This time of year, blankets are needed to help us stay warm and cozy but knowing how to style throw blankets will make your home decor look warm and cozy too. Today I am sharing different ways you can decorate with blankets that can be easily grabbed to cover up on a cool winter night.
To top off all this lovely decor, I feel the person who decorated this room knew just how to style throw blankets to make it look even more special.
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How to Style Throw Blankets
There are many reasons why throws are necessary for your home decor. They provide warmth to friends and family, offer a new texture to your home decor, and give color to your space.
How to Style Throw Blanket on a Couch
If you have a sofa where the back is showing, this is a great way to create visual interest, add style, texture, and color.
One thing to consider is if your sofa has attached cushions, then you may not be able to place a blanket draped over the back of your couch. However, if you have detached cushions, then here is a great styling method to hang a blanket on the back of your sofa.
How to Drape Throw on the Back of Sofa
Fold the throw in half. If it has fringe, make sure you fold it where the fringe comes together.
Tuck your blanket behind the cushions, ensuring the fringe hangs down on the bottom.
Consider changing the blanket for other holidays like Christmas. This year, we have a new blanket to add: a Hearth and Hand green and red plaid. It adds a gorgeous pop of color. They also have coordinating throw pillows. I will be sharing that soon in our Christmas post.
How to Drape a Blanket over a Sofa or Chair
This is an easy way to make your family room feel cozier. There is no right or wrong way to toss a throw over an upholstered piece of furniture, but here is my trick.
Pinch the center of the blanket and pull it up in the air.
Gently drape the throw over the back of the sofa or chair. Start at the seating area and drape it over the back if the back of the furniture is not showing into the main living area. If you see the piece of furniture's back when you walk into the room, consider reversing this step so that it drapes more over the back.
Who would have guessed there is so much to say about draping a throw over a piece of furniture? LOL!
How to Style Throw Blankets in Baskets
You can fold and roll your coverings if you want a tidy look for your basket. If you want to hide your throw blankets purchase a storage container with a lid. This is an excellent idea if you have toys or other items you want to hide too.
How to Hang a Blanket
Next on our agenda is how to hang a blanket. If you install hooks in your home decor, you can easily hang a spread as a decoration, plus it is easy to grab to get warm and cozy.
In our kitchen, we have a sitting room. It's a good idea to change out the decorations for holidays and seasons on these hooks. In the summer, I use a thin lightweight throw on the hooks, but when fall and winter come, I go for something thicker and warmer.
They're lovely decorative accents. See how it adds texture in the photo above, but I pulled in fall colors with this inexpensive Target dollar spot blanket in the photo below. We do not use it much in the summer, but it gets used quite often in the winter.
Here are more fall decorating ideas if you want to see how I decorated the rest of the room.
How to Style a Throw Blanket on a Bed
Just like sofas, there are two ways to style blankets on beds. The first idea is folding a blanket on the bottom portion of the bed. I used an accent throw in our small guest bedroom at the foot of the bed.
Here is how I styled this blanket on my guest bed with one of my favorite throws.
Fold the blanket where the fringe, if it has fringe, is on the ends.
If you have a comforter instead of a blanket, you can fold it and set it at the foot of your bed as I did here in my daughter's bedroom. This comforter is the perfect addition to create a layered look.
How to Style Throw Blankets at Tables
When throwing a party or even a special dinner night for your family, add a blanket or throw to a bench as I did her when decorating for fall. This gives them a softer and warmer place to sit, and it looks inviting.
I wanted to share this idea because there are so many beautiful faux fur throws you can purchase, which would look amazing on your bench. The soft texture of the improvised seat cushion will be welcomed by your guests.
For our Thanksgiving table last year, I used the blanket from the back of the sofa and draped it across the center of the table. Next, I added a drop cloth runner I made down the center, going the opposite direction, and then set a piece of chalk-painted wood on top. Who knew decorative blankets were so versatile?
Now that we have talked about how to style your decorative throws, here are some of my favorite places to shop for throws and blankets. TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods are great places to pick up blankets and throws to make your living space cozy. The quality is higher for a cheaper price.
I also like to shop at Target. They have trendy styles in different colors, which looks nice as a decoration, and they're usually machine washable.
I almost forgot another idea that I do not use in my home and that is blanket ladders. If you have a place to hang a ladder, you can fold and drape your blankets over the steps. This makes a nice decoration and is very useful as a storage solution.