Throw pillows come in an endless variety of forms, colors, and texture, and they are your best ally when it comes to add a personal touch to your interior decor. Cushions give a cozy feeling to any room, not just on your couch. You can add pillows on your bed, on a bench in the entrance, on the kitchen chairs, or even place some on the floor to make a little reading nook or playing area for the kids.
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Pillows add color and texture in the house, but it doesn’t mean that they must be stacked anyhow. Read the following if you want some tips to well choose your cushions.
1. Choose a cohesive color palette and stick to it. You can pick one color in different shades or prefer a combination of several complementary colors. Think about how your color palette will look on your couch, armchair, or bed. You can choose a palette that contrasts with your decor (to add a pop of color) or prefer to keep the pillow in the same shade as your interior.
2. Mix print and solid fabric, and don’t hesitate to add some texture (with knitted or weaved pillows as an example).
The mix will look great as long as you follow your palette color. If you choose cushions in the same shade of color as the room decor, pick different texture to make your cushions stand out.
3. For a super cozy look play with different sizes of cushions: place the largest behind and smaller in front. On the bed, you can add one of two lumbar cushions.
It will structure the pillow setting and they are super comfortable if you like to read or watch TV in bed. On the couch, if you don’t want to move the cushions around every time you sit, you can place the bigger pillows on the sides and the smaller ones in the center. It visually creates an invitation to sit.
4. Add fun choosing different pillow shapes. A round or small lumbar pillow will look great in an armchair. You can decorate a kid’s bedroom with some fun shaped cushions (doughnut, animals, letters…)
5. Don’t go overboard! As much as we love pillows if you can’t sit on your sofa or lie down in your bed, you have a problem … so remove some cushions.
If you like the cushions as much as I do the best is buy or sew pillow covers, so you don’t end up suffocating under a ton of pillows. Covers are super easy to change, to wash, and to store. If you can’t help yourself and still have some extra cushions around, you can put them in a nice basket, or even display them on a shelf if you lack room in your closets.
Now that you have some tips in mind to choose the right throw pillows, you can have a look at these 50 awesome tutorials to sew your own cushions. You will find knit and crochet patterns, some fun shaped pillows for the kids, a bunch of amazing ideas to customize pillow covers and a few options to make no-sew cushions.
I’m sure you will find inspiration to create some pretty pillows for your home.
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