Decorative Pillows: Pile 'Em On
OK! Yes, I make decorative pillows. And yes, of course I'm a strong proponent for more of them. But clearly you can see why from the photo above. Can't you see yourself replacing that cat, relaxing on the thick cushions and caressed by all those colorful pillows. How about plumping up a few to lay your head on while you read a mind-capturing book! Imagine, if there was only one or two pillows in this same setting. Even the dramatic wall and bovine inspired area rug would look lonely, wanting something more.
Pile on the pillows are just as inviting in a mono-color scheme as seen in the photo below:
This shabby chic style oozes comfort and relaxation. Noticed the slipcover? Hope you read my blog on slipcovers. Noticed too that owner uses a loose cover on the cushions that can be easily removed for cleaning. In fact, the all white fabric used on the sofa and for the pillows appear to be cotton and thus easily laundered. The soft pink print and taupe pillows offer a soft contrast to monotone setting. But too my point, the "pile 'em on' pillow composition is an under-stated drama. A pillow or two would just cry shame on the decorator. Let's see a few more of this style of "pile 'em on' pillow decor.
If your interest in having more decorative coordinating pillows has not peaked and you just want to live with just a couple, well . . . OK. But do make those two count. What I mean is make a statement with your pillows, don't select pillows that just fade into the furnishings!
Oh, one last thought on this subject. I must admit, personally I prefer deep seated sofas with lots on pillows. There's something a little uninviting about a sofa where there are so many pillows only the edge shows seating space. Do you move the pillows out of the way or just sit on 'em!
Happy pillow piling!