Want to make your home cosy, inviting and super stylish all year round? Just get yourself a chunky – and we mean, REALLY chunky – knitted blanket or cushion.
Huggable chunky-knit blankets, throws and cushions can add instant glam in every room. Muddy Somerset’s ed Sue has unearthed The Chunky Needle – order a bespoke blankets or one of their pre-made range.
Here are some ideas of how to use them to style your house.
Texture is everything and the lounge is the place to go big on contrast. Throws are great on leather sofas as they create a texture contrast. A brightly coloured merino chunky knit blanket on the back of a sofa or armchair will make the room feel warm and comforting. They’re quite handy on chilly nights too.
In the dining room or kitchen chose one to soften up Family-friendly benches.
Home offices and dens are perfect places to integrate a chunky knit or cushion. Lap blankets will just make you want to cosy up with a cup of tea and read a book or get creative. They’re great for kids’ reading corners, too.
Throws in the bedroom add instant luxury and warmth. A blanket can either be neatly folded as a runner at the base of your bed or draped over. You can change the mood with the seasons, swapping heavy knits for linens and chenilles.
As the weather starts to get warmer, the garden becomes an outside room to enjoy on long summer evenings, but with the British weather as it is, you may just need a blanket to hand.
The Chunky Needle can create bespoke blankets in five sizes from cot to super king size, in a choice of five stitch options and 42 colours, from £60, and cushions from £35. Pre-made blankets and cushions are also available in the Ready Made Shop for reduced prices. thechunkyneedle.com