How to use a throw blanket in your decor for each room in your home.
Do you love a good throw blanket, but get overwhelmed by all the different kinds and how to use them? Throw blankets are a great way to accent your home decor by bringing in a variety of style and warmth to a room. This beginner's guide will show you different ways to use a throw blanket anywhere, plus some of my favorite throws.
Why Use a Throw Blanket in Your Decor?
A throw blanket can be a decorative and functional addition to your living space. They can be used to add a cozy layer of warmth in the winter as well as a splash of color and texture to any room. Whether draped on a loveseat or thrown across a bed, a throw blanket makes a space look instantly cozy and inviting.
Furthermore, a throw blanket is an easy way to add a pop of color or pattern to a room without committing to a big decorating project. There are a plethora of options to choose from, allowing you to get creative and make the room your own. With a throw blanket, you can give your living space a quick transformation without breaking the bank or your back.
- Softens a space
- Can add a sense of elegance
- Adds texture and style
- Provides physical warmth
- A thrifty alternative for changing color schemes
- Can be utilized in several types of rooms
How to Use a Throw Blanket
Throws on Chairs
One of the easiest options for incorporating a throw blanket in your home decorating is using it on a chair. Drape throw blankets over chairs, especially when you can see the back of the chair. Pick a throw with tassels or pom poms for added color and texture.
This throw from Olive and Linen is one of my favorites because it has black tassels on four corners of the blanket making it fun to change things up.
You can also drape a throw over the arm of a chair and then spread it out on the floor. This is a good option for staging pictures. This blanket is crochet with fun tassels on the ends. I love the texture it adds to the space.
Folding throws is also a great choice for optimizing a neat and tidy look. If you tend to prefer a more orderly environment, then this look is for you. I like to fold throws when there are fun details like lace or scallops on the edge or trim. Details on the surrounding edge of your throw can enhance the elegance of your room with this simple design choice.
And throws are perfect for decorating an empty corner of a couch. Instead of only styling with pillows, put a throw under your toss pillows for added texture. This is a little bit more unpolished, but ideal for a family room. Throw it on and arrange until you like it. With this particular throw I just moved the corners until I got the black tassels where I wanted them.
You can also spread the throw out onto the ground. This works best for a throw blanket on an end seat. See how the throw takes your eyes up from the bottom of the photo to the center and creates a focal point. It is a great photography tip!
And if you're looking for more ways to style toss pillows, you can see that here as well.
If you want to change the look of an area then adding a throw blanket is a great way to do that. Look how different the couch appears with a light throw versus a dark throw. These two throws are different textures and sizes creating a different style in this room.
Another variation can be placing a throw on your ottoman or coffee table. Fold it up for an elegant touch or lay it across for a casual theme and consistent use.
Throw Blankets on Beds
I like to change my rooms up for different seasons, but to change bedding and all the decor can be very expensive. However, changing out a throw is a super budget-friendly way to bring a different style into a room.
For spring I used this blush pink throw and folded it neatly at the end of my bed.
For everyday use, I like to use a charcoal throw that matches my bedding. And for a casual and relaxed look, it is draped over the corner of my bed.
An alternate method to blanket throws on bedding is to use a layering option. You can see below how I layer with two throws, one across the foot of the bed and one on the corner. Contrasting colors that match the decor are perfect. Blush pink throw here and teal throw here.
Nontraditional Uses for Throws
Looking for creative ways to fill space? Try adding throws to baskets. I have displayed this method in my master bedroom, in our entry way and in the living room for a place to store extra pillows and blankets.
And I love the look of chunky throws because they add so much texture, not to mention softness and warmth.
Having a design on a throw is another fun option. If your furniture and room our neutral coloring, a patterned throw is the perfect way to bring in more style and design interest. I love to add tribal designed throws to baskets as well.
WINDOW SEAT THROW BLANKET
Or, how about adding a throw blanket to a window seat to create a little extra comfort. It will soon become your favorite spot as you snuggle in with a book in your nook. Beautiful and cozy!
Adding a throw blanket to your room or other living areas can make the world of difference when changing up your home decor. Try out one of these methods and bring a sense of style and comfort to your living space.
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