Ever so slightly rumpled, this houndstooth-pattern throw whispers of traditional, sink-right-in comfort. I think sharp creases and strict folds would make it look too stiff for the setting.
On the other hand, a neatly folded blanket on the end of this chaise sets off the crisp lines of the pattern and of the entire space.
This sheepskin throw wouldn't look nearly as luxurious if it were folded and squared with the sofa. Its lushness calls for a sexy slump to the floor.
The trick in a collected space is to avoid creating a messy look. Keeping this yellow throw cleanly folded helps to keep clutter in check.
By contrast, this offhandedly tossed blanket reinforces the unstudied, casual look of this cozy corner. Its secret? Not trying too hard.
Twin throws centered on the backs of these slipper chairs enhance the room's modern notes rather than its traditional ones.
A draped throw in a brilliant color helps to loosen up this formal entry. The pooch doesn't hurt either.
This living area is all about definition: lines, curves, angles. A graphically placed throw doesn't disrupt the balance.
Puddling gently on the floor, this throw whispers of a leisurely afternoon spent with a good book or an evening with a glass of champagne and a nibble. It wouldn't look nearly as inviting if the blanket were neater.