The most beautiful weighted blankets | HuffPost Life

At the risk of sounding like an insufferable person listening to a now-popular band play on the radio in a Starbucks: I loved weighted blankets before they were cool. As someone with anxiety and sensory sensitivity, I find the added support of a heavy fabric both physically and emotionally comforting. Whether I’m falling asleep or just watching TV, being snuggled up helps my body and mind relax.

However, as an early adopter of the weighted blanket, I can also fondly say that my first weighted blanket was … ugly. It (the blanket) served me well and did its job of providing sensory support, yet it felt like something out of a doctor’s office. It was clinical, sterile and rendered in a dreary shade of gray with an uncomfortable cover. It stood out from the rest of my boho bedroom decor, screaming “I’m basically a medical device!” whenever you looked at her.

As weighted blankets become more popular, I’m so happy to see them come in much cuter styles. These days, there are weighted blankets that don’t even look like weighted blankets – they just look like stylish blankets you’d pick up at a great home decor store. It’s an item that’s meant to make you feel comfortable, so it’s only natural that it’s easy on the eyes, too.

If you’ve never used a weighted blanket and don’t know what weight to look for, the Sleep Foundation recommends using a throw that’s 5% to 12% of your body weight, noting that most people like a blanket around 10% of the weight their. weight.

To help you catch some z’s or get super cozy on the couch while still looking stylish, we’ve rounded up our favorite weighted blankets that look like nice blankets.

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A double-sided blanket in earth tones from Brooklinen

Known and loved for their high-quality, beautiful sheets and duvet covers, it’s no surprise that Brooklinen makes a sharp cotton blanket. At 12 pounds and 48 inches by 72 inches, this blanket offers lightweight support and is perfect for your living room or bedroom. It is smooth on one side with a soft texture on the other and is available in four earth tones.

Promising review: “I am so pleased with how useful and comfortable this is as a throw. I am autistic and have been looking for a long time for the right weighted blanket for me and this definitely appealed to me. It is a great weight for me and I find myself able to relax very deeply very quickly.” — Courtney A.


An extra supportive chic sherpa blanket

If you’re a fan of anything super soft and fluffy, say hello to this effortlessly chic faux fur shaggy blanket. It’s warm and fuzzy while still looking elevated and comes in six colors in 15lb and 20lb weights. Check the size chart to see what size the brand recommends for you. It’s luxurious, comfortable and super supportive, so you’ll never want to take it off.

Promising review: “I love it! It’s heavy, but I like it that way. SO soft. I get the best naps under this thing. I put it on and it really feels like being hugged. It definitely calms me down when I’m stressed. I’m sure I’ll get years of use from this blanket” — Sandra F Schehl


An extra large fuzzy blanket that is perfect for two

Available in pretty pink and warm grey, this cozy fuzzy blanket features a removable, machine washable exterior. It weighs 18 pounds and measures 60 by 70 inches, so it’s perfect for sharing or cuddling with a loved one.

Promising review: “Exactly what I was hoping for. The 18 pound blanket wraps you up in lovely warmth. Super soft and so comfortable. The best part is that the removable outer cover is washable. I can’t wait to tuck into the cooler weather under it. FYI I got it on sale so that was a HUGE bonus!!” — Momof3

West Elm

Bearaby plush knitted blanket

Hand-knitted from silky and soft plush polyester, it’s hard to believe this Bearaby blanket is weighted. It comes in six striking colors in 15-, 20-, and 25-pound options, all 40-48 inches wide and 72 inches tall. It’s comfortable yet stylish and looks great draped over a bed or draped over a sofa or chair.

Promising review: “I bought this for my other teenager. He loves this blanket. It feels so soft and plush. He says it’s great and he sleeps better. The downside for him is that it makes it hard for him to get up for school” – Josette L.


A tight breathable blanket

A smaller, narrow knit makes this weighted blanket look like your grandma made it (in a good way). It comes in 11 bright and neutral colors in eight size and weight options, from 5 to 20 pounds. The knit makes it super breathable and distributes the weight evenly across your body, keeping you super supported and comfortable without being too hot.

Promising review: “I’m wrapped up in this bag and I have to say, it feels amazing. My body has been carrying so much tension lately and this blanket feels like it’s come in and taken everything. You can really wrap yourself up like a burrito, it’s the perfect weight and aesthetic. I’m in heaven.” — Danny


A striped faux fur blanket that is super luxe

Relax in this ultra-comfortable weighted faux fur blanket with a removable, machine-washable cover. The warm stripes make it look like a real fur blanket, giving your space a little boho cabin look. It comes in three colors at 12 and 18 pounds and is 60 inches by 70 inches.

Promising review: “I love how soft the faux fur is. I’ve never used a weighted blanket before but I love this one. I think the 12lb feels great. It’s so warm and soft and cozy. I can’t wait to use it on those cold nights of winter I would highly recommend this. This is my new favorite blanket.” — BCool


A flannel and sherpa blanket that is very warm

If your all-time favorite jersey turned into a dreamy, weighted sherpa blanket, this would be it. It weighs 10 pounds, measures 66 by 48 inches, and comes in three flannel plaid colors.

Promising review: “I bought one for myself and a family member tried mine and wanted to keep it. So I bought one for them too. We all love it.” —Paulette C

Brooklyn Bedding

A thick knit jersey blanket that looks like your favorite t-shirt

If you love the feel of your favorite worn-in T-shirt, you’ll swoon over this jersey-filled, hand-knit blanket. It comes in gray and cream in 10 and 15 pounds, both measuring 50 inches by 60 inches. The open knit makes it breathable and easy to sleep on.

Promising review: “I bought this for my husband who has health issues that cause muscle spasms so we thought a heavy blanket might help. But, I didn’t want him to overheat. This blanket is great! Air passes through but it’s nice and heavy. He sleeps a little better. Thanks!” – Sarah W.


A thick woven bamboo blanket that looks amazing

Handwoven from highly breathable bamboo fabric, this chunky blanket will make a stunning addition to your living room or bedroom. It weighs 10 pounds, is 42 inches by 65 inches, and comes in four dreamy colors.

Promising review: “Absolutely love my thick sleep quality has improved so much..and my dogs love it too..thanks..great quality!” —Daniel S

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