Decorating your home can be a time-consuming process. Yet if you’re itching for a home makeover that is simple and quick, changing out your throw pillows is an easy way to try out a new look.
Changing your throw pillows can breathe new life into any room, by incorporating new fabrics or designs to keep it fresh. Though sifting through the thousands of options out there can be a daunting task. That’s why we want to share with you our top Boston interior design services tips on using throw pillows in your home decor.
Choose a few colors in a color palette that you like and stick to it. You can create a beautiful and put-together look with pillows that are in complementary shades.
When decorating with pillows, whether on a sofa, a bed or a seat, it’s important to maintain balance by keeping them symmetrical. This also works when you’re layering different fabrics to not overwhelm the room.
Stick to the basic print formula of one busy print, one simple print, and one solid color. This also helps to maintain a cohesive and complimentary look. Your busiest or largest print should be in your largest pillows or at the focal point of your decor, with the other two backing it up. Plaids, stripes, and even polka dots work well for simple prints.
Pillows should get smaller the closer you move to the inside of a sofa or chair, while they should get smaller the further up on a bed they are. Your largest pillows should visually balance out the ends of a sofa or back headboard of a bed.
Decorative pillows add beauty and style to a room as well as comfort, but understand your limits and don’t go overboard. Your sofa or chair should be so stuffed with pillows that no one can sit down on it. If you think you have too many pillows, edit your look down to a more functional number.
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