Decorating with Toss Pillows
One of the quickest and most cost effective ways to enhance the decor of any room is by adding a variety of toss pillows. Toss pillows are a great way to introduce texture, color, patterns and comfort to seating and dining collections while creating a compelling visual effect that reflects the ultimate decorative touch!
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With such a variety of styles, shapes and colors, whether you want a seasonal shake-up or you are looking for a trendy, vibrant change, it is easy to do with the right toss pillows. Combine wild patterns, bright colors or trendy styles to give your home an updated look and make a huge visual impact on your room - inside or out! Because toss pillows do not require a big commitment like furniture, you don't have to be afraid to change them often and live a little on the "dangerous" side!
Can Different Combinations of Toss Pillow Create Different Styles?
Contemporary - for a fresh, clean, modern flair here are a few tips:
- Choose an odd number, like 3 or 5, rather than traditional pairs
- A few larger pillows will look cleaner than lots of small ones
- Limit your color palette to only a few complimentary colors
Traditional - time honored appeal that gives a room the classic warm lived-in feel:
- Choose pairs of pillows and arrange on each side of a sofa or loveseat for symmetry
- Pair a large square pillow with a small odd shaped one for texture and visual appeal
- Layer a variety of colors, patterns and textures to keep your room looking lively
- It is best to choose one "busy" pattern and pair with a few simpler ones to get the best combination.
Eclectic - give your room a spontaneous anything goes attitude:
- Choose an odd number of pillows on any item to convey the spirit of non-symmetry
- If you are really daring, try a pair of pillows on one side and a third on the opposite end of a sofa
- Be sure there is at least one color in common with all of the fabrics chosen in order to create unity.
How do I pair Colors and Fabrics?
If you get stuck choosing color and fabric combinations then grab inspiration from a favorite painting or piece of art. Choose fabrics that combine small patterns with large ones as opposed to all small or all large patterns for the most visually appealing and interesting combinations.
For a no fail way to add toss pillows without fear, simply add a patterned pillow onto a solid color chair or sofa to add contrast.
Here are some tips to help when choosing three coordinating fabrics to compliment any room. First, choose an anchor fabric - a pattern you love which all of the other fabrics will revolve around. Your anchor fabric should have a minimum of three colors. Next, choose two more fabrics, each having one or two of the anchor fabric colors in their patterns. The three fabrics should vary in contrast and pattern scale; one dark, one medium, one light and one large pattern, one medium pattern and one small pattern. If you like all three of your fabrics to be patterns then be sure you choose one straight pattern and two curvy or vice versa for the best look.