A few well-placed throws can work wonders for adding a stylish touch to our homes. Whether draped beautifully across a sofa or for dressing a freshly-made bed, a throw can add decoration, texture and – most importantly – provide some extra warmth when you need it the most. Plus, throws are an easy way to switch up your home decor as the seasons change.
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Similar to cushions, throws are one of the easiest ways to instantly breathe new life into existing decor. What gives throws the edge over cushions is the added value, they can be as practical as they are pretty. Feeling chilly sat binge-watching boxsets? Simply pull a throw over yourself to instantly feel the benefits – whatever the season. Not to mention a new throw is one of the most inexpensive and versatile ways to keep up-to-date with new trends for decorating homes. Simply swapping the soft furnishings, in any room, can welcome an instant new look.
With new season autumn and winter collections hitting the stores, we’re seeing a flourish of fabulous new throws to choose from. From autumnal on-trend colours to decorative patterned throws, we’ve picked some super-stylish and budget-friendly throw blankets to add personality to our homes. Shop them all below…
The best throw blankets for AW21
Because everyone needs a teddy bear throw in their life come autumn and winter time, and this one from Dunelm is both cosy and affordable – win win! It comes in two size options and several colours, so that you can buy a couple to match each and every room. Buy something colourful for living room sofa, decor, choose a neutral for your bedroom and perhaps get a third for the kids bedroom? Sorted.
Dimensions L130 x W180cm / L220cm x W220cm
Teddy Bear Throw, £8/£18, Dunelm
Inject some colour into your living room with this abstract throw blanket from Habitat. It's tasseled all round to give it an edge, whilst it's a gorgeous combination of orange and pink. Use it draped over a sofa, for light layering, or sprawl it across the bottom of your bed to make a colourful statement. Simple yet super stylish – and a bargain.
Dimensions L150 x W125cm
Abstract Wave Pattern Throw, £15, Habitat
This understated microfibre blanket will bring all of the cosy vibes into your room – living or bed. It's super soft and snuggly thanks to its microfibre construction, while it has a subtle stripe pattern to make it anything but plain. It comes in a neutral beige colour, so as not to intrude with the rest of your home decor, while slightly sprucing up your place for autumn and winter.
Super Soft Microfibre Throw, £30, Matalan
Well, this Dunelm throw is giving us Anthropologie vibes – without the lux price tag. We love it! We think it's ideal for draping over the bottom of your bed, as pictured, plus it adds some texture to an otherwise plain bedroom. It's tasseled at each corner and made using 100% cotton. Definitely one just for decoration...
Dimensions L150 x W200cm
Elias Natural 100% Cotton Throw, £35, Dunelm
We're totally here for anything that's burnt orange, especially in the autumn and even more so when paired with other earthy tones. This soft John Lewis throw blanket is made of wool – hence the higher price tag – and it's fringed on both sides for a sophisticated look. Not a fan of orange? It comes in plenty more vibrant colourways.
Dimensions L190 x W140cm
Plain Wool Throw, £80, John Lewis & Partners
Made from recycled polyester with a chevron pattern, this chunky throw is one to add style and keep you warm. The best of both worlds. It comes in grey, blue, red or orange. It's ideal for anyone who is after a patterned throw – but doesn't want something OTT. Otherwise, it makes a lovely outdoor throw for keeping warm whilst chilling al fresco.
Hana Grey Recycled Cotton Throw, £29.50, Oliver Bonas
DUSK is a failsafe option for anything to do with bedding and cosy home buys – specifically, throws. Take the Sicily Sofa Throw, for instance. It's light enough for layering, it looks triple its price tag and it's made of soft and textured 100% cotton. Choose from beige or sage green and add this relaxed throw to your setup now. We are...
Dimensions L1.5m x W2m
Sicily Sofa Throw, £40, DUSK
Searching for a throw blanket that's striped in design and bold by nature? Sorted! Cosy and elegant, this Habitat throw has a cosy brushed look and is made on a handloom with blended synthetic yarns. It should work anywhere from your sofa to your bed and even draped over a lone armchair. But beware that's its' dry clean only so you might want to move it out of reach of pets and children.
Dimensions L170cm x W130cm
Elouise Fluffy Stripe Throw, £30, Habitat
If you’re looking for an investment piece you’ll cherish, this throw from The White Company will last for years to come. It's crafted from two of the world’s finest woollen yarns and is a blend of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent cashmere. This delightful combination creates a blissfully soft and cosy throw, to offer a dreamy comforting feel. The timeless grey herringbone weave design ought to give your decor a stylishly smart look, too. The best part? Woollen throws aren't only for colder months as wool is naturally temperature-regulating. However, due its quality, this throw is dry clean only.
Dimensions L200 x W140cm
Luxury Wool-Cashmere Throw, £170, The White Company
This TK Maxx find is a total steal, especially since it looks delcate but it is, in fact, machine washable. Result! Thick and cosy and also textured, it's a burnt red colour. It even has frayed trims for a rustic look. It'll be sure to make any room look warm and inviting, whether used as a blanket for warmth or folded and propped up for decoration.
Dimensions L127 x W152cm
Kaisley Orange Textured Throw, £19.99, TK Maxx
Another lovely throw for your bedroom, this mushroom coloured bobble blanket somehow manages to be both lightweight and warm. It boasts a unique – and elegant-looking – design fit for all style homes, whether you're going for the grey look or it's a Scandi-style room your are accessorising. Plus, it's a total bargain considering how it looks, but be warned that it's dry clean only. We say that this one is best for the end of your bed, to add the finishing touch to your bedroom.
Dimensions L127 x W152cm
Natural Bobble Throw, £35.95, Silver Mushroom
This understated throw is cable knit and anything but boring, with an undeniable nod to all things cosy including autumn and winter. Imagine this 100% cotton throw wrapped around your shoulders, hot chocolate (extra cream and marshmallows, please) in hand, ready to watch your favourite Christmas movie on the sofa. Alternatively, it's lightweight enough to use in the summertime during a cold evening. In short, it ticks all our boxes. For under £30, it's a total steal. Choose from 8 colours.
Dimensions L130 x W170cm / 150cm x 200cm
Cotton Cable Knit Throw, £29.99 / £39.99, Homescapes
If ever there was a throw made for the cold weather, and by cold we are talking minus numbers, it's this one from MADE.com. It's made of soft boucle so is thick by nature, while the other side is a brushed fabric so that you can reverse it to suit your mood. For draping over your bed and using as extra warmth atop your duvet in winter, or for snuggling into on the sofa, it's both beautiful and thermal. It's even bang on-trend as it comes in muted colours – choose from soft taupe or off-white.
Dimensions L130 x W170cm
Mirny Boucle Throw, £59, MADE.com
In a delicious shade of golden brown this cotton throw is a must-have for a splash of seasonal colour. The warming earthy hue is an ideal accent shade for practically any furniture choice, whether it's a brown leather sofa or grey upholstered armchair it's easy to envision this throw working. Being lightweight it's ideal to have to hand through the warmer months, even just for adding texture when not in use. The soft cotton design is machine washable and easy to care for.
Dimensions L170 x W130cm
Oddrun Throw, £10, IKEA