Help Me Choose A Throw For My Sofa! (Plus, 15% Off Pillows, Poufs & Throws At Wayfair.com!)

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Thanks so much to Wayfair.com for sponsoring this post and providing me with a gift card to purchase toss pillows and a throw blanket for my living room!

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. 

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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!) 

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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):

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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.

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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: 

Lands Downunder Italian Cotton/Acrylic Throw

Windsor Cotton Fleece Throw

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!)

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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?

ALSO: are you interested in adding more texture and color to your living room? Use this exclusive code November 20 through 24 to receive a 15% discount on ANY pillow, pouf, or throw. Just shop and enter WFPTP15 at checkout! 

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