With the current weather forecast looking unbelievably cold (to put it lightly), it would be fairly safe to assume you're aiming to cozy up inside as much as possible. But before you go into full hibernation-mode, do yourself a favor and find some cheap cozy throw blankets to keep you extra warm — with spine-chilling temperatures sweeping across the country, snuggling on your couch is your best bet at survival.
Not to be dramatic, but super-cold weather is seriously miserable. A light snow here and there is admissible — enjoyable, even — but when a weather system that's literally called a Polar Vortex descends upon the northern half of the nation, it's sensibly cause for some alarm. Hunkering down inside your home is pretty much the only option, and it helps to be prepared so there's no chance you'll have to go outside. And what's better than a super-luxe, snuggly blanket to keep you warm? One that rings in at under $50, that's what.
Throw blankets, while obviously functional, are also a way to make a fashionable statement in your home. The problem is, some of the prettiest ones don't always come with the most practical price tag — or so you thought. Turns out, there's plenty of cozy and chic throw blankets available that won't bust your budget, and if there were ever a time to buy one, it's right now.
Get your hands on a cheap but luxe-looking faux fur throw blanket from Target's Project 62 collection, for just $34.99. The winter-white imitation fur throw is ideal for giving your couch a glam touch, and keeping you warm. If you want the warmth of a faux fur, but prefer a more classic pattern, snag Pottery Barn's Houndstooth Sherpa Throw, $49, with features the traditional print on one side, and insulating faux sherpa on the other.
Or take the opportunity to infuse some color into your space by opting for a throw blanket in a bolder shade that still coordinates with your color scheme. West Elm's Modern Railroad Plaid Throw in Bright Star, currently down from $59 to $29.99, is an easy way to incorporate 2019's coral color trend — plus it's incredibly soft so you'll never want to stop snuggling under it.
Before the continuing winter weather forces you to camp out beside your radiator, shop some of the most stylish throw blankets under $50 from across the web, below.
Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Blanket in Cream Project 62™
Faux fur feels super glamorous when thrown across your couch or at the food of your bed. This winter white shade will keep you warm when hiding away from snowy weather.
Houndstooth Sherpa Throw
One side of this chic throw features a classic houndstooth design — in your choice of three neutral colors — while the other has super-soft and cozy sherpa lining.
Jade Green Herringbone Chenille Throw Blanket
Chenille feels incredibly soft, so you'll never want to stop cozying up in this subtly green blanket.
Checked Knit Blanket
Chunky cotton throws keep you warm, but won't have you overheating. The simple checked pattern and cream color makes this throw easy to style with any aesthetic.
Charter Club Damask Designs Reversible Windowpane Throw, Created for Macy's
Get in on 2019's color of the year with this geometric coral and white colored throw. The reversible window-pane pattern makes it a bold basic.
Rivet Modern Hand-Woven Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket, 50" x 60", Charcoal
A hand-woven pattern in a neutral color palette has a subtle punch of color via the mustard tassels along the edges.
UGG® Classic Sherpa Throw Blanket in Ceramic
Bed Bath & Beyond
You already know how soft UGG's stuff is if you've ever owned a pair of the brand's boots. This sherpa throw is no different, and has a five-star rating.
Nordstrom At Home Geo Throw Blanket
A monochrome muted blue color palette and geometric design adds interest to your living room — and keeps you warm.
Modern Railroad Plaid Throw in Bright Star
Warm colors and a soft and fuzzy texture make this the perfect throw for snuggly nights.
Sky Marled Knit Throw
An oversized, chunky knit and cute pom-pom tassels at each corner makes this throw feel extra cozy. Choose from three muted colors: dusk, violet, and rose.