Decorative pillows can really serve to complete any living room, family room or den interior decorating project.
One common error is to select just one pair of pillows for the couch that are in the same fabric as the sofa. This can look a bit skimpy. (I know, the furniture stores always throw them in for free but if you ask, sometimes they’ll allow you the option to change the fabric on the pillows. Instead, opt for two pairs of accent pillows in contrasting complementary colors.
You’ll also want a pillow for your armchairs. Opt for a lumbar pillow in most cases, this is more comfortable for the back. Generally, it’s best to opt for a different pillow than what you used on the sofa but make sure they are in the same color family.
You may opt for two sets of solid throw pillows if your sofa fabric features a pattern. (Although I don’t usually suggest print fabrics for your sofa as it is much less expensive to change up your color pallet and style by changing your accent pillows. It’s much more expensive to do so if you’ve invested in a floral or plaid sofa. If you’re anything like me you’ll be sick of that pattern in a few years or less!Decorating with pillows
Typically, you should opt for one pair of patterned pillows and one pair made of solid fabric, as mixing patterns can be one of the most tricky elements of interior design. If you’re feeling confident then just try to make sure your patterns are not competing with each other. To assure this is the case, opt for one large print pattern in multiple different colors (three is a good number) and then choose a second pattern that is much smaller and has only one or two of the colors that are in the other patterned pillow.A little pattern can go a long way in jazzing up a sofa.
Mixing two similar patterns with stripes or plaid, for instance, can look odd. Instead, blend a floral or another pattern with round or irregular shapes with stripes, plaid or other more geometric patterns. If you’re unsure when it comes to finding complementary patterns, then try playing with different textures in solid colors to blend with your patterned pillows.One of the easiest, cheapest ways to give your living room a new look.
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