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How To Decorate With Pillows

There was a time when pillows were a very popular trend in interior décor. But, even though other trends took its place with time, pillows remain an important design element in every home. Yet simply having pillows in your home is not enough. You also need to know how to use them.

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Choose pillows that share the same colors are the rest of the room’s décor if you want the space to look simple and relaxing. This a particularly good advice for the bedrooms where too much color and contrast can be tiresome for the eyes.

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The accent color you use for the room should also be the color of the pillows. For example, you can match them to the color of the curtains, the rug or some of the other accessories. It’s important for the décor to feel harmonious and this can be done even when using a bright accent color such as turquoise, green or yellow.

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Use pillows to add warmth to a space. Choose a color slightly more vibrant than the rest of the room’s décor so they stand out without being too eye-catching.

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Play with colors and contrasts if you want the room to look dynamic and full of energy. The gray and pink combo features here is actually very pleasant. The two colors complement each other beautifully.

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Use colors that feature different shades of the same color. The color can intensify as the pillows get smaller. Take this bedroom for example. The largest pillows are white, the ones in the middle are light gray and the smallest ones feature a slightly darker shade of gray. The rest of the room’s décor is designed the same way.

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Prints and patterns often make pillows the center of attention in a setting such as the living room. Combine cool and warm colors with different kinds of prints to create interesting visual effects and balances look.

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For a Scandinavian design, use simple prints and light colors. White, black and gray are popular in this type of décor. Stripes and other simple patterns are what you should focus on.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 29, 2010

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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2 Responses to “How To Decorate With Pillows”

  • Garrett Orndorff says:

    Couch is furniture purposed to be sitted, it is also known as settee or sofa. Two or three individuals can easily sit on a single couch. It has armrest on both sides for providing support. Couches are found in family rooms, lounge, living rooms, and offices and so on. What kind of pillows for couches hide stains the best? I love to eat on my couch but I’m always spilling stuff all over it haha.

  • Marta says:

    I love the look of pillows that contrast the sheets, or the couch. I think thats a very unique way to decorate. But how many pillows would you suggest placing on a regular sized couch, or a queen sized bed?