July 07, 2021 3 min read
A throw is a home essential and we are going to teach you how to use it and why every home needs at least one!
Interior designers claim that one of their most used items to decorate with is a throw blanket. Designers use throws to add pops of colour or unique texture. Throws are practical, but also create a cosy welcoming vibe to your home, regardless of the season! A throw visually adds a softness to a space. If you have children or pets, throws can even cover a nice piece of furniture, as it is much easier to clean than a couch. Throws are affordable decor items that will finish a space off perfectly. When it comes to design in your home, work with the ‘rule of three.’ This means when decorating use either 2 pillows & 1 blanket or 3 pillows & 2 blankets. If you have become a lover of blankets and throws and now have no more space….. There’s a solution for you too! Get a small basket for your living room where you can keep all your most loved throws or blankets.
We are big fans of throw blankets. They cozy up a bare couch while adding colour, pattern, and texture to the living room space. Plus, they’re essential when you want to snuggle up and get all comfy when lounging in your family room. Yep, throw blankets are a must for just about any couch space.
One of the main differences between these two is their size. Where it is not unusual that you find a bigger throw, the more common difference is the throw is a smaller version of a bigger blanket. Throws are made to wrap around yourself or you and your partner when there is a chill or to complement a bed or couch whereas a blanket is used for warmth and to fit a bed.
The most common throw material is a plush throw. This a light material with synthetic fibres, while also making it cost-effective. If you’re looking for ultimate comfort, this is the perfect throw for you! If you’re looking for breathability in your throw, the natural cotton throw is the way to go. The ventilation in these throws is created like this to keep its user cool. Fur has been one of the more favoured materials to keep warm, we use faux fur as the animal-friendly alternative as we love our animals. These throws offer insulation in order to trap heat to keep you warm during those cold nights. While there are countless more materials, these are the more common and popular ones that you will find.
For a tidy, polished look, neatly fold your throw lengthwise into thirds, and drape it over the back of the couch, either in the centre or off-centre, depending on the look you prefer. This elegant and sophisticated aesthetic requires precision, so make sure your folds are even and that you tuck in the throw behind your couch cushion to keep it securely in place. For this look to stay clean and chic, don’t overcrowd your couch with too many cushions.
You can’t go wrong with your blanket neatly folded on the seat or arm of your couch. We often like to do this when the blanket is pretty thin and has a nice pattern. This can be on the arm of your couch, the back of your couch (folded in thirds, off-centered), or draped on the seat of your couch.
This is by far the best option for the time-poor – just keep a decorative basket next to your couch or bed, and simply toss the throw inside…easy peasy! With most of the throw bundled in the basket, just pull out one of the corners so that it hangs out over the edge. You can also pull it out further so that it drapes onto the floor slightly.
If you have a daybed, or a couch with a chaise, you can style the foot with a beautifully draped throw. Fold the throw lengthwise into quarters, then drop and drape diagonally over the corner. This easy option requires little effort and adds visual interest to what would normally be a very empty space.