How to mix and match pillows on a sofa

How to mix and match pillows on a sofa

How to mix and match pillows on a sofa

Pillows on sofa

Your sofa is the centerpiece of your living room, so it deserves to be treated like royalty. The right pillows can add a pop of color or texture to the space, but it's important to choose a combination that looks intentional and works with the rest of your decor. Here are some tips for creating beautiful pillow combinations on your sofa:

Start with a solid foundation.

The first step to mixing and matching your pillows is to choose a foundation. This can be anything from a single color, to an abstract print or pattern, but it should be solid enough that the pattern of other pillows will stand out against it.

This area is where you can get creative and go wild. For example, if you have a neutral sofa and want to add some color in this area without having to paint your walls (which is likely what your landlord will tell you) then try using bright colors like reds or blues as an accent piece for your sofa set. When choosing fabric for this part of your sofa set consider durability as well as comfort–you want something that’s easy-to-clean so spills don’t become permanent stains on top of being cozy enough so that people actually want to sit on it!

Keep these things in mind when selecting fabrics for both sides of the chaise lounge:

Choose patterns that complement each other.

The easiest way to create a cohesive look is by selecting pillows that are in the same color family. Whether you choose patterns with similar colors, or a more bold mixture, this method will bring your sofa to life and make it feel complete.

Another way to mix and match your sofa pillows is by choosing patterns that complement each other. While it may seem like there are endless options available when shopping for pillows, there are actually only a few key styles that can be mixed together successfully:

  • Same pattern

  • Similar scale (size)

  • Same shape

  • Diamonds, squares or circles are recommended over other shapes as they will add interest without clashing with the rest of your decor

Stick to two major hues plus one accent color.

The typical rule of thumb is to use two major hues plus one accent color. But there are a few ways to mix and match pillows on a sofa in ways that make more sense than following the rules. Keep in mind that the main goal is to create visual interest, so if you don't want your living room looking like a rainbow exploded all over it, choose just two colors for your pillows: one neutral (the background) and one or two brighter colors for the foreground.

To highlight particular pieces of furniture or art work in the room, choose an accent color from those items' hues as your third focal point. This will tie everything together while still keeping things bold enough to stand out against the rest of your furniture

Be consistent with scale and proportion.

  • Be consistent with scale and proportion.

Proportions are the relationship between space, size, color and texture. So if you choose a large pillow for your sofa arm, choose smaller pillows for the other arms. And if your sofa has high or low arms, be sure to keep that consistency throughout your entire room so that everything feels connected. It’s also important to be consistent with scale so that one pillow doesn’t feel much larger than another or taller than another (e.g., two small round pillows on one side of an arm vs three small rectangular ones).

Vary the textures and fabrics.

  • Use different fabrics. Do you have a wool pillow? Why not use it as a contrast?

  • Use different textures. Are you a fan of velvet? How about velvet on the sofa and velvet in your pillows?

  • Use different shapes, sizes, colors and patterns in your pillows! From squares to triangles to rectangles and everything else under the sun—mixing things up can make for some great visual interest on your couch!

  • Use different materials: cotton, silk or linen are some popular choices but if you want something more exotic try linen blend or silk damask prints for an elegant look that will really stand out against other types of fabrics like denim jeans which tend not be too fancy anyway since they're usually worn by people who work outdoors all day long getting dirty so there's no need for anything fancy here at home either except maybe just one nice piece such as maybe this gorgeous table runner from Pottery Barn which would look beautiful hanging down overtop  the backs  of chairs underneath which sit flowers (or fruits?) tied together with ribbon into bouquets - woweee!!

Incorporate an odd number of pillows.

  • Incorporate an odd number of pillows.

  • With three or five pillows, you have a balanced, symmetrical look.

  • With seven or nine pillows, you have both symmetry and visual interest.

You can create beautiful pillow combinations for your sofa by following a few basic rules

Pillows on a sofa

When you're working on a sofa with a solid foundation, you should start with a pattern that complements it. For example, if your sofa has stripes, choose pillows with stripes or other graphic patterns. If your sofa is plain and neutral, choose pillows in bold colors or fun prints.

A good rule of thumb is to stick to two major hues plus one accent color: these three colors will make up the majority of your pillow combinations and provide the foundation for more complex palettes down the road. The last thing we want is for every pillow on our sofa to look like its own thing! That's why we recommend using this as an opportunity not only to create beautiful color combinations but also to experiment with scale (large versus small) and proportion (elongated versus circular).

As far as texture goes: think about how each texture will feel underfoot—if there are soft materials such as silk or velvet involved then cushioning may be necessary; if it's just for decoration then go ahead and use whatever fabrics strike your fancy! Remember though that when mixing textures always keep them consistent throughout—the goal here isn't just aesthetic appeal but comfort too so don't forget about tactile comfort when making decisions about what materials go where! Finally don't forget about keeping things balanced by incorporating some interesting elements into each design piece; this could mean anything from adding an odd number of pillows at all different heights/heights across each piece (such as one tall white linen pillow against two shorter ones made out of cotton twill) all the way down right up until including some leather accents here too there…

Pillows on sofa

Now that you’re armed with the basics of pillow-combination creation, it’s time to put your decorating prowess to use. Start by choosing a sofa that has a solid foundation—either solid color or patterned fabric, depending on the look you want—and then go from there. Once you have your base in place, build out by adding two hues plus one accent color (for even more impact!). After that, it’s all about texture and proportion; don’t forget to vary the size and shape of your pillows so they don’t all match exactly! Finally, stick with an odd number total when selecting how many decorative cushions will be used on each side of your sofa—this will help keep things fun and interesting as opposed being boring or lacking balance altogether.