How to Fold a Throw Blanket Like a Stylist

Decorate a sofa, chair, or bed with a throw blanket. We'll show you all the folding tricks you need.

Throw blankets are a great accessory for adding color and texture to a sofa or chair. But how do all those blankets in home magazines look casually draped over the back of the couch just right? The following folding methods range from tailored to casual, so you can pick one that suits your style. With a little practice, these tricks can help you create a warm and inviting living room, den, or bedroom.

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Tidy Blanket Folding Method

For an orderly look, fold your throw blanket in thirds lengthwise. Next, fold the length of in half. You should now have a tidy rectangle. Lay your folded throw blanket over one corner of a sofa or chair, smoothing it out if needed. You might place a throw pillow or two in front.

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Flip-and-Flop Folding Method

For a look that feels more casual, start by folding your throw in half vertically, matching up the corners. Then, flip it in half over your forearm and simply flop it over the corner of a sofa or chair. Arrange the blanket edges to your taste.

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Pinch-and-Toss Blanket Folding Method

For an effortless look, again fold the throw in half, but this time, pinch the middle fold and toss it onto the piece of furniture you want to cover. With a snappy flick of the wrist, it will land where you want it. If you're satisfied with the placement, leave it as-is, and add pillows. If you don't like the way it looks, you can always pick it up and toss it again.

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How to Fold a Throw Blanket for Your Bed

While the pinch-and-toss method works for sofas, chairs, and beds, alike, some prefer a tidier solution in the bedroom. Start by folding the throw in thirds lengthwise. Next, align it with the foot of your bed, draping the ends over the sides of the bed as needed. Keep the blanket centered, so both ends hang evenly. Alternatively, you can drape your folded blanket across one corner of your bed at a diagonal.

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How to Store Throw Blankets

If you own multiple throw blankets, or you prefer to sleep without one, you'll need a storage solution. Large baskets make the perfect vessel for storing them. Simply roll or fold your blanket, then place it inside. For a tidy look, opt for a lidded basket. For a bit of laid-back style, pull a corner of your throw blanket out of an open basket.

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