Throw on sofa

Photo: Nathan Davison

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Warm Up Boxy Furniture
Modern sofas tend to look square or rectangular—perfect for that cool, geometric look. When placed by a Lucite table and other plexiglass, lacquer or metal accessories, they can feel cold and sterile. Wingard recommends softening things with a chunky, fibrous throw (the one shown is from T.J.Maxx) and a cable-knit ottoman. Nubby textures are the easiest way to convey put-your-feet-up-and-relax, he says.