I find myself with a few minutes to spare and decided to make a new entry.
This time around:throw blankets.
This decor element is quite versatile and useful.
It is a great way to add a hint of colour, pattern, texture or focal point.
In a monochromatic room, it's a great way to tie together the elements belonging to that one accent colour.
But also, it can add contrast to a room that lacks a punch of colour and needs a splash of life.
The choices are truly endless!
What to think about BEFORE acquiring one:
- Use: will be it purely decorative or will it be used as a snuggle partner? if the latter one is the case, that brings me to the second criteria:
- Materials: man made fibers (acrylic, polyester) or natural fibers (wool, cotton, cashmere, mohair, fur) or a blend. If getting a nice one, invest in a nice, soft, breathable natural fiber so your cuddling doesn't become a sweat tent!
Theo's style capsule:
- PATTERN : what a great way to add a dynamic element to perhaps a safe, subdued room:
|Not a big fan of this room, but good example of a good patterned throw.|
- FUR IS HOT: "Restoration hardware" introduced a stunning collection of faux fur (We don't like clubbing baby seals and chinchillas - even if they make lovely coats). It's the best way to play with texture and add sophistication and warmth to a room
|Lynx, Mink and Coyote ($79)|
- LOOSE/CHUNKY HANDKNITTED: handsome look and very "in" at the moment
|West Elm - Chunky Tassel throw|
- CASHMERE/HERMES: If your budget allows you to, go full throttle and get the best of the best :-)
|Ralph Lauren - Cashmere with leather trim|
|One day I'll have one (sigh) - Hermès throw|