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  • The Different Pillows for Different Furniture

    How many pillows is too many pillows? How many pillows is too little pillows? You want your bed and sofa to look warm and inviting, but you don’t want to overdo it. There should be enough pillows so that your bed looks sumptuous and inviting when properly made - yet not so many that getting in bed would require 10 minutes of excavating! The sweet spot is usually between 1-6 pillows, depending on the size of your bed. But it doesn't end there – you’ve got to be creative while choosing the duvet covers and cushion covers - so that they seamlessly merge with the rest of the room to create an amazing effect.

    Here are the different kinds of pillows for different furniture.

    The secret to choosing throw pillows:
    Pillows in different shapes and styles are a great way to instantly perk up a living space. There are three things you need to keep in mind while choosing throw pillows:

    1. 1. The size- layering a couch with pillows of different sizes
    2. 2. The pattern and fabric- don’t be afraid to mix and match fabrics
    3. 3. The color- choose contrasting color to set off the color of your couch

    Styling The Pillows On Your Sofa

    Ideally, 4 throw pillows is the optimum number of pillows you should have on your couch. The size should be determined by the size of your couch. For a couch that is relatively bigger, a 16- 18” pillow is an ideal size. Go for 24” pillows only if you have a spacious living room where pillows of that size won’t look out of place. Layer these with smaller pillows. One solid and one patterned (in a fabric other than the fabric on your couch) on each side makes for a perfectly styled couch.

    Styling The Pillows On Your Bed

    There are literally dozens of ways to style a bed. A perfect bed is one you want to sink into so it’s important to pay special attention to detail. Pick fabrics that are soft and comfortable; Egyptian and organic cotton have always been my favorites and are ideal for a bed.

    When it comes to stacking pillows, I generally prefer to go with 5 pillows- odd numbers instantly catch the eye- but 6 pillows are very common as well. Use pillows of different fabrics to add to character. Silk, satin, velvet, suede are all rich fabrics and perfect choices for pillows on beds and lucky for you, The Home Centric has an entire variety of them!

    So come take a look and cushion up your life (and couches and beds!) with us!

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