Designer’s Guide: Pillow Bootcamp

What’s the importance of pillows in a room? We’re glad you asked! Pillows are often easily overlooked as a last thought when designing, but truth is, they shouldn’t be! They’re both functional and decorative. If you think about it, you can place pillows and cushions in just about every room of the house (other than the kitchen and bathroom). So why not pay them more attention?

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How do we give pillows the love they need? First, by placing them correctly! There are some tried-and-true pillow combinations that will always look magazine-ready on your styled bed. Plus, you need to make sure the color combinations complement, not clash, each other. For the perfect picture, make sure to give them a chop: fluff the pillow, pull the corners out, then give a light karate chop in the middle. As long as you stay around these size guides and ratios, your couch will look like it has been professionally styled.

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A master guide on bed pillow placement.

Now that you have the placement picked that suites you, time to focus on the colors and textures! Pillows can be your first step towards choosing a color scheme or match the existing decor. You can definitely have some fun here, mixing the sheen of fabrics, textures, and patterns. We know this can seem pretty overwhelming, but don’t freight. Here are some pre-thought-out pillow combos that are affordable for the wallet and pretty to the eye! Pick the one you fancy most and either click the source links or source similar ones in stores near you!

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Peachy, beachy vibes!

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teal knit and handmade pillows

A down-to-earth boho look.

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Middle 2

Front 2

orange and blue pillows

Complementary color schemes are always a go-to.

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Front 3

white and blue pillows

A more modern look with a touch of traditional.

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Front 4

Look into unique shapes for the front layer to match your style, too!

 

Adding color, texture and pattern is always a plus!

 

Layering is always a good idea.

 

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your bedroom or living room, we have some more tips for you! In the living room, the couch size you have determines the appropriate amount of pillows to place. While it’s sooo easy to pick up any pillow you enjoy looking at, be careful! It’s crazy to believe that you actually CAN have too many pillows!

loveseat pillow placement

Three pillows are great for a loveseat.

couch pillow placement

Probably the most pillows you should allow on the couch.

sectional pillow placement

Sectionals are big, which means lots of pillows!

Hopefully, you found this blog to be super helpful! We know it’s a lot of information, so be sure to save for next time.

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If your couch is particularly plush already, don’t worry about having too many pillows!

 

Adding pops of color + we love a good textured bolster pillow.

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4 Different Ways to Decorate Your Bed

We all love changing things up in our bedrooms as the trending colors change, but sometimes, we can run out of different ways to use these colors and make them look different. We are here to provide you with unique ways to redecorate your bed, which will give the whole bedroom a completely new look! Our tips and tricks are sure to help!

Color Blocking

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     Color blocking is always in style going along with the trends no matter what colors are favorites at the time. If it’s necessary, you can even color block with neutral colors! The way to make this work is simply mismatching sheets and the accessories around the room. Contrast strong colored pillowcases with a bold fitted sheet and comforter, but match the pillowcases to the top sheet to add the color back in. If you want to add more colors or more of the same color, add it in with throw pillows or possibly a duvet. You want to show off all the colors in every area to show that it all goes together, so try folding and organizing the bed in a certain way that shows off all of the separate colors.

Add A Little Extra

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     Put something at the end of your bed! Many people are now creating their own headboards and either raising their bed on a bottom frame or just leaving it on the floor. When you do this, it almost looks like there’s something missing at the end of the bed, because there is! Add a bench or a chest. Try out a few things and see how creative you can get! Maybe even add a few side tables all put together or some large floor pillows. Have fun and make it look like how you want it to look. This adds some flare and makes it more dynamic visually.

Fold Your Sheets Differently

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     This is going to be the simplest change to your room you could ever make. Fold your bed differently. This is actually a huge indicator of the mood of the bedroom you are trying to create. Try new things you can do with the bedding you already have, and work around the bed frame constraints. This will take some creativity or trial and error period, but it can be accomplished and change the whole look of the already designed room.

Change Up Details

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     The last creative project to change up your bedroom is to add DIY details on your existing bedding. Take the throw blanket and sew a few personal pieces on, or add fun trim to the end of your comforter. It adds a personal touch and your own personal style that makes your bedding stand out. Decorate your pillows with any DIY method. This is the process you can simply just have fun with and is easy on the wallet. Our tips and tricks will surely lead you to a new, updated bedroom with the exact touch you would like!!

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