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HOW TO ‘OUTFIT’ YOUR SOFA WITH PILLOWS THAT MATCH YOUR DESIGN STYLE

Have you ever noticed that pillows on a sofa are like the icing on a cake, and if they aren’t perfect the sofa looks odd says freshome. While many people don’t think much about throw or decorative pillows, they accessorize your couch and make it look complete. Depending on your individual design style, or style of sofa, choosing pillows can be a challenge. Here are tips to outfit your sofa with pillows that match your design style and ensure a well-put together seating area.
Let your design style shine through: In past years, pillows were thought to only be a place to carry out the same material color as the rest of the sofa, and were more for comfort than an accent. In today’s interiors, pillows should reflect you and your design style. From eclectic variations of different patterns and colors to varying sizes and shapes, let yourself show through! If you decide to use an eclectic approach, consider using colors within the same colour palette or choose a fabric and pull colours from it, so the look is still harmonized but unique to your home.
Add drama with your pillows: Accent pillows are a beautiful way to add a statement without saying a thing. For dark colored sofas and sumptuous fabrics, consider the less-is-more approach and pick a few dramatic pillows with a bold pattern, subtle details, or an eye-popping complimentary colour to the sofa. If you’re looking for a wow factor, pair up colours that are opposite of each other to draw the eye to the sofa immediately.
How much does your sofa want to say?: For some homes, the sofa is the main act of the room and it doesn’t want to compete with any other piece of furniture. If you have an awe-inspiring sofa that doesn’t need competition, consider using understated pillows that will add comfort, but will blend into the sofa and its surroundings. Remember, your style of your room is up to you, decide what role you want your sofa to play, and then have your pillows follow suit.

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Futon Company says: Whether you’re styling a small space or a larger one a cushion can add a fresh injection of style and colour to any room. Be bold, experiment and have fun!

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