A throw tossed casually on a sofa says, "I'm carefree and welcoming and don't take my shoes off at the door." But a perfectly crisp folded blanket layered impeccably under a chair cushion says, "I'm put together." To add visual interest and texture to an orderly living room or bedroom without adding clutter, try this layered chair look on for size.
I first spotted this look when Michelle of 4 Men 1 Lady decided to layer throws under the chair cushion on her reupholstered antique-store find. It adds a wonderful splash of color down the center of the wingback armchair. Then Rachel of The Chic Site followed in Michelle's footsteps with a patterned IKEA blanket when she tackled her own recent upholstery makeover.
I love how the layered throw adds depth and color to these two classic white chairs. The throws can easily be updated with the decor of the room, giving extra life to basic pieces.
Getting the look at home is easy. Grab your favorite throw and fold it neatly in half or in thirds. Remove the chair cushion, then gently drape the folded blanket down the back of the chair and across the seat, letting the end of the throw hang down the front of the chair just a bit. Squeeze the chair cushion back into place and drop a throw pillow on top.
(Image credits: 4 Men 1 Lady; The Chic Site)