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Cuddle up: 6 super-soft blankets and throws for your next night in

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WHETHER YOU’RE PASSING up a party in favour of a chilled-out night in for New Year’s Eve or simply want to designate January as a month of rest and relaxation, getting your surroundings right is essential.

This means soft furnishings and tactile finishes that promote warmth are a must. And nothing says ‘cosy’ better than a brilliant blanket or throw within arm’s reach of the couch. 

This week, we’re embracing JOMO (the joy of missing out) with these comfy picks that are bound to a cosy night at home all the more enjoyable.

Pink palette: @italianblond1 sticks to a subtle palette and introduces a pale pink blanket that provides a nice contrast against this beige backdrop. Other light pink touches in the cushion and candles tie the whole look together.

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Find similar tones in this H&M knitted blanket.

Go big at home: We love how this giant throw creates an instant statement in @jessicadover’s living room. The colour isn’t loud, so the scene is still calming and couldn’t look any cosier. 

Check out this giant knitted throw from Not on the High Street.

Stars align: @myteenytinyhouse goes for a starry motif that sits well with the countryside vibes in this room. The raw wood finishes and nature-themed artwork pair with the warm glow of the stove to bring the outdoors in. 

This pale grey star throw from Trouva should do the trick.

Feet first: Cosiness isn’t always what we throw over ourselves; it’s important to get a good base down first. A hide throw will warm up any couch, particularly a leather or suede option. @welovehomeblog ‘s is tastefully thrown over the armrest to create a comfy nook.

Check out this sheepskin from Home Street Home.

Winter warmer: Earthy tones are perfect for a cosy autumn/winter night in, but burnt oranges and yellows will suit summer too. @Imhome_ goes all out with cushions and throws to warm up this grey couch. The navy breaks up the wall of warm colours for extra contrast. 

See Debenhams for a similar burnt orange blanket.

Get colourful: Brighten up a dull January with a multi-coloured blanket. @theweegiekitchen invested in a large cashmere and wool blend that’s breathable and should have you covered until you’re ready to face the outdoors again. 

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#myhousethismonth ————————day 16 blanket —————— It was after our first mini break in the highlands where we spent most of the weekend cosied under a Harris tweed blanket that R bought me this vibrant cashmere & wool blend blanket from @avocaireland This is their carnival blanket: it’s so big that the 3 of us fit under easily, and its *much* softer than the Harris tweed. . . Curtains - @lauraashleyuk Carpet - Falkirk Carpets Chair - @nexthomefinds Cushion - Scion at @johnlewisandpartners Blanket - @avocaireland . #weegie #weegieinfalkirk #photochallenge #march #myhousethismonth #spring #scotland #victorianhouse #victoriansemi #livingroom #frontroom #blanket #throw #avocablanket #woolenblanket #cashmere #weekend

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Look to Avoca for super quality designs. 

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