Looking for a quick and easy way to refresh your home’s interior? Accent pillows can help create visual interest in any space.
The versatile accessories come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The four basic pillow shape types are bolsters, squares, rectangles, and rounds. When choosing the right ones for your space keep their purpose in mind. For instance, bolster and lumbar pillows can be both decorative and functional. Bolsters can help prop up the arms and back when seated. Lumbar pillows can provide back support.
Accent pillow stuffing is another factor to keep in mind when making your purchase. For instance, feather-and-down fills can squish down for comfort but also be easily fluffed back into shape. Foam fills tend to hold their shape better but can often feel stiffer. Synthetic polyester fills, while often the most economical, are best for pillows that are solely decorative in purpose as they tend to feel less comfortable.
How many accent pillows should you have? Let the furniture help make that determination. For instance, a large sectional can accommodate five or more decorative pillows. Design experts recommend placing a large base pillow in each corner and pairing it with a smaller accent pillow, then adding an extra interest pillow in the corner of the sectional. For a larger bed, consider placing two shams in front of your standard pillows and finishing off the look with two accent pillows. Aim for one or two decorative pillows on a chair.
When it comes to choosing the right color, don’t be afraid to mix and match prints. But design experts recommend making sure the hues of the pillows relate to the overall color scheme of the room.
Looking to transform the look of your home’s interior? Don’t discount the use of accent pillows for making a room pop.