West Elm's New Weighted Blankets Are Actually Cute

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You've probably seen them by now: weighted blankets — typically less-than-attractive, hospital-esque blankets that are raved about for soothing anxiety, restless legs, and more. The weight of these blankets mimics the sensation of being held or hugged, which is said to increase levels of serotonin and melatonin, while decreasing cortisol.

Until now, these blankets have looked pretty utilitarian. Gravity, the company that started the weighted blanket trend, is still the most popular, with 10, 15, and 20-pound blanket options. The blankets are made of microfiber and filled with glass beads to give them weight. Meanwhile, the weighted blanket from Helix offers a two-sided design, with a softer fleece on one side and microfiber on the other.

But most recently, weighted blankets got a big style upgrade, thanks to West Elm. The company has partnered up with Bearaby for the launch of a weighted blanket collection, with tencel and velvet options.

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The blanket is a trendy chunky knit, which gives it a modern vibe that ensures it will look great draped over a chair or bed when not in use.

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The blankets, which went on sale on Oct. 30, cost $249 — an investment, for sure, but isn't it worth it to feel like you're in a cozy, warm cocoon during the depths of impending winter?


Laura Ratliff

Laura Ratliff

Laura is a New York City-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and design. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a sucker for a good curbside furniture find.