Summary: Throw pillows should complement your sofa’s appeal, not clutter it.
Throw pillows are often viewed as optional in most homes. Whether they’re laying snuggly on those new sofa cushions you purchased or matching perfectly with the theme of your room, they can play a pivotal role in boosting the overall look of your home.
Match Them Accordingly
Throw pillows are meant to be an accompanying accessory for sofas and couches. They’re a perfect decorating item that can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways. However, many homeowners tend to just purchase the first thing they see at their local retail store and toss them on their couches.
You want to ensure that the pillows that you’ve purchased are of high quality and comply with the current color scheme. The best way to go about this is to use a neutral color, which is relatively easy to match with, and can provide clarity into which direction you’re looking to take your interior design pattern.
Use the Appropriate Amount of Pillows
Another common mistake homeowners make is placing too many, or too little, throw pillows. You want the right amount that correlates to the size of the couch itself. By placing too many, you’re creating too much noise and are hiding the sofa rather than emphasizing its features. By putting too little, you’re making your pillows stick out like a sore thumb.
The right amount creates a perfect balance and complements the overall design of the sofa. You’ve likely seen the perfect blend of throw pillows and space at other homes or even on the television.