Throw pillows are an easy and stylish way to add character and comfort to any space in your home. Finding the ideal size pillow will help ensure its successful implementation.
Typically, it is best to choose an insert one size larger than your pillow cover for optimal results. This ensures a fuller and fuller appearance.
Make sure to mix both large- and small-scale prints for an aesthetic balance. Varying their scale will help achieve this.
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Size of the Furniture
Size matters when selecting throw pillow sizes; don’t overstuff furniture pieces with too many cushions or leave empty spaces without enough seating arrangements; there’s usually a happy medium between cramming in too many cushions and having an empty look when decorating with sofas and beds.
At first, begin with your largest pillow available and layer smaller sizes around it in an inverted triangle pattern. According to Better Homes & Gardens, size increments of two inches work well with this approach as this ensures the pillows won’t take over visually but still add visual interest and depth to your design.
Once you know the basic sizes for your pillows, the next step is selecting fabric. Fabric selection can be exciting yet daunting at once; here are a few helpful hints that can guide your search through an almost overwhelming selection of color and pattern options.
Assemble your pillow collection like a family. This will allow you to maintain a cohesive color palette while remaining open to various patterns and textures – for instance, consider pairing solid-colored throw pillows with one or two vibrantly hued patterns that stand out more.
Pillows come in various fill materials, from polyester and feather to down or even combinations thereof. Each has their own set of advantages and drawbacks; therefore it’s up to you to decide which works best with your decor.
For example, when decorating with children in mind, polyester fill can reduce the risk of spills and stains; on the other hand, if designing a space to entertain guests you might prefer more luxurious materials like down or feather.
Size of the Sofa
Pillows come in various sizes, but the size of your sofa plays an essential part in choosing the ideal throw pillow for your space. Larger pillows may overwhelm smaller sofas while smaller pillows may seem out-of-place and dinky. A good rule of thumb is to layer large pillows as base pieces before layering smaller pillows on top – creating an expressive arrangement while simultaneously giving your sofa a cozy and welcoming vibe.
Pillow size and fill are essential when it comes to selecting an ideal pillow, while shape and fill play a role as well. When selecting your cushions to complement your couch and fit within its overall color scheme – for instance if you opt for a black-and-white sofa you might try pairing your pillows with either solid colors or those featuring small scale patterns that do not overwhelm visually. Bold patterns should be avoided as this could visually overwhelm the room.
Consideration must also be given to the texture and thickness of fabric used when choosing throw pillows. A quality designer textile such as silk or leather adds luxuriousness to any room; however, these pillows typically cost more than regular cotton or polyester fabrics. Furthermore, thickness can determine how soft or textured a pillow feels.
Once you’ve chosen the ideal fabric for your pillow, the next step should be choosing its fill. Feather-and-down fills provide more cushiony softness; however they tend to be the more expensive choice. Foam and other synthetic fills tend to hold their shape better while not providing as much cushiony softness.
When selecting a pillow insert, it’s wise to go one size up in order to achieve a fuller appearance. Fortin suggests this tip as “pillow cover dimensions are always taken along their corners – so an 18-inch pillow needs an insert that measures 20 inches wide!”
When selecting how many pillows to place on your sofa, remember that odd numbers look more visually appealing than even ones. An arrangement featuring two or four pillows on either end and a lumbar pillow in the middle will create a balanced appearance without overcrowding your space.
Size of the Bed
Size can play an influential role in selecting and using throw pillows for your bed, such as California King beds. Larger beds allow you to experiment with more extravagant options such as 12-x 36-inch and 16x 36-inch versions of lumbar pillows – something which California King beds cannot provide!
Pillows can add color and texture to any room, so don’t be intimidated to mix shapes and sizes when selecting pillows for a room. For instance, pair one standard square pillow featuring an eye-catching fabric print with two solid pillows in its color to achieve visual harmony and balance. Or try switching out for one round pillow instead of a square or rectangular one for something playful!
Apart from fabric design, another factor to keep in mind when purchasing a pillow is fabric type and material. Cotton, linen and velvet fabrics all offer soft comfort while wool and velvet offer more expensive luxury. Also make sure that feather-and-down fill adds soft, cozy feeling compared to foam or synthetic fiber fills that may leave behind unpleasant after-taste.
Throw pillows can vary significantly in price depending on their materials and dimensions, from silk and leather to polyester or cotton fabrics, with embellishments like piping and tassels increasing overall cost. Furthermore, more intricate designs often increase cost due to additional labor being involved in their creation.
When shopping for throw pillows, remember that quality and price are directly correlated. The highest-grade pillows are handmade using top materials with attention paid to detail design and construction. Your budget and desired style should ultimately dictate your decision; once this criteria are identified it becomes easy to find an ideal throw pillow to complete any space.
Size of the Room
Pillows can add the perfect decorative and comforting accents to any couch or chair, while also being an effective way to reduce fatigue during long hours spent watching television or reading a book. When selecting and sizing throw pillows, there are a few guidelines you should abide by when making your selections and sizes decisions. Make sure the size of both cover and insert are compatible; an effective rule of thumb would be choosing an insert two inches larger than its cover to guarantee full and fluffy pillows rather than flat and thin ones.
Mixing patterns and solids when selecting throw pillows will add visual interest and allow you to tie in colors from other sources like the rug or curtains. If you need help mixing patterns, start with one large patterned pillow as your center point and build from there.
Texture should also be an important factor when selecting throw pillows, with velvet, linen, silk and cotton all offering their own distinct qualities and looks. Be sure to experiment with various styles until you find one that feels most at home – mixing textures can add depth and dimension to any space!
Finally, when it comes to color selection, be sure to pick a palette that best reflects both your personal taste and the overall style of the room. For instance, if your room features bright hues such as purples or oranges, be careful with adding too many throw pillows; overdoing it could quickly become overwhelming. For a more neutral aesthetic, soft white or grey throw pillows might work.
If you would like more guidance in choosing and placing throw pillows, schedule a complimentary styling appointment with one of Parachute’s expert stylists. They will assist in selecting suitable pillow sizes and shapes that will enhance your space, as well as offer tips to create the look that you have always envisioned for yourself.