Can you smell it in the air when you open the door in the mornings? That crisp, earthy, changing-of-seasons smell. The one that tells us that fall has come for real, and it’s time to get our cozy on. Maybe you live in a place where it’s already sweater weather, ending your days with hot cocoa and a crackling fire. Or maybe it’s still ninety degrees and you’re sweating profusely as you try on your Halloween costumes.
No matter the temperature, it’s that time of year. Time to pull out the pumpkins and the plaid and get your home looking warm and welcoming. And what better way to invite people to cozy up than with some amazing blankets? In this article, we’ll show you six throws and blankets that are perfect for the months ahead of us.
#1 The classic plaid
Let’s kick off our list with some amazing plaid blankets and throws. Because, seriously, does it get any more fall than a soft Tartan? Plaids come in just about every color you can imagine, and we especially love how easy it is to find great ones at every price point. This one from Pottery Barn is a great choice if you’re looking for those warm, traditional Autumn tones.
Plaid always seems to give that touch of fall, even when going with less common color schemes. We love the idea of decorating with blue and white heirloom pumpkins, and pairing it with this green throw instead of more traditional oranges and reds. You could also consider plaids in warm yellows, rich browns, navy blue, black and white, etc. The options are endless.
Plaid throws are pretty easy to find. This makes them a perfect choice for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to search for something overly specific. Check your local discount stores to see what you can find first. You might just stumble on a great deal!
#2 The fringed blanket
Blankets with fringe automatically have a touch of luxury, even if the blanket really isn’t anything to write home about. The fringe gives it texture, movement and character, and they kind of remind us of the warmth of a soft rug. Throwing a blanket with fringe on basically any form of seating adds instant cozy and we highly recommend.
Again, this is a great choice if you’re looking to add luxury without spending a fortune. They’re easy to find and tend to look high-end even when they’re not. This one from Urban Outfitters comes in several colors, and we think the bright orange would be the perfect color for the season.
#3 A luxurious cashmere
Let’s move on to our next category: cashmere. Cashmere is the last word in luxury, and if you’re looking to go all out, it’s definitely the blanket for you. Keep in mind, it’s pricey. But if it’s in your budget, it’s a great way to add that touch of high-end to your bedroom or living room. This mint cashmere herringbone blanket would look great with some natural beeswax candles and pumpkin or two.
#4 The chunky knit
We’re sure you’ve seen them by now; those chunky knitted blankets that basically look like they were made for baby giants. They look incredibly warm. Additionally, they add that touch of texture that every fall room needs to be complete. Thankfully, these arm knit throws are becoming easier to find.
Also, if you are the type to enjoy a good DIY, then this is the blanket for you. Chunky arm knit throws are easy to accomplish, and according to this tutorial, it should only take you about an hour. The perfect fall project if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands!
#5 Soft faux fur
Who can resist burying their face into a soft, luxe, furry blanket? Fur blankets are perfect for cuddling with loved ones by a crackling fire. And they’re pretty easy to find, which is great if you’re on a budget. However, be careful and take the time to shop around. Faux fur blankets, especially certain colorways, can look very cheap and corny.
If you’re willing to spend a little more, these ones from Amazon are incredibly realistic. It’s hard to believe they’re fake! If you decide to go with a more budget-friendly option, these have great reviews as well. And if you’re still not sure, try checking out your local discount home goods stores. Seeing the blankets in person and being able to feel them before purchasing might be just what you need.
#6 The heirloom quilt
And last but definitely not least, the quilt. Classic. Timeless. Reminiscent of simpler days and bygone generations. Quilts are the perfect choice if you are looking to infuse a bit of history into your space.
Many of us have quilts that were handed down by our great-grandmothers, treasured heirlooms passed from generation to generation. But a lot of times, these are stuffed in an attic, unused and forgotten. Quilts tell a story of comfort and coziness all on their own. This makes them great for fall, even if their colors aren’t necessarily traditional fall hues. There is always something about wrapping up in a quilt that brings a deep level of peace and comfort. It’s like having Grandma’s loved wrapped around you, keeping you warm and safe. That’s what makes them truly special.
If you don’t already have a special quilt in the family, there’s no reason you can’t get one now and begin the tradition of handing it down! While throw quilts can certainly be found at many retail stores, we recommend looking for something a little more unique. Check with local makers in your area to see if you have any quilters you could support. Additionally, you could check local antique stores for something that already has a story just waiting to be continued.
And of course, there’s always flea markets, craft fairs, and, when all else fails, Etsy. There are so many beautiful quilts available, both in local stores and online. It’s truly an art form worth having in your home. And it’s a great choice for your fall decor.
Cozy up and enjoy!
That’s a wrap! We hope this list has helped you find the right throw for your space this autumn.
Once you have the perfect blanket, we know you won’t be able to resist wrapping up in it and getting cozy through the cooler months ahead. And while you’re getting your hygge on, why not complete the cozy by making yourself one of these amazing fall-inspired drinks to warm you through and through?