Fall is the season for snuggling and warmth, whether you’re cuddling up to a significant other or into a plush, soft throw blanket with the newest hardcover bestseller. Outfit your living room or wherever you choose to relax with a few colored throw blankets and pillows to complete a warm, inviting space.
While you can most certainly aim for the bright, bombastic harvest colors like spice red, pumpkin orange, and russet brown, you can also toss around white and off-white hand-knit blankets and similar cozy styles, especially if you’re working with a dark colored or leather couch already. Small or medium-sized pillows can be perfect for propping yourself up and other practical uses, plus, they just look fantastic and ready for visitors when they inevitably show up.
Try to move away from fabrics like linen and cotton. They’re too summery and flighty for the deep embrace of autumn. Lean towards cable-knit throw blankets for a more traditional, heavier approach, or wrap yourself with the luxurious softness of cashmere and velvety fleece. Also consider having differently sized pillows on hand for multiple uses. A common square shape works well for lumbar support, another smaller and longer shape would do wonders for hip and muscle pain if you tuck it between your knees during long nights with a good movie, book, or roaring fireplace.