Tips for decorating with artistic throw pillows from around the web
Pillow number and placement: Go for an odd number, like three or five, rather than more traditional pairs. A few big pillows look cleaner than a jumble of smaller ones, which can seem like “too much punctuation,” says T. Keller Donovan, an interior designer in New York City and Miami.
Tips from the Huffington Post:
1. QUIT WITH THE MATCHING
Whoever said that throw pillows should come in matching pairs was wrong. A sofa with just a pair of matching accent pillows looks lonely.
2. PILE ON THE PILLOWS
For a full and luxurious look, place four to five throw pillows across your sofa. Mix up the shapes and sizes to really fill the couch out.
3. LAYER COLOR AND PATTERN
Layering different shades and patterns is a favorite decorator trick. Don’t be shy about mixing prints with other prints. A good rule: pick two different prints in the same color family to anchor your pillow selections.
4. VARY TEXTURE
Just as important as layering colors and patterns, choosing accent pillows with varied textures will elevate your sofa to a luxurious level. Combine textures like fur or leather with velvet and linen.