I almost thought of titling this post “How to Stay Warm on those Cool Summer Nights”, but that’s not right is it? I am sure I am the only person who would by throw blankets on a 90 degree summer day.
The thing is I love my air conditioning, because I love a cool home in the summer. But when I am inside in my summer clothes…sleeveless, shorts, and bare foot, I get the chills. Then, I love nothing more than curling up on the couch with a comfy throw blanket.
Pillows get all the credit for adding splashes of color and fun to a room and the mighty throw blanket often gets overlooked. I use throw blankets to add even more personality to a room. Nothing makes a room look more welcoming and cozy, in any season, than a basket or bin overflowing with cute throw blankets.
For our family room, I filled a wire basket with throw blankets. The basket is a cute necessity, because my hubby would not actually allow a throw blanket to be thrown over the arm of the sofa. The basket sits on top of the subwoofer box in the corner of the room. I rolled up three throws and stuffed them in. I have to share my favorite detail on this basket…the rolled edge. I found this guy at HomeGoods for $14.99.
I also picked up the green and blue throws from Home Goods. I was drawn to the green chevron like a moth to a light. Then, I spotted the whale print. I almost passed, but I just could not leave those adorable whales at the store. I am loving navy right now and it works perfect for the midwest summer colors in my family room. I have two young boys, so I thought they would appreciate the whales. The throws were $19.99 each.
The third blanket is an organic cotton fleece blanket we have had for ages. I like it, but it is a bit heavy for summer. The two new throws are a bit lighter weight.
When the throws aren’t in the bin or on my lap, they are usually the roof for a fort the boys are building. Gotta love a chevron fort with a whale print door!
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