How to Decorate with Throw Pillows (Really) – Tips from The Find Reno
Throw pillows are an instant way to change up a room, and you might be surprised at the different looks you can pull off with just a few pillows. Here are some tips from The Find in Reno for decorating with throw pillows, no matter what kind of style you’re after.
Pillow Size & Shape
Throw pillows come in standard shapes, like squares and rectangles, and standard sizes. The bigger the pillow (think 24 inches x 24 inches), the more casual and lounge-y the affect.
The squishiest pillows will have a feather and down fill, and they tend to be the priciest too. Stiffer pillows with foam and other synthetic materials will hold their shape well, but they’ll offer a different aesthetic. Different fabrics – think linen, silk, even sequins and leather – will add warmth and interest. Plus, textured pillows have a bit of traction, so they aren’t sliding onto the floor.
A Modern Look
To achieve a modern aesthetic, opt for an odd number of pillows on the larger side – the better to show off beautiful patterns. Keep your color palette limited, and try incorporating large geometric prints.
Symmetry is part of the traditional aesthetic, so use pillows in sets. Pair a large square pillow with a smaller square or circle pillow, and opt for classic fabrics like velvet or silk. You can keep things lively with a nice mix of textures and colors, too. The key is pairing busy patterns with something simple to avoid getting overly fussy.
An Eclectic Look
For a casual, eclectic vibe, use three or five pillows (depending on your sofa size). It’ll look off-beat and asymmetrical without too much clutter. A mix of pillows in the same size will pull together the diversity. Don’t go too small with your pillows though, which can look a little sloppy. You can make a variety of fabrics and textures work if they have at least one color in common.
At The Find in Reno, we have a great selection of pillows in beautiful fabrics and patterns. Come in Thursday, Friday and Saturday to browse our throw pillow collection and see what else you can find.