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

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

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.

Easy to Care For

Breathable polyester flannel is machine-washable, dries quickly, resists wrinkles and won’t shed. Amazon

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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).

Snuggle-Ready

This polyester pick has a robust, outstretched pile, but it won’t shed or fade (and is cruelty-free). Amazon

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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.

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This chenille-like style has embellishments that make it as pretty to look at as it is toasty to curl up in. Amazon

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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.