No modern cabin is complete without a pile of cozy blankets and throws. They are both decorative and functional. So make sure to throw one on your couch, chairs, and beds. Blankets are an essential item to make your home cozy, especially on chilly evenings. But all year round, blankets elevate your decor and act as an accessory to add charm and personality to your space.
There are so many styles and options to choose from. For warmth, the best options are wool, down or heated blankets. For ultra-soft coziness, pick chunky knits, faux fur, or fleece options.
Weighted blankets have been touted for their health benefits, including reduced anxiety and stress. Perfect for a good winter’s nap or when you just feel like you need a big hug.
If you prefer organic bedding, there are some great options in organic cotton or bamboo, which is hypoallergenic and regulates your body temperature if you run warm.
Get Cozy With Our Best Blankets Picks
Whether you prefer warm wool or cozy knit, we’ve picked the best blankets in each category to help you accessorize in Modern Cabin style. Layer blankets in different textures for added coziness.
Pendelton Wool Throw
Nothing says Modern Cabin style like a Pendelton blanket or throw. This iconic woolen mill has many signature patterns to choose from. They’ve also honored the national park service for over 100 years with signature blankets that reflect the landscape and nature of each National Park. This vibrant Glacier National Park blanket is a classic choice- in sizes perfect for throwing over a sofa or chair. Also available in queen or king sizes for your bedrooms. It’s made of pure virgin wool and brushed for additional coziness. It’s the perfect accessory for modern cabin living.
Eddie Bauer Cabin Plaid Throw
Buffalo plaid is a timeless pattern associated with cozy flannel shirts and warm winter nights. Nothing says comfort like a buffalo plaid throw or blanket making it the perfect accessory to modern cabin living. It also pairs well with other patterns. Feel free to mix this traditional pattern with more modern pieces. This throw is super soft and perfect for snuggling with a good book and a cup of tea.
Chunky Hand-Made Blanket
Chunky knit blankets have surged in popularity recently. And for good reason – they’re not only super comfy but they make a great decorative accent. The thick yarn that characterizes these blankets adds texture and interest to your decor. The warmest (and more expensive) versions are made from merino wool. But more budget-friendly options come in chenille, cotton, or acrylic yarns. We love this version for its supreme softness and quality. Made from a soft wool blend for a reasonable price. The only downside is it’s a bit high maintenance, dry clean only.
Add some luxury to your space without breaking the bank. Faux fur is an easy way to add some indulgent texture and comfort to your home. This long-hair plush version is available in different colors, machine washable, and affordable. Throw one or two over your armchair, sofa, or bed to create an inviting space.
When the weather is really frightful, there’s nothing better than climbing into a pre-heated bed instead of between cold sheets. An electric blanket features different heat settings so you can choose how toasty you want to be. It distributes the heat evenly from your head to your toes. It also has adjustable shut-off times between 1-10 hours for safety and comfort. It’s machine washable by easily disconnecting the power cord and cables.
A good down blanket serves as a toasty layering piece without the bulk of a down comforter. This lightweight down blanket can be used indoors or out. It’s soft and warm without a lot of weight. It features a 100% cotton cover for softness. And high quality down fill for warmth. In addition, it’s machine washable.
For year-round comfort, organic cotton is a great choice, particularly if your body temperature is generally warm. Cotton is soft and breathable leaving you cool in summer but also serves as a great layering piece for cooler weather. This classic waffle weave blanket comes in a variety of colors and is machine washable.
Now more than ever, you might just need a big hug from your blanket. Weighted blankets – also referred to as Heavy, Gravity, or Anxiety blankets – are blankets that are filled with weight to provide a calming effect on the body. These blankets are generally around 15 pounds, although can be found in lighter or heavier weight depending on personal preference.
Weighted blankets provide health benefits including better sleep and reducing anxiety. A weighted blanket might be a good pick if you have trouble sleeping or just need some extra relaxation. Our pick has a removable washable cover making it low maintenance. The cover keeps you warm in winter but remove it for a lighter more breathable blanket in summer providing year-round comfort.
No Modern Cabin is complete without a quilt (or three!). Just the thought of a quilt may evoke memories of a grandmother’s hand-sewn heirloom. But if you didn’t inherit one of these vintage beauties, you can still bring the same cozy style to your home with one of these cozy versions from iconic brand, Woolrich. This cotton quilt is light enough for summer or a great layering piece for year-round comfort.
Spending time at the cabin is all about embracing the great outdoors. So don’t forget a lightweight and waterproof blanket for all your outdoor adventures. Whether for a picnic, some beach time, or just backyard star-gazing, this lightweight version is super soft in a wool acrylic blend. It’s easy to carry as it rolls up into strap handles. It also features a waterproof backing to keep you warm and dry.