For most people, I think throw pillows are pretty easy to figure out, but what to do with throw blankets is baffling. Before we get into how and where to use throw blankets, tell me are you Type A or Type B? I’ve got ideas for both personalities!
Here are 6 examples of how and where to use throw blankets to give your home a cozy welcoming feel:
Type B – The Casual Throw
You are laid-back and easy going. You don’t take your shoes off at the door, you kick them off after you plop down on the couch, just before you put your feet up on the coffee table. You don’t get the point in making your bed when you are just going to mess it up again in less than 24 hours. You want your guests to feel like your house is their house.
Try these casual, effortless ways to keep throw blankets within arms reach:
1. Corner of the Sofa
This easy-going look is extra cozy and inviting. Go to your favorite furniture and decor store and you will see this on almost every sofa. It is easy as can be too. Simply toss the blanket over the back corner of the sofa and let it drape on the seat. Plop a couple throw pillows on top and your done. It adds a layer of texture, warmth, and casualness to any space.
2. Draped on a Bench
As if you just tossed it there, this look is carefree and welcoming. Toss a blanket on a bench and with a few decorative pillows near by to create an inviting seating area.
3. Rumpled on the Bed
I think we all know you can fold a blanket across the foot of the bed, but it looks a bit stuffy. Instead, try switching it up. Get the rumpled catalog-look by making the bed with the blanket and sheets. Be sure to crumple them up a bit. Fold the duvet cover in half on top at the foot of the bed. So casual it invites you to dive in and snuggle up.
Type A – Neat and Tidy
You run a tighter ship. A throw blanket left out is a mess, not an invitation to relax. You believe there is a place for everything and everything should be in it’s place. You want your guests to think your house is beautiful and well-taken care of.
Try these orderly and polished ways to keep throw blankets available, but under control:
4. End of Chaise
Lay a folded blanket neatly across the end of a chaise, similar to how you would put a blanket across the end of the bed. It is a neater look, but still adds color, texture, and warmth. Works equally well on an individual chaise or the chaise-end of a sectional.
5. Racing Stripe
Add a splash of color or pattern down the center of an arm-chair. Fold the throw blanket neatly into thirds or fourths. Lay it neatly down the back of the chair and on the seat. Top it with a pillow.
6. Rolled in a Basket
If you are so neat, you can’t even stand to have the blankets lingering about when not in use, try rolling them neatly and tucking them in a basket. They are still be easily accessible, but neatly put away.
Which new throw blanket look are you going to try?