We love using pillows to bring new life into our homes each season. When it comes to adding festivity, color and seasonal punch, few accents are as easy and as powerful as a perfectly placed pillow. Read on to discover 5 simple, statement-making tips to accessorizing with pillows in your home.
Mix up sizes and shapes. Choose pillows in an assortment of sizes and shapes to mix things up. Many decorative pillows come in a standard 18-by-18 inch square, so seek out other shapes and sizes for added visual dimension. Bolsters, round pillows, lumbar pillows and oblong pillows can bring variety to your decor with very little effort.
Blend different textures and textiles. Since pillows are a relatively affordable, easy way to change your decor from season to season, they’re a great excuse to take a risk. Don’t just stick to something simple here — mix and match solids, prints, silks, linens, cottons and more.
Pull from your room’s color. Choose an accent color that’ll bring your entire room to life. Try pulling hues from a favorite piece of art in your room — you can still choose bold hues that don’t feel disconnected.
Be playful, not random. Play on the unexpected, but don’t let your pillow choices feel random. Mixing patterns can give your room a more eclectic look, but if you decide to go that route, keep your pillows in the same size for continuity. If you’d rather mix up sizes, make sure there’s at least one color in common amongst all your pillows.
Even or odd? There are all sorts of rules about an even number of pillows versus an odd number of pillows. We say, do what feels right for you! If you enjoy a more eclectic look, try an odd placement. We like nestling two pillows in one corner of the sofa, and one pillow in the other. If you’re a little more traditional, stick to even numbers — two pillows on either side of the couch.