Ideas for Decorating Your Space with Pillows
Here are few ideas for decorating your space with pillows. Pillows really do make place more beautiful and in some case they really give that finish touch in bohemian style rooms. Anyhow, EVERYBODY have at least one decorative pillow. Scroll down to see great ideas we found for you!
The way that this big colourful floor cushions are used just couldn’t pass unnoticed by me. They look great and are easy to move! They are great in your garden too. Also, your living room could become much more livable and fun if you add several floor cushions with interesting prints in bright colors to it.
Designer Elizabeth P. Clarke uses a crisp red pillow against a cream chair for a splash of color.
Here you can see that pillows are like furniture. All these colors and patterns really make all that place really warm and cozy. I suggest putting some nice lamp to make atmosphere even better at night.
My Domain PHOTO: Chris Patey for MyDomaine
If there’s a piece of furniture in your room that brings in a pop of color, make sure the rest of the room highlights it without outshining it. In the example above, the soft rose gold accents and striped linen pillows pick up on the tufted raspberry ottoman. This makes the overall look much more cohesive. But to keep things exciting, there’s also a cool new color introduced to the pallet vis-à-vis the printed square throw pillows. Their steel blue details contrast with the anchor color and accentuate the light gray paint in the kitchen.
If you’re looking for an approach that isn’t fussy, we love to simply pair one bold color in a lush fabric (here we used velvet) with a classic stripe. Stripes are a great pattern to use for pillows because they’re the perfect balance of bold and simple. Our strategy here was easy enough, choose one bold color used elsewhere in your space for three pillows, then bring in two striped pillows for a little pattern.
Even the simpliest floor pillows could spice up your interior.
My Domaine PHOTO: Roger Davies/Trunk Archive
This living room achieves a thoroughly grown-up look without sacrificing all of its childlike excitement. How? No two pillows are alike, which keeps the aesthetic warm and playful. If you imagine this room without the throw pillows, it may feel more formal and harsh, which can be just as beautiful—it really just depends on what kind of environment you’d like to create. We love how every seating option in the room has a throw pillow on it. Not only will the lumbar pillows on the chairs ensure that guests get all the back support and comfort they deserve, but it also maintains the edgy style.
Decorator Tips on Picking the Right Throw Pillows for Your Room
Consider size. Standard squares (about 18 inches) nest neatly on sofas with typical dimensions. Oversize pillows (24 inches) create a more casual, loungey feel. If you have a modern sofa with a very low back, consider 16 inches.
Know about fill. A feather-and-down fill has more squish, and it’s also the priciest. Foam and other synthetic fills are stiffer. They hold their shape but look less lush.
Use an odd number of pillows. In design, odd numbers tend to be more artful. Try one, three, or five, depending on the size of your furniture and the look you want (one for a chair, three or five for a standard 88-inch sofa).
Create a mixed “pillowscape.” An easy combo: a matched pair of square solids that contrast with the color of your sofa, one oblong pillow for the center of the couch, and two interesting outliers—patterned, embellished, or oddly shaped—that reference either the color of your upholstery or the color of your solid pillows.
Don’t forget about texture. Tactile contrast—nubby linen against smooth leather or silk upholstery, or shiny pillows on a fuzzy couch—add warmth and offer traction, so pillows don’t slide off seats.
Address the whole room. Think of a living room’s pillows as a family. The pillow on a chair doesn’t have to match the group on the sofa, but if it relates in some way—palette, style—the space feels unified and polished.