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How to Mix and Match Pillows

 

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Refreshing your throw pillows is an easy way to update a room that’s feeling a little stale. Using different patterns, colors, and textures to update your decor is such a great way to have fun with your space. To help guide your pillow play, I’ll share the three main rules I follow to mix and match pillows in my home.

1) Pick a Color Palette

When choosing your color palette, pick colors that are already present in the space you’re working with. This will help you tie the room together.

Make sure to have one or two primary colors to use as accents (lately, I’ve been choosing lots of greens and blues) as well as one or two secondary colors to use as your base such as white or natural browns, like beige and tan.

2) Mix and Match Patterns, Colors, and Textures

Have fun playing with patterns like florals, stripes, gingham, and dots. Mix your patterned pillows with solid-colored pillows to help them stand out more, or get funky by matching patterns with other patterns.

And don’t hesitate to play with textures, too. Include natural textures like raffia and knit wools or pillows with pom poms, tassels, beads, and fringe for added fun and dimension.

3) Use Different Sizes

You can’t go wrong with including all kinds of different pillow sizes in the mix. Mix and match big throw pillows with smaller ones for a layered, cozy feel. It’s always a good idea to start with your larger pillows first, then work your way down to see what still needs to be added.

Don’t forget that excess pillows are mostly for decoration. So add as many as you think fit the space you’re trying to fill, and make sure to have a place to put the extras when you have company over and need to make some room!

Have fun when creating and playing with your pillows! They’re meant to accent and enhance your space, and there’s no right or wrong way to do that. And, check out my other posts if you are needing to update some of your lighting or add a few mirrors to help enhance your home. You can also find some of my favorites on my Amazon storefront.

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