Welcome to our second week of Wednesdays with Wendy!! What did you guys think of last week’s post? Please share your comments and feedback- we love hearing from you! This week, Wendy will be giving us three pieces of advice in choosing the right throw pillow for your space.
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Too small of pillows looks underwhelming and too large of pillows swallows your piece. Pillows should be in scale with its respected furniture piece. For a laid back, cozy look, choose oversized throw pillows in 24″ x 24″. A 12″ x 24″ lumbar looks sleek on a modern sofa with a low back cushion. To add height and dimension to a flat piece of furniture, layer a bolster next to a square throw. Always remember that a great shaped pillow starts with the insert. A down-blend insert is always W Design’s go-to!
There is no better (or easier) way to add a pop of color to your space than in your pillow selection. Take a risk and be bold in pattern and color, especially against a neutral furniture piece. A contrast in texture adds a layered, finished look to your space. Try pairing velvet against a linen sofa or a chenille against a leather sofa. Decorative trim in a pom pom, fringe, or satin welt gives each pillow a personality of its own!
Throw pillows are an opportunity to bring an entire room together. Fabrics can be very expensive, but throw pillows are the perfect place to splurge on some exquisite textiles. You can get a lot of look without having to re-upholster a whole sofa or re-do an entire window treatment. Throw pillows are a small dose of affordability that will go a long way!
Photo creds from some of our favorites: Ralph Lauren, Pierre Frey, Manuel Canovas, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Samuel and Sons