How to Style Your Throw Pillows

It's easy to see that we're a little obsessed with throw pillows. We love them so much, we've even designed our own textile line! Today we're going to teach you how to master throw pillows using our new line of pillows. 

#1: Start with the right size

The first thing you need to do is select the right size of pillow! If you go too big it dwarves your sofa, and if you go too small it looks kind of dinky. I actually prefer pillows on the bigger side so I'll start with a standard size, a 22 or 24-inch pillow at the back. Then we'll level the rest of the pillows forward. 

#2: USE Patterns and Textures  

I like to use a mix of organic and straight-line graphic prints while throwing in a solid texture for dimension. The combination works really well. In a traditional setting, you'll match your pillows on both sides of the sofa. But I like to mash up all different prints and even throw in some larger scaled patterns with smaller ones.

#3: Mix it Up

Like we mentioned before, we'll start with a 24-inch pillow when styling pillows. Then we'll layer in some 22-inch or 20-inch sizes and complete the gathering with a lumbar, or a tiny pillow in the front. Remember to pay attention to contrasting shapes, lines, sizes, patterns, and textures! 

If you liked these tips, stay tuned for pillow styling on a sectional and a bed! 

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