A throw and blanket is a household staple, and purchasing the right one can make it a home favorite. A throw can serve many purposes, and there are tons of choices. Here are seven suggestions to finding just the right throw or blanket for any room.


  1. A throw or blanket make great accessories. A colored blanket can add that pop of personality to a boring bedroom, or soften up the flat texture. Try adding a fleece or Sherpa throw over a polyester bedspread for extra dimension.
  2. Blankets make great gifts for all ages. From a baby to an adult, everyone likes to cuddle up against the soft fabric. You can't go wrong with a solid neutral color that's machine washable. And when in doubt, it never hurts to purchase a throw that's hypoallergenic.
  3. Blankets can act as accessories outside the bedroom as well. Throw a bold color over a dull, sand colored chair to give it a little life. This with a matching pillow ties in your desired color or theme. Don't be afraid to play around with color. Ombre is a modern style and can break up solid colors that need variety. And you can always find some cool patterns that have an accent of your current color that helps introduce a bolder one.
  4. Experiment with soft fabrics and consider what level of weight you'd prefer for your throw. If you live in a cold environment, you'll want a thicker throw - cowhide provides great warmth and makes a bold fashion statement in any room. If you'd like something light and airy, try a bamboo or polyester blend.
  5. Make your throws personalized by adding monogram stitching. Because throws can be a real keepsake, people will love having something that is personal to them.
  6. Experiment with layers. Find colors that mix and match and layer them on top of each other for a decorative effect. Think outside the box, try placing a luxurious herringbone throw in a basket.
  7. A lot of throws have matching pillows, so take advantage. Pillows are the ultimate staple for decorating a room, so allow yourself to find a great statement fabric, like chenille, and your favorite color to spread throughout the room. If everything is a solid color and you want something seasonal and modern, try using patterns that incorporate your room's dominant color in a subtle way.