Blanket To Cover Back Of Arm Chair – Rookie Mistakes: A Series of Common Decorating Mistakes Made by a Design and DIY Newbie…Me! And no, I don’t judge because I have made and continue to make these mistakes too!
Here are the top five rookie mistake spots of the series. (You can see the rest at the bottom of this post.)
Blanket To Cover Back Of Arm Chair
Remember, the Rookie Mistakes Series is a no-judge zone. I made all these mistakes in my home and I want you to learn from me so you can make your home amazing.
Sutherland Outdoor Teak And Rope Dining Armchair (graphite/clay)
We are big fans of blankets. They welcome a bare sofa while adding color, pattern and texture to the living room space. Plus, they’re essential when you want to stay snug and cozy in your family room. Yes, linens are a must for almost any sofa space.
But, there’s a new mistake we see time and time again when it comes to throwing blankets…
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Quite often we see owners keeping nap blankets for guests. But what’s worse is that we also see them wrapping a thick blanket around the back of the bed for easy access. Of course, we don’t judge, but we call it wrong again.
Leyasol Lounge Chair Outdoor Stuhl Freifrau Manufaktur
Putting a throw on the back of the couch is not nearly a good idea as far as we’re concerned (again, don’t judge yourself for just trying to be real). Pictured above is the “hot dog fold”, where the blanket is folded in half lengthwise and placed across the back of the bed.
The next option is the “hamburger fold”, where the blanket is folded short, but once, drapes over the back of the bed.
The couch looks old and well….ugly. The good news, though, is that we have a secret weapon to spice up your sofa style while keeping a warm and cozy blanket nearby, and today we’re spilling the beans.
Now that you’ve seen some angst-worthy throw blanket styling, let’s talk about ways we love to style and use throw blankets in our family rooms…
How Do You Drape A Throw On Your Couch?
We all have those huge blankets that are so comfortable. You know what we’re talking about. A blanket you and your partner can cuddle up with when you’re cold and a blanket you can cover yourself with when you’re sick. It might not be the prettiest blanket around (and it’s usually big), but it’s very cozy.
We both have these blankets in our house and use them every day, but when you look at our family rooms you don’t see them. Instead, they hide in plain sight!
See that basket at the end of Casey’s bed? It’s full of cozy (not cute) blankets! Every night, Casey and Finn take off their designated blankets as they hang out on the couch (still fighting about it…) and get warm and cozy. So when it’s time to sleep, go with these blankets in the basket!
This basket is from HomeGoods and it’s great. I like that it has a top so you can’t see the usual pile of blankets inside. Even Finn thinks the basket should be a snake charmer…but damn, I love it!
Wave Teak Dining Arm Chair
We used this basket from Serena & Lily for our completed family room makeover. It also has lots of blankets!
Lidless baskets are also an option (the one above is an old item). You have to be a little conscious about the blankets you put inside. Ideally, it also works with the home decor and style of the room.
Now, let’s talk about the slipcovers you want to display on your sofa because they’re so pretty. This is what they usually look like…
You can’t go wrong with your blanket neatly folded over the seat or arm of the bed. We often like to do this when the blanket is very thin and has a nice pattern. It can be placed on the arm of the sofa, behind the bed (folds in thirds, off center) or on the sofa seat.
Fabric Armchair With Wooden Legs Danio
As Bridget played with this neutral shade on her new sofa. These rugs add texture, pattern and color to our gray sofas. Plus, they’re great for catching up quickly when you want to warm up. Although they are not as comfortable as blankets, we hide them in baskets.
Casey: Bridget is the queen of making a throw on the couch look effortless. I’m still too scared to try this look because it often looks messy or messy on my couch. But somehow you can throw a blanket behind your sofa and it looks stylish and effortless. How does he do that?!
Bridget: Thanks Case, you’re so kind and I promise you’re as talented as you make me. The key here is to use a thin, slightly smaller blanket. It doesn’t work well with a bulky or large blanket.
So all I do is extend the back of the sofa and place it on the sofa seat. I let it sit naturally and play around with areas that look a little bigger by expanding it. If there’s a part that doesn’t work well, I can usually hide it under the cushions installed in the drapery. I swear it’s easier than it looks! And our little secret: I use this styling method on the sofa in areas that are a little exposed. This is a great way to hide any imperfections! For more tips on how to hide an imperfect sofa, check out this blog post.
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Curved Basket // Barefoot Dream Blanket // Chunky White Knit Plaid // Blue Plaid // Storage Basket // Plaid Throw // Rope // Faux Fur Blanket // Mustard Yellow Accent Blanket
There are many ways to deal with one of our biggest pet peeves in the family room! We care about being cozy in our home (hello, Netflix bingefests), but there are ways to stay comfortable without compromising the look of your family room.
And we encourage you to help yourself once with a new basket and throw style to up our sofa game. What are you saying?!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I am married to Finn and mother to Rory and Ellis. Together we are creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time. Cooler temperatures, shorter days, more time indoors…it’s definitely going down now! I can’t think of a better way to stay warm and cozy than with a fluffy blanket.
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A throw is a great way to add style to your home. It’s also profitable! Plus, it’s a great choice for updating a space while adding comfort and warmth.
There are many ways and places to style coats. Over time, I’ve been asked how to design quilts more times than I can count. So today I am excited to share ideas and tips with you!!!
* This post contains affiliate links. Disclosure here. Also, I partnered with Walmart to bring you this post. As always, all choices and opinions are my own.
The sofa is one of the most common places to add a cozy touch, but for some it can be a bit difficult to style. With a folded blanket, try starting with the bottom two edges meeting in the middle. Lay it on your sofa in this position, then rotate it randomly for an effortless look.
Lingonberry Herringbone Armchair Throw
Whether by the fireplace or not, a fluffy blanket thrown over the bench is ten times cozier. The casual look is nice and comfortable.
This item is a beautiful open concept home. It provides access to the blanket before entering the space.
I often have cold legs and feet, so I started having a cat in the dining room. This is a great way to make the space more comfortable.
Another common place is the foot of a bed. This jester is the perfect addition whether draped or folded!
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After folding it gives a slightly personalized look. It works best with someone who is thin enough to fit like this.
When folding the blanket, fold it in thirds. Add a little overlap so you don’t see the edges. Look down
I hope you enjoy these easy ways to update a space, add coziness and warmth!
Walmart makes fall decorating easy, including wreaths or other fall decorations. While I was shopping for blankets, I found this page, which is perfect for fall decor! I also found candles for my fall home and ordered this vanilla scented cupcake! Additionally,