The best throws

Discover the best and most decorative throws and add a touch of style to your bedroom or lounge

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A throw, as well as being a cover up for when you’re settling into a night on your sofa, is also a decorative feature, and can be used to add a splash of colour to any lounge or bedroom. While some are so soft and fluffy they’re like heaven to wrap around you, others are less luxurious to the touch, but offer something masterful when it comes to bringing the design of your living room or bedroom together. 

When searching for the perfect throw, consider the type of material you’d prefer. While thicker blends provide the perfect solution to cold evenings in the winter, thinner materials can become the go-to to take the chill away when you’re enjoying an evening BBQ in the slightly cooler British summer evenings. 

Also think about the design. If the decor in your room is busy, a block colour throw will offer that element of calmness. Alternatively, a room with block-coloured walls may benefit from a patterned throw to lift the room to another level. 

1. The White Company Luxury Wool-Cashmere Throw

A beautifully soft throw with temperature regulating properties

Specifications
Best for: Luxury
Colour: Grey
Size: W140cmxL200cm
Material: 80% Wool, 20% Cashmere
Reasons to buy
+Soft and warm+Temperature regulating
Reasons to avoid
-On the expensive side 

With one side light grey and the other side dark grey, you can mix and match this Luxury Wool-Cashmere Throw from The White Company to your current style mood. It’s long enough to drape along the end of the bed or along the back of the sofa, while it’s soft and luxurious touch makes it the perfect go-to when you’re feeling cold. The White Company say that their blend of wool and cashmere is temperature regulating, which means it stores your body heat when you’re hot and releases it when you’re cold, which,price aside, makes it the perfect addition to any household. 

2. Mulholland Steel Check Wool Throw

A grey and pink check throw for lifting neutral rooms

Specifications
Best for: A touch of style
Colour: Grey
Size: W140cmxL180cm
Material: 100% wool
Reasons to buy
+Stylish+Warm
Reasons to avoid
-Not as soft as cashmere 

If you’re a fan of neutral grey tones and need to give your lounge or bedroom a lift, this check throw should do the job nicely. Made from 100% wool, it should be soft and warm, although it doesn’t offer the same level of softness or temperature regulation as Cashmere. However, with its RRP half the price of our top pick, this is certainly an attractive alternative, both from a pocket and interior design perspective.  

3. Soft Touch Throw Cream

A thick throw for extra comfort and warmth in the winter

Specifications
Best for: Thickness
Colour: Cream
Size: W140cmxL200cm
Material: Polyester/acrylic mix
Reasons to buy
+Thick and cosy+Available in two other neutral colours
Reasons to avoid
-Dryclean only 

For some of us, the thicker the throw, the better and this soft touch throw from Lakeland shouldn’t disappoint. Reviewers find it incredibly soft and warm, while Lakeland say that this throw is surprisingly lightweight despite its thick composition. Available in cream, cappuccino and slate grey, the neutral tones make them the perfect addition to any softly shaded bedroom or living room. The only downside is they’re not machine washable. 

4. Christy Palermo Bedspread

Add a touch of class to your bedroom with this luxury looking bedspread

Specifications
Best for: The bedroom
Colour: Silver or gold
Size: Single, double, king, superking
Material: Cotton/polyester
Reasons to buy
+Available in a range of sizes+Luxury silver and gold
Reasons to avoid
-Not machine washable 

If you’re looking to add an additional layer of warmth to your duvet this winter, this Christy Palermo bedspread should take away the chill. While a mid-range tog can seem like a good idea at the time, come winter, some nights require extra thickness. This bedspread is more than a throw; its luxurious style and thickness should bring an element of class to your bedroom, with the silver complementing cooler shades and the gold colour complementing warmer shades. Available in single size through to superking size, there’s one for every bed. Just bear in mind that it’s dry clean or spot clean only.  

5. Marks and Spencer Elsie Tassel Throw

A vintage-style throw for traditional homes

Specifications
Best for: Vintage style
Colour: Ochre
Size: W150cmxL200cm
Material: 100% cotton
Reasons to buy
+Brightens up any room+Large size
Reasons to avoid
-Not really for modern style homes 

With its crochet tassels, diamond pattern and ochre colour, this throw is perfect for brightening up traditional and vintage style homes. Large in size, it should easily cover a king size bed or drape the length of your sofa. Made from 100% cotton, it’s made to last although some reviewers find it thinner than expected - making it a great one for taking the edge off cooler summer evenings. The only downside is that it’s dry clean only but as one of the cheaper throws on our list, we don’t think you can go wrong.  

6. Laura Ashley Dartmoor Chocolate Faux Fur Throw in Large

The fluffiest throw we could find

Specifications
Best for: Fluffiness
Colour: Chocolate
Size: W150cmxL210cm
Material: 80% Modacrylic, 20% polyester
Reasons to buy
+Soft and fluffy+Warm
Reasons to avoid
-Too warm for the summer 

For many people, come winter, warm and fluffy are two rather large boxes to tick. In addition to keeping you toasty and warm as you relax on the sofa or snuggle into bed, this luxury throw adds a blend of texture and colour to any room. Whether you’re a fan of neutral shades or warm browns, the chocolaty tone of this throw will lift the decor of your lounge or bedroom, while being that go-to for some cosy warmth on winter nights. The only matter for concern is the wintry style of this throw, which may make it too warm for the summer months… and it’s dry clean only.  

7. John Lewis Tiles Throw, Blue or grey

Add a touch of vibrancy to your room with this eastern inspired throw

Specifications
Best for: Vibrancy
Colour: Blue or grey
Size: W150cmxL200cm
Reasons to buy
+Lift the decor in a room+Available in bright blue or a subtle grey
Reasons to avoid
-On the thinner side 

If you’re a fan of using accessories to lift your decor, this eastern-inspired throw will give a room the pattern it’s been craving. Whether you’re after the boldness of blue or the subtly of grey, the size and the design of this throw should make it the perfect addition to any bedspread or sofa. We’ll say that style is definitely the overruling function over cosiness but it will certainly have its place as an extra layer of warmth when the air temperature drops in the summer. An added bonus is it’s machine washable and you can even iron it if you can’t stand creases.