Clever Home Decor Tips For Featuring Throws & Quilts
You've spent the summer outside completing various yard projects, like trimming trees, mulching your garden and checking that your extension cord safety seal is still secure. With the cool and cozy nights of autumn just around the corner, many of us will be looking forward to curling up on the couch with a throw or quilt to keep us warm and cozy. While throws are great functional pieces, they can also be artfully coordinated into your decor when not in use. Read on for some clever home decor tips to help you feature your gorgeous throws and quilts around your home.
A large basket, wooden crate, or galvanized tub set on the floor by your TV, fireplace or accent chair can be a nest for rolled up blankets. By placing the basket near a focal point in your room, the throws will be easily spotted by guests who may be feeling a chill. You can even hang a cute sign on the basket stating "Snuggle Up" or "Get Cozy". If your basket is large enough, think about placing a couple of throw pillows in there as well. Just don't be surprised if you find your guests stealing a snooze on the couch.
When setting up your guest room, consider draping a throw at the end of the bed to add color, texture and comfort. You can lay it lengthwise or artfully drape it across a corner, allowing an edge of the throw to skim the floor. While an alternative down comforter in the guest bedroom should be enough for their warming needs, it's always a good idea to add an extra layer just in case.
If you have a statement throw with an eye-catching design or a sports team logo that you want to showcase, you can mount the throw on a wall using a curtain rod. By draping the throw over the curtain rod, you can still easily use the throw, or you can pin it in place so it stays on display at all times. The walls behind a sofa or bed make a great backdrop for a displayed throw. The best part about having a throw or quilt as a headboard is having easy access to it on extra cold nights.
Featuring an item for the first time can lead to some pretty creative solutions. One fun way to feature your throws or quilts is to rest a ladder against a wall in your living room, bedroom or entryway. Drape your throws and quilts over the rungs. Each rung provides an easy storage spot so you can hang up multiple options and keep cozy comfort within reach. There are even DIY methods for making your own quick-and-easy blanket ladders, such as this simple tutorial.
Throws and quilts can add character to a room as long as you don't keep them stuffed in storage bins. Now that you have several ideas for how to feature throws and quilts, shop The Lakeside Collection to stock up on fresh designs to fit your desired color scheme or decor style.