Reminder: Throw Blankets Can Double as Gorgeous Wall Art

published Mar 21, 2020
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Winter is finally on its way out, and not to be rude but…bye! Though it’s always fun to cozy up in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and a snuggly blanket on a frigid winter’s night, it’s just as fun to throw open the windows and switch to short sleeves. But just because winter is over doesn’t mean you have to store away your throw blankets. Instead, turn them into wall decor, as House Beautiful reminds us.

Tacking a blanket up on the wall is certainly not a new idea. Textiles have been used as wall decor since the era of drafty medieval castles (add insulation, but make it fancy). But there has always been a divide between tapestries and blankets. One is art, one is functional. One is pretty to look at, one is comfy to cocoon in.

It’s time to bridge the divide and get you a throw that can do both. And with artistically-patterned blankets on the rise in popularity, you can hop on the trend early.

Slowdown studio has an amazing collection of throws designed by artists like London-based illustrator James Daw, who designed the July Throw ($230).

If you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, Urban Outfitters has also teamed up with artists to launch a line of throws like this UO Exclusive Snake Woven Throw Blanket designed by Philadelphia artist Jarmél ($99).

If you need a reminder that a rainbow comes after the rain, this charming throw from Calhoun & Co. ($108) is perfect.

Credit: Target

Even more basic throws can be used as tapestries, as well. You can add texture to your space by hanging a tufted blanket or one that has a subtle geometric design. This Minna Victory throw from Target ($39.99) is a great option for those looking for warmth and textural interest.

Not only can you avoid stuffing your throws in a bin or behind the couch for the summer, but you can brighten up your space and change your decor for the season by hanging your blankets on the wall. Smart? Yes. Beautiful? Absolutely. Friends? Jealous, yet inspired.