The beauty of swapping in new pillows is the instant refresh of your living space. As the name suggests, a good accent pillow should accent your look. It should reflect and elevate your aesthetic by playing against the dominant tone or bringing a new visual or tactile element into the space. If you are looking for a signature piece, patterned pillows and graphic elements can offer distinctive quality. They can complement your bed, couch, or sectional or provide a stark contrast to the color palette. So with the recent launch of our Spring Editorial and our new capsule of throw pillows, we wanted to share a few tips. We enlisted our Senior Manager of Brand Creative and resident stylist, Kelley Mason, for her recommendations on creating distinct pillow combinations and pairing your pillows with different sofas. Kelley's main takeaways are to think of the five following factors for mixing and matching pillows: color, scale, size, balance, and texture. It is important to keep a cohesive color palette, so limit yourself to three to five shades and balance out the range by spreading it across your couch. Playing with scale and size adds a dynamic touch, so make sure that you mix large and small patterns and vary the size of pillows you use on your sofa. Lastly, add multiple textures—from the homespun softness of boucle to the earthy touch of raw silk pillows. See more of Kelley's tips and find more pillow combinations inspiration below.
English Traditional | Darker neutrals and classic patterns look at home in a countryside manor setting.
Desert Neutrals | Sandy hues and various striped patterns offer a welcoming tone.
Modern Deco | Round forms, lots of texture, and rich jewel tones add a deco-inspired touch.
Warm Modern | Pastels and earth tones blend well with soft fabrics to invite you in.
Soft Traditional | Plush fabrics pair with a velvety sheen and muted neutrals for a versatile look.
Modern Minimalist | Saturated hues and plenty of texture let you pare down your styling.