How to choose and style throws in your home
Throws and blankets are a great way to add warmth and style to any room in your home. Whether you're looking to cosy up your bedroom or add some extra comfort to your living room, a well-chosen throw or blanket can make all the difference. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of buying and styling throws and blankets for your bedroom and living room, so you can create the perfect look for your home.
Picking the perfect throw
When it comes to buying throws and blankets, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you'll want to consider the size of the room where you'll be using the throw or blanket. If you're looking to add warmth to a large living room, for example, you'll want to choose a larger throw or blanket that can drape comfortably over a couch or armchair. On the other hand, if you're looking to add a touch of comfort to a smaller bedroom, a smaller throw or blanket may be more appropriate.
Choosing the right material
Another important factor to consider when buying throws and blankets is the material. There are many different options available at KOO, from cosy wool to lightweight cotton and bamboo. Consider the room's style and what will match the decor. For example, a warm woollen blanket would be great for a rustic or cabin-style bedroom, while a lightweight cotton blanket would be perfect for a beachy or coastal-inspired living room.
Layering throws in the living room
When it comes to styling throws and blankets, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you'll want to consider the overall aesthetic of the room where you'll be using the throw or blanket. If you're going for a cosy and inviting look, you might drape a large throw over the back of a couch or armchair. On the other hand, if you're looking to add a touch of elegance to a room, you might fold a beautifully embroidered blanket neatly at the foot of a bed or across a chair.
Another great way to style throws and blankets is to use them as accents. For example, you might drape a brightly coloured throw over a neutral-coloured armchair to add a pop of colour to the room. Or, you might want to keep your throw hidden away when not in use. In that case, grab a rattan basket or other decorative storage option to sit next to keep your collection of blankets and throws in.
Finally, it's important to remember that throws and blankets are functional as well as beautiful. They are meant to be used, so don't be afraid to snuggle up with them on a cold night or use them to add a little extra warmth to your living room.
Styling a bedroom throw
When it comes to bedroom style, it's all about comfort and attention to detail. Throw blankets are one of the easiest ways to add a touch of style with the benefit of staying cosy warm. Whether you're looking for a pop of colour, texture, or warmth, the right throw blanket can make all the difference.
When choosing a throw blanket for your bedroom, make sure you pick the right size. Do you want a blanket that can be folded across the length of your bed, or draped casually on the side? The next step is considering the climate you live in. If you live in a warmer climate or are styling for summer, choose a large, lightweight throw that you can use when the nights get too warm for your regular quilt. If you live in a cold climate, warmth and layers are your number one priority.
Deciding how to layer throw blankets on your bed can change depending on your existing bedspread. Layering different blankets with your quilt cover or coverlet is a great way to add depth and texture to your bedroom. A textured, knit throw looks amazing with a plain bedspread, however if your bed is already covered in texture, choose a woven fibre throw to even out the space.
How to achieve the perfect drape every time
Finding the perfect drape for your throw might seem like a daunting task, especially when thinking about how to position throws on a couch. However, just like the name suggests, a throw is meant to be thrown. The more casual of a drape, the better the throw will look. It will fall naturally to the right position, from there you can even out the ends and tidy the sides.
Try draping your throw onto the back or side of your couch. From here, you can place a few decorative cushions across the throw and couch for a cohesive and balanced look. If you go for a side drape, place two or three cushions on the same side as the throw, and another one or two cushions on the empty side of the couch.
Buying and styling throws is fun and easy. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and colours, and remember that throws and blankets are meant to be used and enjoyed.