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...
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Dunelm Teddy Bear Throw
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.
Habitat Abstract Wave Pattern Throw
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.
Matalan Super Soft Microfibre Throw
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.
Dunelm Elias Natural 100% Cotton Throw
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...
John Lewis & Partners Plain Wool Throw
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 colour ways.
Oliver Bonas Hana Grey Recycled Cotton Throw
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.
Dusk Sicily Sofa Throw
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...
Habitat Elouise Fluffy Stripe Throw
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.
The White Company Luxury Wool-Cashmere Throw
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.
Kaisley Orange Textured Throw
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.
Silver Mushroom Label Natural Bobble Throw
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.
Homescapes Cotton Cable Knit Throw
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.
Made Mirny Boucle Throw
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.
IKEA Oddrun Throw
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.
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