How to Use Throws in Your Space

How to Use Throws in Your Space

Looking to add a splash of colour to your home décor? Beautiful, versatile throws are a great way to do it!

But wait, before you buy, there are a few things you should consider. Lets walk through how to choose the perfect throw for your space, furniture and lifestyle.

Consider the space

Figure out the size of the space you’ve got to work with, you don’t want to overpower the room with a large throw.

If you’ve got the room, your room can probably handle a more substantial piece. Don’t know what size will work best in your space, it's always best to err on the side of caution and go for a smaller size.

Of course, you’ll need to consider the vibe of the room too, if you’ve got a rustic-themed room, for example try a hand-loomed wool throw in earthy tones. Or if you’ve got a sleek modern space, complement it with a brightly colored cotton throw. 

Choose a style that fits well with the overall feel of your room. If you're unsure about which direction to go in, think about other pieces in your home and try to find something that compliments them without being too matchy-matchy. 

What Furniture Though?

What are you going to put it on? The bed, sofa or your occasional chair? You want to choose a colour that compliments what it’s going on but also the other furniture in the room. 

Choose a fabric that works well with the existing upholstery or frame, a dark wood coffee table might suit a light or neutral colour to brighten up the space. A nice blank space like a white sofa means you can get away with a more colourful throw - just make sure the colours work together.

The Fabric?

Fabric makes a difference too depending on what the throw is going to be living on, for example, delicate furniture would be best suited with softer fabrics like cotton or linen. 

But, that durable, heavy looking furniture can handle tougher or heavier fabrics like wool or jute. Just make sure the fabric is strong enough to withstand regular use.

Life Stuff

Got pets? Kids? You’ll want to account for them, colours are helpful here, a colour that won’t show dirt or pet hair easily is your go-to.

Make sure for your furry friends you look for throws made from natural fibres like wool and cotton, they’re durable but also good for everyone.

Speaking of durable, kids (yes they’re durable) but they’re also ummm… messy - look for something that can stand up to spills and stains, that’s darker colours and patterns that can disguise all the imperfections.

Again natural fibres are good, they’re usually much easier to care for and you can chuck them in the machine.

Everyone loves products that are durable and easy to clean, whatever your lifestyle, there’s definitely a hand-loomed throw out there that’s perfect for you!

So, why do we looove hand-loomed throws?

They’re usually made out of natural fibres which make them easy care and good for the planet, yay.

With proper care they can last for many years and you can pass them down to be cherished by the next generation to become heirlooms, so it really is important to take time to choose the right throw you invest in.

Plus, check out nan’s throws before you go buying new (slow-fashion guys) - they don’t usually go out of style and styles always come back around, so you’ll definitely get use from them.

Stylish and versatile, throws are a decorative element in any room, or they make a cozy blanket to curl up with on the couch when the evening cools down.

Add a splash of color to your home by carefully picking a hand-loomed throw that won’t need to be replaced any time soon.

There are so many options available so you’ll eventually find a throw that fits both your style and needs.

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