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5 Keys to Decorating with Throw Pillows

Decorting with throw pillows may seem like a small part of the design process, but that couldn't be further from the truth. They're the best way to elevate a house to a home. Even though they are soft and comfortable, they're not all fluff. When it comes to living room seating, hallway benches, and pretty much anything in the bedroom, adding a throw pillow will pack a ton of punch and bring out the subtle design features in a space. In order to harness the full potential of these decorative do-gooders, we've rounded up a few tips that will make the styling process a lot easier.

From color schemes to arrangement formulas, this set of styling suggestions will have you decorating with throw pillows like a pro in no time.


PICK AN ANCHOR COLOUR


If there's a piece of furniture in your room that brings in a pop of color, make sure the rest of the room highlights it without outshining it. This makes the overall look much more cohesive. But to keep things exciting.



MIX AND MATCH PRINTS


By mixing and matching styles and prints, you'll elevate the intrigue to keep the eye engaged. This vignette is the perfect example for decorating with throw pillows of different styles. You have your graphic chevron print, a few neutrals for balance, and then, for the standout, a floral-print pillow that ties in most of the colors in the room. Again, when choosing your throw pillows, it's best to think of them without the context of the entire space. So you can see how some of these pillows flatter the crisp white walls while others are flattering the blue cushion and carpet. Together, they also bring out the natural textures of the hardwood floor and stone wall. As you can see, these pillows are also artfully curated in their own right, so the artwork above is a more muted tone.

Throw pillows can be art, too! Incredibly stylish and versatile, a pillow like this one will be great to throw into any décor mix, thanks to the neutral colors.




PLAY WITH PROPERTION SHAPE


Talk about eye-catching! When you deconstruct the room and break down the design elements of each item, it's hard to imagine how they all work together so well. The answer lies within the decorative throw pillow, of course, as its mustard print details reconcile everything. Notice how each piece is unique in shape, style, and size. Thanks to the tiny seat with an angular base, organic stool, disc-like lamp, and triangular table, this bedroom gives quirky proportion play a whole new meaning.




STAY NEUTRAL


For another bedroom look that's totally different in color but on the same page regarding symmetry, consider going colorless. Since a bedroom is the space in a home that feels the most personal and relaxing, comfort should be prioritized over style. But the two don't need to be in competition either. Transforming your bedroom into a sanctuary is all about channeling an environment that inspires and calms you. If bright colors overwhelm you or you simply resonate with neutrals more, you can still allow your personality to show through with things like texture, material, wall art, and shape.




EXPERIMENT WITH TEXTURE


Considering how perfect this little corner is. We love how she turns an unsuspecting corner into a chic little nest. A shaggy fur or faux-fur pillow is a great option to stand on its own atop a chair in a lackluster room, in a random nook, or in an entryway that feels empty. Its fun texture makes it the perfect way to achieve a wild aesthetic outside of color, print, and shape elements. And it doesn't get much softer, so pair it with a blanket to create an extra cozy atmosphere.




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