With the cold season right at the door, creating a comfortable and warm environment at home becomes mandatory in these trying times. With a proper fuzzy blanket, you can let go of your worries and cuddle up in a corner that you’re created for your ultimate personal relaxation.
But if you’ve never bought a fuzzy blanket, how can you know which products are worth spending money on? Let’s discover that together, along with a list of fuzzy blankets that people absolutely love right now.
Blanket Materials Guide
Blankets are made from different kinds of materials and their properties might be beneficial to you or can get in the way of your comfort. Since comfort is such a subjective topic and every sleeper has different needs, let’s explore the fabrics used to make blankets so that you may determine if they are beneficial for you or not.
Cotton is a common fabric that’s used to make blankets, as this is a fiber that brings forth a lot of benefits worth considering. They are typically very resistant to multiple washes and almost every cotton blanket can be cleaned in your home washing machine. It’s important to note that not all cotton blankets are alike, since they depend on the weave. Some of them have weaves that make them super lightweight and suitable for summer use, while others have weaves that make them more suitable for winter use.
Wool blankets tend to be rather expensive compared to other types of fibers, but they do provide a series of benefits that are rather unmatched. In spite of their insulating properties, they also tend to be rather breathable. Plus, they have great moisture-wicking properties, so even if you tend to sweat when you sleep, you won’t feel the discomfort caused by a sweaty and sticky skin. Despite all of the benefits it brings forth, some people have a skin that’s too sensitive and doesn’t feel comfortable using wool products. Even more, wool is a fiber that some people are allergic to.
Fleece and Sherpa fleece are probably the most sought-out fuzzy blankets because of the amazing combination of softness and price they’re able to provide. These are both synthetic materials, but that doesn’t seem to bother people who are in search for a cozy blanket. The easiest way to recognize these materials when you see them is to consider the following: Sherpa is very similar to sheepskin or wool, while fleece is meant to replicate the sheep’s’ fur. Blankets made from these fibers are typically inexpensive and easy to care for.
Synthetic materials are often used to make affordable and durable fuzzy blanket. They include a wide range of materials, from microsuede to faux fur, these are all synthetic fibers that come at convenient prices, are available in a wide range of colors, and are really easy to care for (the exception to this rule is the faux fur blanket, as not all of them can be cleaned in your washing machine).A lot of people steer clear of synthetic fibers when it comes to clothes because of the lack of breathability, but this is a features that may be convenient in a fuzzy blanket, as it helps trap heat and give you that nice and toasty feeling that you crave for during the winter.
Vellux blankets aren’t as fuzzy as other choice, but they are incredibly soft and you might want to consider purchasing one of these at some point. These blankets are made with a thin foam core that’s covered in a soft nylon fabric with a texture that’s very similar to what velvet feels like. Vellux blankets tend to be super resistant even if they are washed multiple times. They are also great for people who have allergies.
A Word on Electrical Blankets
If you’re thinking about buying a fuzzy blanket for the sake of warmth, you online research will most likely to lead you to electric blankets, a special category that deserves a little bit of attention. Electric blankets are throw blankets designed with a wiring system that heats up the surface of the blanket to offer you a nice and toasty experience. Naturally, there are advantages and drawbacks when using these types of blankets, so let’s go over some of the things that you should know if you choose an electric blanket over a fuzzy one this winter:
- Some of these blankets have removable covers that can be cleaned in the washing machine, and all you have to do in most cases is just remove the controller.
- Good electric blankets will heat up evenly, so there will be no uncomfortable cold spots that you surely want to avoid when you want to warm up.
- Electric blankets are mostly designed with connectors in the end area which need to be disconnected when you plan on washing the blanket.
- If you’re willing to invest in newer models, you will benefit from features such as temperature gauges and timers. These features grant you more control over the blanket, giving you the possibility to choose the temperature or they will automatically shut down after a certain period of time for your own safety.
- Depending on the model chosen, some of these can be cost-efficient in terms of energy consumption, while older options will consume a lot of electricity and might not be worth.
- If possible, opt for products with carbon-fiber wires, as these are better at providing a constant temperature flux.
Best Fuzzy Blankets
Our first suggestion is a microfiber polyester blanket that, if you didn’t know it was made from polyester, you could swear that it was some sort of fancy and expensive fabric. It has a very gentle feel to it, something that you’d love to feel brush against your skin. There are a ton of different colors to choose from, so it doesn’t matter if you like purple or yellow, you are bound to find this blanket in the color of your choice. There are multiple size options available, such as Twin, Queen, King, or even a 50 x 60-inch throw size. It can be cleaned in your home washing machine and it’s advertised as being wrinkle-free, anti-pilling, and stain-resistant.
Fleece blankets have an unmatching softness to them, and this Bedusre product is the perfect example of that. There are more than 25 color options to choose from, and multiple sizes that range from 30 x 40 inches to 108 x 90 inches. It is a reversible blanket that brings forth quality synthetic materials that are capable of insulating properly, trapping heat underneath the blanket and offering you the cozy experience that you long for every time you want to throw that buzzy blanket on. It is a best-selling product that combines a top later of 220 gsm fleece fabric and another layer of 280 gsm Sherpa fabric underneath.
Sherpa blankets are extremely soft and cozy, managing to keep you warm throughout the winter but also on chillier summer nights, when you decide to spend some extra time outside. This particular blanket is available in a bunch of different colors and patterns, offering you products that range from beautiful shades of plain teal to red blankets with holiday-themed prints. You can also opt for multiple sizes, with the smallest option measuring 40 x 50 inches and the largest one being 102 x 90 inches. It is a reversible blanket that’s very similar to the model we’ve shown you before. It is also washing machine-safe and you can tumble dry it on low heat.
Bedsure has made it back to our list with an all-fleece blanket that feels amazing when brushed against the skin. It’s available in five sizes, with 30 x 40 inches being the smallest and 108 x 90 inches being the largest option available. There are also 30 colors to choose from, which include burgundy, navy, emerald green, purple, and even dusty pink. The blanket is designed with 240 gsm microfiber fleece and comes with clean stitches along the edges, for more durability and the feeling that you’ve spend your money on a luxury product, even if it’s one of the most affordable fleece blankets on the market.
Fur blankets are the benchmark of fuzziness, but animal cruelty is something we could never condone, which makes faux fur blankets an ideal alternative who those who don’t support natural fur products. This is a product that’s completely machine washable, which is something you don’t see in every faux fur blanket. The synthetic materials use to make it are highly resistant provided that you follow the manufacturer’s care instruction. You can choose between a gray and an arctic blue blanket, available in Full size that measures 50 x 65 inches.
Fuzzy blankets are loved by adults and children alike, so getting one for your child doesn’t seem like a bad idea. This particular model provided by Snuggle Stuffs is a reversible and soft blanket available in a bunch of different color combinations, such as pink and cream, pink and lavender, turquoise and grey, red and grey, and others. It’s made from a synthetic fabric that’s minky soft and can find its way into a crib or a child’s bed, where it will be loved and cared for. It measures 29.5″ x 27.5 and be cleaned in the washing machine, provided that you choose a cold washing cycle and you tumble dry it on low heat.
If you’re looking for a nice and fluffy throw blanket, then this polyester product might be the right choice for you. It comes in a single size that measures 60 x 80 inches and serves as an oversized throw pillow for those moments when you just want to snuggle up on the couch holding something super soft that also keeps you warm. It is made with faux fur that feels incredible to the touch and comes with a one-year guarantee that we simply can’t neglect. It can be cleaned in your home washing machine, provided that you choose a cold water cycle when cleaning it.
When it comes to microfiber blankets designed to be warm and fuzzy, the Westman is a real champ in that department. You can choose between multiple colors options: white/charcoal, navy, gray, off-white, and tan. These are all colors that easy to mix and match with your existing décor colors. The reversible design brings forth a combination of faux fur on the top side and a fleece layer on the bottom side. It measures 50” W x 60” L and weighs around 5 pounds. It can be cleaned inside your washing machine and you can also tumble dry it on low heat, making it super easy to care for.
Here is yet another example of a fuzzy blanket made with faux fur that does a really good job of imitating the properties and looks of natural fur. There are three size options to choose from: 58” W x 36” L, 58” W x 60” L, and 58” W x 84” L. These blankets are created with 50 percent modacrylic and 50 percent acrylic front, plus a polyester backing. The colors at your disposal are champagne fox, amber fox, kitt fox, and platinum frost fox, further imitating some natural fur colors for more design authenticity. The blankets are machine washable and they don’t have a reversible design, as most models that we’ve shown you today do.
Because we love chinchillas, we’d never use products made with natural chinchilla fur. However, we can’t say no to a chinchilla fur imitation, such as this Bernadine throw blanket. It is available in two size options: 58” W x 84” L and 60” L x 58” W. It’s a product that does wonders in terms of heat retention, so you won’t feel that you’ve ever spent money on a blanket that doesn’t keep you as warm as you’d want a fuzzy blanket to do. It features a reversible design and comes with an animal print that does a wonderful job at imitating natural chinchilla fur. This polyester blanket requires dry cleaning.
Wanting a fuzzy blanket is natural because who doesn’t love the warm feeling that you get when you snuggle under the soft material that these blankets are designed with? It’s important to note that there are different fabrics that can be used to make a fuzzy blanket, and each of them have advantages and drawbacks, so make sure that you’re well-informed about these materials to make sure that you spend money on a product whilst avoiding post-purchase frustrations.