Warmth and Style
Obviously, the main function of the blankets around the home are for warmth. The most common places to add throws is the bedroom and the living room. Even when the weather is nice out, the evening chill and lack of motion while sitting watching a movie can be cause for a soft warm blanket. Throws provide comfort and warmth whether used to keep your feet warm or wrapping your entire body.
For the bedroom, spread out your printed throw at the base or center of the bed. Arrange the blanket so that the decorative style is prominent, along with pillows. We often neglect making our beds since messing up the sheets is part of a daily cycle, but the visual of a clean and well decorated bed can help improve your mood. In your living room, use a basket or shelf to stack blankets when they’re not in use. This gives you the opportunity to create unique style with a blend of colors as well as whatever piece of furniture you choose to hold the throw blankets. If the blanket is elaborately designed, consider draping it across the back of the couch for display at all times. That makes the throw easy to reach and enjoy as you pass in and out of the room.
Create New Uses
When blankets wear out or get old, they’re usually tossed or donated. However, if you’re particularly attached to the design or sentimental value, there are other ways to use the throw around your home. Love your old throw blanket design but want to use it in a different way? Turn it into wall art! An nontraditional tapestry choice for sure, consider blankets with inspirational quotes or portraits for wall décor. Depending on your home’s aesthetic, can tact up the blanket with nails for a classic hanging tapestry style. On the other hand, consider trimming the blanket to fit in a shadow box or frame to add a more streamlined, modern look to the room.
Even if an old blanket is no longer fit for your comfort, odds are your pet will love it (or love destroying it). As long as you are willing to part with the blanket, you can use the throw blanket to pad out a pet bed. Another way to hold on to sentimental items more faithfully is by using the fabric to create a pillow. This can be done with some basic stitching or with a sewing machine. Purchase some pillow stuffing and measure out the two pieces of fabric to create the pillow and capture the design of the blanket.