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9 Best Luxury Throws & Blankets to Buy for your Home

These luxury softs will take your room to another level

Jessica Harding By Jessica HardingSenior Creative Buyer

At this time of year, sofa throws are one of your living room’s most giving accessories. Providing visual warmth as much as tactile softness, no home should be without at least one. From wool blankets to fur throws, the options available are bountiful. Discover nine of our worthiest contenders that you need this season…

Best Wool Throws & Blankets

A wool blanket may be one of the most comforting, but it is also spun from one of nature’s most breathable fibres. Wrap any of these around you and snug though you’ll be, there’s a surprising lightness and loftiness that means you’ll never want to shrug them off.

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1. Extra Fine Merino Wool Block Throw - Blush

Wool comes in many forms but merino is the cream of the crop for quality and softness. This pedigree is exemplified in Johnstons of Elgin’s contemporary-yet-classic design. Woven in Scotland, it has a beautiful drape that is unusual for woollen garments and a  tonal palette of pink hues.

BRAND: Johnstons of Elgin

PRICE: £275

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2. Windowpane Throw, Grey

This tartan blanket is an archetypal example of wool at its best. Grey is the principal shade but the cream-coloured criss-cross pattern breaks up the weight, helped along by wool’s natural flecks. The work of heritage brand, Bronte by Moon, this is a piece made using one of the last remaining vertical mills in the UK.

BRAND: Bronte

PRICE: £85

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3. Herringbone Extra Fine Merino Wool Throw

A second entry from the experts at Johnstons of Elgin, this is yet another blanket stitched at its centuries-old woollen mill using extra fine yarn from the prized breed of Merino sheep. Inspect it closely and there’s a subtle herringbone weave with the only other decorative detail being the ivory tassels at either end.

BRAND: Johnstons of Elgin

PRICE: £195

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Image Credit: Johnstons of Elgin

Best Cashmere Throws & Blankets

Invest in a luxury throw and there’s one particular yarn that you would probably ponder. Cashmere blankets are decadently soft against the skin and imbue a level of elegance that will never wear off.

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1. Tasa Throw Ivory

Not woven from anything other than pure cashmere, this silky soft blanket is made in Mongolia—a country known for its production of the premium yarn. What defines it almost as much as its texture is its two-tone appearance, achieved through its ivory wrap and beige weft basketweave structure. Even its logo is a thing of beauty—a golden hoop stitched into one corner.

BRAND:Oyuna

PRICE: £679

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2. Toscani Cashmere Throw

Oyuna’s dedication to sourcing and spinning Mongolian cashmere is its raison d’être. A completely different character to the previous Oyuna creation, this handsome blanket’s grey colouring is achieved through dyeing individual strands of yarn. This produces a far deeper, longer-lasting colour which is completed with a line of mustard piping along its perimeter.

BRAND: Oyuna

PRICE: £679

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3. Cashmere Reversible Throw

Available in a choice of seven tones, from the neutrals of Fawn, Otter and Light Brown to the more colourful Red, Blue and Heather, this classic cashmere blanket is destined to suit every style of interior and every colour scheme. Should you want to move it between rooms, its lighter, reversible underside lends it versatility that encourages it to be evermore timeless.

BRAND: Johnstons of Elgin

PRICE: £745

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Image Credit: Johnstons of Elgin

Best Faux Fur Throws & Blankets

If there were one category of blanket that was deserved of the word ‘glamorous’ then fur throws would warrant it entirely. And what better time of year for them to come into their own than winter?

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1. Sable Faux Fur Throw

Brown is generally not one of the core colours people use in their home outside of furniture, but when chocolate tones and faux fur combine, the result is gloriously indulgent and moreish—like chocolate itself. Luxury in size also, this is a fur throw destined for sharing with another or for laying across the foot of a king size bed.

BRAND: Zinc Textile

PRICE: £500

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2. Oyster Throw

Every tone of faux fur blanket proffers a different character, and this sophisticated neutral is one of unadulterated femininity and elegance. It is the work of Helen Moore, crafted at her family-run workshop in Devon which has been established since 1982 and specialises in faux fur creations. On the reverse side is a cream suede lining—beauty inside and out.

BRAND: Helen Moore

PRICE: £149

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3. Rex Faux Fur Throw

Our final suggestion in faux fur is one that shimmers in silver. Its dense pile and insulating fibres make for a blanket of wondrous warmth, perfect for curling up under by the fire or to pull over your bed’s duvet on particularly cold nights. The silvered tones continue on the plush reverse where the charcoal grey hue takes on an almost metallic quality.

BRAND: Zinc Textile

PRICE: £500