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When you’re looking to add some personality to your room, it’s a no-brainer to start by adding throw pillows. Not only are throw pillows a great way to jazz up a room, but they’re also an inexpensive way to test out different styles and see which best fits with your unique design aesthetic. Whether you’re thinking of mixing and matching textures, colors or sizes, we’re here to give you a few helpful tips to start your search out with as well as a few no-fail throw pillow combinations for any space.

Tip #1:

The first and most important step to designing and decorating a space is to pick a color palette and stick with it. Start by pulling a few key colors from your curtains, couch or rug and work off of that color story. You’ll want to also save room for neutrals, as well as lighter and darker tones. By doing this, you’ll make things a lot easier when you’re trying to narrow down your throw pillow options.

Tip #2:

Secondly, remember that layering is key to a unique and interesting room. Don’t be afraid to add in a variety of different sizes, colors and textures to keep your space feeling fresh and updated.

Tip #3:

Thirdly, if you’re unsure or new to throw pillow decorating, start with the numbers. For a modern look, start with odd numbers, like three or five.  For a traditional, balanced look, go with a clean number like two or four pillows.

Tip #4:

Mix small scale prints with large scale ones. Pairing a small-scale print with a large-scale one will balance things out and avoid overwhelming the eye. Prints can be tricky to match, so by mixing scale you’ll be able to avoid competing patterns.

Tip #5:

Add in solids or neutrals to break things up. To avoid overwhelming the room, add in solids or neutrals to balance things out and tie everything together.

Now that you’ve got the basics down pat, here are some helpful combinations to help you get started:

Throw Pillow Combo #1:

For a Subdued Combo:
Texture + Solid + Print

throw pillow combinations
If you’re looking for a subtle, subdued combo, we love mixing a texture, a solid and a print together. For texture think something like fur or velvet and mix it with a fun print. You can then tie these two pairings together with a solid color. Make sure that these colors all have the same color story, so that you can keep things clean and cohesive.

Yanisin Solid Pillow Red, Kalindi Solid Pillow Grey, Delyne Floral Pillow Red

Throw Pillow Combo #2:

For a Traditional Look:
Stripe + Large-Scale Floral + Solid

throw pillow combinations

Ivria Floral Pillow Lake, Ealair Striped Pillow Dove, Ninian Solid Pillow Blue

A small-scale stripe paired with a large-scale floral and a solid throw pillow is a traditional combination that never ceases to up your rooms appeal. This classic combination adds interest to your space without overpowering the room.

Throw Pillow Combo #3:

For a Contemporary Vibe:
Solid + Geometric + Abstract

throw pillow combinations

Manchester Stain Resistant Throw Pillow in Slate, Malthace Geometric Pillow Steelwork, Feoras Graphic Pillow Sable

If you’re looking for a contemporary feel, you can’t go wrong with combining a solid, a geometric and an abstract throw pillow. This unique combination not only creates visual appeal, but it also helps to add variety to your room.

Written by Kyle Tager

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