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  • Writer's pictureJoshua Allen Design Team

Buying Guide #1: How to Pick & Pair the Perfect Throw Pillows

Updated: Aug 27, 2023


Are you looking to add a finishing touch to your interiors or change things up this season? Throw pillows and blankets are a great way to instantly add pops of color, texture, and pattern to any room. Not only can they make a space feel more inviting and warm, but they’re also an affordable and easy way to instantly refresh or update a room. Picking the perfect throw pillows for your interior design project can be overwhelming, but with a few of our best tips and tricks, you can easily choose the perfect pieces that will bring your design to life!


Pro Tip 1: Choose 3 Colors to create a color story. Pull these colors from other sources in the room like wall color, rug, curtains etc.



Pro Tip 2: Mix color and patterns in your pillow selection to add interest and depth to your sofa, bed or chair. Try to incorporate at least one of your color story colors into the patterned pillows. Example: One solid color, one floral pattern and one geometric.



Pro Tip 3: Mix Textures. Think about faux fur, velvet, linen, knit wools and tasseled accents. Keep your color and pattern theme cohesive and have fun with added texture!


Pro Tip 4: Use odd numbers for a more modern look. In most design aesthetics odd numbers look more artful. Think 3 or 5. If you are looking for a more traditional look with balance and symmetry use even numbers of pillows.



Pro Tip 5: Size is important. Mix a small number of larger pillows with a few smaller ones, this will look more intentional than a jumble of pillows of the same size and will add depth to the furniture. Be mindful of the scale of your furniture, too many extra large pillows on a small sofa can overwhelm the furniture. Start with the larger pillow in the back, building out from there. Layering different sizes is key!


Overall, selecting and pairing the perfect throws is a fun and creative endeavor. With the right combination of colors, shapes, and textures, you can create a unique and inviting atmosphere that will make your family, friends and guests feel right at home. With a little bit of research and experimentation, you can find the perfect combination of throw pillows to help create a space that is both stylish and inviting.


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