Adding decorative pillows to a room is one of the quickest and simplest ways to update the look of your space. Living rooms, bedrooms and even dining rooms feel richer and more comfortable with pillows. You can also easily decorate for seasons and holidays. Consider velvets and faux-furs for fall and winter. Linens, cottons and other lighter fabrics work well in the summer and spring.
Choosing Color and Pattern
One way to decorate a sofa with pillows is to alternate patterns and solids. If bold patterns already exist in the room, look for pillows that complement existing design elements. You can also try subtle patterns in the same hue if you prefer to avoid plain covers. If patterns are not your style, consider all solids within the color scheme of the room. With florals, feel free to mix and match as you please. Contrasting leather with faux fur makes a strong, modern statement.
Ideas For Each Room
In the living room, choose larger square shapes for sofa corners. This keeps the middle free for guests to enjoy a few well-placed lumbar pillows. These shapes are a great fit for easy chairs and dining chairs, providing both visual appeal and back support. In the bedroom, layer various shapes to create a sumptuous, inviting appeal.