Creating Some Interest and Taking Your Interiors to the Next Level…
Mixing and matching pillow patterns is one of those things that sounds simple. However, once you start trying to put a combination together, you can get stuck in the process and it can feel impossible to come up with the perfect combination. We’ve all been there. You can start to feel defeated and you might just want to go back to choosing two of the same patterns. But don’t do it! Matching pillows on a sofa looks old-fashioned. Mix and match pillows are the way to go.
When I took on the living room makeover, I knew I wanted to change up the styling of my couch. This meant buying new cushion covers. Each one different, but look utterly fabulous together. Here’s my formula on how to mix and match pillows to elevate your interior styling…
IDENTIFY A COLOUR SCHEME.
The first thing you need to when you mix and match pillow patterns is think about a colour scheme. What colours are you drawn to? Which accent colours do you want to pull from your current interior design? Or, perhaps what colours you want to take into your interior design? For me, it was the blues, more cream and a bit of dark red/ browns. Once you’ve identified a colour, allow this to guide you with the patterned pillows you choose.
BEGIN WITH AN ORGANIC PRINT.
Once you’ve decided on a colour scheme, now it’s time to start picking print patterns. I like to start off with an organic print. Think movement, floral and curves. This can be multi-coloured, which adds extra interest. For me, it was this Fleur de Lis pattern cushion. I love the texture and the colours of the cushion. The organic print that you choose will lead onto the next…
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NEXT, LOOK FOR A GEOMETRIC PRINT.
From the natural patterns, we head into the geometric prints. This is anything with lines, grid and repetition. A geometric print will help balance the movement of the organic print. For me, this came in the form of this blue square cushion and this red lumbar cushion. Both of these look great with the remaining cushions.
THINK OF SCALE.
When thinking of these patterns, you’ve got to think of scale. So, when buying your cushions to mix and match, you’ve got to think of the contrast of the patterns to the other ones selected. You’ll want to make sure it’s a stark contrast, really make the eye dance across the sofa with the prints.
FINALLY, ADD TEXTURE.
The texture of the cushions is a must for a luxe look. It’s something that I see a lot of cushion stylings are missing. You’ll want to play around with the different type of textures, velvets, metallics, furs and embroidery. Texture adds life and warmth to any design. For my design scheme, I like adding cotton, linen and a little metallic into the cushions. All these add up to a luxe design scheme that I’m happy to walk down to and look at each morning.
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