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When we bought our living-room sofas and armchair, we purposely went with subtle colors.
I love bright color, but get bored quickly, and we knew the purchase would need to last a long while. So we went with light gray and blue, which we paired with a gray-blue rug.
Luckily, when we moved, our choices went very nicely with the oak woodwork and blue walls in the living room of our new house.
Still, the colors, by themselves, tend to be a little boring. So I started adding color and texture with throw pillows, most recently these tangerine beauties: Pillow Perfect Lattice Damask Cotton Pillow in Tangerine (only $23.69 before discount!)
They coordinated perfectly with some yellow pillows I already had, very similar to these Rossmere Corded Throw Pillows (regular price 2 for $48.98.)
But now that winter is setting in (prematurely, it would seem!) I felt like the sofa just needed some more texture and a little cozy warmth added. I wanted to keep the yellow and tangerine since I love them, but wanted to give the sofa less of a summery feel by adding another rich neutral in the form of a cuddly throw blanket.
As per usual, though, I’m having a little bit of trouble choosing a blanket, so I decided to try out a few that I already have in my house so you can help me choose something similar!
First, I tried the pillows with an off-white faux fur throw (currently living on my bed):
I love the softness of the fur and that the color is offset by the sofa.
Similar blankets I’m eyeballing at Wayfair.com:
Then I reversed the blanket to try the other side, a sable microfiber.
I actually think I like this even better! The brown looks really nice against the gray (I’m a big fan of mixing browns and grays these days) and I like how it looks with the orange and yellow in the pillows.
Similar blankets I’m checking out at Wayfair:
Finally I tried a dark gray cable-knit throw that’s also currently living on my bed. (What can I say, I like a lot of blankets on my bed!)
I wasn’t as fond of this as the cream and brown. I felt like the color didn’t really add much interest, maybe because it was cooler rather than warm, and the size (typical for cable-knit throws I’m finding) seemed to overwhelm the sofa. Still, I do love me a good cable knit, so it’s tempting. Maybe in a richer color?
Similar styles at Wayfair.com:
Decision time! Will you help me choose? Do you prefer the gray cable knit, the brown fleece/microfiber, or the cream/off-white faux fur? Or another throw blanket from Wayfair.com?
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