Looking to make your living space pop?
Accent pillows are an easy way to bring both comfort and style to any room. Ronesha Peņa, owner of the Sycamore-based Fargo Home Furnishings, said to consider them like you would an outfit accessory. “When you have an all black outfit you make it pop by pairing it with a bright red clutch,” she said. “You can do the same with accent pillows. They’re the accessory of furniture.”
When choosing your pillows, Peņa recommends going bold with their patterns and colors.
“You can go crazy with your choices. Do full patterns or mix patterns and colors and textures,” she said. “Just make sure that they match something in the room but even then it doesn’t have to be an exact match.”
Also consider playing with different pillow sizes and shapes, she said. “If you have a bigger pillow, it’s good to add a pouf or small square so you can have a layer,” Peņa said. “And each pillow can be a different fabric or feel but all blend in with the piece it’s being paired with.”
When purchasing accent pillows, keep their purpose in mind. Will they be getting a lot of use or are they solely for decorative purposes? “Some are strictly to beautify a piece,” Peņa said. “Or it can be for comfort or extra support.” Typical fillings for pillows are feather, foam, or a synthetic mix.
“Some people want a very stiff or firm pillow while others want something more cloudlike in feel,” Peņa said. “It’s just based on what you like.”
For more information, call Fargo Home Furnishings at (815) 991-9181.