When the temperatures drop, there’s nothing we want to do more than get bundled up on the couch and binge-watch our favorite series, so it’s only fitting that we find the right blanket companion for the job. The perfect throw blanket should be three things: modern and stylish enough to become a fixture of your home decor, consciously made to last years, and most importantly – cozy. The best throw blankets should always be warm cocoons of pure coziness that you’ll never want to leave. To help you find your perfect match, we’re sharing our favorite modern throw blankets that tick all of the boxes.
Eco Broken Lines Throw by Elodie Blanchard x In2Green
A favorite from In2Green’s Saturday Green collection of sustainable decor made by female designers, the Eco Broken Lines Throw has a modern graphic look that brings bold lively colors to dreary winter days. The cleverly misaligned lines give this throw blanket a unique and playful look, only to be topped by the fact that it’s made using mostly recycled material (that’s also incredibly soft!). Find it in eye-catching red and blue colorways.
Noir Celestial Black Throw Blanket by Casa Amarosa
Minimalists will love the graphic simplicity of the Noir Celestial Black Throw Blanket by Casa Amarosa. The bold, geometric print delivers just the right amount of visual impact without overpowering your space, while the pure cotton fiber and fringe detailing add natural textures and a subtle bohemian flair. Ethically made by expert artisans in India using 100% cotton, this soft cotton blanket will keep you snug as a bug all year round.
78th Street Black + Linen Throw by Happy Habitat
Design Milk founder, executive editor, and CCO, Jaime, is a major fan of Happy Habitat’s throws, saying “I can say with 100% confidence that you will be cozier than ever with a Happy Habitat throw because I have two!” We think her endorsement speaks for itself, but the 78th Street Throw Blanket’s comfy soft feel, modern curvy pattern, and warm neutral colorway will make it your favorite home accessory.
Mega Dot Throw Blanket by DittoHouse
We love the maximalist aesthetic of DittoHouse textiles, and their Mega Dot Throw Blanket doesn’t disappoint. Sustainably made using recycled fibers that have been upcycled into new yarn, the Mega Dot Throw’s alternating striped motif and striking pink and red mega dot will add visual interest and ultra-plush coziness to any room in the house. Prepare to get lost in its captivating op art stripes, and next-level comfort.
Camel Cable Knit Blanket by Obakki
Is there anything more inviting than a cable knit blanket on a snow day? This Cable Knit Blanket by Obakki has all of the warmth and comforting weight of your favorite cable knit sweater – making it an all-star winter accessory. Obakki’s slow designed goods are made in collaboration with skilled artisans from around the world, preserving traditional techniques and empowering communities, so you can feel good knowing this blanket does good on your couch and beyond.
Bitmap Zoom In Green Throw by Zuzunaga
A favorite from Cristian Zuzunaga’s locale-inspired Bitmap collection, the Zoom In Throw’s bold print pulls inspiration from the op art heroine Bridget Riley to mesmerize viewers with vibrant chartreuse and blue-green tones and timeless geometric pattern. Know that the Zoom In Throw offers more than a modern aesthetic and pop of vibrant color – it’s handmade in Spain using pure, extra-fine Italian merino wool, promising to keep you cozy and cheerful even during the coldest winter days.
Salvia Merino Throw by Studio Variously
The Salvia Throw by Studio Variously artfully combines large swaths of color with delicate, hand embroidered details to create a soft, luxurious blanket with intricate textures that are as beautiful up close, as they are draped over your couch. There’s so much to appreciate about this unique throw, but its subtle transition from warm neutral to cool, earthy tones is undoubtedly one of our favorites. True to Studio Variously’s ethical design standards, the Salvia Throw is 100% handmade by women artisans, using responsibly sourced (and biodegradable) materials that only get better with time!
Ascend Quilt Throw by Anchal Project
Need a little serotonin boost to combat gloomy winter days? The Ascend Quilt Throw by Anchal Project is full of bright, vibrant colors to pull you out of your rut, breathing life and personality into your space. Inspired by an Anchal artisans’ artistic homage to local architecture, the Ascend Throw’s patchwork design and hand-stitched panels create a sense of movement that turns this plush blanket into a dynamic piece of artwork you can cuddle with! Drape it over your bed, or along the back of your couch to let its mood-boosting design shine.
Diamond Charcoal Cashmere Throw by Slate + Salt
If you want to bundle up in pure luxury, this Diamond Charcoal Cashmere Throw by Slate + Salt is for you. Handmade in Nepal from ethically sourced Tibetan Himalayan cashmere, this warm, Cashmere Throw is totally worth the splurge. The timeless monochrome diamond print and fringed detailing agrees with any design aesthetic, and it won’t ever go out of style, making this a throw you’ll want to cherish for a lifetime. And if you’re really feeling fancy, you can even sport it as a scarf!
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