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Stuck in a decor rut? This guide walks you through how to style decorative and throw pillows.
If you are looking to add a touch of sophistication to your living space without going through the hassle of a labor intensive home decor overhaul, consider the power of decorative pillows. With a simple switch up of your throw pillows and how you style them, you can transform the look and feel of your room to suit your personal style and create a cozy ambiance. Plus, it’s so easy to do that you can make the swap multiple times per year to match your home mood with the seasons. There are countless designers that work with decorative pillows, some ICONIC are TOWN, London Pierce and The Collector’s house.
When choosing the right decorative pillows for your space, you’ll want to first consider the color scheme of the room you’re styling. If you have a neutral color palette, ponder adding a pop of color with bold, bright pillows. Don’t be afraid to mix and match solids and patterns as well! In fact, doing this can achieve a coordinated yet polished look for your room without appearing overly concordant. For rooms that are already quite colorful, you can opt for more muted, complementary colors to create balance and tie it all together. How you style throw pillows is completely subjective to you and what you’re feeling.
Experiment with pairing different textures of decorative pillows, whether they’re smooth or rough, soft or fuzzy. Consider incorporating materials such as faux fur, velvet, linen, knitted wool, and tassels to add some flare to the room. As long as you stick to your color and pattern scheme, you can have fun exploring different tactile sensations.
THE POWER OF PROPORTIONS
When it comes to how to style throw pillows, size is paramount. A general rule of thumb is to place larger pillows in the back and smaller in the front to create depth and dimension. This also allows you to showcase the different textures and patterns we previously mentioned! Don’t be afraid to also play around with shapes as you place your decorative pillows. For example, style your sofa with a large square pillow in the back and a smaller, round pillow in the front for the perfect lounge look.
Depending on which room you’re styling, decorative pillow placement can make or break the overall feeling you’re trying to accomplish. In a living room, you will want to arrange them on a sofa, sectional or armchair for a more casual, welcoming atmosphere. But, in a bedroom, you may be looking for a more layered, cozy look.
ICONIC Tip for How to Style Throw Pillows: For a seamless and effortless update to your throw pillows, consider investing in decorative pillow covers that will transform the vibe of your couch in just minutes.