Do you ever flip through decor magazines or social media and wonder how pillow can look so perfect?! The placement, the fluff, the angle, the layering. It ALL adds to the visual appeal of any room. (Yes. A pillow CAN be that engaging!) So. I’m here to help you maneuver through the endless possibilities of styles and placements, ease your mind and let you know that a “staged” look is doable in a lived in home.
To give you some insight on how to place and fluff your pillow, here are some examples from some of our previous projects.
Okay, this first image isn’t actually from one of our projects. It is a gratuitous plug for our pillows that we’re selling (just click on over to our “SHOP” page). BUT you can see that using two pillows of the same size with complementing patterns adds interest to the neutral couch & background. And how you can invite a hint of color into the room through this accessory.
These pillows have a little bit of a “karate chop” but in general, our team prefers the “throw” look of the “throw pillow” as you’ll see in the rest of the images. It’s a personal preference, rather than a design rule.
In this bedroom project, the pillows are all kept very neutral so the star of the show (the 10′ headboard) gets the attention. The euro pillows (big squares) on the bed are the same color as the bedding, and the pillows on the sofa and chairs are all in the same color family as the furniture they are sitting on.
In this colorful display, we combined various sizes of pillows to complement each other. This includes two 20″ square pillows on the outside, two 18″ square pillows next to them, and then an 18″ x 24″ rectangular pillow to fill in. We couldn’t help but to fill up the couch with pillows, our client loved ALL the patterns!
Comfort is key when it comes to pillows on a sofa, in my opinion. After all, nap time is best on the couch, right! Maybe with some golf on the television in the background…. So make sure when you’re selecting pillows, that they are something you’d like to lay your cheek on. Notice the pillows on the couch, coordinate (but don’t match) the pillows on the chairs. If the hey can all be mixed up between the sofa and chairs.
Again, the “tossed” not “karate chopped” look with these pillows. They are in the corner of a custom dining bench. By using throw pillows (instead of creating a custom cushion), the clients can change the look and feel of their space as they wish. In my book, that is a win.
What do you think? Are you a fan of a lot of pillows? Or keeping it simple? Karate chop? Or throw?