How to Choose Decorative Pillows & Throws
Wondering how to choose decorative pillows for the bed? Play with shape, size, and texture. For a smaller bed, such as a twin- or full-sized mattress, select three to four decorative pillows that vary in size; arrange them from largest to smallest. For a queen- or king-sized bed, purchase a pair of decorative pillows or a throw pillow set, and mirror them on either side of the bed. Then select two or three additional pillows to place in the middle of the bed.
The same rules apply when choosing the right decorative pillows for your couch or accent chair. That is, vary the silhouettes, sizes, and coverings. If you’re wondering how to decorate with throw blankets, consider these ideas: Fold a blanket and lay it at the foot of a bed, or spread it across the bed to showcase the blanket’s pattern. For the living room, drape a throw blanket over the arm of your sofa or accent chair.
Pillows and throws add instant warmth (both literally and figuratively) to your home, so choose your favorites and start tossing them on your sofa, loveseat, and bed — anywhere you see fit.