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24 Different Types of Blankets for Your Home (Buying Guide)

A collage of different types of blankets.

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  1. Afghan Blankets
  2. Acrylic Blankets
  3. Bamboo Blankets
  4. Car Blankets
  5. Chenille Blankets
  6. Cotton Blankets
  7. Down Comforters
  8. Duvet Blankets
  9. Electric Blankets
  10. Emergency Blankets
  11. Faux Fur Blankets
  12. Fleece Blankets
  13. Knit Blankets
  14. Linen Blankets
  15. Microfiber Blankets
  16. Nylon Blankets
  17. Polyester Blankets
  18. Quilts
  19. Sherpa Blankets
  20. Throw Blankets
  21. Vellux Blankets
  22. Waffle Weave Blankets
  23. Weighted Blankets
  24. Wool Blankets

Blankets have been around since the beginning of recorded history. Even in warm climates, most people will use some type of covering when sleeping. This is because a human’s core body temperature almost always drops when sleeping.

When a person reaches the stage of sleep called REM, the human body is not able to regulate temperature. Body temperature is at the lowest point a few hours before waking up each morning. This means selecting the right blanket, even if just sleeping at home in bed, is extremely important.

Snuggling under a blanket can reduce anxiety and even insomnia. This is because sleeping while all curled up in a good blanket makes a person feel protected and safe.

This increases the serotonin levels in the brain which will ultimately decrease hormones that cause stress. Blankets through the ages have been made of a variety of materials.

Sometimes a blanket may even have been just leaves, grass, and other natural items. Blankets, depending on what they’re made of, are sometimes called quilts, comforters, or a duvet.

The following is an extensive list of the different types of blankets available, what they’re made of, and the benefits and disadvantages of each.

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Different Types of Blankets 

1. Afghan Blankets

Afghan blanket

While some people may claim that there is a difference between a blanket and an Afghan, the distinctions are not that clear.

If a blanket, in simplest terms, is a covering to keep an individual warm, then an Afghan would qualify.

An Afghan blanket is often made of wool and is either crocheted or knitted. It is sometimes made of other materials such as linen, cotton, or a variety of natural fibers.

There are several different types of Afghan blankets including single piece and those called a mile-a-minute.

The mile-a-minute blankets are made from separate strips that are later joined together. There are also motif Afghans that are created using blocks or granny squares.

Afghans can serve many purposes from providing warmth to being a decorative item. Depending on exactly how the Afghan is made, these can be difficult to clean. The Spruce suggests hand washing and allowing the blanket to air dry. Some may be washed on a delicate cycle.

2. Acrylic Blankets

DownTown Company, Acrylic & Cotton Cotton Blend Blanket, Cashmere Softness, Cream Color, King Size

Woven acrylic is a synthetic product that isn’t made of natural materials like wool or cotton. Sewport states that acrylic is made from a synthetic polymer that is formed from petroleum or other types of fossil fuels.

The material is usually lightweight, yet still warm. These types of blankets are moth-resistant and can be stored for long periods of time. Acrylic often has a wool-like texture and feel.

They aren’t very breathable, but this is one reason they are good at retaining heat. They can also be washed and dried many times without much wear and tear.

There are several disadvantages to having a blanket made from acrylic. Acrylic fibers can be harmed by very cold or very hot water.

It’s best to wash it in warm water. Acrylic blanket fabrics are not good for the environment and may even contribute to some types of cancer. Satin-trimmed acrylic blankets have been one of the more popular types of acrylic blankets for years. 

Mink blankets are not made from the mink of animals but from acrylic. They are called mink because of the extraordinary soft feel. They are plush, thick and provide lots of comfort, yet they are very lightweight. These blankets can be found in lots of gorgeous colors and styles.

3. Bamboo Blankets

AmyHomie Cooling Blanket, 100% Bamboo Blankets for Hot Sleepers, Lightweight Blanket Absorbs Heat to Keep Adults/Children/Babies Cool on Warm Nights(Dark Gray, 59×79in)

Bamboo is a fast-growing grass that is as tough as the softer end of hardwood tree varieties, like oak. Among the many uses for the material, now blankets made from bamboo fibers have the best qualities of many other fibers, including being hypoallergenic, sustainable and breathable.

Bamboo textile blankets can run slightly more expensive than those made from synthetic or more widely used materials, but that hasn’t stopped them from gaining popularity.

4. Car Blankets

Stalwart 75-hblanket Electric Car Blanket- Heated 12 Volt Fleece Travel Throw for Car and RV-Great for Cold Weather, Tailgating, and Emergency Kits by -BLUE

These types of electric blankets are made to either plug into a cigarette lighter or a 12-volt outlet.

They are similar to electric blankets a person would use at home, only they are specifically for traveling in a vehicle. They are often made of polyester, or fleece, and come with a variety of features.

Some of the more elaborate ones will have a range of temperature settings, automatic shut-off and indicator lights. Some can be put in a washing machine while most are put together in a way that only allows them to be safely spot-washed.

Pros and cons of these blankets would generally depend on the individual style and features available. A good car blanket should be able to keep an individual comfortable and warm even when they’re not turned on.

5. Chenille Blankets

Chunky Knit Luxury Throw Blanket (50 x 60 inches) Large Cable Knitted Premium Soft Cozy Polyester Chenille Bulky Blankets for Cuddling up in Bed, on the Couch or Sofa (Storm Grey)

Those looking for the softest blanket possible will want to choose one made out of chenille. Chenille is sometimes made completely from cotton, and can also be made from rayon or acrylic.

The chenille blanket fabric is then formed by tightly wrapping yarn around a core. This causes the edges of the fabric to stand out at a right angle. This ultimately creates the softness and unique look that is known as chenille. 

Some chenille blankets are easy to wash and care for, others may require dry cleaning. The method will depend on the types of materials that are used in the blanket.

One of the major disadvantages of chenille is the cost as the blankets tend to be expensive. states that when it comes to beauty and comfort, it’s hard to beat chenille. Those who are looking to decorate their home with the softest, most attractive blankets will definitely want to look into chenille.

6. Cotton Blankets

Bedsure 100% Cotton Thermal Blanket - 405GSM Soft Blanket in Waffle Weave for Home Decoration - Perfect for Layering Any Bed for All-Season - Queen Size (90 x 90 inches), White

Cotton blankets are hypoallergenic, making them a good choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies. Cotton is considered a very breathable material and a good type of blanket for warmer weather. Most types of cotton blankets are easy to clean.

They are also very comfortable, but they do have some drawbacks. They can be heavy when wet and can take a long time to dry. They’re also flammable. For these reasons they’re not good choices for camping.

  • Flannel/Cotton— Flannel is a specific type of cotton that is used for different types of clothing as well as blankets. It can consist of combinations of cotton, wool, and a variety of synthetic fibers.
    Flannel is a knitted type of blanket fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily. It can last for many years if well cared for. One of the major drawbacks is that all types of cotton blankets will tend to shrink if they are dried with high or even medium heat.
    Try to choose a blanket with a lower percentage of cotton to avoid shrinkage and excessive wrinkling.
  • Satin/Cotton — A satin and cotton blanket (aka bed sheets) will be extremely comfortable and have a luxurious feel. Most of these types of blankets, however, will be easily damaged and will probably require dry cleaning. It’s important to note that while silk-or-satin” is often made from silk, it does not by definition have to be a silk product.
    Satin is a weave and is often made of a combination of synthetic fibers, primarily polyester. Silk is much more expensive and is a natural fiber. For those who love the feel of silk, but not the price tag that comes with it, a satin and cotton mix is a good alternative.
  • Egyptian/Cotton — Those looking for a high-quality weighted blanket should consider one made of Egyptian cotton. These blankets are breathable, absorb moisture, and are very long lasting. Compared to regular cotton, they don’t shrink very much.

7. Down Comforters

LUXURIOUS FULL / QUEEN Size Siberian GOOSE DOWN Comforter, 1200 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton 750FP, 50oz, 1200TC, White Solid

A down comforter is also called a down duvet. It’s filled with some type of insulating material, usually polyester, cotton, wool, or down.

Down is a fiber that provides both blankets and comforters with a high level of warmth. A down blanket is different than a down comforter. It is more lightweight than a regular down comforter.

Down blankets generally consist of lightweight materials between two separate fabrics. This material inside of a down comforter is usually down feathers.

According to Hayneedle it’s important to look for the “fill power” when selecting a down comforter. How much space one ounce of down will fill is considered the fill power.

The more fill power a comforter has, the higher quality it is considered to be. Down feathers that are real have greater fill power than those that are synthetic. This means real down is denser and will hold its shape and fluffiness better than a synthetic fill.

8. Duvet Blankets

Linenspa Comforter Duvet Insert Queen White Down Alternative All Season Microfiber-Queen Size - Box Stitched

Duvet covers go over other blankets to both protect them from incidental messes and add the finishing aesthetic touches to the room. You can use it as a blanket if you wish, especially on warmer nights due to their typically lighter construction.

Since they are intentionally placed on the outer layer at least partly for decoration, a duvet cover can add beauty works to your décor.

9. Electric Blankets

BEDSURE Electric Blanket Queen Size - Heated Blanket Queen/Full, 10 Heat Settings Fleece Heating Blanket with 10 Time Settings, 8hrs Timer Auto Shut Off, Dual Control (84×90 inches, Grey)

Electrical heating elements inside of a blanket to generate additional warmth. They can warm you up more quickly than a similar blanket without the heating, but you’ll need to have a nearby power outlet to use them. If the power goes out during a winter storm, the electric blanket won’t be nearly as effective.

10. Emergency Blankets

Emergency blanket

Emergency blankets are also known as space or mylar blankets. These blankets are light-weight and have a reflective exterior surface. Emergency blankets are used to reduce heat loss in a person’s body.

They are often used by campers and are sometimes put in first aid kits. The most basic emergency blanket is a thin metallic sheet that folds up to fit into a small area,

These blankets reflect most all radiant heat, not just heat from a person’s body. They can also be used as shelter from heat as well as for a rescue signal.

Some of the drawbacks include that many types will tear easily. They may also be difficult to open in an emergency situation if a person is injured or there is a lot of wind. Finally, they are perishable. If they’re kept in an emergency kit for several years they may begin to deteriorate.

11. Faux Fur Blankets

Cozy Bliss Luxury Super Soft Striped Faux Fur Throw Blanket for Couch, 50"x60" Beige, Warm Milky Plush Blanket for Sofa Bed Living Room Bedroom (Stripe-Beige)

Faux fur blankets have the aesthetic and feel of real fur blankets. There are vendors who sell ethically sourced fur, but modern faux fur options are close to the real thing. The pillowy warmth and tufts of fur feel like being cuddled up with a bear that won’t try to eat you.

12. Fleece Blankets

Fleece blanket

Fleece blankets are usually made of some type of polyester or a mix of synthetic fabrics. Fleece is normally very warm, light-weight, and can be washed at home.

Fleece is a good choice for people with sensitive skin or allergies, yet still need a blanket that provides a lot of warmth. Fleece blankets are generally less expensive than many other types.

Depending on the type and how it’s made, fleece can melt near flames or high enough heat. There are several subcategories of fleece blankets.

  • Polar Fleece — Basic fleece is sometimes called polar fleece. Mambe Outdoor Blankets are made of high quality polar fleece. They are wind-proof, water-proof, and are insulated.
    A general drawback of using a fleece blanket is that they tend to absorb smells more easily than many other types of blankets.
  • Sherpa Fleece — These are made of a stretchy knit polyester fabric. Typically, Sherpa fleece will have two sides that are distinctly different.
    There is usually a smooth side that is knitted, with the other side consisting of either real or what looks and feels like real sheep fleece. Sherpa Fleece is made of 100 percent polyester without any other added materials.
  • Coral Fleece — Coral fleece is very similar to a polar fleece blanket except it is thicker. These blankets aren’t just thicker, they have a “furrier” feel to them.
    According to Fleece Fun, the blankets will often shed around the edges. They also tend to be stretchier than regular polar fleece. Coral fleece is almost exclusively used for blankets and a lot of baby blankets are made from this material.
  • Micro Fleece — This is a very thin type of fleece that is lightweight and used to keep moisture away from a person’s body. This type of fleece is often used for athletic and other types of performance garments.

13. Knit Blankets

Adyrescia Chunky Knit Blanket Throw | 100% Hand Knit with Jumbo Chenille Yarn (50"x60", Cream White)

Knit blankets are wonderfully soft and warm, especially the traditionally knit wool blankets. You can purchase both machine-knitted and hand-knitted blankets these days, and it’s not too expensive or hard to learn how to hand-knit yourself.

The thickness of the yarn can vary between blankets, changing its feel as much as the material itself. 

14. Linen Blankets

Chezmoi Collection Brussels Super Soft Lightweight Pre-Washed Belgian Flax Linen Reversible Throw Blanket, 50" x 70" - Gray/Orange

Linen is made from fibers that come from a flax plant. This particular fiber can be difficult to harvest. This contributes to the high cost of almost anything made of linen, including blankets.

Linen is easy to keep clean and is better for the environment than many other types of materials. Linen is a thick material and will last longer than a lot of other fabrics.

A linen blanket will easily adjust to a person’s own natural body temperature. This will help an individual stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, making them ideal year-round. Linen wrinkles quite easily and should be allowed to air dry after washing to avoid pilling.

15. Microfiber Blankets

Bedsure Flannel Fleece Luxury Blanket Navy Queen Size Lightweight Cozy Plush Microfiber Solid Blanket

A microfiber blanket is a mix of several different types of fibers. These often include polyester, rayon and nylon. A microfiber is usually polyester that is very finely woven.

Microfiber materials are generally wrinkle-free. Since the material in this type of blanket is woven together very tightly, it’s difficult for dust particles to get between the fibers.

This makes it a good choice for people who suffer from allergies. It’s also stain-resistant and long-lasting. It can, however, melt at high temperatures. This type of blanket would be a good choice for many outdoor activities, but not near a fire.

16. Nylon Blankets

PUFF Down Alternative Indoor/Outdoor Water Resistant Blanket with Extra Strong Nylon Cover, Full/Queen, Black

Blankets made primarily out of nylon will be very strong and durable. Nylon is a type of synthetic fiber that has been used in everything from toothbrushes and stockings to umbrellas and blankets. This type of blanket can handle extreme temperatures and still holds up well. To maintain a nylon blanket it should be washed with cold water.

17. Polyester Blankets

Life Comfort Microfiber Plush Polyester 60"x70" Large All Season Blanket for Bed or Couch Ultimate Sherpa Throw, Gray

Several of the blankets previously listed have at least some polyester in them. One of the primary benefits of a blanket primarily made of polyester is that it can be washed and dried many times and still retain its shape and color.

A polyester and cotton blend is a popular choice since the blanket will be both durable and soft. Polyester does have a few disadvantages. It tends to stick to skin when wet and isn’t as breathable as cotton.

18. Quilts

LUGEUK Super Warm Lamb Quilt Winter Blanket 6 Kg Double-Sided Velvet Quilt Thickened Warm Autumn Spring Plush Comforter Core (Color : Color 6, Size : 200X230CM)

Quilted blankets are made from panels of fabric formed by placing two outer layers around a fluffy filler. Most aren’t as large as a fully stuffed down comforter, but they strike a great balance of warmth and weight for those who overheat at night.

Like knitted blankets, quilted blankets are made from classic techniques that anyone can learn, so you can make your own quilted blankets at home.

19. Sherpa Blankets

Utopia Bedding Sherpa Bed Blanket Throw Size Washed Blue 480GSM Plush Blanket Fleece Reversible Blanket for Bed and Couch (60x50 Inches)

A Sherpa blanket is a fluffy fleece cover that has amazing heat-trapping potential while not weighing so much that it traps you in place. You’ll also see the same materials and features in Sherpa jackets if you want to take your warmth with you wherever you go.

The fluffy portions of the blanket can mat over time, so keep a brush blanket nearby to maintain the same level of comfort.

20. Throw Blankets

KMUSET Fleece Blanket Throw Size Grey Lightweight Super Soft Cozy Luxury Bed Blanket Microfiber Factory Shop

Throw blankets are smaller, so they take up less space whether folded or in use. A couple of throw blankets in comfy places can be helpful for a touch of warmth on a cold day.

Some throw blankets also serve as decorations, similarly to a duvet cover. The term isn’t limited to a specific material, so you can hunt for throw blankets in your preferred fabric.

21. Vellux Blankets

The Original Vellux Blanket - Full/Queen, Soft, Warm, Insulated, Pet-Friendly, Home Bed & Sofa - Wedgewood Blue

These are also referred to as hotel blankets. They are often made out of nylon and foam. Sometimes, however, they are constructed of 100 percent polyester.

These blankets are warm and extremely durable. They usually have two layers of foam that are between fabric made of strong nylon fibers. They can be washed many times without showing much wear and tear.

Vellux blankets are generally hypo-allergenic because they are non-pilling. One of the biggest advantages of having a vellux blanket is that it will likely last for several years. Some owners have stated that their blanket has lasted for up to 30 years.

22. Waffle Weave Blankets

Utopia Bedding 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Blanket [Queen Size] - Luxury Breathable Skin - Friendly Blanket - Perfect for Layering Any Bed for All Season (90 x 90 Inch – Plum)

Waffle weaves intentionally add gaps in the fabric to increase the breathability of the blanket. For those who run hot at night but love blankets, the airy gaps can be a sleep saver.

The obvious downside is less heat trapped when it gets really cold, but a solid yet light blanket on top of the waffle weave can patch up the comfort level.

23. Weighted Blankets

Tempur-Pedic Weighted Blanket, 15 lbs, Gray

As the name indicates, weighted blankets are made from heavier materials that apply more pressure when burrowed underneath them. Those who swear by weighted blankets will often say that the added weight helps them fall asleep faster and get better rest.

For others, they can be stifling and trap heat too well. Since they can run on the expensive side for blankets, it helps if you can try one first for suitability.

24. Wool Blankets

Photo of Hand knitted merino wool blanket

Of all natural materials, a wool blanket probably provides the most warmth. 

Wool naturally resists fire. According to Remodelista, there are several other benefits of having a wool blanket. Wool is biodegradable, which means it’s good for the environment.

Wool also has antibacterial properties and doesn’t provide a good environment for germs to breed. Because it’s antibacterial, it doesn’t need to be washed very often.

One of the primary drawbacks of wool blankets is that they can feel rough and scratchy against the skin. Wool is slightly water repellent. This means if there is a light mist or rain, this type of blanket will do a fairly good job of keeping a person dry.

Best Blankets for Winter

JYK Heavy Korean Mink Fleece Plush Blankets King Size – 10lbs 2 Ply Reversible Super Soft Fuzzy Warm Microfiber Thermal Blanket for Autumn Winter

It is vital to have the best types of warm blankets when it gets frigid, as in freezing winter cold. These are some of the best winter blanket types to keep you nice and toasty:

  • Bedsure Sherpa Fleece blankets
  • JYK Korean Mink Fleece blankets
  • Soft Queen Fuzzy Microplush Thermal blanket
  • Cotton Blue Shaggy Faux Fur Sherpa blanket
  • Longhui Acrylic Cable Knit Sherpa

Best Blankets for Summer

Utopia Bedding 100% Cotton Blanket (King Size - 90x108 Inches) 350GSM Lightweight Thermal Blanket, Soft Breathable Blanket for All Seasons (Khaki)

Even in the summertime, some nights can be cool. These are some blankets perfect for staying comfortable on summer’s cool nights:

  • LLanCL Cooling blankets for hot sleepers with cold and cooling fabric on both sides
  • Utopia breathable cotton blankets
  • Avolare hot sleeper cooling blanket with arc-chill technology and breathable bamboo
  • Puredown lightweight cotton blanket with satin trim
  • Sleep Number moisture wicking True Temp blanket

Best Blankets for Infants

Gerber Baby 4-Pack Flannel Receiving Blanket, Princess Pink, One Size

Infants have a lot of needs, and an important one is a comfortable, protective blanket. These are some of the best infant blankets:

  • Carter’s Flannel Receiving blanket is 100% cotton and protects infants’ skin.
  • Gerber’s Flannel blanket is large and made with 100% top-quality cotton to keep the infant warm.
  • Luvable Friends blanket is soft, comfortable, and excellent for belching, nursing, and sleeping.
  • Margaux and May Newborn Swaddle blankets are made of 100% muslin cotton to keep your infant warm and safe.
  • Ziggy Receiving blankets are made of 100% muslin cotton and are soft and ideal for an infant’s comfort.

Best Blankets for Camping

Oceas Sherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket - Extra Warm and Large Sherpa Fleece Outdoor Blanket for Car, Boat, Concert, & Picnic Use - Machine Washable and Windproof Camping Blankets for Cold Weather

  • Oceas Sherpa fleece waterproof blanket doubles as an excellent ground cover.
  • Pendelton Yakima Camp is a luxurious and breathable wool blanket for the home or camping.
  • Nomadix Festival blanket is a waterproof picnic blanket with corner tie hooks.
  • Rumpl Original Puffy comforter style blanket is water repellent and perfect for wrapping up outdoors.
  • Horizon Hound Trek blanket uses high-quality down for warmth and packs into a small size.

Best Blankets for Pet Hair

Friends Forever Bailey Durable Dog Blanket for Couch Protection | Two Tone Reversible Pet Hair Resistant Blanket for Dogs Cats Bed Kennel Crate Car Seat - Soft Velvet, Warm Fleece, Large

Our pets love to nap, and where they lay, pet hair may stay. These blankets are made for pet hair, making cleaning up much easier:

  • Friends Forever Dog blanket in fleece has a neutral color and has a pet hair resistant finish.
  • Petmaker waterproof blanket is perfect for cats and dogs. Designed to protect furniture from pet accidents with a water-resistant finish preventing leakage.
  • Pet Fusion has a soft and cozy 100% Micro Plush finish that is perfect for kittens and puppies to feel secure. It also works for large dogs to protect furniture from scratches and shedding pet hair.
  • Kritter Planet waterproof pet blanket is pee-proof, having a fleece side and a leak-proof side. Yet at the same time, keeping the pets warm and cozy.
  • Furrhbaby Premium Fluffy Fleece blanket is made with an environmentally safe ultra-thick fleece. Besides protecting the furniture from cat hair and scratches, it is extremely warm.

Best Electric Blankets

BEDSURE Electric Blanket Queen Size - Heated Blanket Queen Soft Ribbed Fleece 84x90 Fast Heating Blanket Dual Control with 10 Heating Levels & 10 Time Settings 8 Hours Auto-Off, Light Grey

On a chilly night in a slightly drafty house, it is hard to beat an efficient electric blanket to keep you warm. And at the same time, it only costs pennies to heat. These are some of the highest-rated electric blankets perfect for those bone-chilling nights:

  • Bedsure Electric Blanket has a fleece finish on one side and a silky finish on the opposite side. A corduroy-like textured surface hides the electrical wires for a warm night’s sleep.
  • Serta Super Soft Heated blanket has Sherpa fleece on one side and micro-plush fiber on the other. It also has an easy-to-use LED controller for a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • Sunbeam Velvet Plush Heated blanket has a velour-like feel that makes it super comfortable. Also, Sunbeam is renowned for its efficiency and safe locking heating controls.
  • Woomer Electric Heated Throw blanket is soft and thin. It fits perfectly under a comforter or when sitting on the couch on a cold day. It’s the perfect wrap to keep warm.

Best Blankets for Lounging

A dark gray lounging blanket.

These are the best types of lounging or throw blankets for snuggling on a couch:

  • Riley Four-Layer throw blanket with four layers of gauze perfect for a cool evening
  • Faribault Mill Monhegan throw blanket with a stylish herringbone weave
  • Area Home Liam throw blanket is made from luxurious baby alpaca wool
  • Boll & Branch Cable Knit throw is soft, comfortable against the skin, and breathable

Top Brands of Blankets


Source: Brooklinen 

Brooklinen is a newcomer to the bedding game, but it’s quickly becoming a favorite. The company sells affordable sheets, blankets, and mattress pads, all of which are made from 100 percent cotton and come in a variety of patterns and colors.

People love the durability, quality construction, and softness of Brooklinen products. If you’re looking for affordable bedding that will last more than one season, this is it.

Silk Cloud

Silk Cloud is a luxury brand that makes high-quality blankets and throws made from natural fibers such as silk, cashmere and wool. They have a wide range of products, including duvets, pillows, sheets, blankets and more.

Their products are also eco-friendly because they use sustainable materials like organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp to create beautiful fabrics that can be used as home decor items or bedding.

West Elm

Source: West Elm’s

West Elm’s bedding selection includes duvets, comforters, and blankets in a variety of colors and patterns. The brand also offers several different types of pillows and mattress protectors. West Elm has been named one of the best brands for bedding by Good Housekeeping magazine multiple times over the years.


Source: Parachute

It’s no surprise that people are going nuts over Parachute blankets. This company has been around for a while, but it’s only recently started getting attention from the media and the general public.

They offer everything from fleece blankets to down comforters and everything in between. The company has been around since 2007 and has grown exponentially since then. They currently have over two million customers worldwide who love their products.


Source: Saatva

Saatva is a luxury bedding brand that offers an array of luxurious blankets. The company’s blanket collection includes the Saatva Luxury Down Blanket and the Saatva Luxury Down Alternative Blanket.

The company is known for its high-quality, upscale products at affordable prices. Their offerings include a variety of sizes and colors in their blankets, including king/queen, twin, full/queen and California king.


Source: CozyEarth

CozyEarth has a wide range of products, including throws, pillows, pet beds, blankets, and more. They also offer a unique line of bedding for kids called Cozy Earth Kids. This line includes fun prints like dinosaurs and space-themed designs.

They use only the highest quality materials to make their products, so you can be sure that they will last and hold up well even after repeated washing.

Loom & Leaf

Loom & Leaf has been in the bedding business since 2016, but it has quickly established itself as one of the most popular brands on the market. The company is best known for its mattresses but also sells sheets, pillows, and mattress protectors in a variety of sizes and colors.

Their blankets are made with premium materials that are designed to keep you cozy, warm, and comfortable all night long.

Where to Buy Blankets


The collection of blankets at Brooklinen ranges from cozy and chic throw blankets to gargantuan comforters and weighted blankets that will stretch across a Cali King bed.

The prices are a bit higher than more generic comforters, but the quality is absolutely worth it. The actual size of the selection isn’t large, but the designs work well with most bedroom decor.


Luxome manufactures its blankets to be exceptional examples in their categories without the prices skyrocketing too high into the stratosphere. They definitely aren’t cheap, but the ratio of quality to price is massive.

The Luxome weighted blanket might be the best example of a squishing sleep aid to exist on the market. It spreads heat better than other weighted blankets, and it doesn’t bunch up in one spot.

Both problems often stop enjoyment of weighted blankets, so the small markup over other weighted blankets is more than worth it.

Overstock buys excessive bulk goods from a variety of companies, so they have cheap prices on items that were overproduced. Their available selection of blankets and throws will have more fluctuations than other vendors, but it’s possible to find the same or similar items at a cheaper price.

Residents of the continental United States will benefit from free shipping without any purchase minimums or memberships.


The size of Amazon’s marketplace and the reach of their distribution network combine to create a formidable economic force. A huge number of producers sell their products through the site, from big name brands to small startups.

The shipping is exceptionally fast in most cases, often showing up at your door the next day without a major price increase. Blankets aren’t usually an emergency purchase, but waiting less is always nice.


Wayfair is an online-only retailer with prices that will frequently match or beat Amazon on products offered on both sites. Being more focused on home goods limits Wayfair’s market share some, but that doesn’t stop the store from being an important stop on an online shopping trip for blankets.


Walmart has the benefit of both a physical store with a wide footprint and an online storefront. If you find a product you want on the website, you might be able to go down to the store and pick it up immediately. They’ll also ship it to the store, piggybacking on their store distribution network to give you lower prices.


Target is also a primarily brick-and-mortar store with an established online presence. The two have prices that butt heads with one another with only marginal differences, so having one or the other closer to your residence can have a bigger impact on your wallet than the pennies of difference between the two.


The Etsy marketplace is more wild and weird than the other shopping spots on this list. You might find one of the best handmade blankets made with traditional styles and materials at a shockingly low price, or the option to have your pet photoshopped onto a picture of Napoleon and printed onto a blanket.

It’s also easier to develop a working relationship with the individuals and small teams working on Etsy for further personalization and the potential for better deals as a returning customer.


This second-hand donation store could be a gold mine of quality items that have barely been used, including blankets. Shopping at Goodwill for any particular item is hit-or-miss, so it can be less reliable than other stores when you need a specific item within a specific time frame.

There’s no online storefront plus an intensely variable product list, but it can be both fun and rewarding to peek at what Goodwill has in stock.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size are queen blankets?

The queen blanket has a standard size of 90 x 90/100 inches, fitting nicely around queen mattresses. 

What size are twin blankets?

The average size of a twin blanket is 65 x 90 inches, which fits both twin and twin XL mattresses. 

What is in weighted blankets?

Weighted blankets can be made from different materials, including flannel, mink, polyester, and fleece, to keep you warm when sleeping. What makes them weighted depends on the blanket but usual materials include microfiber beads, sand, steel beads, pebbles or grains.

Can you wash weighted blankets?

It is possible to wash a weighted blanket, but it needs to be done in a commercial washer, and the tag indicates it is washing machine friendly. If you do not see that, then plan to hand wash the blanket. 

Do weighted blankets help with anxiety?

Because it relaxes the adults and children that use it, weighted blankets help ease cases of anxiety. 

Do weighted blankets help with insomnia?

Just like anxiety, the weighted body helps with insomnia because it allows you to move to that relaxed state. Being relaxed will help ease the state of insomnia and allow your body to fall asleep.

Can weighted blankets cause back pain?

If you use weighted blankets regularly, you can generate some back pain because of the added pressure from the weight of the blanket. 

Can you wash electric blankets?

The newer versions of electric blankets are able to be washed in the washing machine, while older models that are at least a decade old cannot be because of their design.

Do heated blankets cause fires?

If you are not careful with your heated blanket, it can cause a fire because of the wires within it. If they start to short out around the fabric, this ignites a fire that can be dangerous and deadly.

How big are throw blankets?

The blankets you throw across your bed, couch, or loveseat are usually around 50 x 60 inches. 

Where to donate blankets?

If you have a lot of used blankets you would like to get rid of but they are in decent condition, you can donate them. Homeless shelters will take those in good condition, and all others can be donated to your local animal shelters that constantly need these items. 

Can you wash wool blankets?

You can wash your wool blankets in the washing machine. Make sure that you use a detergent that is wool friendly and wash in cold water. 

How many moving blankets do I need?

Regarding moving and protecting your furniture from the trip, you want at least one blanket per five square feet with extra to spare. Try to have anywhere from 20 to 40 on hand, depending on how much you have and are moving at once. 

Can moving blankets be washed?

Some of these blankets can be washed and indicated on the blanket. They need specific washing instructions, so they do not shrink or lose their integrity. 

How many blankets do I need?

The short answer is you can never have too many blankets. Depending on what you use your blankets for, you want to ensure you have more than enough. If you are just lounging around your home, have one in every room for everyone who frequents that space. 

Are blankets allowed in movie theaters?

Many movie theaters allow blankets. This is to help their customers feel more comfortable and have a more enjoyable experience. 

Are blankets allowed on airplanes?

Yes, you can have your blankets in your carry-on luggage, in your lap, or check it if you need extra for your trip. 

What kind of blankets do hotels use?

On average, you will find cotton blankets with waffle weaves in the hotels. They are the size of a standard bed blanket. 

What to do with old blankets and comforters?

If you have old blankets and comforters that you are not using, consider donating them to your local animal rescue centers first. If you do not have any or are not in need, you can recycle them at your local recycling center with clothing. 

Are blankets considered linens?

No, blankets are not considered linens because they are a layer above the linens on your bed in your home. If you are in a hotel, however, they do consider them linens and wash them as they would linens. 

Will blankets soundproof a room?

If you want to make an area soundproof, especially in an apartment or a space you share with others, you can do so with blankets. You can line them along the walls, and they will begin absorbing the sound.