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
An extra supportive chic sherpa blanket
An extra large fuzzy blanket that is perfect for two
Bearaby plush knitted blanket
A tight breathable blanket
A striped faux fur blanket that is super luxe
A flannel and sherpa blanket that is very warm
A thick knit jersey blanket that looks like your favorite t-shirt
A thick woven bamboo blanket that looks amazing