Many of us tend to develop a cold sweat when it comes to decorating with throw pillows. Although they make a space look colorful and lively, throw pillows have the uncanny ability to make a space look horrendously hideous if not used properly. Thankfully, there is no steady rule to mixing and matching throw pillows in your home. It is all about experimenting with different combinations until you zero in on the one that looks best for a space. Accordingly, here are some simple tips that will help you in the project.
Keep a simple color palette
Adding too many colors to the same space can make the latter look chaotic. The best alternative here is to choose a simple color palette and then work with these base primary colors while mixing and matching the pillows. The advantage of choosing simple colors is that it allows you to play with different fabric patterns as well as different shapes of pillows, including rectangles, circles, squares and bolsters, etc. Then again, there is always the option of adding an extra pop of color if you find the base colors to be too bland or boring.
Choose more patterns but the same color
If you want to play around with a lot of patterns, consider using the same color as the base. This allows you to create a cohesive look with as much as five patterns or more without making the space look too chaotic.
Stick to a perfect balance of solids and patterns
The simplest mix you can opt for is one solid and one pattern. This tends to have a big impact while still maintaining the balance between solids and patterns amicably. Tilting the weight on either side will lead to a look that just doesn’t make the cut.
Choose balance between small and big patterns
This is another consideration you need to make while mixing and matching throw pillows. Again, a nice balance needs to be achieved between small and big, bold patterns in order to create a cohesive look. The right mix of subtle and bold patterns can create an amazingly beautiful look that is hard to miss.
Stick to all florals
Floral prints never tend to clash with each other. This gives you the added benefit of adding as many floral prints as you want. Of course the trick here is to keep on adding more and more floral prints until they simply stop clashing with each other and start looking good as a combination, thus creating a highly sophisticated and welcoming look.
Consider a theme
This is again something that needs to be thought over as a part of the entire room. If the room already follows a specific theme, consider incorporating the same in the throw pillow mix as well. This makes the entire group of pillows blend with each other while being harmonious with the surroundings.
Choose a lead pattern
In case you are wondering how to start choosing colors and patterns for the throw pillows, here is a nifty trick that can help you out. Choose a pillow with a color or pattern that you like. Keep this as the lead pillow and choose all the other pillows based on the colors or patterns available on it. This allows you to create a cohesive look easily when mixing and matching pillows.
Space out the patterns and colors properly
This is a very important step when decorating a room with throw pillows. You want to be careful enough to space the pillows accordingly in order to balance out their look. Clumping similar colors or patterns together on one end and leaving the rest of the pillows on the other end can create an uncluttered look. Distribute the pillows evenly across the room for a great décor effect.
Mixing and matching throw pillows is not that hard a task. Of course it does require you to follow a few basic rules when it comes to knowing what to mix and how to mix it. These décor tips will be of help to you when you decide to experiment with throw pillows in your home.