Amy’s Pillow Tips
Pillows are the perfect way to bring some fun into your space. Be it your sofa or that perfect entry bench, the addition of texture, prints, and solids can be the update you are looking for. Here are a few styling tips as you introduce the perfect pillows to your home.
1. Play with Size. A pillow that is too large can overpower your sofa. However, a pillow that is too small can look like an afterthought. So start with the largest pillow and work your way down in size. For example, begin with a 22” pillow, then add in a 20” pillow and finish it off by accenting with a lumbar.
2. Play with Numbers. The decorating rule of odds still applies to pillows, if you are looking for a more modern or eclectic look. However, a set of two can also lend itself to a more traditional feel. Maybe it is three on one side and two on the other. Or maybe it is a coordinating pair of two on either side of your sofa. The story is yours to tell. No matter the look you are trying to achieve, be sure to keep your pillows in groupings allowing room for your guests to sit.
3. Play to have fun. Pillows are the perfect opportunity to go bold, to add texture and color without making a large investment. You can get creative with a mix of all different prints or stay more traditional by matching both sides of your sofa. When mixing patterns, look for a large-scale pattern, then complement it with a small-scale pattern and or a texture. Contrasting shapes, lines, and textures are all a part of the fun!
A little side note: What’s on the inside is as important as what appears on the outside. Yes that reminder that we often have to tell ourselves, also applies to your throw pillows. The fill of your pillow makes a big difference. I recommend a 10/90 Down or Down Alternate fill. So whether you pull the corners tight or karate chop the middle...your pillows will look amazing, just like you!