downunder is lightweight and silky soft, $98. 50% cotton 50% soft acrylic. 51" x 67".
7. Another light-weight option, the Draper Strip Chinois Blue Throw from Dwell Studio makes for a lovely living room accessory, $150. 95% baby alpaca with 5% poly. 50" x 70".
8. For a vivid textile, get cozy the Gunnel Blanket from Scandinavian Design, $173. 100% wool. 51" x 70".
9. The Microplush Blanket from Target is warm, fluffy and perfect for wrapping yourself up like a mummy. $23-$20. Microplush. Twin size to cal king.
10. The Solid Cashmere Throws, available in a range of colors, from Williams Sonoma are soft, elegant, and perfect warming your toes, $199. 100% cashmere. 50" x 65".

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