Bed down: blankets with the star snuggle factor
The best blankets and throws for cuddling up in a cold snap and staying warm all winter
Here we select the best blankets for luxuriating in as the weather loses its warmth. Self-care has never looked so snuggly.
Handmade in Tulu, the Brooklyn-based brand’s tactile blanket is inspired by traditional Turkish carpets, complete with a worn-in feel caused by repeated wear. The fringes of the style – which are also seen across a Tulu jumper – are hand cut, before undergoing an artisanal washing process.
Planning on a crisp country walk? We suggest investing in British luxury label Connolly’s picnic blanket holder. The sublime outdoors accoutrement, created in vegetal tanned leather with elegant contrast stitching, will carry any quilt option, but we suggest splashing out on Connolly’s accompanying checkerboard Ecru Rally blanket, which features a motif that evoking the brand’s motor racing heritage.
Wishing for some wearable art? A series of woven and hand-knit limited edition blankets, designed in collaboration between JW Anderson and Kenyan-born British potter and artist Magdalene Anyango Namakhiya Odundo DBE and New York-born ceramicist and performance artist Shawanda Corbett, are available to pre-order through the British brand’s website. Bold and expressive, the pieces reproduce six different artistic works, bringing a sense of curatorial comfort to the home.
The stripe detail of this luxurious leather-trim Loewe blanket will stand out on any sofa. The style provides the ulimate comfort factor, constructed from wool, cashmere and silk-blend and is sure provide for hours of hibernation.
Snowstorms are swirling around many parts of the globe, and for those keen to curl up against the chill, we advocate investing in a blanket by Norlha. The luxury label is the Tibetan Plateau’s first yak atelier, where it crafts yak down or ‘khullu’ – impeccably soft, durability and warm – into clothing and homeware items. This blanket has been dyed a distinctive dandelion yellow, sure to bring a shot of colour into the home.
The simplest way for conquering the A-Z of interior design? Byredo’s Alphabeta blanket is crafed from the snuggliest wool and cashmere and lettered with the multi-hyphenate label’s graphic stencil. A simple way for feeling even more serene? A generous spritz of a Byredo room spray.
Wish you were venturing to a remote hotel for the festive season? Luckily for us, PURO Hotels has the at-home enveloping answer. The Norway-born Warsaw-based hotelier has teamed up with Polish designer Maria Jeglińska-Adamczewska and fellow Norwegian Røros Tweed, on range of graphic three colour woollen blankets, in shades of raspberry and clementine. Wrap yourself up and start dreaming of room service.
British label Emvya’s cashmere throws and scarves are formed from wool taken from the Changra mountain goat, which is then coloured using sustainable Swiss dyes and spun on handlooms before being washed and dried under the Nepalese sun. A patterned, colourful throw can take up to three months to create. ‘We are proud to work with a small family-run business, celebrating their craft, and sharing their story and love that goes into each and every handmade piece,’ says Emvya’s founder, Olivia Halsall.
As the nights draw in we’re desiring cosy swathes of cashmere even more. For those in favour of organic hues, we recommend cashmere specialist Oyuna’s blankets, throws and bedspreads, which will keep you warm all winter.
Want to warm up and feel like a winner too? Connolly’s gently curving checkerboard Rally blanket places a graphic spin on the brand’s motor racing heritage, which can be both layered over the knee while driving on a bitter day, or used to snuggle up on the sofa. The throw is crafted using lightweight and ultra soft lambswool and cashmere, another winning combination.
‘We’re creating pieces that are going to exist for a long time,’ says Tekla founder Charlie Hedin, of the homeware brand’s timeless bedding, towels and quilts. This weekend we’ll be wrapping in the Copenhagen-based labels latest blankets range, which have been lensed here by photographer Laura Coulson, and are imagined in a host of colourful checks and stripes. ‘We really sell feelings,’ Hedin adds. What a mood booster.
Iridescent rose motifs, Arts and Crafts florals, delicate Impressionistic blooms: the naturalistic prints in Erdem’s collections are a immediate mood booster. And now the brand’s fans can wrap themselves in its signature floral motif this winter, with the release of its first boom-emblazoned jacquard blanket. Crafted in Scotland, the cashmere and wool style, is the first in Erdem’s evolving homeware range, and features a tactile whip stitch detail. It’ll bring any interior into full bloom.
Make the most of the snuggly combination of soft alpaca, wool and mohair and invest in this check Acne Studios blanket in an uplifting orange and fuchsia check.
A.P.C’s summer quilts selection will have you dreaming of tropical terrains. They are all named after places in Jamaica – the hometown of their creator and longtime A.P.C collaborator Jessica Ogden – from Harmony Beach to Parotee Bay.
Kane’s ‘More Joy’ merch line is an Instagram hit. For a hit of at-home happiness, snuggle up in this serotonin-boosting slogan style.
Cosy up in Brunello Cucinelli’s finest cashmere - the Italian brand’s throws are the ultimate in laid back luxury. Staying in isn’t without sophistication, and the delicate monili detailing of this design adds a dash of sparkle to downtime.
Set your sights on the Scottish Highlands, and virtually escape to its snow-topped peaks while snuggled in this tartan blanket.
Begg & Co
Stripe, check, plaid...wrap up in a variety of Begg & Co patterns, and don’t plan on moving for several hours.