It’s common knowledge that adding colorful pillows to a sofa can instantly perk it up, but what about a blanket, rug, or other length of fabric?
I have seen this look trending, and in a way it speaks to the times. Buying a new sofa or reupholstering an old one aren’t in the budget for many homeowners, so using a blanket or throw to freshen your look or conceal worn/ruined areas of the cushions is the perfect quick fix.
The draping of a flokati rug is usually reserved for warming up a cold modern chair, but is equally as applicable on a leather sofa. IKEA offers 2 different sizes at a reasonable price.
This will not work with every kind of rug and will not work on every kind of sofa, regardless of whether or not you can see Russia from your house.
This trend isn’t about a sloppy draping of fabric and is also not exclusively a bohemian look. Neatly tuck a crisp plaid blanket into your sofa for a preppy chic update. Insert a length of 1/2″ PVC pipe to ensure that it stays neatly tucked.
Here’s a slightly more masculine version from a French website. I think that might be an oxymoron.
For a modern spin, add color and pattern with this cute chevron blanket from Z Gallerie. Add lots of texture and a Mexican flair with the Falsa blanket from Urban Outfitters. Since “falsa” actually means counterfeit, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this blanket was probably made in China.
Blankets are not just for the sofa. A matching pair of striped blankets keeps the symmetry strong in this library.
Even a simple parsons chair can be transformed without a lot of sewing or the typical droopy chair cover. The cute reveal on the side gives it more personality.
Don’t forget about the ottomans! Leave an ornate base exposed, or let a draped fabric pool on the floor.
Using a “cover up” for your furniture can add depth, texture, and a few years of life to your upholstery. Of course this also means you have to give up using that blanket as a cape, so weigh your options carefully.