Selecting and Arranging Home Decor Pillows
If you’re looking to decorate your living space with accent pillows there are a few things you need to take into account to maximize the effectiveness of your decorative throws. The first thing you should do is take an inventory of the area you will be decorating. It’s helpful to pull out a sheet of paper and take notes about the custom throw pillows colors, furnishings, textures, and patterns that are already in the room. Be sure to put a star next to the primary colors and textures of the room as these as the base of your design and your decorative pillows should compliment them. If you won’t be shopping online for your pillows (though I highly recommend it for this sort of task) you may want to snap a few pictures to make your current arrangement easy to remember when you go out to select your pillows.
Now that you have taken stock of the room in it’s current state you want to settle on a color scheme, you may already have an established theme or you may need to “tie things together” and this where decorative pillows can offer a lot of support. If you are new to interior design, keep things simple and establish a theme based on three colors. The first is your primary color which is usually a very vibrant, bright or bold color which commands attention. The second is your neutral color, which may be used in a abundance and should be a rather muted, neutral tone such as tan, white, shades of gray, or black. The final color in your scheme will be the accent that will be used heavily in your decorative items and sprinkled around your room’s decor to bring everything together.
Now that you have your colors together you are ready to go pillow shopping. The key elements to look for when selecting decorative pillows are their size, shape, and most importantly color and texture. It is a good idea to use a mixture of textures to add a level of depth to the room, but depending on what you are going for you may opt to use a single fabric style in a variety of patterns and designs. Remember that conflicting patterns can go together as long as there is some uniformity in their color or textures and the placement is just right, which brings us to our next point.