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17 June 2022

Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home

The key is to use the 'flip and flop' method

They are versatile, cost-effective and can be changed to keep up with seasonal trends - so it's no wonder that the humble throw rug is fast becoming the biggest secret in home styling!

All it takes is a little styling know-how, and you can add texture, a point of interest and a pop of colour with just one item. Here are a few of our favourite ways to throw your throw:


The seat cover

Use your throw rug as a seat cover by folding it lengthways in half or thirds (depending on the length and width of the throw) and then laying it down in the centre of your armchair or couch, making sure it covers the back and bottom of the seat. Then add a couple of cushions on top, where the small of your back would be to hold the throw rug in place, and you've got a stunning decorative moment with minimal effort.

Our Willow Throw is perfect for this look, adding visual impact to a neutral sofa. Available in several colours to suit your style.

Tip: this is also a great idea for protecting your couch from crumbs, spills or sticky little fingers!


Keep it casual

Drape your throw rug in a cascade on the top right or left of your couch or armchair or on an armrest for a 'laid-back' look that still looks warm and cosy. The key is to use the 'flip and flop' method by folding your throw lengthways in half, flipping it horizontally over your forearm, taking hold of the middle of the throw and then quickly flopping it over the couch or chair. The more texture, gathering and ruching created by the throw, the better!

Try the Aspen Throw and Cushion Cover with gorgeous tufted details and tassels, or our chunky knitted throw like the Meridian, which oozes cosy wintery vibes.


One throw, three looks

Throw rugs are more than just an extra blanket to put on top of your quilt cover; they personalise your bed. The Throw rug can accentuate a particular colour in a quilt cover design, match a sheet set, balance an array of decorative cushions, or add a splash of colour to a neutral quilt cover set.

Try these three looks when styling your bedding:

  • Half the throw vertically and place it along the foot of your bed and across the entire width.
  • Loosely drape or fold in thirds, and then place on an angle at a corner of your bed.
  • Open the throw rug to its total capacity. Then spread across your bed's full width and length (or as far as it will reach) to make it the hero of your bed – ideal for bringing new life to an old quilt cover!


The best part about styling your home is that it's yours. Have fun with it and try new things until you get the look you love.

Explore our range of brand-new homewares, linen & décor to style your home your way!

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Lorraine Lea

Simply Home

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