Soft touch: The cosiest throw blankets to add to cart this winter

Texture is an important element of interior design that is often forgotten.

When it comes to making your home cosy and contemporary this winter, it’s all about soft furnishings. They’re the key to making your home look cool, while feeling snug. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

“Not only do soft furnishings provide the practicalities of additional warmth and insulation that we need in winter, they play a large role in creating an inviting sanctuary to come home to after a hectic day,” says Pip Karl, director of McKenzie House Interiors. “Their tactile qualities can be used to add softness, colour, texture and interest into literally every room of a home.”

The quickest, easiest way to add comfort and warmth to your home? A throw, of course. “Choosing throws made from natural fibres such as wool or linen ensures they will look good and still be around for many years to come – not to mention being a healthier option for you and the environment,” says Pip.

8 cosy throws to shop for now

1. Vegan fur throw in blush pink

$241.99 from Shop Your Home and Garden

This snuggly fur throw is thick and cosy enough to see you through winter. Drape it over the end of your couch or throw it on the end of your bed for added warmth and a luxe vibe.


2. Cove linen throw blanket

$373.50 from Shop Your Home and Garden

‘Linen’ and ‘cosy’ are not always two words that go together, but the weight and softness of this French flax linen throw prove otherwise. The linen has been heavily stonewashed making it super soft and it has a beautiful drape due to its weight.


3. Tibetan lambskin rug

$161.99 from Shop Your Home and Garden

These shaggy lambskin throws add texture and warmth to your sofa, bed or chair… in fact, these look great styled anywhere!


4. Cocoon cashmere merino blanket

$373.50 from Shop Your Home and Garden

Add a touch of luxury to your living space with one of these thick yet lightweight wool throws. Woven in the Loomwares small family mill in Mongolia, the blend of NZ merino wool and cashmere allows the body to breathe while still providing exceptional warmth when needed.


5. Snowy throw

$159 from Freedom

Do you feel like your living space or bedroom is looking a little…. flat? This throw’s unique chunky ribbed texture will add both softness and dimension.


6. Larkin Throw in Forest

$100.20 from The Iconic

With the look and feel of mohair (without the price tag) this extra-long checked throw comes in multiple shades to brighten those gloomy winter days.


7. KOO Coventry Chen Throw

$70 from Spotlight

We will forever love waffle blankets for adding texture and interest to an otherwise boring bedspread or a sofa. Throw this durable forest green blanket over the couch for an on-trend colour addition and keep it handy for when you get chilly while watching a movie.


8. Early settler handblocked pink cotton throw

$199 from Early Settler

The soft pink and white colour combination and floral pattern will give your interior all the cosy cottage feels this winter. Snuggle up under it with a cup of tea and a good book.


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