Monday, November 17, 2014

'TIS THE SEASON : 5 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH THROW BLANKETS

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The season for sipping hot cocoa and snuggling under quilts or throw blankets has finally arrived here in Maryland! 

When the first snow flurries of the season fell last week, I couldn't wait to make a cup of hot cocoa and curl up on the sofa under my favorite throw. Like throw pillows, a throw blanket can add pattern, texture and color to a space.  They also provide warmth on chilly days. I love throw blankets because they are both decorative and functional. Throw blankets come in a variety of textures and fabrics (ie. cotton, wool, chenille, and even cashmere). The house can get a bit chilly so we tend to use our throws alot more this time of year.  I like to make sure the throws are easily accessible but also compliment our home's decor.

Here are 5 ways you can decorate with throw blankets in your own home:

1. PLACE and tuck a folded throw down the front of a sofa.

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2. LAYER a throw at the foot or the edge of a bed.  Try using a faux fur throw blanket to add a touch of luxury to your room's look.  

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3. DRAPE a throw over the sofa or chair arm.  A draped throw blanket is a casual and effortless way to make the sofa or chair look cozy and inviting.  

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4. TUCK a throw neatly down the front of a chair or sofa and into it's seat cushion to add crisp contrast.  Top with a printed pillow for an fun twist.

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5. HANG a throw from a blanket ladder as a unique way to display your throw blankets.

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Here are a few of my favorite throws this season:

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Ready to get cozy? Do any of these throw blankets catch your eye?  Which one is your favorite?