The addition of a throw is the easiest and most versatile way to turn anyone into the most experienced & skilled decorator. Leaving functionality by the way side for a moment, the addition of a throw can transform any room by adding pattern, texture, colour or cosiness. The options really are endless.
Here we share some helpful hints on placement and layering of your throw, so you can turn your home into your little piece of paradise.
There are a few different ways to organise your throw rug depending on the look you are after. If a structured effect is for you, simply place a folded throw over the arm of your chosen chair. To dress up a light coloured chair and to add a focal point to your room simply drape a coloured or patterned throw rug across the back of the chair, that way if you change your mind or want to change your room with the change of season you can easily change the throw. A large throw draped across the back of your furniture can also be a great way to protect your investment piece from busy children and loveable pets. You can also tuck your throw tightly around the seat cushions to create a protective layer that won’t need to be rearranged regularly.
If you have mastered all of these steps then its time to take it up a notch! Let’s talk draping! It may a take you a few goes to get that ‘casually thrown’ effect, but get it right & it will make your room look like its from the pages of your favourite magazine.
Chunky knits & faux fur throws add opulence to any bedroom but may need to be brought out seasonally as the weather turns cool. As a general rule these particular throws look better in the relaxed, ‘messy’ style as folding them can make them look too bulky.Styling your bedroom with a throw is similar to the styling described in lounge area section. To opt for the more structured look, fold the throw and place it on the bed or channel the more relaxed look by strategically draping the throw on the bed in that ‘it just landed like this” way.
Adding a throw rug to a corner or reading nook can really finish off the area and create a sense of luxury and warmth. It will make you want to curl up with a book or snuggle with a loved one! Throws aren’t just for indoor use. Use a faux fur throw on your outdoor sofa to snuggle under during the winter months, then add a brightly coloured lightweight throw for when the cool summer breeze blows in during that evening BBQ.
Throws aren’t just for indoor use. Use a faux fur throw on your outdoor sofa to snuggle under during the winter months, then add a brightly coloured lightweight throw for when the cool summer breeze blows in during that evening BBQ.
Using a throw is a perfect way to add colour to any room. If you change your mind you can easily change your throw without the permanency and expenditure of changing the wallpaper and/or paint. The colour of your throw can be picked from an artwork, rug, vase or any other special item. Remember to experiment with texture too, as this can completely change the look and feel of your room.
Throw rugs don’t have to reserved for the winter. While a cool breeze on a summer’s night may be a welcome change it can leave you feeling somewhat cool. Keeping a lightweight throw on hand can give you the added warmth you desire while also adding colour to your room or outdoor area.
We hope that these tip & ideas have helped you transform your home into the relaxing haven you so desire. Remember practice makes perfect & a throw is an easy, inexpensive way to add colour, texture & style to any room.