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Old 06-14-2018, 02:37 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I laughed when I saw the thread title. I have an knitted afghan artfully draped over one corner of my sofa, but I'm not trying to sell my house.

It's just that, well, the cats so scratched the hell out of the couch over the years that there's a big hole with the stuffing coming out. Someone I don't know that well was stopping by, and I wanted to cover the hole.
I guess as far as having an afghan/blanket draped over the back of a couch goes, once again Mrs. NBP and I seem to be ahead of a trend as we've had one or another over a couch back for decades.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:51 AM
 
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Better than the blanket on the wall like they did in the 1970s, or what they do in Russia by putting rugs on the walls.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:15 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Right now on the back of my (boring) black futon, I have an afghan I made, a 150+ year old woven coverlet, and three pashmina shawls (I find I can't stop buying them in thrift stores). Plus 8 pillows. No, nothing is for sale, I live in a rental.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have afghans all over the place....one, my grandma crocheted for me back in the 1990s. Lovely soft blue color. My mom knit a couple for me as well. I like them--extra warmth when I need it. I don't care what anybody else thinks about 'em.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I have a throw on the back of my couch covering up a split in the leather, another one artfully positioned on the loveseat and one casually thrown on the back of a chair. Since my couch & loveseat are leather, the throw keeps the pillow from sliding off. I also have one in my bedroom folded on the footboard.


I am frequently cold and use them quite often.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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Another "accessory" that has seen too much exposure are those giant wall clock faces, or lettering. Just what is it people expect from a 24 inch wall display of calligraphy anyway? A touch of sophistication? Proof the homeowner can read?
Hey donít knock it - word has it that most schoolchildren these days canít read analog clocks anymore
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:56 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Hey don’t knock it - word has it that most schoolchildren these days can’t read analog clocks anymore
LOL, my dd is now 26, and when she was in high school, one of her friends couldn't tell time. Not only did she not know how to read an analog clock, I don't think she could really read the digital ones, either. If, for example, it was 2:38, and you asked her what time it was, she would look at the clock and say, "38".

I wouldn't put a big analog clock on my wall, either, but then again, some people think it's cool to have a sundial in the garden.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Another "accessory" that has seen too much exposure are those giant wall clock faces, or lettering. Just what is it people expect from a 24 inch wall display of calligraphy anyway? A touch of sophistication? Proof the homeowner can read?



How about the giant metal stars on the outside of the house ? I never understood that.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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This thread has given me a good chuckle. When my husband and I were househunting 6 years ago in a hot market, we saw some hilariously contrived staging jobs. Lots of what's been mentioned here. Sure, we have blankets on our couch for keeping warm, but there's a certain way that stagers place them that looks really affected. We saw a lot of flipped houses where the renos were not well done where the staging was of the same quality. So obvious and awkward, attempting to make us feel something. Or I suppose distract us from the horrible renos. I guess some people might be swayed by it?



We still laugh about one house - there was an ottoman in the living room with a brand new chess board, a fat picture book that had never been cracked open, and a tray with a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses. It was like an art school still life set. The house was not being lived in at the time.



The house we bought was mostly empty, they left some random furniture that didn't distract from the house. The house we bought before that was in its first hours on the market, and the owners hadn't even had time to tidy much, never mind clean. That was okay, we were buying the walls, floors and roof, not 'artfully' displayed bits and pieces.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I don't know what it is but I much prefer a casually tossed afghan on the couch to a folded blanket perfectly aligned in the middle. There is something that screams grandma or 'low rent' to me about the perfectly folded back blanket. It reminds me of the Roseanne couch.
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