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Throw Pillows Ideas

Throw Pillows Ideas

With a few pillows you can completely change the atmosphere of any   room.  Play with textures, colors, and   sizes to add personality to a room or to soften an already busy   atmosphere.  Below are six expert tips   on choosing pillows for your home.

How to   choose the fabric for pillows?

Cushions come in a variety of fabrics, some textured and some   smooth.  Below are a few different   types of fabrics to look for:

Use this fabric when you want to create a beachy, breezy summer   vibe.  Ocean blues, sandy beige, and   white linen pillows look amazing Coastal and nautical   environments. Perfect if you live on the beach or want to feel   that way.

Faux fur is a popular throw pillow fabric that adds a fun,   textured accent.  Light white, light   pink and light blue faux fur pillows complement each other   glamorous and shabby chic furnishing styles   Well.  Set these furry pillows against   solid colors to create a balance between a sleek background and a textured   accent.

Velvet, especially in jewel tones, adds an elevated   feeling to your environment.    This stuff is Ideal for cool winter   months because of its depth and warmth;  However, if you add to an overall glamorous   decorating style, velvet can easily complement your space all year round.  

Cotton is a great choice for everyday fabrics – it is phenomenal   casual, easy to clean and durable. This type of   tissue is a quick favorite for busy homes that   could use a pragmatic approach to the establishment.  If your home has a lot of children and   pets, then cotton is the way to go when you go for throw   pillows.

How do   you choose the right pillow sizes?

You can keep your decor consistent and traditional by using   standard shapes, or you can achieve a more dynamic feel by varying different   shapes and sizes.  Below are some of   the most popular shapes that you can choose from:

This is the most common shape for throw pillows.  You can find them primarily in 16 “,   18”, and 20 “- but you can find other sizes too. For a more   traditional look, choose two larger pillows that nestle in the corners of the   couch and a smaller set of pillows around them against the bigger   ones.

Round pillows are great for blurring sharp lines.  Pair these with square and rectangular   pillows to add curves to an otherwise straight, rigid   environment.

Use this rectangular shape to offset larger square pillows.  These fit perfectly as a central sofa   cushion or in pairs against larger square cushions in the corners of your   couch.

Pillows have a cylindrical shape that serves as a mobile armrest   or as a backrest when you are sitting in bed.    These are best used in the bedroom, on your bed, along with your   favorite blanket.

How to choose   pillow colors

  • Use the existing environment as a   guide.

Take a look around the room and pick a color that you would like   to emphasize.  If you have a coastal   theme, you can drag from a blue color palette to create a cohesive   arrangement.

  • Play with complementary   colors.

Following the example above, if you go for a blue color for your   pillows, use sandy oranges and yellows to complement the color scheme.  To discover complementary colors for the   decor in your home, simply look at a color wheel and pick colors that are   opposite each other.

  •     Discover analog colors.

Analog colors sit next to each other in the color wheel.  They offer a delicate pop of color when   used together.

How   do I choose the material for my throw pillows?

There are three main types of throw pillow insert materials.  They include:

Foam is the denseest option for insert materials and is great if   you want your throw pillows to keep their shape.  This material is ideal for support cushions   such as upholstery and lumbar variants.

Polyester is your budget-friendly feedstock.  Wrap it tightly to make sure your pillows   hold their shape, but don’t expect it to be very supportive.  Use this filler if your throw pillows are   primarily used as decorative accents.

Down is the softest insert material that has a long lifespan and   is easy to get back into shape.  Expect   your down pillows to be extra cozy.    Therefore, place them where they are often used.  Also, expect to spend more on this   material.

How do you   combine throw pillows?

  • Use one main color with different textures and   patterns.

If you want to use a specific color that will go with your decor,   try adding texture to your selection.    For example, if you enjoy a vintage farmhouse feel and neutral color   palette, you can include those a white and gray synthetic twill   pillow with a dark gray linen pillow and a white pillow with gray italic   letters (Your family name maybe?).

  • Use bold, solid colors to calm a busy   space.

Interior design styles like Bohemian and Scandinavian incorporate   a mix of textures and prints that can make a room look messy if not properly   balanced.  Use strong, single-colored   pillows as a compensating element for rooms that need a little more cohesion.

  • Go subtle with analog   colors.

If you want to work in color but don’t want to make a loud   statement, choose analog colors when combining pillows.  Choose for a warm, vibrant, and inviting   color palette Red, pink and oranges.  If you prefer to feel more relaxed, go for   Purples and blues.

Where do   you put pillows on a couch?

First, put your largest pillows in each corner of the couch.  Then add your medium sized pillows and work   your way inward towards the center.    Complete the look with your central accent pillow to combine the   colors, sizes, and textures for a balanced final arrangement.

Now that you have a trusted guide, get out there and   pack your pillows like a pro!

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