Decorate With Throw Blankets

Published: 13th November 2009
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Now is the time of year when throw blankets become a favorite way to cuddle around the TV or read a good book wrapped in extra warmth.



Throws are increasingly available in various sizes, designs and fabrics, including wool, synthetics and cottons.



So, rather than throwing them haphazardly when not in use, here are some frugal decorating ideas for throw blankets.



Basket Beauties: If everyone in your family enjoys a throw blanket, neatly roll them up and place them in a complimentary accent blanket or trunk to display when not in use. Choose throw blankets that will work together in a grouping. If the basket is short enough roll the throws into tubes an set them on end, or flip the basket on it's side and create a pyramid stack with the throw blankets.



Perk Ups: Create a seasonal change by draping colorful holiday throw blankets over that one color couch or favorite easy chair. Drape the throw on one end and accent pillows on the other to give the couch a nice balance of color and design.



Cover Ups: Have a worn and weary area on the couch or ottoman? Use a throw as a cover up by folding it neatly to the dimensions of the furniture piece and they lay it across the top.



Display It: Some throws are gorgeous in design. If you have fallen in love with an throw blanket that is just to beautiful to use, display it, by making it a focal point of the room by hanging it on a wall. Use low wooden brackets and a wide dowel of your choosing. The "dowel" could be a broom handle, a hockey stick, a ski pole, you are only limited by your imagination.



Frugal design is all about using what you already have in your home to create a fresh new, designer look. Drape the throw over the rod as you would a towel.



Disguise It: You can even use your throw to become a seasonal slip cover for a small chair. Position it over the chair, tuck the sides into the cushion.



Warm It Up: Insulate and decorate the window by draping it over a window to create a sophisticated valance. Find some accent hold backs from an interior design or fabric store.



Throws can create inviting warmth in any room. With these quick and easy, frugal decorating ideas for throw blankets you can transform them into attractive and practical room accents.





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