Talent Gore Home and Garden Writer
DECORATING your home with throw pillows may seem like a small part of the design process, but that cannot be further from the truth.
Throw pillows are an easy way to cosy up a space. They add warmth, texture, and personality to a space and require very little effort to style.
They come in endless colour options, lots of sizes, and can be made from all sorts of different materials.
They are the best way to elevate a house to a home, even though they are soft and comfortable, they are not all fluff.
When it comes to living room sitting, hallway benches, and pretty much anything in the bedroom, adding a throw pillow will pack a tonne of punch and bring out the subtle design features of the space.
Pillows are also extremely versatile. Pillows, more than anything else you put in a room, are easy to switch out, so you can change the look and colour palette.
Depending on your style and mood for the space, there are a few different basic throw pillow arrangements for a sofa.
What’s great about throw pillows is how versatile and dynamic they can be, meaning you can switch up your arrangement whenever you want.
Cushions and throw pillows have the ability to change the look and feel of a room instantly.
So if you want to give your living room a fresh look without replacing any of the major pieces, try switching out the cushion covers for new ones or getting a few in different shapes and sizes.
It may feel like a small change, but would have a big impact.
Gone are the days of drab, matching throw pillows you used to see in your grandmother’s home, now it’s all about mixing and matching, using a variety of colours, shapes, sizes, and textures.
Don’t forget that throw pillows aren’t just for couches, using throw pillows on your bed can create the perfect mood for your bedroom.
A great way to add some pop to your sofa is with a throw pillow that fits in perfectly – what fits in better than a throw pillow customised to match your current decor perfectly!
Picking a really bright colour for the theme of your throw pillows won’t look tacky if done correctly, and it’s an excellent way to draw the eye.
Go for a bright turquoise, orange, or yellow, and tie the colour into three or four pillow designs that contrast your furniture.
One of the biggest trends in throw pillows right now is mixing up your patterns. The key is to go for a main colour, and then pick one busier pattern and one or two low-key patterns that use that main shade.
Who says too much texture is a bad thing? True, it can look tacky if you have too much of the same texture, like all shag pillows.
But this design is done perfectly, using different beaded and flowery textures that work well together to create a sophisticated, Parisian feel.
Mix and match the sizes and shapes of your throw pillows. Don’t be afraid to go for really large, fluffy pillows, as long as you don’t make them take over your sofa.
Your pillows should make your sofa look inviting, rather than leave little space for sitting.
This design uses neutral grays, tans, and golds with a bright pop of orange from one pillow.
If you’re nervous about going too bold with colour, this is the perfect way to add in an extra boost of tint without letting it overthrow the rest of your colour palette.