Oct 15, 2012


I can assure you that using and changing your pillows can give a whole new look to a room. But there are questions still left answered.... how many should you us? what shape should they be?  My quick and dirty lesson on pillows:

DON'T use too many. Sitting on a sofa overstuffed with pillows isn't comfortable, and they often end up on the floor.  One decorative pillow has more impact than 3 plain ones.  If you want drama, add scale, shape and texture.  Larger pillows will certainly add more than smaller ones.  Unusual shapes, colors, textures and patterns add fabulous detail. 

 Square pillows work for many applications but round pillows on a rectangular sofa are more interesting.  Try neck roll pillows for lounge chairs and bolsters for beds.   Add a kidney pillow to large dining chairs and at the center of a sofa to add color and softness.

Keep the same pillows and add fresh, interesting detail with contrast welting, a second fabric, and appliques.  Knife-edge pillows are fine but try adding flanges and welting.