The Best Faux Fur Blankets

By Dr. Sheryl Grassie

As far back as people needed protection from the cold, they were wrapping themselves in fur of some kind to stay warm. Manufacturers have responded to this innate human desire by designing lightweight, easy care fabrics, that mimic real fur.

Faux fur blankets and throws are a staple in the linen world and make great gifts for everyone from grandma to the new baby on your list. They come in a plethora of colors, styles, and price points. Some imitate an animal’s coat, some are a solid color, some have abstract patterns, but what they all have in common is uncompromising softness and comfort. Below are our top 4 picks including best kids’ blanket, best bed blanket, best blanket to dress up a room, and best oversized throw for snuggling up.


Our Picks for the Best Faux Fur Blankets

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Best for Kids

The Connecticut Home Company – Luxury Faux Fur with Sherpa Reversible Kids Throw Blanket

This 50 x 65 inch reversible throw is super soft and cuddly. The perfect choice for a kids’ room to add extra warmth or to snuggle on top of the bed at naptime.

It will keep you or your little one warm but is light weight. It comes in 14 different colors and is long wearing. It doesn’t shed or pill, is machine washable for easy care, and has a 10 year, no questions asked, warranty.

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Best Bed Blanket 

Chanasya Super Soft Shaggy Longfur Throw Blanket

This luxury throw comes in sizes to fit your bed; twin, full/queen, and king. It can be used as a bedspread or as an extra blanket. Also enjoy it on the couch when more than one person wants to snuggle up.

It is made of 100% microfiber and is easy care machine wash and tumble dry low. It comes in a number of different colors and has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Best Luxury Blanket

Chanasya Super Soft Fuzzy Fur Elegant Throw Blanket

Want the ultimate in luxury faux fur? This throws’ classic design dresses up any décor.

It is soft, and lightweight, and comes in two colors and three sizes, including a queen for use on your bed. Made from 100% microfiber, it is machine washable and tumble dry on a low setting. It is also 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Best Oversized Throw

Brielle Faux Fur Oversized Throw

The Brille oversized throw is designed as a lap blanket, but just a little bigger than average. Perfect when you are a larger person or like to tuck a throw around you.

It measures 50 x 70 instead of the more traditional 50 x 65. There are four mottled color options and a zebra stripe, all made of 100% polyester. Machine wash and tumble dry is fine, for longer life hand wash and line dry is suggested.


Why You Need A Faux Fur Blanket In Your Home

Why are faux fur blankets so popular and why do you need one? Faux fur appeals to people for a number of reasons, but the primary one is that it feels good. It meets a physical need for warmth and comfort, it meets the criteria as a wonderful decorating accessory, it may stimulate and satisfy a long-forgotten animal instinct for safety, and it can even help with sleep.

Warmth and Comfort

Faux fur blankets add just the right kind of texture to a room. In this era of crisp lines, clean uncluttered surfaces, and muted colors, decorators want to add something to soften a space and make it more inviting. They do this with texture, and faux fur has a rich dimensional quality that welcomes you into a room, onto a couch, or into a bed.

Also, the myriad of options in color and pattern make faux fur a perfect accessory even if you didn’t use it for warmth. Drape it over a chair in a corner of the living room, fold it for a spot of color at the end of a bed, or use it as a cushion on a bench for kitchen dining, faux fur blankets are very versatile and can embellish most interiors.

Animal Instinct

Our bodies and brains respond to the things around us in an innate way. The feel of fur on our skin may trigger unconscious memories related to a time when fur kept us safe from the elements and made us feel secure. Ask someone how they feel wrapped in their faux fur blanket and you will hear a response like, “It makes me feel safe and secure.” This reaction to the feeling of fur, or in our case faux fur, may be playing on a piece of our ancestral memory. Wherever it comes from, having something in your life that can induce a relaxation response, is priceless.

Sleep

In a list of sleep accessories, like warm milk and bedtime stories, the faux fur blanket is climbing to the top of the list. Nothing says sleep like something that tells your body to relax, “we’ve got you covered.” The super softness and warmth of faux fur encourages both a mental and physical unwinding that prepares the body for sleep. Wrap yourself up for an hour or so before bed and see if it doesn’t help.

What Faux Fur Blanket is Right for Me?

Think through some basic criteria to help you decide where to start and how to determine the kind of faux blanket that is right for you.

  • Price – Most faux fur blankets are very reasonably priced at under $50. You can however spend hundreds if you want to. Figure out what you want to spend and look at blankets in that price range to start.
  • Material – The majority of faux fur blankets are made from synthetic materials, but there are natural and organic versions, or combinations of natural and synthetic. The organic versions in particular are generally at a higher price point, check out Etsy or Google “organic cotton faux fur” for further options. Both bamboo and cotton are used in natural versions of faux fur blankets.
  • Size – What are you going to use your faux fur blanket for? Will it stay on your bed as a cover, be used on the couch as a throw, travel from room to room to keep you warm? Think through how you will use it and purchase a size that fits your needs.
  • Style – Luckily you have a lot to choose from when it comes to the style of a faux fur blanket, so you can think through what will look best in terms of pattern and color. Do you have a room that needs brightening up, choose a colorful solid to place over the back of a chair? Do you love a jungle print or a marbled gray? You can sort by color or pattern when browsing online.

Summary

Faux fur blankets are a wonderful addition to your home that inspire great affection from their owners; people love their faux fur blankets. These functional accessories add warmth and comfort, as well as upgrading décor. Decide on a price range, how you will use your blanket, and your preferences for color and design. Then find a blanket to keep you warm and cozy, or to even to help you fall asleep.


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