After being ill all my Christmas preparation seem to be a bit behind schedule this year. I'm playing catch up now though and trying to get into the festive spirit again. The decorations are up at home and our sofa has also had a bit of a makeover with the addition of this gorgeous nordic style festive throw from Soak & Sleep.
As I went to look through their website I was instantly drawn to their nordic Christmas range and completely fell in love with it. The obsession that I've had with all things Scandinavian over the last couple of years shows no sign of disappearing and amusingly even the Christmas jumper that I chose to wear for last week's Christmas Jumper Day was very similar in appearance!
The throw is 100% cotton and measures a huge 120 x 180 cm in size – it easily covers the back and seat of our large three seater sofa in our back room. It is beautifully soft to the touch and on several occasions I've found Little Miss C snuggled up underneath it whist watching a film on the TV. Whilst I'm a fan of the red side of the throw, it is completely reversible so when the mood takes me I can also flip it over to the white side instead. A handy thing when you've two small children who more often than not have sticky fingers! But don't fear those sticky fingers, as the throw is completely machine washable. I've (amazingly) not had the need to wash it yet, but you can just bung it in on a 40 degree cycle, and according to the label it can even be put in the tumble dryer on a low heat.
We're huge fans of blankets and throws in this house and the sofa usually has a pile of them on it for wrapping round ourselves whilst sat watching TV or reading a book. Looking at the rest of our pile as I sit here now typing whilst wrapped in the Christmas one, I realise that they're actually all rather dull colours, so having something bright and colourful like this is a lovely addition, especially at this time of year. And it seems somewhat appropriate that the next thing I plan to do is watch a bit of Scandinavian drama with the series finale of Borgen. Not as many bits of nordic knitwear as The Killing, but the Danish inspiration is most certainly there!
Disclaimer: I was sent a Nordic Style Christmas Throw from Soak and Sleep for the purposes of this review.