Beautiful pillows attract attention and are often used in room design. The right decor will complement any interior: as a bright contrast or to create a relaxing atmosphere. We at Joy-pup provide cushion decorating tips to create a personalized look in any living space.
Selecting the color scheme
A few spread out pillows will make the living room or bedroom cozy. A thoughtful combination makes a sofa or armchair look new and unusual. Match pillows to the three dominant colors in the room. It looks balanced and highlights your favorite items in the room.
For furniture in muted tones, use brightly colored throw pillows. Excellent effects are also achieved in combination with textured materials such as leather, jute or fur. If you like elegance, choose purple, dusty pink or deep red for your pillow. The combination of delicate or bright colors with black looks especially elegant. Subtle pastels or nude tones create a natural look. They are ideal for furniture made from natural materials and light wood furniture.
Playing with sizes and textures
If you stick to one color scheme, experiment with different materials. Corduroy, wool, sequins or satin – use whatever attracts you. You can achieve visual depth by varying the size of the pillows. Small pillows can be more expressive and there can be more of them than large ones. If you like a trendy, casual style, then mix elements with a more ambitious approach. The more uniform the color scheme, the more different the sizes and textures can be. Don’t be afraid to be bold: choose a few cushion covers with bold patterns or different textures. If you get tired of them, you can always quickly replace them.
Number of pillows
An odd number of pillows creates the impression of greater randomness compared to an even number. You can use 3, 5, 7 sofa pillows, and it will be quite harmonious. However, even sets of pillows on the sofa also look great, complemented by one additional pillow on the adjacent chair, which creates a complete look in the interior. It is important to avoid having too many pillows as this can cause overcrowding in small spaces. It is recommended to place larger pillows on the outside, and place smaller pillows in the center of the composition. You can also combine pillows by stacking or stacking them, especially if they are different sizes and colors. To create balance, you can include pillows in base colors in between.
Pillows in the bedroom
When combining decorative and regular pillows, there is a useful rule: the more modest the regular pillow, the more expressive the decorative ones can be. Of course, you can coordinate them by color. If you want to create the feel of a hotel bed, you can stack the pillows on top of each other rather than layering them. Neutral and calm colors such as grey, champagne or classic white will support the overall style. Various sizes are also acceptable, with the largest pillow usually located at the bottom. For example, you can stack two flat pillows and top them with a throw pillow. If you’re going for a more casual style, consider placing two matching throw pillows next to a regular pillow, then finishing off the arrangement with an attractive single pillow in the middle.
How to sew a pillow with your own hands
DIY decorative pillows are a great way to add coziness and originality to your home interior. See step-by-step instructions for creating decorative pillows.
- Fabric for the pillow (choose a color and texture that matches your decor).
- Filling – synthetic winterizer or holofiber.
- Threads of a suitable color.
- Sewing machine (or you can sew by hand).
Manufacturing technique step by step:
Prepare your materials. Select the size and shape of the pillow you want to create and measure the amount of fabric you need. Cut two identical rectangular or square pieces of fabric with extra seams (usually 1-1.5 cm on each side).
Sew the front side. Place two pieces of fabric with right sides facing each other. Sew three sides together, leaving one of the short sides open. Turn the fabric inside out.
Fill your pillow. Place the filling into the pillow through the open side. The amount of filler depends on the desired softness of the pillow.
Sew up the hole. Using a needle and thread, sew the open side of the pillow. Try to make the seam as invisible as possible.
Decorate the pillow. This is a step of your choice. You can add appliques, embroidery, lace or other decorative elements to the pillow front. This will give your pillow a unique look. When finished, carefully trim off any excess threads and trim all seams.