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One of the easiest and most affordable ways to inject style into your living room, family room, or bedroom, is to accessorize with throw pillows. With a never-ending range of beautiful pillows and throws available, limiting yourself to just a few solid colors with no experimenting would be unfair!
Always remember, your pillows don't have to match to get a more professional and stylish look. If you are unsure of how, to begin with, take these ideas into consideration to help you mix and match fresh patterns and colors to add some refreshing vibes to space. The Rule of Three is the key formula to guide your choices and simplify the process.
Begin by choosing the ideal colors for your pillow selection. Opt for three different colors that match with something in the room, say the wall color, the rug, your drapes, and bedding. Some combinations always look the best, for instance – blue + red + pink, red + orange+ green, etc.
Coming to mixing and matching different patterns, choose the “lead" pattern first, which is generally the largest pattern and the one that contains all three colors in your color story. Next, the secondary patterns you select can contain just one or two of the colors. Some pattern mixing ideas are – floral + geometric + solid color, buffalo check + toile + ticking stripe, etc.
While following the Rule of Three, choose patterns in three different scales, allowing one pattern to dominate. For instance, the first one has the largest pattern, followed by a medium-sized print, and the third pattern, be somewhat subtle, such as a solid color or some textured one, such as a damask stripe.
Odd numbers for a modern look: To get a seamless modern look, arranging the decorative pillows, in odd numbers work best. Besides three, five, or seven look good on big sofas. But always remember, a smaller number of larger pillows looks better than a cluttered look with smaller ones.
Throw Fill matters: Considering the accent pillow’s fill not only affects the appearance but comfort as well. To get a softer and squishy feel, feather-and-down fills, work the best. Synthetic fills and foam fills are stiffer but more affordable in the long run.
Mix textures: While on one hand pattern and color mixing are important, textures too play a major role in deciding the feels- smooth and rough, soft and fuzzy. Some luxurious-looking options include velvet, faux fur, linen, tasseled accents, etc.