CREATING THE PERFECT PILLOW COMBINATION
Throw pillows are the best way to bring a room to life! There are endless possibilities when it comes to pattern, color and texture. Those three words are key!
Color: You will want to create a color palette and stick to them! I always try to use three colors. This is not a rule, just something I have come to find to be the best flow for my design style.
Next, Texture! It is very important that you choose a variety of textures for your throw pillows as it will bring dimension to your space. I love pairing a tweed or weave throw pillow, a linen or hmong fabric and a heavy weight cotton material. These materials together are always my favorites and our top sellers!
Lastly, Pattern... I like to mix and match throw pillows in three different patterns. Each pattern always includes at least one of the colors in the color palette I am working in. To feel less busy, break up patterns with a solid or texture. I like to use textured pillows as this gives a "design" feel but without a true pattern.
Below my color palette was brown, black and cream. I have mixed in a semi solid tweed brown and black pillow in the back, a heavy weight neutral cotton canvas plaid and a black and cream hmong floral print fabric. In each pillow I have at least one if not two of the colors in my color palette.
I have 3 textures, and 3 patterns. The tweed pillow I would consider more of a texture but it also gives a stripe pattern as well.
Below are a few example of how to mix colors and patterns to create the perfect pillow combination!
Base Throw Pillow = The pillow in the back that you will build your pillow combo from.
Darker Couch = Lighter “Base” pillow
Lighter Couch = Darker “Base” pillow
Color Palette: Choose a color palette of (3) colors as a starting point. You can also incorporate shades of that color as long as it stays in the color palette. Example: Dark Brown, medium brown, light brown etc.
Pattern Scale: When mixing patterns, make sure you mix smaller patterns with larger ones. This will make it easier on the eye and not so busy.
Texture: Mix in a variety of textures of fabrics, especially if you are using solid fabrics.
Size: Pillows should be different sizes, with the largest one in the back and getting smaller as you layer in.
BUSY PATTERN + STRIPE + SIMPLE PATTERN
SOLID + SIMPLE STRIPE + BUSY STRIPE
SIMPLE STRIPE + PATTERN + BUSY STRIPE