Today, it’s back to Styling 101. What’s the best way to add warmth, interest, and a graphic or colorful pop to a room? Yup– throw blankets and throw pillows. They can change the entire look/mood of your room and are relatively inexpensive and easy to interchange as you fancy. Over the back of a chair or sofa, the foot of a bed, wrapped around the sofa seat cushion (yes, it can look very cool– just ask Emily Henderson!) or “faux-upholstering” a headboard– you name it. A good versatile throw blanket is an absolute must have during these chilly winter months (who am I kidding– they are essential year round!). And not just any throw blanket….we’re particularly keen on all of the punchy/dramatic/eclectic/statement-making-yet-classic black and white varieties that seem to be so popular these days. Sound boring? Not at all….take a look:
Note: 2 out of 5 of these images came from the totally amazing designer, Tommy Smythe. Check him out– I can’t get enough! You can view a lovely selection of his work at Sarah Richardson Design and a super cute profile of his home on Apartment Therapy. As you already know, Emily Henderson rocks our world— that last funky-yet-pretty, pattern-mixing design is hers (can’t you tell?).
So I might be biased– I’d say 70% of my wardrobe is comprised of black and white pieces. But honestly– the combo is a classic. We’ve selected our top ten black and white throw blankets below:
Which is your favorite? Have we missed any absolutely amazing gems out there? We want to know– please shoot us a line. We’re always on the hunt!
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