Throw pillows are the epitome of interior decorating prowess — when you visit a home with throw pillows everywhere, you know that its occupant has their life together. So buckle up! We’re unveiling the mysteries behind using throw pillows like a pro.
Mix and Match
When mixing and matching your pillows choose two or three colors that accent your sofa. All of the pillows should share at least one of the colors with each other. If you’re not sure which colors go together, Paletton.com is a helpful resource.
To prevent everything from looking too busy and competing for your attention, make sure to mix different pattern scales. You can have patterns that are small and intricate, large and open, florals, etc. Different textures can be fun, too!
There's something about colors like tan, cream, chocolatey brown, and smokey grey that just make you feel at home. You could just pick a few pillows in one of these colors and be done, but it doesn't have to be boring. Some pillows could be larger, some smaller, or different shapes. Even a pop of color could add a whole new feel to the look. If you have a favorite painting in the room, you could pick a color from it and add a pillow of that color in with your neutrals.
Rejuvenate Dark Furniture
Maybe you have a dark colored couch that doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the room,or makes the whole room look too dark. A light colored throw blanket with coordinating pillows can breathe life back into the room. Pillows with shiny embellishments or satiny fabric reflect light, which will help brighten the entire space.
Certain furniture materials like leather and suede can be slippery, making it more difficult to keep throw pillows in place. If this is you, opt for heavier pillows like down-filled cushions will help them stay in place.
For outdoor pillows, some velcro can be added to prevent them from flying off in a gust of wind.
Pillows from your local Target or At Home are usually the most convenient route for adorning your sofas, but if you’re going for a specific look or durability, you may have difficulty finding what you need. Decorative outdoor pillows and cushions tend to be especially difficult to find. Going custom makes finding that color, pattern, or shape you have in mind for your pillows so much easier.
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