Horizontal fabric shades go well with a decorative throw in a reading area

Nov 23 2010

A decorative throw can add color and comfort to a reading area.
A decorative throw can add color and comfort to a reading area.
On chilly days, decorative throws are a practical addition to bedrooms or cozy reading areas in the family den or living room. But they can also complement the colors and textures of any style décor.


From grandmother's crocheted afghan to contemporary weaves, a throw can add a spurt of color to neutral shades in sofas and chairs, according to UltimateHomeMagazine.com.


"Instantly add on the finishing touches to a room by accessorizing with a throw blanket," the website advises. "Brighten up a solid color couch or sitting chair with a patterned or complementary-colored throw…an accent throw may [also] be used to dress up or bring out the colors of a particular bed ensemble."


Throws can be personalized with monogrammed initials, club insignia or a family crest to add a unique touch for gift-giving at birthdays or holiday time.


If placed on a reading chair near a window, a decorative throw blanket can be coordinated with the colors of the window treatment. Horizontal fabric shades comes in a range of fabrics, colors and print designs. They have the look of a window shade, but the individual slats are reminiscent of a venetian blind.
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