Mix and Match Pillows Like A Pro – Foolproof Technique!

The selection of different patterns and prices makes this accessory the easiest and most inexpensive way to change the feel or look of any room in your home.

There are a few tricks to achieve that professional, interior designer look. I promise you, it isn’t hard as long as you keep the following tips in mind. It really is a fool-proof technique!

Everything is better when built on a good foundation! So, the first thing is selecting a color palette you love to create a cohesive look. 

Start With A Color Scheme

If you’re unsure of what color to choose, a great way to select it is by picking three colors found in the room. As a basic guide, aim for one neutral color, one main color, and an accent color.

Now comes the fun part, adding in some playful patterns! When it comes to selecting patterns, be careful to not pair competing print sizes together.

Use Different Pattern Scales

For a fail proof pattern combo, try mixing two pillows with prints that coordinate together in terms of color. Then add in one solid colored pillow in a shade that matches the two prints.

Selecting pillows with those extra special touches like tassels, pom poms, woven, faux fur, chunky sweater, velvet or even leather is an easy way to give your grouped pillows a more elevated look.

Add Different Textures

Texture is key when learning how to mix and match pillows. It helps move you away from just having three pillows that coordinate on your living room couch to having a pillow combo with beautiful interest, dimension and style.


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