Here are 6 of the best faux fur blankets you need in your home if you’re all about cozy, luxe vibes
There’s something about a faux fur throw blanket that makes a room feel cozier. Maybe it’s the soft feel or the luxe look of the material, but draping one on your sofa can instantly signal a warmer vibe. You don’t need me to go into detail about why faux fur blankets are better than real fur ones, but not all vegan versions are great. Here, on this list of the best faux fur blankets, we share the ones that are the softest, best-looking, most durable and most popular overall amongst shoppers like you and me.
In addition to their softness, faux fur blankets are hefty. While they aren’t necessarily weighted blankets, they are thick and provide added weight when compared to, say, a fleece or cashmere knit. That makes them all the more cozy! However, it can also make them a little difficult to wash. Luckily, all of the options on this list, minus one, are machine washable. You can wash them in cold water on gentle cycle, and some you can even toss in the dryer (although, I recommend hang-drying them to preserve softness).
Additionally, you should know that I’m kind of an expert in the category. I’ve owned a lot of faux fur blankets over the years and currently have four in my own apartment. This season, I’ll probably add another to the collection. Alas, based on my own experience and testing those out in the market, here are the best faux fur blankets money can buy.
Anthropologie’s Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket is a best seller year after year. It comes in 11 colors, including neutrals like gray, beige and ivory, as well as bold hues like green, hot pink and mint. It’s also an extra large size at 60 inches by 70 inches — perfect for draping over a king-size bed or curling up with on the sofa. Keep in mind: This blanket is dry-clean only.
UnHide is a faux fur brand that makes the fluffiest blankets ever. They’re super plush, hence why they’re named “marshmallow,” and they’re slightly weighted (9.5 pounds each!) to give you an extra cuddly feel. On one side, it’s super soft faux fur, and on the other, it has quality velvet fabric. Plus, it’s machine washable. Get it in 14 colors.
[Editor’s Note: Recently, my dog so lovingly got sick on my UnHide Marshmallow blanket, and it looks and feels the same after washing.]
You can’t make a list of the best faux fur blankets without including UGG! The brand practically invented cozy. Its website has a few blanket options, but you can find even more on Nordstrom’s website, including the basic UGG Euphoria Throw Blanket. It comes in five neutral colors, with faux fur on one side and soft velvet on the other. According to the product description, you can also wash this one on gentle cycle.
Target’s faux fur blanket may be the least expensive option on this list but don’t discount its quality. The blanket is thick and soft on both sides. And it’s also machine washable! Get it in four neutral colors (including light pink) to cozy up your space.
If you’re looking for an extremely warm blanket for winter, amp things up with this heated faux fur one from Beautyrest. The blanket comes in eight colors and patterns, each with three heat settings and a digital controller. It has an auto-shut-off after two hours if you forget to turn it off, though. Plug it in with the six-foot power chord and turn it on for those extra chilly nights on the sofa.
West Elm’s Faux Fur Chinchilla Throw blanket is super plush and woven with long, silky fibers. However, besides its softness, people love the oversized version, which measures 60 inches by 80 inches. That’s big enough to fit across a king-size bed if you want to curl up in it all night long. Get it in four pretty colors.
The regulator is also aiming to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require investment advisers flag suspicious transactions to regulators. The proposal, which FinCEN was previously slated to unveil this year, is expected to require real estate professionals report the identities of the beneficial owners of companies buying real estate in cash to the regulator.
Arturia has updated its MiniFreak hardware synthesizer with a whole bunch of new features. There’s a new sound engine, a union effect, new LFO modulation options and even an online store to buy sound packs.
Cooke Aquaculture is receiving a $6.7 million funding injection as it continues to add to its new St. George salmon plant expansion. The Atlantic Fisheries Fund, a joint federal-provincial industry program, is providing Cooke subsidiary True North Salmon with a repayable loan as a contribution to a $15.6 million upgrade for its St. George salmon plant enabling it to double its storage capacity, the province announced Monday. The province is contributing $2 million and the federal government $4.7
A woman who had asked a court for an order allowing her to get an abortion under the medical emergency exception to Texas' near-total ban will leave the state to receive care while the state's highest court considers her case, her lawyers said in a court filing on Monday. Lawyers for Kate Cox said in a filing with the Texas Supreme Court that she nonetheless wished to continue her lawsuit. A lower court last week issued a restraining order allowing her to obtain an abortion, but the state Supreme Court put it on hold while it considers an appeal by Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton.
A decade after its IPO, Hilton (HLT) has expanded its hospitality footprint with room count up 80%, adding nearly half a million rooms. The stock has risen 300% since its debut. CFO Kevin Jacobs credits Hilton's culture in powering growth that continues post-pandemic, from pent-up leisure demand to over 1 hotel opening per day. Looking ahead, development plans target over 460,000 additional rooms to drive Hilton's global development. Jacobs notes the shift towards experiences over material goods is fueling further travel recovery into 2023. With properties spanning 18 brands offering varied price points, Hilton aims to capture rising lodging activity. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal program that protects the health and wellbeing of commercial fishermen should be expanded to include substance use disorder and worker fatigue, a group of lawmakers from New England and Alaska said. The lawmakers want to expand a federal commercial fishing occupational safety program that funds research and training. The program is designed to help the nation's fishermen with the often hazardous conditions they face at sea. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine,
STORY: In a deal between big tech and big labor, Microsoft and the AFL-CIO said on Monday they had agreed the software giant will remain neutral in efforts aimed at organizing workers into unions.The two sides said they will also work together on the future of artificial intelligence.The partnership is the first of its kind as business and labor grapple with the impact of the technology.Microsoft President Brad Smith told Reuters the neutrality agreement on unionization will apply to how it approaches its own employees and those of suppliers too.The AFL-CIO is the largest federation of unions in the United States made up of 60 unions representing about 12.5 million workers.AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said Microsoft's position was in stark contrast to other tech companies that aggressively fought efforts to unionize.Microsoft previously agreed to a legally-binding labor neutrality agreement when Activision Blizzard employees expressed interest in joining a union as part of Microsoft's acquisition of the video-game maker.In terms of AI, Microsoft is a major player in part because of its partnership with ChatGPT maker OpenAI and its commitment to pump more than $10 billion into the startup.Smith said it was important for tech companies to design AI with the needs of workers in mind and to ensure they have a voice in the development of the technology.Both Microsoft and the AFL-CIO have agreed to work jointly on public policy to ensure workers have the necessary skills as the country moves into the future.
A highway in the north end of Butternut Valley is closed after culvert problems last week, with crews expected to work until Wednesday. Route 112, which links Coles Island and Salisbury, was closed Thursday after culvert issues, according to provincial department of transportation and infrastructure spokesperson Tyler McLean. McLean said DTI staff would be on site over the weekend installing a temporary culvert. The temporary fix will "relieve the pressure from water accumulating over that secti