Pillows are such a great way to personalize your rooms. When it comes time to select pillows, it’s always fun to mix and match patterns and prints. Here are some tips to coordinate pillows for your space! Really, the sky is the limit and definitely go with what you love, but if you’re nervous about mixing patterns, these tips should help. I worked to find the perfect pillows for our Athina Sectional and Gwen Chair.
The first place to start is selecting a colour palette – this is where your colour wheel comes in handy! Whether if you’re sticking to a monochromatic, analogous or contrasting colour palette, this is the place to start. Next up, you will want to think about mixing patterns and textures. By adding different textures, you keep your space from being too dull.
For mixing patterns, I typically like to have at least one floral print, one geometric and one solid. The key is to mix the scale of the prints, meaning, one large, one medium, one small.
I am a huge fan of pillows that are 20 by 20. Because we were working with a sectional (Athina), I wanted to cover as much space as possible. We went with faux-down inserts, a great alternative to real down. They truly look and feel that same as the real thing!
The jumping off point for the colour palette in our basement makeover was the weeping jade tree in our backyard, which you can see from the basement window. I adore the colours, pink, green and white, they are fresh and lively.
Pillows are such a great way to customize your space, to truly personalize your space! I find that they make the room feel cozy and welcoming.