When buying a warm winter blanket, the maxim ‘buy once, buy well’ should be your guide. It’s very tempting to buy one of the affordable, on-trend synthetic throws that come out each year, but trust us, you’ll pay for it later when the blanket starts giving you static shocks every time you snuggle up on the sofa or roll over in bed.
This year, treat yourself to a good-quality blanket that you’ll look forward to taking out of the linen cupboard each winter.
To make your search for the perfect blanket that much easier, we’ve rounded up 12 stylish, soft, timeless throw rugs, coverlets, quilts and blankets in all-natural materials (including cotton, wool and linen) that will keep you feeling cosy and warm for many years to come.
11 of the best winter blankets
There are blankets, and then there are blankets that are so good you almost form an attachment to them. Sheet Society’s Bonnie Plaid quilted blanket easily falls into the second category, mainly because it’s super soft (both sides are brushed cotton) and the fill is 100% cotton, too.
Soft, cosy and breathable with a stylish plaid pattern to boot. Available in two colourways: moss, midnight, dove grey and white, and powder blue, sage, white, mauve and beige.
Instantly winterise your bed with a cosy coverlet. This velvety soft option by Aura Home is made from 100% cotton velvet, meaning it will add a soft, cosy layer to the bed without making you feel hot and stuffy as you sleep.
This generously-sized blanket will look beautiful draped across the back of a sofa or across the foot of a bed. Made from soft and breathable cotton, which is excellent for hot sleepers who want an extra layer when the cold chill hits.
Alpaca wool is unbelievably soft, but it also happens to be hypoallergenic and sustainable. It also possesses natural antimicrobial properties, which means you don’t have to launder it as much as a blanket made of other materials. InBed’s vibrant cobalt blue throw will also add a touch of brightness to you home on a dreary winter’s day.
The checkerboard pattern trend is still going strong and Country Road’s Wilson throw is a chic spin on the look. Made from a blend of recycled cotton and alpaca wool, this throw will add a sophisticated touch to any space.
Want to make a room look instantly cosy? Add layers of texture. The Enes throw by Saarde certainly lifts its weight in this department, featuring a striped design in a crinkled, soft fabric made with a blend of cotton and linen. The neutral colours will also fit right into any home decor scheme.
Looking for a throw that will drape elegantly over the edge of your bed? This knitted cotton throw is the perfect contender. It’s extra long (measuring 300 x 200cm) and will keep you warm and toasty throughout the colder months.
Nothing beats wool if you’re looking for an heirloom-quality blanket. Made from super soft, brushed 100% Australian Merino wool. You will look forward to rugging up in the Clara blanket each year when winter hits.
Granny chic is a growing interior trend – and there’s no better season to dip into the trend than in winter. Bring a warm, nostalgic touch to your bedroom or living room with this tonal crochet throw that looks like something right out of your nanna’s house. Made from 100% cotton. Matching cushion also available.
Create cosy layers without paying a hefty price tag. This queen-sized blanket will add plenty of warmth to your bed or lounge, while the textured weave and neutral colour makes it looks so much more expensive than it actually is!
Making a coastal style home feel cosy and wintry can be tricky, but this luxurious waffle blanket in a rich navy shade will make the task so much easier. It will fit right into an existing coastal bedroom design scheme, while adding plenty of warmth. Also available in fern, grey marle, natural and grey, snow and sky blue.
Add texture and extra warmth to your bed in one hit, with Freedom’s timeless, classic coverlet. The face is made from premium linen, while the back is made from breathable cotton. Available in queen and king size.