It is not too late to jump on this bandwagon. And there are so many possibilities. It is easy to see why Handrias are on trend in interiors in the West. These hand woven blankets are extremely versatile. As I mentioned before I am drawn to neutrals. I love nature and earthy things and neutral environments are reminiscent of that. I also have to balance out the traces of hot pink and sparkle brought to the scene by my lovely little girls.
Moroccan wedding blankets have the perfect mix of the soft and mundane with the glamorous. That combination creates a beautiful, absolutely harmonious piece. The addition of one to a neutral room can add just the perfect amount of sequin shimmer. Using it in a more colorful palate can balance the room as they are always a creamy and dreamy white or beige.
Handrias, while primarily ornamental for us designing our homes, are part of a beautiful tradition in the Moroccan culture. Berbers in the Atlas mountains of Morocco use these for - surprise surprise - a tradition of adorning a bride-to-be. Members of the bride’s family will make these; weaving them by hand and lovingly sewing on each sequin, one by one. So much time and love put into one of these beauties. As someone who's love language is quality time AND gifts, I LOVE THIS. When the blanket is done, the bride is wrapped in the piece and given words of wisdom and encouragement from her family members. How beautiful!
Here are a few ways to style a wedding blanket outside of the obvious and most common end-of-the-bed adornment. Be inspired! These pieces can be added to any room of your home!
Use it as a tapestry. As a focal point behind your bed or up against a moody wall. Wedding blankets can be functional or work as a large piece of art if you have a good amount of space to fill.
Layer it onto a large ottoman or coffee table.. Fold it, drape it, and add a teak wooden tray on top for your coffee table items.
Use it as a throw over a small arm chair to soften an empty corner.
Lastly, lay it over the back of your sofa with a few added throw pillows. It will add immediate depth and softness.
Thanks for reading! Keep an eye out in the store - these will be available very soon!