Throws are stylish and versatile in any room, and are ideal for curling up with on the couch or as an extra blanket on the bed. But, as the temperatures drop and the throws come out, how should they be styled? There is no one correct way, which is great if you have throws in different rooms of the house and want to change up your styling in each one. Here are five of my favorite throw styling ideas.
- Pristine + Proper
Fold your throw lengthwise into thirds and drape it over the back of the couch, either in the center or off-center, depending on the look you prefer. This elegant and sophisticated look necessitates precision, so make sure your folds are even and that you tuck the throw behind your couch cushion to keep it secure. Do not overcrowd your couch with cushions if you want this look to stay clean and chic.
- Maintain a Low Profile
Another variation on the Prim + Proper look, but less formal - make this style more casual by folding your throw lengthwise into thirds, then halving it in the opposite direction. This shorter parcel can then be draped over the couch's arm or on the couch seat cushion, with any tassels or fringing pointing down. Make the throw even more relaxed by bunching it up or spreading it out a little unevenly.
- Flawless Imperfections
This relaxed, inviting, and warm drape complements most homes and interior design styles. But, like the tousled bed-head look, its effortless appearance takes a little longer to achieve than you might think. One method is to pinch the throw in the center and drag it over one of the couch's back corners. Another option is to fold the throw loosely in half lengthwise (or not at all) and drape it over a corner. Allow some fabric to cascade over the front of the couch and even graze the floor, whichever technique you use. Take a step back and assess whether you need to pat, gather, tug, or spread out the throw in any areas. Do not worry if you still cannot get it right after all your tweaks; any problem areas can probably be hidden with some clever cushion placement!
A beautifully draped throw can be used to style the foot of a daybed or a couch with a chaise. Fold the throw into quarters lengthwise, then drop and drape diagonally over the corner. This simple option requires little effort and adds visual interest to what would otherwise be a void.
- Hanging Out
Simply hang a lightweight throws on a rung of a decorative ladder next to your couch or bed. When not in use, this allows you to fully display your throw while also ensuring that the cushions on your couch or bed are not disturbed when you grab it.
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