14 Tropical Throws

A well-placed throw can make all the difference in making your home feel cozy and inviting. While a warm blanket is a great winter companion, it can also double as a decorative accent, especially since they come in bright colors and interesting patterns. Placing a graphic throw on a neutral sofa does wonders for the energy of a room. Whether you're looking for a practical or decorative blanket, here are a few things you should consider. More 
Jessie Lauren
Tropical Orange Throw
$149
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The vibrant colors of this blanket make very artful. This would be a beautiful touch for a beach home.
“Y” — lala77
In2green
Sea Star Eco KnitThrow
$150
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Modern Sea Star throws is knit with a blend of recycled cotton available in an assortment of fresh colors. USA made.
“Fabric” — saurabh_c
Garnet Hill
Cotton Herringbone Throw
$228
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A classic herringbone throw is the perfect way to add charm and make a room feel cozier. These are heirloom-quality and come in beautiful colors — the Apple or Island Blue would be great if you're looking to create a little seaside getaway vibe. Price varies by size from $228 to $238.
“herringbone throws great texture” — Jennifer Stockdale
In2green
Coral Eco Knit Throw
$150
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Coral throw is knit with a blend of recycled cotton yarn and made in the USA.
“accessory...blanket throw” — 15bridle
Fair Trade Quilts & Crafts
Handmade, Fair Trade Guatemalan Textiles
$99.50
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Fair Trade, Handmade Vivid Blue Guatemalan Throw Blanket. Fair Trade Quilts & Crafts
Jen Luby
Avocado Castaway Green Palm Tree Afghan Throw Blanket
$34.99
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Is that a chill in the air? Here, you take the blanket. No, I insist: it's warm, reversible (should you care for green instead of ecru) and even made from sustainable cotton.
“palm tree throw” — emilyjs
Tropicality Decor
Tropical Fish Microplush Throw
$42
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Accent your decor with this coastal throw from Thro by Marlo Lorenz. Luxurious microplush fabric is silky-soft and cozy yet lightweight for spring and summer. Colorful tropical fish in orange, turquoise, aqua, coral and yellow swim across a soft white background. The throw reverses to a solid, soft white.
In2green
In2green Hand Block Shell EcoThrow
$150
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This beautiful know is made with a blend of recycled cotton yarn and knit in the USA.
“Shell eco throw Made in USA” — carden75
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What kind of throw do I need?


The type of throw you end up with is often dictated by its function. If you have kids and love to snuggle and eat in front of the TV, you'll want a washable, cotton-based or dark-colored throw that can withstand heavy (and messy) use. If you live in an area with colder winters and need a warm blanket, opt for a heavier wool material with a woven or knitted design. For a more decorative, but less functional, throw, opt for a delicate, luxurious cashmere.

Where should I place blankets and throws?


Even though you want to have plenty of blankets handy for those cold winter nights, you don't want to overload your spaces with too much fabric. One of the best places to add a throw is draped over a living room sofa. Adding one throw to each of your sofas, or even an armchair, can make a room feel cozy and make blankets easily accessible. If you prefer a clean-lined, clutter-free feel, you can always hide blankets in a storage ottoman, basket or bin.

On top of your living room and family room, you should also add blankets to the foot of every bed. That way, visiting guests and family members won't need to search the linen closet when they get the chills in the middle of the night. It's also helpful to have blankets where you tend to relax and nap, like a daybed or reading spot.

What style blanket works for my space?


Throws are an easy to way to add nice pops of color to a space, so take the time to find one that matches and enhances your decor. Solid blankets in vibrant tones are often popular choices, especially since large furniture items are frequently neutral in color. You can also find a throw with a bold pattern, as long as you don't have too many other contrasting prints in the space. Consider your other furniture and decorative accents before buying a throw to ensure it blends it and doesn't stand out.
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