F- It Fridays: Your Weekly Dose of Retail Therapy (Throw Blankets Edition)

Most of us have had a really challenging week in one way or another. It’s often during these times when we want to throw in the towel, throw our electronics out of a window (but please don’t) or just throw ourselves on the couch and cry. So, for this F-It Friday post, we're going to look at some stylish throw blankets because retail therapy helps. (Oh, and if retail therapy doesn't quite do the trick, here are some other things to try.)

Lulu likes to steal my throw.

Lulu likes to steal my throw.

This Burberry throw is beyond luxurious, but in a totally subtle way. And what could be softer than cashmere?

MISSONI SIMONE THROW

Missoni’s Simone throw is one of the more reasonably priced throws made by the legendary Italian label. Fun, but sophisticated, it adds color and texture to any couch or chair. 

Fabulous, yet practical, this faux fur throw from Anthropologie is available in grey, white and navy.

NORDSTROM AT HOME GRAND CABLE THROW

No matter what style your home is, from traditional to modern, you can’t go wrong with a cable knit throw like this one from Nordstrom

THE WELL-APPOINTED HOUSE HERRINGBONE PLUSH FRINGED THROW

I love this herringbone throw from The Well-Appointed House. Available in sixteen different colors, it can be monogrammed or customized with a message. It also makes a great holiday or housewarming gift. 

Dresses to Decor: Trina Turk Edition

If you’ve looked at any of the roundups here, it’s not exactly a surprise that Trina Turk is one of my favorite brands. In addition to fitting me incredibly well, which is a challenge because I’m a petite hourglass (but that’s another post entirely), Trina’s designs are fun and colorful. Much like Lilly Pulitzer, which was the previous label featured in this series, Trina’s signature style translates really well into home décor. The bright hues and fun designs don’t take themselves too seriously and provide a simple way to add color to any outfit or room.

Another thing I really like about Trina Turk’s home line is that many of the pieces are relatively affordable. In fact, quite a few are currently on sale. So, don’t be surprised when you click on the pictures and discover that shower curtain or comforter will work perfectly with both your space and budget. 

Pillows

Pillows can be magical, changing the vibe of a couch or chair from cold to warm and cozy. Trina’s pillows can be mixed with any style décor from Midcentury Modern to contemporary and even traditional. They’re so much fun, you might even consider starting a collection and changing them up seasonally.

Comforters

It’s actually been proven that making your bed can change your life. So make your bed something you want to make. I’ve also discovered, in my totally unscientific opinion, that loving your bed leads to a better night’s rest. Changing your bedding is also perhaps the quickest and least expensive way to give your entire bedroom a makeover. 

From navy blue adorned with white mandalas to a sunny orange comforter with a Moroccan vibe and classic geometric patterns in between, Trina’s bedding is both modern and classic at the same time. 

Quilts

If large prints or heavier comforters aren’t your thing, or if you prefer a more neutral style for a guest room, these bright quilts will add color without being over-the-top. Available in navy, fuchsia, coral, turquoise and white, they can be mixed and matched with clusters of Trina’s bold pillows to complete the look.

Sheets

Plain white sheets can be such a snooze! Trina’s chic embroidered sheets combine a more traditional look with the brand’s signature geometric shapes. Luxurious, they range in thread count from 230 to 400 and work with any comforter or quilt. 

Shower Curtains

A well-decorated space will have some element of continuity between rooms.  Matching your shower curtain to your bedding is one way to do that. These bold prints can transform a boring bathroom into a glamorous sanctuary.

Towels

All of these towels are technically “beach towels,” so they’re larger than most bath towels, which I actually prefer. Why use a regular towel to dry off when you can wrap yourself up in a larger one? Feel like you’re at a spa every time you step out of the shower. I also like to use Trina’s towels to accessorize her swimwear, letting them hang halfway out of my beach bag. 

By the way, if you’ve fallen in love with Trina’s style and you’re wondering what this designer’s actual house looks like, her Palm Springs abode has been featured on My Domaine and One Kings Lane.