In addition to making our relaxation more comfortable, furniture pillows are a decorative element that can delineate and enrich the style of the environment in which they are placed.
So let’s see, depending on the context we have, and following the trends of the moment, how to choose and match furniture pillows to make our home more welcoming to guests as well.
Decorating your home with cushions
Whether in the bedroom or living area, pillows are furniture details that reflect the taste of the hosts.
In order to make the composition more harmonious and balanced, there are some basic rules that should be observed in the selection and arrangement of pillows.
Big pillows and small pillows: the right size
Pillows should complement the furniture in which they are placed, so it is important to choose them in proportion to it. Whether it is cushions for sofas, for armchairs, for chairs or for beds, one should never overdo or underdo it.
Through pillows we can embellish and make a piece of furniture more comfortable and cozy, so it is best to avoid small pillows alone on large sofas or large pillows for moderately sized sofas. The right proportion exists and can be found.
Should we want to play with contrasts, best to do so with shapes or colors. The important thing is to make the whole harmonious and balanced.
How to place cushions
As we said earlier, a residential environment must first and foremost be hospitable and comfortable. For these reasons, it is best to avoid symmetry, which makes, for example, a sofa unwelcoming, nice to look at, but does not invite one to sit casually and certainly does not invite the guest to feel comfortable.
What colours and patterns to choose for decorative cushions?
Is it better to use coloured or neutral cushions? It depends.
In order to make the environment not only more comfortable, but also more harmonious, placing pillows is a good idea to evaluate the overall context in which they are to be placed.
Thus, the color of the furniture fabrics in which they will be placed should be taken into account, as well as the surrounding walls and objects (coffee tables, vases, lamps, rugs, etc.).
For example: for a sofa with flat, neutral hues, we can match a colorful pattern; conversely, on a rich and colorful pattern it is better to go for flat colors coordinated with the background pattern.
In addition, it would be good to make furniture pillows consistent with each other, that is, do not mix styles and patterns unless harmony between them.
What fabrics to choose for pillows?
In this case once you have established the color palette and patterns to be adopted, for fabrics you simply need to be inspired by what you find on the market.
Perhaps focus on quality of fabric and finish, and practicality for periodic cleaning.
The most suitable fabrics may also vary according to the season. For example, for summer pillows we will tend to prefer cooler fabrics such as cotton, linen, or silk while avoiding synthetic and poorly breathable fabrics.
10 ideas for matching pillows
1. Maison du monde’s solid-color pillows.
The duck-blue velvet pillow fits perfectly into a simple, linear setting, giving it elegance and sophistication.
The size is 45×45 cm with two different faces, one velvet and one beige fabric, glamorous and easily adaptable to any context.
Different cushions and shades are added in this proposal, but in harmony with each other.
2. Brick geometric pillows, by Normann Copenhagen.
The Brick pattern is composed of a patchwork woven with different shades of color.
Overall, the pattern, structured with geometric shapes, is modern and elegant easily matched with a flat-toned context.
3. The elegance of jacquard for H&M designer pillows.
Refined cushion cover in blue or beige hues with satin fabric and jacquard patterns.
4. Pillows in blush tones from Maison du monde.
A set of pillows inspired by an extensive color palette: ranging from pink, to plum, to earth tones.
5. A floral touch for H&M
An elegant, yet refined, juxtaposition of decorative floral patterned pillows with flat, neutral hues.
6. Exoticism and elegance for Maison du Monde.
Wool and cotton pillows in jacquard patterns, solid colors or muted shades. Lots of brightness and warmth that bring back memories of distant journeys.
7. Unikko pop pillows
The flower motif designed by Maija Isola in 1964 has long been the iconic product of the Marimekko brand.
The broad designs, with strong, flat hues, of the pillow cover collection bring a lively feel to the room.
8. The curvy shapes of the Knot pillow from Design House Stockholm.
Created by Icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir, these are distinctive pillows that resemble balls of wool, thus softness and comfort.
9. The elegant furniture cushions from Kartell’s Largo collection.
The well-known Italian brand offers a vintage floral style, adorned with roses in delicate tones inspired by traditional English motifs.
10. Games of shapes, colors and patterns
Finally, also from Maison du Monde, an example of how to combine colorful pillows of various shapes, matching them harmoniously.
These are just ten ideas, but the possibilities for furniture pillows to add a touch of style and elegance to your home are virtually endless. Let us know your idea on our social!