The Easiest Way to Personalize Your Home

Decorating with throw pillows in a mix of colors and patterns offers an ideal way to add personality and dimension to your home.

Below, we've shared tips and tricks for decorating with throw pillows as a means of accessorizing your space. Consider the furniture in your home as your timeless investment pieces that you will own and love for many years, while throw pillows can serve as the jewelry or accessories – a place where you can feel more comfortable playing with color and pattern, changing pieces out from season to season as your tastes and mood evolves.

Decorating with Throw Pillows | Colorful Throw Pillow

The Power in Self-Expression

We've always looked to clothing as a means for self-expression, but more and more people are looking to do so through their homes. While our wardrobes reflect our tastes and personalities, our living spaces offer the opportunity to express ourselves in a more tangible way that can bring meaning and joy to daily life.

Even if you're a person who loves neutrals – or perhaps especially so – adding a moment of color or pattern throughout your home offers the perfect way to inject some personality and joy into your space.

And beyond our personal enjoyment, there's the added beauty of being able to invite our loved ones into our own embodiment of self-expression when we host and entertain.

An Ever-Evolving Home

Our homes should evolve and grow with us. And while we love wallpaper and upholstered furniture as much as anyone, those changes are much more permanent.  Decorating with throw pillows (and table linens, of course) offers a way to personalize your space without making a huge investment or permanent change.

The Layered Look

We designed our Lavender Shibori throw pillow to pair with our larger Wild Poppy throw pillow.

The two sizes, 20 x 20 inches and 12 x 16 inces, pair well together on your bed, sofa, or favorite chair.

Because the Wild Poppy print contains the same shade of lavender, these pillows subtly coordinate with one another while still creating a layered look full of charm and personality.

Decorating with Throw Pillows | How to Create a Layered Look

Tips & Tricks: Styling Throw Pillows

When it comes to styling and decorating with throw pillows, the possibilities are endless. There are no strict rules – only opportunities for creative expression. 

Experiment with different sizes, shapes, and patterns to create visual interest and balance within a room. Mix and match complementary colors and textures to add depth and dimension to your space. Embrace scale variation in both size and pattern choices.

Decorating with Throw Pillows | Lavender Shibori Throw Pillow

The Art of the Mix & Match

Most of us desire to live in a home that looks layered and personal. Decorating with throw pillows in a mix and match of colors and patterns offers the perfect way to tell your own story throughout your home.

Mixing patterns adds depth, visual interest, and personality to your home, but we know some may find it intimidating. Don't stress: With a few simple tips, you can confidently mix and match patterns to create a cohesive and personal look that reflects your unique POV.

Decorating with Throw Pillows | Styling Throw Pillows on Your Bed

Here are some tips to help you master the art of the mix and match:

  • Start with a common color scheme. Choose a cohesive color palette that ties all your prints and patterns together. Whether it's bold and vibrant or soft and subtle, sticking to a unified color scheme will create harmony and balance in your space.

  • Vary the scale of patterns. Mix patterns of different scales to create visual interest. Pair large-scale patterns with smaller ones to prevent the space from feeling overwhelming. For example, pair a large floral print with a smaller geometric or stripe pattern for a dynamic look.

  • Incorporate solids for balance. Intersperse solid-colored pillows amongst your patterned favorites to provide visual relief and balance. Solids help to ground the space and prevent it from feeling too busy. Choose a solid color that complements the hues in your patterned pillows for a cohesive look.

  • Consider texture. Add pillows with different textures to add dimension and tactile appeal to your space. Mix smooth fabrics like cotton or silk with textured fabrics like velvet or chenille for a rich and luxurious look.

  • Think in odd numbers. When arranging your throw pillows, try sticking to odd numbers for a balanced and visually appealing display. Grouping pillows in threes or fives creates a sense of symmetry and harmony in your space.

  • Experiment with placement. Play around with different pillow arrangements to find what works best for your space. Try placing pillows at different angles or stacking them in layers for added dimension and visual interest.

  • Trust your instincts. Ultimately, your throw pillow assortment is meant to be a personal expression of your style and taste. Trust your instincts and have fun experimenting with different patterns, colors, and textures until you find a combination that feels like you.