June 24, 2010

Pillow Talk #2

Today we will continue with our Pillow Talk ideas that can be used for that "instant make-over" to transform a basic neutral palette. Decorative pillows can add a flair of energy to your room when using colors such as hot pink, deep turquoise, or even a vibrant orange. If you want a ray of sunshine on any given day....try yellow! You can create a sensational modern look when you accent these furnishings with a high energy color.

If you want to create a whimsical feel to the area then try a mix of stripes in various colors (left). For a more elegant look, try using a mix of patterns (like floral and wide stripes) in soft colors such as green, cream, and pink (below). If you like this idea of using patterns, but prefer a more casual or modern look, then don't be afraid to try some funky geometrical prints. As you can probably tell by now, you can create basically ANY look that you want. Keep in mind when selecting your pillows that you can also mix a few solid colors with the prints.

And this, my friends, is as simple as it sounds! Another good way to start spicing up your room is to add an additional "pop" of color along the way with a picture containing all of the colors used in your pillows. You may even want to start with the picture and then select the pillows around this piece of artwork...whichever is easier for you. Next, we will continue with more tips and ideas in our Pillow Talk series. Before you know it, adding pillows to your decor will be an easy idea that is ... "Simply Irresistible"!

Images courtesy of Coastal Living Magazine and E. Accents (available through our designers).

1 comment:

  1. Wow -- such gorgeous pictures, showing that splash of color. I love your tips. I'm always excited to see a new post!