The best heated blankets: 9 buys for a snug set-up
Wave goodbye to chilly bedsheets and nippy toes with the help of a cosy heated blanket
If you're looking to make those frosty mornings and chilly nights more bearable, a heated blanket could do just the trick. Electric blankets heat up in minutes, allowing you to wrap yourself up in a toasty cocoon, and they put much less strain on your energy bills than turning up the central heating.
In recent research, renewable energy supplier, Octopus Energy Group, found the typical home could save £300 by using an electric blanket to keep warm rather than always heating the whole house.
...the typical home could save £300 by using an electric blanket to keep warm rather than always heating the whole house.
We've included a range of products in our list from electric blankets that fit onto your mattress, to decorative, heated throws you can use on the sofa. So whether you're watching a movie, or climbing into bed for the night, treat yourself with the delights of a heated blanket.
Read our reviews of Dreamland's Relaxwell heated throw and Dreamland's Snowed In heated mattress protector for more cosy finds!
Best heated blankets for 2023
Cosi Home Double Electric Blanket
Popping on an electric blanket to warm up your bed makes the move from living room to bedroom far more appealing. This electric blanket has integrated corner ties so you can easily and securely attach it onto your double bed.
The remote control has three heat settings, so you can decide how warm you'd like to be. There's even a detachable chord so you can chuck it in the washing machine whenever you fancy freshening it up. To help make your sleep even more relaxing, the blanket has a soft fleece topping, so this pick has warmth and comfort covered.
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Dreamland Relaxwell Large Heated Throw
If you're looking for a portable electric blanket you can enjoy in every room, a heated throw is a top choice. This cosy, machine washable design from Dreamland would look lovely in both cottage or contemporary schemes - shown above in teal, it's also available in black and pink. Its Intelliheat technology boasts six heat settings as well as an auto shut-off function. Plus, at 160x120cm it can fit over a double bed. So if you're struggling to leave your warm nest you've been relaxing in all evening, you can take your heated blanket to bed with you!
Silentnight Teddy Fleece Electric Blanket
We're huge fans of the teddy bear fabric craze! The soft material lends itself well to the colder seasons, making this blanket an especially toasty choice. It has three heat settings to choose from, and it's machine washable so you can keep it feeling clean and fresh all throughout winter. Plus, we've got an exclusive offer code to save you money! Click the link below and enter HOMESTYLE10 at checkout for 10% off everything (excluding sale items).
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Smart Heated Mattress Cover
This heated mattress cover takes the art of bed warming to the next level. As a smart device, you can control the heated mattress cover from an entirely different room through an app. So you don't even have to look at your chilly bed before it reaches an acceptable temperature. This also allows you to prep your bed for your arrival while you're on your wintry walk home. It even works with Alexa so you don't have to lift a finger.
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You have lots of choice with this option too, as you can select from nine different temperature settings. You can also have varying temperatures between four areas of the same bed, so you can avoid those classic couple quarrels over the optimum bed warmth.
Dreamland Alaskan Husky Faux Fur Heated Throw
Add a touch of luxury to your wintry décor with this glamorous heated throw. It would look lovely draped across your sofa when not in use, or you could lay it over your bed during the day. Due to its faux fur design, it's very soft, making it an ideal choice for a relaxing night in. It heats up in just five minutes and there are six heat settings so you can easily adjust it to your preference.
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Slumberdown Dual Control Electric Underblanket
This electric underblanket from Slumberdown has a deep filled, quilted comfort layer for added softness, making it an indulgent pick. If you suffer from cold toes at night, you're in for a treat, as there's a convenient feet warming feature. And if you're worried about drifting off while your blanket is still running, you can select the timer option which switches the blanket off for you.
Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket
Suitable for single beds, this snuggly fleecy electric blanket is sure to warm up your crisp bed sheets. Whether it's a quick blast to warm up the bed while you're brushing your teeth, or a whole night of cosiness on a low setting, this is likely to become your favourite winter bedroom accessory. This is another machine washable pick, so you can put it in the washer, alongside your bedding. For extra peace of mind, there's the addition of an overheat protection feature so you can nod off, worry free.
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Lakeland Sherpa Electric Heated Throw
A snuggly choice with an understated yet pleasing design, this navy throw is a lovely winter warmer. With nine heat settings, as well as nine time settings, it's a versatile item you can tailor to your needs. The exterior has a velvety vibe, and the fleecy lining helps battle the bitter weather outside, so it's a top addition to your sofa.
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Are you an Octopus Energy customer?If so, they are giving away 10,000 FREE electric blankets in an effort to support their most vulnerable customers this winter. For more details and to find out if your eligible, click here.
Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.