Welcome to my new series, All About Pillows.
I have not been shy about proclaiming
my love for the most versatile decorating tool EVER.
I hope to show you new (or re-worked) tips and tricks on how
to use pillows in your home.
Let’s get started.
In Part One we will talk about
scale, texture and pattern or color.
I am a believer in using pillows as an accent piece.
That means they need to be different in
texture and color than their base piece of furniture.
Mix it up so to speak.
Both of these sofas are perfectly fine.
They just need jazzed up a bit and the pillows currently
residing are not getting the job done.
There isn’t enough contrast. The pillows are the same texture and color as the sofa.
Plus two pillows are just not enough…
but we’ll talk about that later.
Here are a few good examples of how to use pillows as an accent.
Although these pillows are all the same size,
they vary in color and texture so it works.
Also notice there is an odd number.
I am a symmetrical person (shocker) so I
usually use them in pairs.
I just might have to try this and see if it drives me nuts.
Here is perfect symmetry.
I love everything about this.
Interesting sizes and colors that pop right off of the sofa.
This is an example of symmetry with a twist.
My friend Kim, at Savvy Southern Style,
has a knack with pillows that amazes me.
At first glance this looks like pairs of pillows with an accent in the middle.
But no…she switched it up.
The end pillows are not a pair.
This incredible room by Tobi Fairley
shows how to make a monochromatic room sing by using accents.
The patterned pillows work with the white lamps and black coffee table.
And besides, who doesn’t love Tobi Fairley?
Accent Pillows are equally important on chairs
as they are on sofas.
Same rules apply.
This is a Sarah Richardson room.
I can spot a SR room a mile away just by the pillows she uses.
She is a master at combining different sizes, patterns and textures.
Here is contrast done brilliantly.
Thick, slubby fabric on the chairs.
Smooth, shiny fabric on the pillows.
Don’t forget side chairs.
I enjoy using pillows on chairs that aren’t used on a regular basis.
No one moves them or sits on them.
(Does that bother anyone else?)
They stay fluffed and beautiful.
Simply stated, pillows can transform a room.
I’m sure you have heard that before but it is important enough to repeat.
Experiment with different sizes, shapes, colors and textures.
Soon you will have a look that is totally you.
Your signature style.
Thanks for stopping by…I’m so glad you did.