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Stay warm this autumn/winter with an electric blanket. Here are our top picks...

Dunelm Electric Blanket

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Want to cosy your home up for autumn? Staying warm is one of the main elements that keeps your home feeling cosy and inviting. Despite the myths, electric blankets are a great option if you want to stay warm without racking up heating bills. 

What are electric blankets?

An electric blanket is a blanket that has heated wires running through it. It can either be an underblanket, overblanket, throw or duvet to provide extra warmth in the colder months.

How much do electric blankets cost to run?

This totally depends on what electric blanket you choose to buy and how long you have it running for. However, on average electric blankets will cost between 1p-10p per night, which is a similar cost to leaving a light on! So, if you're wanting to stay warm it's a cost-effective way of doing so. 

Who are electric blankets for?

Arguably, an electric blanket could save you some money on your electric bill, especially if you feel the cold and like to stay warm in the evenings. 

Our top picks...

Relaxwell luxury heated pink throw, £50

Dunelm Electric Pink Blanket

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Use this throw as an over blanket, as it becomes heated within 5 minutes. It will add a pop of colour to your home too with it's soft pinky hue. This heated blanket is designed with six heat settings and features a 1-9 hour automatic shut-off timer for maximum control.

 

Silentnight fleecy electric blanket, £33.99

Wayfair Silentnight Electric Blanket

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Known traditionally as an underblanket, this electric fleece blanket attaches to your mattress and features an ultra-fast heat up setting so you'll be nice and toasty in no time. It's available in single, double and king size. 

Leopard print faux fur heated throw, £119.99

Dreamland Leopard Electric Blanket

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Not just for the bedroom, this blanket would look amazing thrown over a sofa. Costing as little as a penny for a 7-hour warming session, this super-soft throw has an auto shut-off setting which switches the heat off automatically after 1 or 9 hours. 

Luxury fleece fitted electric blanket, £89.99

Lakeland Electric Blanket

Image: Lakeland 

With a handy dual control, this fully fitted electric blanket heats within 10 minutes and has a graduated foot warmth setting. It's also fairly cheap to run at less than 5p a night and is machine washable.  

Cosi Home luxury over blanket, £49.99

Amazon Electric Blanket

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Available in both brown and grey, you can choose the colour of this blanket to best suit your home. Suitable for both cool summer days and freezing cold winter nights, an advanced overheat protection system is also intergrated into this throw. 

Slumberdown electric blanket, £22

Wilko Electric Blanket

Image: Wilko 

This Slumberdown blanket is a great affordable option, at just £22 it really is a steal! You can have confidence in the product as it comes with a 12 month guarantee. It also has three heat settings and is machine washable at 40 degrees. 

 

Would you invest in an electric blanket this autumn/winter? Let us know by tweeting us @goodhomesmag, posting a comment on our Facebook page or posting your electric blanket purchases on Instagram using the hashtag #ThisGoodHome for your chance to be featured on our Instagram.

 

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