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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How to Master the Perfect Pillow Combinations

10 no fail combinations and tips to easily mix and match throw pillows like a pro!


I probably change, rearrange and mix and match throw pillows more often than anyone I know.  They are by far my favorite way to inject style and bring new life to our home.  I keep my spaces neutral, so pillows allow me to bring in lots of contrast, texture and patterns.  Remember, neutral doesn't have to be boring.  Varying the style, texture, shape and material helps keep things interesting.

Since I'm always moving pillows from room to room and couch to couch, I thought I would share my 10 favorite no fail pillow combinations and tricks to style pillows like a pro.

How to style and mix and match pillows like a pro


5 TIPS TO HELP STYLE PILLOWS LIKE A PRO
1.  Pick a lead pattern first then vary the size and scale of the remaining patterns.  Think in terms of three's.  (One floral + one geometric + one solid) 

2. Very the texture and details when mixing solids.  Avoid being to matchy-matchy and focus on various shades in different fabrics (wool, cotton, velvet, fringe, etc.) instead.

3. Keep your pillows consistent.  Pick a color and/or style that you love then swap out core colors for each changing season. 

4. Vary the shape and size of each pillow for easy layering (Large pillow + smaller pillow + lumbar)

5.  If a colorful statement pillow is being used, then let that be your inspiration and starting point for your remaining pillows.  


OTHER HELPFUL TIPS
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  • Use feather pillow inserts.  If you are buying a pillow that doesn't come with a feather insert I highly suggest you swap it out.  I get a lot of my feather inserts from IKEA or from pillows I find on clearance at HomeGoods/TJMaxx/Marshall's.  You can also find affordable inserts on Amazon.  
  • If sewing pillows, make sure to cut your fabric so the cover ends up being 1-2 inches smaller than your insert.  The results will be a full pillow with the perfect amount of slouch.  



1. PATTERN + SOLID 
Pattern + Solid pillow combination


2. PATTERN + SOLID + LUMBAR

Pattern + Solid + lumbar pillow combination


Pattern + Solid + Lumbar pillow combination


3. LARGE PATTERN + SMALL PATTERN + LUMBAR
Large pattern + small pattern + lumbar pillow combination

4. PATTERN + SOLID + LUMBAR
Pattern + Solid + lumbar pillow combination


5. FLORAL + STRIPES

Floral + stripes pillow combination

floral + stripes pillow combination
Floral Velvet  / Black and Natural Stripe


6. FLORAL + PATTERN + LUMBAR
Floral + pattern + lumbar pillow combination

7. MIX AND MATCH GEO 

Mix and match geo pillow combination


8. ALL IN THE FAMILY
All in the family pillow combination

9. PATTERN + SOLID + STRIPED LUMBAR
Pattern + solid + striped lumbar pillow combination


10. TEXTURED + SOLID + STRIPED LUMBAR

My favorite combination!
Textured + solid + striped pillow combination

The perfect pillow combination on a bed

How to master the perfect pillow combinations

You can probably guess that not only do I keep our spaces neutral, but most of my pillows are within the same color family as well.  This makes it super easily to move them around our home to create endless combinations and looks.  

         How to mix and match throw pillows

Here are just a few of my favorite no fail mix and match pillows! 

The best mix and match pillows





  What combination is your favorite? 

       




      

2 comments:

  1. This is so helpful thank you!!

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  2. OMG, you read my problem mind, because I always had issues trying to match my pillows and get the look like you professional does. Thank you so much for all the tips.

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