Style At Home: Throw It With Blankets | Lifestyles
One of my favorite things to do on a quiet weekend morning is to come downstairs and enjoy a cup of tea and a book before someone else wakes up, snuggled up in my favorite blanket (although it’s rare). I’m a huge fan of throws, although many of us tend to think of them as a utilitarian item rather than a decorative item. They can easily warm up a sofa and dress up a design.
If you asked me my humble opinion, I would tell you that I consider essential covers for any sofa (or chair or bed or bench).
We use blankets in different ways, so I thought we could round up some of our tried-and-true favorites to share with you. Here are several ways to display blankets wisely in your own space.
Drape it casually
Our team is truly amazing when it comes to the art of a casually draped blanket, but I promise, achieving this style at home is easier than you think.
Our recommendation on this look is to use a light coverage, as it’s not as easy to achieve with a thick or oversized coverage.
This is also a great styling method to use for parts of your sofa that may be a little looser than others. To achieve this look, drape your blanket over the edge of the sofa, letting it spill over the seat. Rearrange the bulkiest places.
If there are spots that still don’t work well, you can always throw a pillow over them.
Two blankets can be used for added texture and interest. There are no rules; Have fun with it!
Add a blanket to your bedding
For some, throws are an essential part of bed style, bringing color, texture and warmth to the bedroom.
We consider them the icing on the cake of an already delightfully layered space.
Whether you drape them casually or fold them with precision, it can turn neutral bedding into a stylish showroom.
A blanket draped over the foot of the bed (remember to fold it into thirds, first) can make a nice runner. A plaid throw can provide balance with cushions in autumnal tones.
Present them neatly folded
In a traditional design, you can’t go wrong with your neatly folded blanket over the seat or arm of your couch or chair. We often like to do this with light throws or blankets that have great designs that we’d like to showcase (cue everything autumn plaids). This can be on the arm of your sofa, the back of it (centered or not), or on a seat cushion.
There are many ways you can fold and present your blanket, but our favorite is to fold it in three. We also really like the racing stripe look of a folded blanket presented in the center of a sofa. This sleek and sophisticated aesthetic requires precision, so make sure your pleats are even.
You can let the tassels and fringes flow freely or tuck them in for a neat look.
Hide them in plain sight
We’ve got all those throws that are so comfy, but maybe aren’t the prettiest to look at (or maybe they just don’t coordinate with the decor of that space anymore). I admit to having a few, including a particular rose from my sorority days that is just too sweet to give up.
But you won’t find them on display in my living room – they’re hiding in plain sight. Using a basket to roll up and store extra blankets is a useful (and fun) way to store them when not in use.
I like to put a few decorative throws and pillows on my, we’ll call them “homier” quilts and blankets, for continuity. We each choose our favorite blanket from the basket to use on family movie night, and when it’s time for bed, we return to the basket.
However you decide to style your covers, I hope they bring you a lifetime of comfort.
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