Being in the interior design world, I find I'm constantly thinking about ways folks can turn up the style factor in their homes. There are so many small and practical things you can do that will make a huge difference, so I decided to start a new series called "One Good Thing," which will be a time for me to share some of my favorite quick design ideas and tips. The goal is to stick to one idea or tip each time so that it's easy for you to take the info and run with it.
Ready? Let's do this!
Today I'm starting with one of my favorite things to change up in my own home - throw pillows! Changing out small pieces of decor like pillows is super fun and gives you an opportunity tochange the look of your living room without replacing anything major, but a lot of people (understandably!) panic when it comes to mixing fabric colors and patterns.
If you type "throw pillows" into Google, a million options pop up, so how in the world do you choose a few and make them look cohesive? While there's not necessarily a right or a wrong answer, there are some general guidelines I've found that work really well. I pulled together five different combinations that can help guide your future pillow purchases. If you're here because you're doing some pillow shopping right now and you like one of the combos below, you're in luck! I've linked to all of them individually below.*
- Botanical: bridge city blooms on white pillow - $70
- Stripe: soft stripes pillow - $48
- Textured solid: silk hand-loomed pillow (moonstone) - on sale for $31!
- Large scale geometric: blue and yellow geometric pillow - $59
- Small scale geometric: division pillow - $48
- Solid: solid yellow pillow - $45
- Shibori: shibori dot print pillow - $45.50
- Solid: linon gray pillow - $35
- Batik: cross batik pillow - $79 (no longer available, but this one is similar: batik stripe pillow - $77)
- Botanical: banana leaf botanical pillow - $35
- Polka dot: brushstroke polka dot pillow - $35
- Check (gingham): oversize check pillow (light gray) - $80 (no longer available, but this one is similar: buffalo check pillow - $40)
- Fun print: octopus pillow - $54
- Classic pattern: herringbone pillow - $39
- Large scale geometric: navy wave pillow - $48
See, that's not so bad, right? You can take these general guidelines, choose your favorite colors and make those throw pillow combos a reflection of your own style.
What "One Good Thing" would y'all like to see next? I've got plenty of ideas, but if you've got a burning question, let me know!
*Note: some of the links are affiliate links, which means that I make a small commission from your purchase (at no cost to you). Thanks for supporting Mix & Match Design Company in this way!