We loved hearing from Audrey Scheck about how she approaches refreshing her home for spring and now we want to bring you her tips on how to decorate with neutral textiles and throws. We love following her on @audreyscheck to see how she’s decorating her own 100-year-old California home for herself and two adorable children. Get her tips below and shop for eco-friendly blankets in neutral tones for your own home.
I2G: How would you describe your approach to home decorating?
AS: I love creating spaces that are functional but also warm and inviting. Both of our homes (our first home and the one we recently bought) have been 100-year-old Spanish style houses, and I’ve enjoyed incorporating elements that pay homage to the heritage of the home. I also try to be mindful of the things I am using throughout the house, as I prefer spaces that don’t feel overly cluttered. Each piece is something that I truly love and want to have on display. I tend to start slow and layer on textiles and décor as we use each room so that the space feels complete without being crowded.
I2G: How do you incorporate eco-friendly blankets into your decor?
AS: Once a room is designed and styled, incorporating a throw is key in making the space feel pulled together. Whether it’s draped over an accent chair or neatly styled at the end of a bed, I am a big proponent of using a blanket to give the room a more cohesive feel. Throws can often help when you need to incorporate a softer texture in the room, and I love that they can easily tie your color palette together.
I2G: Any tips on how to use throws in unexpected ways?
AS: As a person who hates being cold, I always appreciate it when there are extra throw blankets lying around. In our guest house, I have a stack of throws folded near the bed for guests to use. I also have extra throws in a basket in our living room for anyone to grab while they’re lounging. In our playroom, I have a stack of blankets under the tent for children to cozy up with. Our kids always take blankets with them when they run outside to play, so we have a plethora of blankets that are easy for them to access.
I2G: How do you update your home for spring?
AS: I like to toss lighter colored blankets on indoor and outdoor benches, beds, and sofas to make the spaces more inviting. I also swap out my darker throws for ones that are lighter and help with excess air conditioning. The kids can’t ruin them, and they instantly make the vibe of the space cozier.