Style It: Blankets and Throws

If you live in a cold climate, you might keep a stash of blankets on hand during the winter to wrap yourself up when you're reading a book or watching a movie. We do this in our home, but we're not always sure where to put our extra blankets when they're not in use. Searching for ideas, we found some good ones hiding in house tours, store catalogs, and shop photos.

  • 1 We saw this trick at Andersonville shop Brimfield: wrap an old belt around a blanket for a tailored, pulled-together look.
  • 2 At Nicole Farhi's store, the blankets are stacked on shelves. Although most people don't have room for a whole display at home, it's easy enough to dedicate one shelf to a pile of folded throws.
  • 3 In the Tine K Home catalog, a wicker basket is a casual, simple way to wrangle extra blankets and pillows.
  • 4 A photo from Fjorn Scandinavian shows a blanket (by Roros Tweed) draped over a stair rail. It's one of those "a-ha" ideas that seems obvious when we see it, but might not have occurred to us otherwise.
  • 5 In Martha and Ben's home, a hand-printed textile smoothed over the sofa adds another layer of character to the living room.
  • 6 The catalog from Les Indiennes is a great source of inspiration for ways to use textiles in your home. In the photo above, a throw blanket is used to update an antique chaise.
  • 7 Another photo from Les Indiennes shows how a casually draped throw can make a room feel more inviting.
  • 8 A reading corner from Kathleen and Alex's home shows how a crocheted blanket and a couple of carefully chosen pillows can bring a shot of color into a room.
  • 9 A catalog photo from John Robshaw displays a set of color-coordinated pillows and blankets arranged on a side chair. It's simple, but it makes a big statement.
  • 10 UK bedding company Peacock Blue provides this idea: a stack of extra blankets stored in a vintage suitcase.


Photos: Sarah Coffey (1, 5, 8), Nicole Farhi (2), Tine K (3), Fjorn Scandinavian (4), Les Indiennes (6, 7), John Robshaw (9), Peacock Blue (10)

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