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 Seasonal 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.

The Kristina cream and black handmade geometric throw pillow with fringe, Manon linen boucle throw pillow in mustard, and Nysa black and white geometric throw pillow accent this moss green sofa with chaise for a traditional English living room look.

English Traditional | Darker neutrals and classic patterns look at home in a countryside manor setting.

The Jonas cream and black grid silk throw pillow, a plush fuzzy cream lumbar pillow and the Arlo linen square throw pillow in cream sit atop a heathered linen slipcovered modern sofa in this desert neutral hued living room.

Desert Neutrals | Sandy hues and various striped patterns offer a welcoming tone.

A fuzzy plush cream colored lumbar pillow and a round moss green velvet throw pillow sit on a modern cream colored sofa in a modern deco style living room.

Modern Deco | Round forms, lots of texture, and rich jewel tones add a deco-inspired touch.

The Ojai black and cream square throw pillow and two Arlo throw pillows - one lumbar pillow in mustard and a square pillow in light pink - sit atop a modern ivory sofa with chaise in a warm modern living room look.

Warm Modern | Pastels and earth tones blend well with soft fabrics to invite you in.

The black and cream striped square Vdara throw pillow, a gray boucle lumbar pillow, the rose colored Arlo linen lumbar pillow and an ivory boucle pillow sit on a squared arm ivory sofa in a soft traditional living room look.

Soft Traditional | Plush fabrics pair with a velvety sheen and muted neutrals for a versatile look.

A square gold striped throw pillow and brown linen lumbar pillow sit atop a rounded boucle sofa in a modern minimalist living room look.

Modern Minimalist | Saturated hues and plenty of texture let you pare down your styling.