How To Style Throw Blankets
In case you hadn’t noticed,
pillows and throws
are my jam!
I love a cozy throw —
knitted, fur, linen, gauzy, chenille…
With fringe, without fringe…
And even though Spring is knocking at the door,
evenings can still get chilly enough
to need to snuggle up
with a comfy throw blanket.
So today I’m sharing my tips for
how to style throw blankets
so we can keep them nearby
for whenever we need them.
First of all,
where are some good places to throw your throws?
Here are some of my favorite places:
In a basket
On an ottoman
On a ladder
On the sofa
On a bench
In an armoire
On the bed
Wherever you put them, throws give your room a warm inviting feeling.
They’re the extra layer of texture, color and style that add interest to your space.
So here are my best tips for how to style throw blankets:
FOLDED AND STACKED
Pile up a few neatly folded quilts, blankets and throws in an armoire or on a bench.
Fold your throw lengthwise into thirds.
Then fold it in half. Now fold it into thirds.
Stack them on top of each other in odd numbers. (See my post about grouping things in odd numbers HERE)
FOLDED AND DRAPED
This is a great way to style thinner throws.
Fold your throw in thirds and then in half and drape it over the arm or back of a chair or sofa.
Or fold it and hang it over the side of a basket
or over the rungs on a ladder
This is that drapey, casual look that I love for my throws. It’s easiest to do with throws that are a little larger and ‘drapier’.
Grab your throw by the top corner so you’re holding it diagonally.
(When you lay your throw from corner to corner, it’ll drape better and you’ll get those nice flowy folds because the fabric is on the bias. And you get more length!)
Standing at the left foot of the bed, gently toss/lay the corner of the throw toward the middle of the bed.
Adjust the folds so it looks natural
Make sure the bottom corner hangs over the bed.
A throw on the bed just adds that extra layer of color and style
For your sofas and chairs, use the same technique of grabbing the top corner then draping it over the back of the sofa or chair. Then let it drape down from there.
Always put your pillows on top of your throw. (See how to decorate with house plants HERE)
And here’s a quick tip for styling a throw in a basket:
Grab the throw by the very center so all the hems/fringe are at the bottom
Fold the top triangle under about 9 inches or so
Now tuck this folded top part into a basket filled with pillows or stacked blankets
and you have a perfectly tossed throw in a basket!
So go grab all your quilts and blankets and throws…
and toss them
and let’s make all the rooms
cozy and stylish!
KB on Apr 15, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing. I have a few sturdy heirloom pieces and some that I created and hope will become that. Love that you showed how to encourage people to sit down and feel welcome to use them. That's what they are for! Enjoyed your very warm and attractive home.