Craving a new look in your living room or den? There is no need to replace all the furniture. For a quick makeover, you just need to add some pillows. It’s amazing how updated and fresh a room can look by simply changing out this one accessory.
Pillows run from simple to extravagant, and the style you’ll choose depends on the look of your sofa. If you have a solid or subtly patterned fabric on the couch, you can go bolder in the pillows. For a busier sofa, choose one color in the pattern and highlight it by getting solid or tone-on-tone pillows in that hue.
Pillows come in every shape, from the common square or rectangle to the more exotically shaped oval. You can even get pillows custom-shaped to highlight a theme in the room or bring out a shape in your sofa’s pattern.
For additional seating in the room, scatter oversized pillows around the fireplace or coffee table. This adds to a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.
Adding attractive accent pillows can also give old chairs a new appearance by hiding deterioration, adding texture, and giving the entire room a splash of color. Choose fluffy, comfortable pillows, and an old chair can become your new, favorite resting spot.
Don’t be afraid to mix shapes, sizes, and patterns. Contrasting shapes, colors, and sizes is what brings interest and excitement to a family room.
Pillows, of course, also finish off a beautiful bedroom. Decorative shams, pretty pillowcases, and coordinating accent pillows are an impressive part of an inviting bed design. Mix and match with your comforter, dust ruffle, and accent throw.
Would you like to know the designers’ secret for plumping a pillow? Gently slap the right and left sides, and then give it a swift karate chop to the top for definition.
Redecorating a room is quick, easy, and fun when you use pillows!
Color Of The Month - Lavender
Ahhh... what a dainty color lavender is. This shade of purple is very popular with little girls. But it can actually be very flexible. Subtle tints of lavender can be used as an exciting neutral - for moldings and ceilings. Saturated purple shades provide a vibrant punch of color to a room.
You can create many moods using various shades of purple. Blue-purples, the shade of a summery sunset sky, relax the body and are perfect for a bedroom. Red-purple, like eggplant, creates drama and excitement. Deep purple evokes the sense of royalty and richness.
And as you can see in this photo, lavender velvet can be quite luxurious, elegant, and romantic.