Throw pillows are perfect accents bringing color and interest to your space. Whether you’re decorating a living room, library, or foyer, here are a few tips and ideas to use as inspiration as you decorate with throw pillows.
Mix patterns and solids.
When using throw pillows on a solid-colored sofa or chair, try using two solid-colored pillows and two patterned ones. On a cream sofa, try two solid caramel-colored pillows and two with a cream and caramel pattern. This helps tie the pillows into the sofa, creating a unified look.
Use pillows to add seasonal color.
With a generally neutral color scheme, alternate throw pillows throughout the year to introduce a little seasonal color. Burnt orange and olive green pillows are perfect for the fall. In the winter, cranberry and gold look lovely together, and in the spring, you can try pale yellow and pink. When summer rolls around hot red and cobalt blue pillows look bright and patriotic.
Use odd numbers of pillows to create a modern look.
Sets or three, five, or even seven pillows make your space look more eclectic and non-traditional. If you have a more traditional, formal space, use even numbers of pillows arranged in a symmetrical design.
Vary the size and shape of your pillows.
Using several different shapes and styles of pillows will add interest. You could use two large, square pillows with an oblong pillow placed in front of them. Two large, non-fringed pillows with a small, fringed pillow is another good arrangement.
If you’re looking for transitional interior design in Back Bay, contact Chrisicos Interiors at 617-699-9462. We’d love to help you use throw pillows and other accents to improve your next home project.