Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Bathroom Trends by Maison Valentina
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Some people gladly use decorative elements in their home, however for the minimalists out there here is what experts say on decorating with throw pillows and why it is key to create the ultimate home!

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

The Secret

For many, a throw pillow is a small part of the design process. However, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Using throw pillows are the easiest ways to elevate your house to a home. Moreover, pillows might be fluffy and cosy, but they are also that extra accent that brings out the more subtle design features in a space. Here are some tips for those that want to use throw pillows correctly.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Anchor Colour

In any room, there will always be one furniture piece that shines brighter with a fun pop of colour. To avoid distracting people with many other colourful design pieces, we advise you instead use your throw pillows to help accentuate the colour and the furniture piece that stands in the spotlight. As such you will create a better harmony in the room. However, when there is not yet a bright pop of colour in the room, you can certainly use a throw pillow to add the anchor colour to a room.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Prints

As you might have read from our other blogs, prints are a huge trend this year and certainly this summer season. So adding them to your rooms in the form of throw pillows will give the eye more to look at. Mixing different prints are also definitely a must. It will elevate your design and tie together the room. Again choose pillows that have colours that are already anchored to the room perhaps in the paint colours of the wall of certain furniture pieces to make the whole work together beautifully. Like this Zellige white geometric pillow by Brabbu.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

With prints, you also get another facet to the room, because your throw pillow can become a piece of art to admire and not only a fluffy decoration. Like this N°8 pillow by Home’s Society.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Size and Shape

Many shapes are used in a room but to make them work together you need throw pillows to make the different shapes transition into one another seamlessly. As such we also recommend you experiment a lot with the use of different sizes and shapes for your throw pillows. A golden tip: if you want to break things up, use a round pillow to create diversity and a change from the traditional square and rectangle pillows or use it as a floor cushion to create a different vibe in the space.

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Cover All Surfaces

Throw pillows are used to give a warm and playful aesthetic to a room and to do that exactly you might want to put a pillow on every surface imaginable. It will give you a childlike excitement and take away the formal vibe the room otherwise exudes.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Symmetry

This one might be a bit more obvious but harmony often means symmetry. You want to display your throw pillows in the right way to get their optimal decor potential. When going for symmetry for a bed arrangement is best to keep neutral pillows to the back and to let the funky colours and prints take a more prominent role in the design. However, experimenting is always good so introducing some wilder colours all through the design can maybe spark another aesthetic you want for the room. Of course, asymmetry is possible but then it is best your arrangement looks random and effortless and not too much done on purpose to get a more edgy style.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Neutral Space

Not everyone is a big fan of the bold and colourful style, so for those that prefer neutrals, you can easily use softer pastel colours and focus more on textures, materials and shapes. Throw pillows come after all in many forms and shapes.

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

Texture

As we just said, colour isn’t everything. You can create a perfect fuzzy little corner by using different textures and materials. A shaggy fur pillow, a zigzag design, velvet and silk material in the same pillow, … Texture gives you the fun option to create another kind of aesthetic simply by touch. For small kids, it is also the ideal way to get to know new textures so fill up their room with many different throw pillows!

Why decorating with throw pillows is key to create the ultimate home!

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