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How to mix and match pillows like a pro

Hey Decor Friends,

This week has been rainy and gloomy. One of the ways that I like to inject color and personality into a space on a seasonal calendar is through use of mixing and matching throw pillows.

I want to share with you a simple formula to get you thinking about your pillow game.

The ability to mix patterns with your pillow covers really helps elevate and create a cohesive look in your home. The best part, pillow covers have minimal commitment. You can easily change them out for something new, fresh or seasonal. Experimenting with color and texture in a non- permanent way will give you confidence as you style your spaces.


Designer Tip

Start with 3 pillows. Experiment with different textures, patterns, scale and color. When you create a trio you like, step back and take a picture. This will ensure you remember your groupings, and will help you land on your desired arrangement.


Pillow Mixing Formula

Remember our eyes like odd numbers so start with 3 pillows.

  1. Do you have a cover that has a large scale print. This will be the one that is visually dominant due to its scale and or color.

  2. Do you have a cover with coordinating smaller scale print? Think folks dots, gingham, pinstripes.

  3. Do you have a solid colored pillow. Taken from one of your printed pillows, a solid, does not have to be boring. Think texture. You could add a solid velvet pillow, boucle, leather, suede, fur. Your solid pillow could have a fun fringe or banding. Solid with some sass!!


One last Designer Tip

Always stuff your covers with inserts that are 2" larger all around than your finished pillow size. For example if you have an 18x18 pillow cover, you'll want to use a 20x20 insert. This will ensure that your pillow is filled out fully and looks luxuriously plump.


Friends, experimenting with your pillow game could be a fun weekend project. I would love to see how you end up styling your pillows.

Bye For Now



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