Punctuate any Room with Throw Pillows & Decorative Pillows

No doubt you’ve flipped through the pages of a home décor magazine or watched a home makeover program on television where room after room is artfully arranged and perfectly decorated. Throw pillows are placed just so, area rugs define rooms within rooms and colorful throws are arranged with flair to provide visual interest. Casual elegance has replaced traditional décor in many homes and the overall look is one of eclectic coordination instead of matching drapes and upholstery along with complete furniture suites. The challenge is how to pull it all together with style.

The key to modern home décor is personalization and authenticity – you should live with what you love and each piece should have a story or a reason for being a part of your home and your surroundings.  Perhaps you have an heirloom chair or crib that has been in your family for generations but it’s not the sort of thing you would actually sit on or use for baby. The item can still be celebrated as a work of art and integrated into the decor in a number of ways. An heirloom crib can be filled with stuffed animals or dolls and displayed in the nursery or filled with blankets and quilts (starting from $24.99 at Bedbathandbeyond.com) and displayed in a bedroom while a vintage chair can be updated with modern slipcovers or used to hold a beautiful plant or floral arrangement or a stack of art book or family albums.

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Color is one way to tie a room together even if each item in the room seems entirely random. By painting or choosing items all in the same color you effectively create a collection – the sun room takes on a new dimension when everything in it is yellow or orange. Yellow slipcovers or throws can help to integrate a dated couch or chair while a yellow rug and lamp shade can help to tie in the floor and walls or ceiling. When it comes to visually categorizing things color is a primary factor and can be a great way to pull together a coordinated decorator look.

Sometimes you just want to refresh the look of a room and try something new – this is when decorative pillows can add real pizzazz. Because a pillow is relatively small it can be highly detailed and made of a unique fabric resplendent with elaborate trims or ornamentation – think of it as jewelry for the home. Add just the right pillow to complete the look of a bedroom, family room, living room or den. A monogrammed pillow adds an extra touch of class.

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