Live Better: Soft Throws to Turn Your Couch Into a Cloud

Wrap one of these babies around your bod for instant cozy comfort.

Soft throw on couch.
Snuggle up in style with a fuzzy throw.Amazon

There’s a reason babies need to be swaddled. Getting wrapped up tight in a blankie helps quell anxiety and improves sleep—and the same goes for grown-ups! Peppering your space with soft throw blankets means steadying, soft relaxation is just arm’s-length away. Here are our picks to turn your living room into a sanctuary.

Bedsure Fleece Blanket Throw Size Navy Lightweight Super Soft Cozy Luxury Bed Blanket Microfiber
Breathable polyester flannel is machine-washable, dries quickly, resists wrinkles and won’t shed.Amazon

One of the greatest things about throw blankets is that they’re reversible! Unlike comforters, there’s no wrong way to place them. In fact, the best thing to do with a throw is, well, throw it! A casual, laissez-faire shape only adds to its charm (of course, if you’re a neat freak, you can also fold your throw into a neat rectangle).

Decorative Extra Soft Faux Fur Throw Blanket 50" x 60",Solid Reversible Fuzzy Lightweight Long Hair Shaggy Blanket,Fluffy Cozy Plush Fleece Comfy Microfiber Fur Blanket for Couch Sofa Bed,Pure White
This polyester pick has a robust, outstretched pile, but it won’t shed or fade (and is cruelty-free).Amazon

Know your napping style! Do you want to be wrapped in something extra shaggy, or do you prefer a compact microfiber? Perhaps you run hot and want something that offers only medium warmth. Maybe you want some tassels for a little bit of glamour. Not all blankies are created equal, so figure out your personal style—and preferred fabric—then stock up.

Chanasya Textured Knitted Super Soft Throw Blanket with Tassels Warm Plush Lightweight Fluffy Woven Blanket for Bed Sofa Couch Cover Living Bed Room Acrylic Silver Throw Blanket (50x65 Inches) Gray
This chenille-like style has embellishments that make it as pretty to look at as it is toasty to curl up in.Amazon

It’s not just humans who like to feel enveloped by softness. Pets will be off to dreamland as soon as their fur hits the fleece—just make sure to choose a machine-washable option if Fido is going to share. You’ll want to launder it often.

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