Selecting the Perfect Pillows!
Consider colors, lifestyle, and the style of your room when choosing
throw pillows for your home.
Draw your color inspirations from carpeting and area rugs, furniture,
draperies and window coverings, artwork, etc. Adding decorative pillows
that pick up the colors in the opposite side of the room will give your
decor a more cohesive look. Subconsciously, it will be pleasing to the
eye. Every computer monitor will display color a little differently.
Pillow Decor can cross-reference any of its pillows against Benjamin
Moore and Pantone color guides to help you find the perfect color match.
your lifestyle, and what your room is used for. In a family room where
there are children and pets, select a practical, durable fabric such as faux
, as they just wipe clean with a damp cloth. Mix those pillows
with a sturdy tapestry pillows, faux furs, washable cottons and
cotton/polyester blends and silk-like polyester pillows. In a formal
living room, you can use elegant silk throw pillows, more delicate
decorative pillows with beading, and tassels.
Take the size of your throw pillows into account. Think about
the scale of your furniture. Too large throw pillows on a smaller scale
chair will be too bulky, and will look out of proportion. Too few and
too small decorative pillows on a large scale sofa or sectional will
look skimpy and out of balance. Most choose an 17” x 17” to 22” x 22”
throw pillow for a sofa. Pillow dimension are based on the size of the
unstuffed pillow cover. They will always appear a little smaller when
they are stuffed. Click here
for a visual explanation of how pillows are measured.
interesting and sophisticated look, combine shapes and textured throw
pillows. Layer larger decorative pillows at the back or in the corners
of the sectional, and put a smaller throw pillow in front. On the other
side of the sofa, add a rectangular throw pillow or bolster to the mix.
Give your sofa some allure and visual interest.
To select the style of your throw pillows, study magazines for
inspiration. Use your decorative pillows to express your personality.
They are one of the most fun decisions to make when decorating, as they
cost considerably less than a sofa or area carpet, and can be even be
changed seasonally! Just zip off your pillow covers and lay them flat in
your linen closet. If your color scheme runs throughout the home, you
can move your throw pillows from the den to the master bedroom when the
mood strikes you.
Give yourself permission to play!