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Decorating with cashmere

Decorating with cashmere Author: Style At Home

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Decorating with cashmere


There’s nothing like the feeling of cashmere against your skin – soft, warm and featherweight. And it’s not just a fabric found on the runway and racks of your favourite clothing store – cashmere can be used to soften up your home’s decor and is now seen in everything from throws and pillows to bedroom accessories. A bit of an investment fabric, cashmere is a great complement to your budget-friendly pieces and is an easy way to create a stylish high-low look in your space.

Here are 10 luxurious ways to decorate your home in soft cashmere as well as a tip for keeping it at its richest.

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Decorating with cashmere

Curl up in bed with cashmere

Treat your bed to the ultimate indulgence with a feather-light cashmere blanket. Ribbed with a double-knit border, this oversized throw is perfect for curling up in bed on a rainy day. Cashmere Collection throw, The White Company, $660.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: The White Company

Decorating with cashmere

Add some texture to your furniture

A silken fabric like cashmere is the perfect complement to crisp bed linens or a leather sofa. Mix in this cashmere cushion cover with pillows in other textural fabrics (like angora and faux fur) for a super-soft lounge space. Cashmere pillow cover, Restoration Hardware, from $50 each.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Restoration Hardware

Decorating with cashmere

Dress up the sofa

A hit of cashmere is enough to take any living space from cookie cutter to high-end. Made of a merino wool and cashmere blend, this iconic Burberry throw is an investment piece sure to make a luxe statement draped over the living room sofa. Check merino cashmere blanket, Burberry, $1,450.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Burberry

Decorating with cashmere

Make fashion part of your home decor

Some scarves are just too pretty to be tucked away when not being worn. Keep your most colourful scarves hanging on hooks along the bedroom wall, like this vibrantly printed cashmere and silk blended beauty. Cashmere Silk Wanderlust print scarf, Indigo, $135.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Indigo

Decorating with cashmere

Give your reading nook some love

Curling up with a good book on a cold day is one of life’s greatest pleasures – even more so when you’re draped in cashmere. Add a pop of colour and warmth to your home’s reading nook with this richly hued cashmere reading shawl. Wine colour cashmere blanket, The Cashmere Shop, $675.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: The Cashmere Shop

Decorating with cashmere

Warm guests on wintry nights

If you have guests visiting over the winter months, the last thing you want is for them to be shivering themselves to sleep. Keep them toasty warm by placing a cashmere covered hot water bottle and cozy socks on the bed for their arrival. Cashmere hot water bottle and socks, Johnstons of Elgin, from $175.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Johnstons of Elgin

Decorating with cashmere

Get a little bit rock n’ roll

Just because cashmere is one of the finer things in life, doesn’t mean it can’t be bad to the bone. This throw pillow contrasts the softness of cashmere with a rock ‘n’ roll skull graphic to give your home a little edge. Rani Arabella Skull cashmere pillow, Gracious Home, $400.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Gracious Home

Decorating with cashmere

Bundle your baby in softness

Soft skin deserves equally soft fabrics. Spoil your wee one with a cozy cashmere baby blanket that will keep them feeling snug from head to toe. White + Warren cashmere baby blanket, Nordstrom, $212.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Nordstrom

Decorating with cashmere

Treat guests to a cashmere-covered five-star snooze

Sleeping on soft cashmere will make any guest feel like they’ve checked into a five-star hotel. Keep this cashmere travel set with blanket, pillow and sleep mask in a welcome basket in the guestroom for jetlagged visitors. Muskhane white cashmere travel set, ABC Home, $299.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: ABC Home

Decorating with cashmere

Keep your cashmere looking its best

Upon making an investment purchase with cashmere, you’ll want to maintain its soft texture and rich look. Purchase a pilling brush alongside your cashmere buy to remove the little balls that form through friction. The Laundress sweater comb, Crate and Barrel, $23.

Image by: Style at Home By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Crate and Barrel
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