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mogan and finch chunky throw blankets with tassels from bed bath n table

10 Fresh & Affordable Throw Blankets for Sofas and Beds

Is there anything better than stocking up on throw blankets for sofas and beds when the cold weather hits? Don’t answer. That was a rhetorical question. 

You know I’m all about low-cost updates with the change of seasons. I detailed all of the affordable ways you can update your place for Autumn here. One of those ways is to fork out some cash on a divine throw. The good news, decorating junkies, is that this roundup of throws won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Winning!

To be fair though, there’s a variety of price points here. I’ve listed them out in order from lowest to highest. Now, the higher ones might be on the pricey side for some of you, but the word ‘affordable’ is all pretty relative right? Nevertheless, I like to think there’s a good mix of cheap and chic below.

And here’s the thing: some throws are affordable because they’re more decorative. You’re adding them to a bed so the scene looks layered (more tips on bed layering here) as opposed to needing them to be super warm and cosy. Whereas some of you might need exactly that: a throw that you can hibernate in all winter long. And that’s where you might invest a little more money.

So strap yourself in as we go through my curation of the best throw blankets for sofas. Enjoy!

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1. Lyla Throw from Kmart, $12

We’re kicking off this roundup of throw blankets for sofas and beds with the lowest price of the Lot. An insane 12 bucks is all you’ll pay for the divine Lyla Throw from Kmart. And can we talk about the trending mustard colourway it comes in? It’s so right now in terms of the colours that are dominating homewares for Autumn. So chic, so cheap!

affordable throw blankets target chenille blanket in pink and white

2. Lupin Throw from Target, $49

I’ve explained in this article why texture is key in a home, so if your room is in need of some, you kinda have to get one of these Lupin Throws from Target. $49 is all you’ll pay for one of these beauties, and the fact that they’re available in cream or pink means you can choose whether you want it to blend into a neutral space of bring a sense of pop to the sofa or bed. I’m smitten.

affordable throw blankets ikea kaveldun black and white blanket with tassels

3. Kaveldun Throw from IKEA, $49

You can’t have a roundup of affordable throw blankets and not include IKEA in the mix now, can you? I gotta say that this Kaveldun Throw Blanket from IKEA is a definite fave. The wool blend means it’s soft to the touch, and I adore the striking and somewhat masculine pattern. But then you have the adorable tassels that just balance out those manly vibes. Shut up and take my money.

mogan and finch chunky throw blankets with tassels from bed bath n table

4. Chunky Throws from Bed Bath N Table, $69.95

You had me at long tassel fringe. I’m dead. Call a medic and demand the resuscitate me. These gorgeous Chunky Throws from BBNT have warmth and snuggles written all over them. There’s something quintessentially Autumn/Winter about the colour palette here too. The muddy terracotta, the soothing stone and the moody charcoal… they’re all rather stunning.

pillow talk chunky tassel throws in orange and grey

5. Chunky Tassel Throw from Pillow Talk, $90.30

These gorgeous Chunky Tassel Throws from Pillow Talk have a simplistic nature to them in terms of the cotton material used. But then they’re punctuated with the too-cute tassels, which bring such a sense of warmth and play the the room. I see this style of throw working wonderfully in an eclectic, boho or coastal scene where you don’t want to over-texturise, but keep things quite clean. Loving!

lorraine lea meridian throw blankets in green, orange and yellow chunky knit

6. Meridian Throws from Lorraine Lea, $99

With colours like avocado, rust and mustard available to snuggle up to, what’s not to love about these Meridian Throws from Lorraine Lea? These throw blankets for sofas and beds are new to the range of wonderfully priced homewares from this local brand. And I have to say, to paraphrase Kel Knight… that cable knit is doing things to me. I’ll take one in every colour thanks!

zuni ultra blush blanket affordable throw blanket orange with tribal pattern

7. Zuni Blanket from Temple & Webster, $99.95

Scraping in just under the $100 mark is this stunner from Temple and Webster. The gorgeous Zuni Ultra Plush Blanket lives up to its name; you can tell by the photo alone just how super soft and sumptuous it is. I also love the eclectic pattern of this throw. Definitely one to throw across your bed for a dynamic colour pop. Or opt for the Midnight colourway, which is far moodier.

kas chevron throw blankets in purple and blue affordable throws for autumn

8. Chevron Throw from KAS, $111.97

We’ve hit triple figures here, but this is what I was talking about when I said that some throws are worth the investment. Can you even handle how adorable the dip-dye effect is on these Chevron Throws from KAS? I cannot cope. Available in two colour stories (plum and teal) they absolutely scream ‘luxury’. The tassels are also sending me over the edge.

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9. Kew Ivory Throw from Linen House, $125.97

The lightly padded quilted cotton immediately makes these Kew Ivory Throws stand out from the rest. There’s something so rich and inviting about a quilted finish. It brings another level of detail to your bedroom. And get a load of all of the divine colours available to you. With this sort of size and quality on offer, I still say these are classed as affordable throw blankets. You’ll have yours for years!

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10. Newport Marle Chunky Knit Throw from Adairs, $199.99

We’re ending this roundup of throw blankets for sofas and beds with the highest priced one of the lot. But honestly, you gotta admit that this Newport Marle Chunky Knit Throw is well worth the spend. This is the sort of throw blanket you’ll have for years, and it really is rather large. Spanning 120x150cm in size, they’re a great way to add instant cosiness across your bed. Or curl up in an amazing reading nook like this one and enjoy the warmth!

Which is your fave from this list of affordable throw blankets for sofas and beds? And also, is there one missing that you have at home? I’d love for you to drop a comment below so I can check it out and share the find with other TLC readers.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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5 Responses

  1. “I’ve listed them out in order from highest to lowest.”
    Oops Chris, they’re lowest to highest 🙂
    I scrolled straight to the bottom as I knew I couldn’t afford/appreciate the more expensive end of the scale, and I was shocked to see the lowest throw was $199! haha then I realised your order was flipped 🙂

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