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How To Dress A Sofa With A Throw

How To Dress Your Sofa With A Throw & Cushions

Gone are the days of covering your sofa with a throw because you want to hide a mark or help protect the fabric. We have all started to appreciate how throws & cushions can enhance a sofa and make it a more enjoyable place to sit. Read on for inspiration and ideas on how to dress a sofa with a throw & cushions.


Before you look at how to dress a sofa with a throw you need to choose the right colour. The right soft furnishings for your sofa is key. You want to look at the rest of your room as well as the sofa colour. You may be someone who likes everything to be matching in which case it should be quite straight forward in choosing your throws & cushions. If you are looking for colours that complement each other, this will take a little more thought. If you take a standard colour wheel the opposing colours are the ones that will give the most impact, but at the same time compliment each other. For example pretty pink and glorious green. So, for more information on daring with colour, discover Rockett St George's latest book, Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George.


A fabulous way to add interest to your living room, introducing pattern is so easy using cushions and throws. You can achieve this by pairing colours and styles from the rest of your room to make a cohesive look. Moreover, if you like subtle yet stunning patterns then opt for something like our Black Silhouette In The Woods Velvet Cushion With Fringing teamed with the marvellous Mono Pattern Tassel Throw. For something more impactful, go for clashing patterns to create a totally unique maximalist look. Additionally, when mixing throws and cushions, having an array of patterned designs will pair perfectly with our Charcoal Grey Cotton Throw With Tassels. Finally, we feel that mixing colour and pattern on your sofa is a fabulous way to give your space a refresh through the seasons. So what's not to love?!

How to dress a sofa with a throw


Throws are also perfect for adding texture to a sofa, whether it is cotton, velvet, or woven. Always look to choose a throw which contrasts with the material of your sofa. A luscious linen such as our Ash Brown Linen Throw or the sumptuously soft Light Faux Fur Leopard Print Throw are great choices.

There is no rule about where your throw should lay. You may want it over the end of your sofa for a pop of colour, or you may prefer it laying over the back for comfort and added style. Furthermore, for the added plushness on top of your throws, use our statement sheepskins for the sink-in factor.

Where To Throw Your Throw

When it comes to placing your throw on your sofa, whatever your preference, always make sure you are layering. Whatsmore by layering your cushions, you can create a well thought out look that exudes a luxurious charm. Alternatively, a draped throw or sheepskin across the back of a sofa can give a really relaxed vibe. So, however you choose to layer your soft furnishings, we hope that we have helped you to achieve a totally dreamy scheme!

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