Pillows are a small way to make a big impact on a bedroom’s look. The bed should be the focal point of the room, and it should be an inviting one. Adding the right decorative pillows will make the difference between a bed that’s just ok and a bed you want to just fall into. The color, size, and amount of pillows on a bed can all give off a different look and feel.
Here are just a few of the things pillows can do to make a bedroom feel more polished.
Invite You In
At the end of a long day, you want your bed to be a place that invites you in for a good night’s sleep. A bed should feel like home all in itself, a reflection of what you love and the things that make you feel relaxed and happy. There’s nothing quite as inviting or relaxing as a pile of pillows.
Even the most stylish bed should still be comfortable, and it should look comfortable, too. Don’t be afraid to bring in soft, luxurious fabrics like velvet and silk. Soft colors and feminine touches like ruffles also give your room a warm, relaxed feel.
But you don’t need silk to give your bed a luxury look. This is one case where simply adding more can make the difference. The more pillows, the more full, rich, and sumptuous the bed will look.
Simple pillows in solid colors do wonders in a soft, neutral space. If your bedroom’s style is more eclectic, mixing bright whites with bold colors and patterns will turn your bed into a real statement.
Tie Things Together
It’s important to consider the other colors, textures, and patterns in the room when you choose pillows. If you have more than one accent color in the room, decorative pillows are the perfect place to tie them together. And pillows that echo the colors in a favorite art piece or other wall décor in the room are always a good choice. If you have a prominent pattern in the room, like a chevron rug, designers recommend choosing a different pattern for pillows so it doesn’t look cheesy or overdone.
There’s nothing more fun in decorating than the unexpected. Use pillows to add contrast and variety to your bedroom’s look. If there’s a lot of color in the room, choose neutral colors and softer patterns for pillows. Vary your sizes, colors, patterns, even pillow shapes for a look that adds interest to the whole room. Variety in shape and size also makes them easy to layer. Whether you like a neat arrangement or a lovely mess, layering from large to small is the way to go.
Keep Things Simple
You don’t need a lot of pillows to create a lovely effect. For a clean and symmetrical look, stack your sleeping pillows two deep, then stand two matching pillows against them. You can also add a small rectangle or roll pillow in front to complete the look.