Sometimes all you need when winter comes is a new luxurious blanket to keep the chill away. Don't buy something cheap and flimsy because it's all you think you can afford. Shop around to find high quality discount blankets. Chenille, micro fiber, faux fur, velour and Egyptian cotton can be yours for incredible prices.
If you're going to use the blanket in your living room, consider a solid color that won't interfere with the decor, or a pattern that can act as an accent. If you can afford it, try to buy more than one. That way if anyone else is hanging out watching a movie with you, they can be cozy too, without clashing!