Decorative sofa cushions
By Dorcas Muga-Odumbe
Sofa pillows are an inexpensive way to bring an instant touch of elegance to your sofa.
Decorative sofa pillows add warmth, colour, personality and interest to a sofa while helping unify the other colours in the room.
The combination of colours and beauty on the pillows give a luxurious feel to the sofa.
If you intend to welcome the outdoors inside, choose floral prints and combine them with textured fabrics for a balance.
Do not hesitate to use designs that are bold, such as, circles and stripes. You can also use black and white pillows. They will stand out among the earthy green and brown colours.
There are many stylish decorative sofa pillows to choose from in different sizes, colours, patterns, designs and fabrics.
Arranging the pillows
Combine the pillows in an assortment of fabrics, including floral, stripes, prints, and solids.
Combine different fabrics, shapes, and sizes to achieve a layered appearance and incorporate more colours. Place a solid coloured pillow on a patterned sofa for contrast.
Arrange them in groups of odd numbers, such as, three or five, instead the traditional pairs.
Choosing sofa pillows
for your home
Many people buy the first decorative pillows they find but soon realise they are not suitable for their sofa.
Tips that could help you choose suitable pillows:
• Your sofa — Know your sofa well. Find some free time, sit back and relax on some of the chairs in your living room near the sofa and look at it carefully. Think about how your sofa really looks, its colour and size. Now close your eyes and try to imagine your sofa. If you can imagine your sofa in your mind, then you really know it.
• Your living room — Take a look at the entire interior design of your room and try to consider the most of colour you are able to see.
• The colour — Now you can choose which colour will be suitable for your pillows. For example, if your sofa is brown or blue in colour, you could choose orange decorative pillows or if you have a black sofa then white throw pillows will make it look more beautiful.
• Shape and size — Consider what size and shapes suit your sofa. You can find standard size decorative pillows as well as others with different shapes such as animals and character textures.
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