Design Tip: How To Style Throw Pillows


Styling throw pillows doesn’t have to be hard, it all comes down to a few basic steps. The main things to consider are color palette, pattern and textures. To create a modern look, layer different sizes and shapes such as a lumbar against a square pillow.

Need a change? Switch out your regular pillow covers with ones that match the season or your mood, just apply the same basic principles.

Color Palette

Start with a color palette and let it anchor your choices. Stick to neutrals, shades within a similar color range, or go for a high-contrast combination.


When mixing patterns, be sure to vary pattern type and scale, but keep it in the same color family.


Add in texture by mixing materials, weave and design elements. Think faux fur, velvet, tassels, pom poms or fringe.

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