Let’s talk home decor! With the whirlwind of all things 2020, it has been a minute since I featured anything home decor related so I thought it would be fun to jump back into that today. I get a lot of questions on how I keep my house looking put together and clean, and while you are not seeing what it really looks like 24/7, there are some insider design tips that totally help give you a higher end look when it comes to the details! So today I want to talk all things pillows and share 3 tips that will you help you style your couch like a pro!
:: YOU DON’T NEED TO BE MATCHY MATCHY
Okay, this is may be the tip that will make the biggest difference when it comes to the overall look of your couch. About 10 years ago it was pretty popular (especially here in Utah) to match your pillows to each other, as well as to your art and throw blankets. I’m here to tell you, you don’t need to do that!
Instead of matching colors, I’d recommend coming up with a very loose color palette that you feel your living room fits into. An easy way to do this is to choose a season. Summer palettes would be bright, vibrant, with light sands and neutrals mixed up. Spring palettes would be muted and pastel in nature, perfect for farmhouse and traditional homes. Fall palettes are typically deeper, earthy, and natural in nature. And winter, well winter palettes are cool (think deep navy’s), clean and more masculine. What season do you think your space would fall into? It’s okay if it doesn’t match perfectly into one category, but that general idea will give you a great palette to work with when your selecting pillows and covers that work well together but aren’t “matchy”. Always think coordinating but not identical.
:: GO BIG OR GO HOME
Ok don’t take that too literally, but as a general rule, bigger pillows almost always look better (and are comfier) than small throw pillows. Definitely consider the scale of your couch when purchasing, but throughout our home, 20″x20″ are the go-to. I’m sure you’ve seen the “karate chopped” pillow all over the place, which makes a big difference in presentation. But my secret tip to having nice full + fluffy pillows…buy an insert that is one size larger than your pillow cover! It will automatically create a full, fluffy, karate chopped effect with little effort on your part!
:: TEXTURE IS EVERYTHING
You know how tip number one was about not being matchy matchy? I need you to keep that in mind when it comes to texture too! Texture is a detail that can make or break a perfectly styled couch! I love to mix and match textures when selecting throw pillows and blankets. You’ll notice our couch has a few tweed throw pillows which I love to use to juxtapose the more feminine pinks and oranges in the space. If your sofa is leather, opt for something soft for a few of your pillows like a velveteen trim or a faux fur in the winter. If your sofa is super soft and cushion-y, maybe go for a pillow cushion that is leather. Mix it up, I promise it will add so much!
I hope these 3 tips are helpful in helping you create a more cohesive space you love!! I’d love to hear what other home decor tips and tricks you are interested in seeing!