Goldfinch Blankets

How to Use a Throw: 7 Ways to Incorporate Throws Into Your Daily Life

Megan Johansson, contributor for Goldfinch Modern Textile Craft

Many people assume that a throw can be used only on a sofa or bed. But the truth is that they’re incredibly versatile and perfect for just about any activity.

Most of our throws here at Goldfinch are a generous 52 x 72”, which means they’re ideal for everything from lounging by a cozy fire to sprawling on the beach with a good book. Whatever your favorite pastimes are, our throws are guaranteed to be the ideal pairing—you’ll want to take it with you wherever you go. 

Looking for some ideas on how to use your throws? Check out our list below for inspiration:

Use It As a Blanket

Whether you’re tossing it on the edge of the bed or draping it over a sofa or chair, throws are great to use as blankets. Opt for bold images and prints for a pop of personality in your interior décor, or go for subtle patterns to add layers of textural interest to your home.

 Our wool throws with braided fringe are oh-so-cozy

Our wool throws with braided fringe are oh-so-cozy

 Layers of Le Classique, Morocco and Accento! throws personalize your beds

Layers of Le Classique, Morocco and Accento! throws personalize your beds

 The French Man starts the conversation

The French Man starts the conversation

Take It to the Beach

Towels are, of course, a necessity for drying off after a swim, but have you ever considered bringing your throw as well? They’re excellent as a blanket and large enough for you to comfortably spread out on the sand to soak up the sun or lounge with a good book.

 Namibia linen on the sand

Namibia linen on the sand

Use It for a Picnic

Similar to a beach blanket, throws are amazing picnic additions. Simply lay it out on the grass or drape it over your wicker settee, pop open your favorite bottle of wine and a few delicious snacks, and you’re all set for an afternoon of relaxation that’s hard to beat.

 Americana on We the People throw for summer holidays

Americana on We the People throw for summer holidays

Hang It on a Wall

We’re definitely fans of using throws as art—-they immediately make a space feel unique and homey, bringing a warmth to the room that is inherently inviting. Plus, if you’ve got a large wall, a throw will often fill the space much better than smaller art can.

 The Red Head is a kindly presence

The Red Head is a kindly presence

Use It as a Tablecloth

We love the idea of using a throw as a tablecloth. It instantly brings a dining space to life. Just make sure to use linen or cotton fabrics since they’re washable and easier to care for if spills occur.

 Primera cotton throw for dining alfresco

Primera cotton throw for dining alfresco

Take It for Plane Travel

Airplanes are notorious for being cold (especially on long flights). But why settle for the complimentary flimsy, synthetic blankets the airline offers? Pack your favorite Goldfinch throw instead and you’ll feel right at home 30,000 feet in the air.

Wear It

Finally, throws are excellent to wear, offering both style and warmth for chilly summer nights or crisp fall days. Just toss it over your shoulders as a shawl or wrap, and you’re ready to go.

Namibia linen throw
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There’s nothing quite like a versatile throw to complete your casual living lifestyle, and the best part about our Goldfinch throws is that they’re perfect for all age groups (and both males and females). Soon enough, your entire family will want their own to take with them on all of their travels and adventures—and in our humble opinion, there’s nothing better. Even your puppy thinks so!

dog blanket