How to Cover a Sofa With Throws

How to Cover a Sofa With Throws

If you're looking to freshen up your sofa, we've rounded up 5 tips for using throws that will help you extend the life of your couch covers. Read on to find out how to cover your sofa cover with throws.

What are Blankets and Throws? 

Blankets and throws are types of bedding designed to keep you warm and add a decorative touch to your home. Here's a breakdown of each:

Blankets are larger bedding pieces intended primarily for warmth while sleeping or resting. Blankets come in various sizes to fit different beds, such as twin, full, queen, or king. 

Throws are smaller than blankets and are often used as a decorative addition to living rooms and bedrooms. They are perfect for wrapping around oneself while sitting on a couch or chair, providing warmth and comfort more casually. 

Sofa Covering Tips

Whether you want a cozy couch or some decor for your sofa, there are a variety of ways you can put a throw cover over a couch. Here are a few tips on how to put Throws on your couch.

Folding Throws Over the Arm of the Sofa


Step 1: Choose the Right Throws.

First of all, pick suitable throws according to the size of your sofa and its interior. Make sure it's the right length and width, not too big and not too small.

Step 2: Fold the Throws.

Lay the throws flat on the floor or a large flat surface. Depending on the size of the throws and the length of the sofa arms, fold them into strips. It is generally recommended to fold the throws into three to four layers to ensure their stability and aesthetics on the armrests.

Step 3: Arrange the Throws.

Gently place the folded throws on the armrests of the sofa and let one end hang down slightly. This hanging will give the sofa a relaxed and natural feel.

Step 4: Adjust the Details.

Flatten it out, making sure it rests flat on the rails, and adjust the end of the suspension slightly to get the best view. You can also use small decorative objects, such as decorative pins or small clips, to secure the blanket in a hidden spot to prevent it from slipping out of place.

Put Throws in the Corner, Naturally

  • Step 1: Choose Throws. Pick throws with a light texture and a color and pattern that coordinates with the sofa pattern.
  • Step 2: Shake it loose. Unfold the throws completely and shake them loose to remove any creases.
  • Step 3: Arrange. Gently toss the throws into one corner of the sofa. Try letting it hang partially over the back of the couch and partially over the seat for a casual stacked look.
  • Step 4: Adjust. Gently adjust the throws for a more natural and uninhibited look. The goal is to make the throws look like they were left there unobtrusively.

Over the Back of the Couch

Step 1: Choose the Right Throws.

Before draping your throws over your sofa, you'll first need to choose a throw size that fits the width and height of your sofa.

Step 2: Lay it out Flat.

Completely unfold the throws in another place (e.g. on the floor or on a large table), making sure there are no wrinkles.

Step 3: Fold.

Fold the throws in the long direction so that the width just fits the length of the back of the sofa. If the throws are large, they will need to be folded several times to fit the back of the sofa.

Step 4: Hang the Throws.

Gently place the folded throws at the top of the back of the sofa, making sure that the ends of the throws hang evenly, and that the throws cover the entire back of the sofa.

Stuff it in the Seat Cushion to Hide Scuff Marks

Step 1: Prepare the Throws.

Smooth out the throws, removing any wrinkles. This will ensure that it lies flat under the seat cushion.

Step 2: Fold the Throws Correctly.

Neatly fold the throws and adjust the size to fit the area of the cushion you need to cover. The fold should be tight and flat to avoid creating a bulge in the seating surface.

Step 3: Lift the Seat Cushion.

Gently lift or tilt the seat cushion to see if there is any wear and tear on the sofa, and if so, take the Throws and cover them appropriately.

Step 4: Place Throws.

Slide the folded throws under the raised cushion and place them directly over the wear marks. Spread the throws evenly until the worn area is completely covered.

Step 5: Adjust Throws.

Flatten the Throws underneath the cushion to make sure it feels comfortable when sitting without any creases or lumps.

Covered Seat Cushions

Step 1: Prepare Throws.

First measure the width of your sofa, then use your measurement information as a basis for choosing the right size of throws.

Step 2: Place the Throws.

Slowly lay your throws flat on one corner of the couch, then slowly place it on the other corners of the couch, and then just press the couch pillows against the throws.

Step 3: Adjust.

Adjust the throws appropriately according to your needs.

Covered Seat Cushions

Maintenance Tips

Taking good care of your throws can extend their life span and make them look as good as new. Here are a few maintenance tips that will help you manage your throws:

Regular Cleaning

  • Frequency: For throws in frequent use, washing them once every few weeks is ideal.
  • Method: Follow the care label instructions closely. Most throws can be machine-washed in cold water on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent.
  • Drying: Air dry throws when possible to prevent shrinkage. If you use a dryer, choose a low-heat setting.

Related read: How to wash sofa covers without shrinking

Treating Stains

  • Stain Remover: Use a stain remover suitable for removing throws. Test on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it won't affect the color or texture of the fabric.
  • Handling: Avoid scrubbing vigorously as this can damage the fabric. Some are not suitable for machine washing, while some throws are suitable for machine washing, such as Ownkoti cotton flower reversible blanket couch covers are suitable for machine washing.


  • Clean Before Storing: Throws must be washed before storing for long periods to avoid mold and mildew.
  • Fold: Fold Throws neatly to avoid creases.
  • Store Throws in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight, which can discolor the fabric.
  • Breathable Containers: Use breathable fabric bags or containers to prevent moisture buildup that can lead to mold.

Periodic Inspection

  • Check for wear: Check your Throws regularly for any signs of wear, such as thinning of the fabric or loose threads.
  • Repair as soon as possible: If you find that a thread is out of line, repair it in time to avoid further expansion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Size Throws Should I Use for My Sofa?

If you have a very large couch, you can pick a king-size Throws to cover your back and armrests. If you just want to use it to cover your seat or just casually drape it over the arms of your chair, a smaller Throws will do.

How can I Prevent Throws from Slipping off the Sofa?

To prevent Throws from sliding off the sofa, you can tuck them neatly into the folds of the sofa cushions or press them down with a sofa pillow. You can also place a non-slip mat under the Throw as well.

How Often Should I Clean Throws?

The frequency of cleaning can be based on your usage ratings; if you are using it daily, it is best to clean it every two weeks. To avoid damage to your Throws, please follow the cleaning instructions for your Throws.


Covering your sofa with a Throw is not only a practical way to protect your furniture but also a way to enhance the beauty of your living space.

On our website, we have a large selection of high-quality Throws for sale to suit different needs and preferences. Visit our website now to explore our selection and find the best Throw to fit and enhance your sofa.

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