Find throw pillows that will enhance your décor
One of the easiest ways to give your room a fresh look is by adding some decorative throw pillows. It’s a low-key update that will transform your living room. Most importantly, you can swap them if you don’t like the look. Many people prefer buying neutral sofas and then using beautiful pillows to add pops of colour and pattern.
The best throw pillow can indeed make a huge difference and give your house a new look. But how do you select the right pillow? How many do you need? There are a few features to take into account when selecting pillows. Once those features have been chosen, you can style your pillows to achieve the perfect look.
What size of throw pillows do you need?
The size of the throw pillow you choose depends on the size of the sofa or chair they will be placed on. The standard size of a throw pillow is 46cm by 46cm. This pillow works well in large sofas. Although oversized pillows (61cm) are great for creating a comfy feel, they are best suited for large furniture with plenty of seating space. If you have a compact sofa or you need a pillow for your side chair, choose small pillows
What fillings should you choose for your throw pillow?
The most common fillings for throw pillows are foam, feather, wool, and synthetic mix. These fillings are not only cheaper but also great at maintaining the shape of the pillow. Goose down is much softer but more expensive. Your choice of fillings will be influenced by how you intend to use the pillow. Are you going to lean on them a lot or simply as a bedroom decoration?
If you use them most of the time, don't try to save up. You might be tempted to go for cheaper fillings, but chances are they will break down within a short period of time. The last thing you want is a lumpy, shapeless pillow lying around, looking like an old rug. The amount of fillings needed depends on the size of the pillow. However, an average pillow requires about 450 – 900 grams of stuffing material.
How many decorative throw pillows do you need?
The rule of thumb has always been to go with an odd number of pillows. However, you don't necessarily have to follow this rule. You can go for a symmetrical look. One of the most important points to keep in mind is knowing the number of pillows that will be suitable for your sofa size.
Throw pillows can also be too many. The best way to know you have many pillows is when you can’t sit comfortably without moving them. A standard 6-foot sofa requires five decorative pillows. A loveseat needs two or three pillows, while a small chair fits one pillow. However, keep in mind that these guidelines are only meant to give you a hint.
Styling ideas for your beautiful throw pillows
When shopping for throw pillows, choose shapes, colours, and patterns that match your sofa, chair, or room décor. Here are a few styling ideas to help you achieve the perfect look.
Mix and match prints
With so many pillow styles on the market, it is easy to include different prints in your living room décor. The best way to select pillows that work well together is to go for pieces that share a dominant colour.
Mix different shapes
Adding throw pillows with different shapes to your sofa or chair is a great way to create visual interest. Rectangular, square, round, and oval are great shapes that can enhance the look of your space. Styling with different-shaped pillows is also a great way to develop a personalised look.
Match your existing décor theme
Another great way to design pillows on a sofa is to match them to your home décor theme. For example, if you have a Scandi, modern, rustic or industrial-style living room, try to find matching pillows. Classy fabrics like leather and neutral colours are great for modern spaces. However, remember that style is also about personal choice. So don’t be afraid to try something new.
Why are they called throw pillows?
By now, you probably know what to look for when choosing a throw pillow for your sofa or chair. But why are they called throw pillows? This is a question that runs in the minds of most buyers. Well, they are called throw pillows because they do not come with the furniture. They are purchased separately and “tossed” onto it. They serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
What is the difference between a throw pillow and a cushion?
Both throw pillows and cushions add a touch of cosiness to a home. They can be used interchangeably depending on the season. However, when looking for furniture, you may wonder what the difference between the two is. Throw pillows are mostly used for decorative purposes; they support your neck and head. They also help to align the spinal cord. On the other hand, cushions serve as decorative accents to sofas and chairs.
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