I know this is going to sound completely off topic at the moment but bear with me, so just this weekend I was binge watching “This is Us” and in one scene Kate has family coming over and the poor girl is trying really hard to get her apartment ready. The scene shows her repeatedly throwing a blanket over the couch and saying, “This THROW won’t THROW!!!” and I found myself nodding and smiling. Because ohhhh man have I been in her shoes. Why does it seem so difficult to throw a blanket on a couch and make it look… oh so casual! Like in the magazines. I used to see effortlessly thrown blankets on Pinterest, in almost every frame and took it upon myself to try and master the art of throwing a throw. So if you are interested in knowing what are the different ways of styling a throw blanket then keep reading.
- THE LAZY – THROW (literally)
I say literally, because honestly that’s the way its done. And trust me this one one was the most difficult one to get right. So the final look has to be like someone has carelessly thrown the blanket throw on the bed or sofa yet it beautifully cascades down the side. See what I mean. Not easy at all. Though after a bunch of practice and trial and errors I can now do it pretty effortlessly and this one is my favorite. And my 2 top tips for achieving this look are : firstly try and use a tasseled blanket, it makes a world of a difference and secondly lay the throw al stretched out on the floor, pick the approximate center, lift using that center and place softly where you wish to, TA-DA.
2. THE PRIM & PROPER
This usually entails the throw blanket being used is folded neatly and carefully and used along the entire length or folded and draped over an arm or back of a seating. The waterfall and up & over are two other ways of styling under this category. This style helps in lending a more formal feel to the setup. Draped at the foot of the guest bed or neatly placed on the back of the chair in the home office. This method usually looks way more put together
3. IN A BASKET
The name itself is pretty self explanatory, this is a superb way of keeping extra blanket throws handy in almost all the rooms. All you need is a pretty basket (you can see a few brands I recommend for baskets here ) and a good throw. Very versatile yet practical at the same time.
4. LAYERING THROW BLANKETS
I absolutely love buying throws because they also serve as the most unique photography props, but I have learnt over years that these throws don’t fully cover a queen or even a full-sized bed. When folded horizontally, the edges of the blanket often fall short in covering the edges of my bed frame, making it awkward to style the foot of the bed. I always want my bed to look pinterest-ey and I want my blankets to cascade over the sides of my bed and fall to the floor, exuding drama and luxury. Is that too much to ask? So my cheat hack for this is, layer the throw on top of another larger one. Start with a solid colored or textured neutral bed blanket underneath, and then drape your shorter, more decorative style on top. To find the best pairing, look for a common shade but different textures. If your throw has fringe, ribbon, or decorative detailing, choose a base blanket that complements — rather than competes with — those trimmings.
Having said AALLLLL that it would be amiss if I don’t give you a list of my favorite places to get your own throws, though Anthropologie will always have my heart, here are a few places in India who have throws that are just as beautiful :
- Straight to Home Throw
- Knitted white blanket throw
- Boucle Throw
- Isabis Mudcloth Throw
- Slub Cotton White Throw
- Ombre Knitted Throw
- Pale Pink Knitted Throw
- Cotton Hand Knitted Chevron Throw
- Hand Block-Printed Throw
- The Rann Throw
Hope you end up finding a throw you love and the styling tips help you at least a little bit. Do remember to tag #thesincereway on instagram so we can see all your beautiful throw styling posts.