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Of all types of blankets, throws do double duty by providing snuggly comfort while decorating a space. The right throw in the right place can add style and pizzazz. Throws aren’t always used to their best advantage, though. Many people are unsure about decorating with throw blankets.
Rather than folding throws and tucking them away until they’re needed, use these portable blankets to add color and character to your space. The bright, inviting patterns on throws can bring out the beauty of elements in your home, such as wall treatments and furniture.
Styling your throw blankets is easy and gives you the opportunity to augment your home’s décor. Read on for some tips to help you when decorating with throw blankets.
While throw blankets can be a boon to your home decorating, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. For best results when decorating with throws, there are some decorating no-no’s to avoid.
One of the most common mistakes when decorating with throw blankets is choosing a blanket that doesn’t match your home’s style and aesthetic. When you do this, the blanket stands out, rather than blending into your home’s décor. For instance, placing a blanket with a bold, primary color geometric pattern into a pastel room with floral accents would be a design faux pas.
Another common mistake when decorating with throws is to choose a blanket that is either too big or too small. Scenarios that don’t work, for instance, include a mammoth blanket dwarfing an armchair or a small throw that gets swallowed up by a large couch. Another decorating mishap is when you’re displaying a blanket that is dirty, as some people aren’t sure how to wash throw blankets. Finally, the last mistake that’s easily rectified is leaving the blanket crumpled, instead of draping or folding it.
The bed is an ideal place for a throw blanket. Use the throw to accent colors in the spread or duvet or to bring out the hues of other items in the room, such as window coverings, wallpaper, or furniture.
To properly style a throw blanket on a bed, start with a color and style that augments the room’s décor. Generally, you want to place the throw at the foot of the bed, as this is where the eye tends to fall first.
There are various options for placing a throw blanket on a bed. You can fold the blanket into thirds to create a rectangular shape and place at the foot of the bed. When folding in this manner, include a slight overlap so the edges aren’t visible. Another method is to gather the blanket so that it cascades down the front of the bed. Take a hold of the blanket in the center, then shake and drape over the right front corner.
In addition to providing warm comfort at your fingertips, decorative throw blankets can quickly beautify a couch and overall space. Choose a throw blanket that complements the couch itself in terms of color, pattern and style, and the overall room and home’s design.
To give an inviting, casual look to the sofa, fold the blanket in thirds, then take the blanket by one end and stand at the back of the couch. Fling it over the front of one arm so that it drapes, creating a casual, slightly pleated look. If you use throw pillows, place one on top of the blanket next to the arm to keep it in place. You can also drape the throw across the back of one end of the sofa, letting it puddle slightly on the floor or hang just above the flooring.
Chairs lend themselves well to decorating with throws. Choose a complimentary design and color scheme and a small- to medium-sized throw.
You have a variety of options when it comes to how to drape a throw blanket over a chair. Fold the blanket into thirds and drape it over the back of the chair down the middle, starting just at the top. Alternately, fold the blanket into thirds and place it across the seat and down the front of the chair, leaving the edge of the blanket just touching the floor. Or drape the blanket over one side of the chair so that it flows down one arm. This method produces a more casual look than the neatly folded method.
For decorative throws that spice up your design and provide quality comfort, try Denali blankets. With their eye-catching, colorful designs in a wide variety of patterns and themes, you can find the perfect throw for just about every décor.Denali throw blankets are durable and long-lasting, providing timeless design to your home. They’re also ultra-soft, offering the ultimate in drapability.
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