As a designer, there are lots of tricks of the trade I use to make big impact design changes in a living space. I love to change the look of a room by making small but impactful changes. You may be surprised to learn that enhancing your home’s decor is often as easy as switching out an area rug, changing your drapery, adding lighting or updating your throw pillows.
Adding decorative throw pillows to refresh a space is one of my favorite go to “tricks of the trade.”
A quick throw pillow update is often the perfect solution to that age old dilemma of how to update your home’s decor without breaking the bank.
Choosing the right mix of pattern and color for your throw pillows can be a delicate balancing act.
I’ll admit, there’s a very thin line between “wow that looks amazing!” and “what in the world were you thinking when you paired those pillows together?”
4 Factors You Must Consider When Choosing Your Pillows:
1. Pattern & Color
The first step in mixing pillow patterns is to start with a pattern you love. Choose a color from that patterned pillow and add a solid pillow in that same hue. For instance, if the pillow pattern you’ve chosen is a combination of blue, green and orange, you can pair the printed pillow with a solid orange blue or green pillow. Although you’re mixing patterns the key is to still to create a sense of cohesion.
3. Number of Pillows
4. Size & Scale
The scale of the pattern on the pillow along with the actual size of the pillow are also important to consider. Using varying size pillows allows each pillow to stand out on its own (it’s own moment in the spotlight) and further enhances the look of the space.
So are you ready to experiment with mixing pillows? Put these handy tips to the test and let me know how your home’s new look turns out.