The Throw Blanket: An Inexpensive Way to Change Up Your Living Space
There are many ways to improve the look and style of your living space. Many people are drawn toward the expensive options, such as remodeling, construction, and even new furniture. These are all great choices because they provide a real change and upgrade. However, not everyone can afford that kind of change. Fortunately, there are a variety of simple and affordable ways to upgrade the style of your living room. One of the most convenient ways to do this is to spruce it up with something simple like a throw blanket.
A Throw Blanket: More than a Smaller-Sized Blanket
Throw blankets are smaller than regular blankets and can be made from a wide variety of materials. There are generally two types of throw blankets: the decorative throw and the plush throw.
Decorative throw blankets can be tapestry-style, which are usually of lighter weight and more likely used for looks. The plush throw blankets can be made from fleece and used to keep you warm in the absence of a standard blanket.
Regardless of the type, it is easy to see why you would keep a throw blanket in multiple rooms of your house. After all, you never know when you are going to catch a chill, or when you want to get comfortable and cozy up with a good book.
Now, the important question: how do you present your throw blankets?
Dos and Don’ts of Using Throw Blankets
Let’s start with the most common form of displaying throw blankets: hanging it along the center of the back of your couch. Now, while this is done so that it is easy to grab and use, it is also a good way to make your couch look dated and out of style. With that in mind, let’s look at five modern ways to use your throw blanket to improve your style.
1. Casual Off-Center
To do this correctly, you’ll need a long, soft throw blanket. Fold the throw in half lengthwise and drape it over the seatback, allowing the left corner of the throw to fall further down the back with the bottom right corner only just touching the floor. A left-of-center drape will increase the relaxed feeling of the space.
2. Formal Off-Center
Choose a lightweight, fine-knit blanket. Fold the blanket in half lengthwise and make sure to keep the edges are aligned. Fold it in thirds to achieve a streamlined shape. Place the blanket off-center with the bottom edge tucked under the seat cushion and the remainder falling over the back of the couch.
3. Formal Foot
If you happen to have a sofa with a chaise lounge, you can use this tip to increase the polished look of your living space. Simply choose a warm, woolen throw blanket with a fringe or frayed edge. Fold the blanket into quarters and fold it neatly under the cushion for a simple, yet elegant effect. Make sure to display the frayed edge at the bottom to complete the look.
4. Over-the-arm Casual
Fold the throw blanket in half vertically, and then do that a second time. Drape the throw over the arm of your sofa and gently tuck it between the arm and the seatback to hold it in place. Fan out the bottom of the blanket over the seat cushion and create ripples for a comfy and casual look.
5. The Nautical Knot
For this unconventional but charming look, fold the throw blanket in half vertically, then in half vertically again. Take the end third of the blanket, wrap it around your arm and pull it through to create a loose knot on the end. With this done, place it over the corner of the couch and fan out the loose end of the blanket. As a final touch, primp the knot to ensure that it is up to your vision.
Now that you have some ideas on how to spruce up your style, you’re going to need the right throw blankets to make those ideas a reality. Xtreme Comforts has a variety of throw blankets to meet your needs.
Xtreme Comforts Throw Blankets Combine Style and Function
Xtreme Comforts’ throw blanket line-up includes everything that you could want in a throw. From oversized throws, luxury mink blankets, and stylish decorative blankets like its Damask Fringe Throw or its Southwestern with Sherpa back, you can have whatever your heart desires.
So, buy yourself an Xtreme Comforts’ throw blanket today and give your living room a stylish upgrade.