Sofa throws refers to coverings that are placed on sofas. They serve a decorative purpose but also protect the sofa from wear and tear. The most important factor in sofa throws is taste as they can very easily make a sofa look gaudy or cheap. The right colour combination is also necessary along with the right kind of material. Thicker fabrics generally look better and it is not necessary to place them diagonally over the sofa instead of lengthwise. The fabric should be cut in a rectangular shape. A border can also be stitched or frills can be left at the sides. Depending on the design of the sofa, check patterns, stripes, or printed patterns can be used. A throw can also fit on the sofa as a toga.