Published on September 25, 2019

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Nap time may once have been public enemy #1, but now, as adults, we look forward to few things more than an afternoon bundled up on the sofa. Whether you’re spending your downtime snoozing or catching up on The Great British Bake Off, that tiny bit of R&R is a true luxury. Integral to this plot is a really good blanket—though picking the perfect one is easier said than done. It has to be stylish enough to double as textile art when draped elegantly (of course) over the arm of your sectional. It has to feel as snuggly as your favorite sweater. It also, ideally, won’t force your bank to notify you that an unusually high amount has just been charged to your credit card. (Yikes.)

In the spirit of the season, we’re here to help. Affordable throws exist in every color of the rainbow; you just have to know where to look. We can confidently say it doesn’t get better than these eight options—all of which are under $100. Happy shopping. 

If you like to keep things simple… 

Channel the color of the season in a much chicer (and longer-lasting) form than a pumpkin spiced latte or keep it pared back with an earthy green accent.

If you’re thinking of getting into prints…

Stripes are basically the gateway drug to a pattern-filled home. Bring home an eggplant blanket as your first step into bolder style, or, if you’re willing to incorporate a few more colors, CB2 has the perfect subdued, ’70s-esque option. 

If you never could pick a signature hue…

Inspired by stained-glass windows, West Elm’s multicolored piece won’t make you play favorites. Zara’s cotton throw, basically a modern (and far more sophisticated) picnic blanket, is no different.

If you want to take a walk on the wild side… 

Try a different kind of animal print to liven up your nook, like this snake-emblazoned knit or a fun leopard design that requires forking over just 10 more bucks. (It’s made from mostly recycled cotton, so you can treat yourself and Mother Earth with one purchase.) 

See more ways to make your home fall-ready: 
Libra Season Is Upon Us
A Nonworking Fireplace Isn’t a Burden, It’s a Major Design Opportunity
5 Easy Ways to Prep Your Outdoor Entertaining Space for Sweater Weather

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