Get expert tips on selecting and decorating with throw pillows. Choose neutral colors for the big ticket items, like the sofa to provide a timeless background for your design letting you layer in color and personality. For gray, tan or taupe sofas, cool colors like oranges, yellows and blues add a lot of pop without overpowering the space. For color with maybe less pop, try more tonal shades like tan, gold or charcoal to add depth and variation. Contrasting pattern is another way to add wow to your space. Be sure to choose colors already in the space. And don't forget about texture. Adding pillows with different fabrics and feels can take a room from casual to dressy. Velvets, silks and chenilles almost always make a room feel more formal and sophisticated and are great for formal living rooms. For family rooms, go for cottons, linens and twills. Now you know how to make your pillows pop like a pro.
Stitching up an outdoor pillow to brighten up a porch or deck is a great project for a sewing novice. Select materials that are made to withstand bright sun and moisture to keep these custom pillows looking great year after year.