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Decorative Pillows: 5 Ways To Bring Your Room To Life

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Adding throw pillows and cushions to a room can instantly add colour, texture and completely transform a space from dull to vibrant in seconds. It is also an extremely popular and cost effective way to change the ambience and style of a room depending on the seasons and of course, if you like to keep up-to-date with what is trending in architecture and design circles.

Below, we have provided some stunning examples (catering for all tastes!) of highly effective and easy ways to revamp your living or bedroom space.

Hazy Hues

Lambswool cushions:  Living room by Decorum

Lambswool cushions


If you like minimalism but worry your prized bedroom or living room will look sterile and bare, or if its a completely new concept to you, add pillows in shades of grey and white with small accents of texture to retain your muted colour palette, but create interesting points of variety and harmony. These pictured wool pillows help a space to look warm and luxurious whilst still contemporary and pure. 

Oriental Accents

If you have a room with either an eclectic or base colour palette, you can easily add some repetitive geometric patterns or shapes to add an exciting feature to your room. Don't be afraid to mix clashing colours and patterns either, this is very much in fashion at the moment seen on both the catwalks and home decorating guides.

The beauty of this style is that if you tire of it or wish to update the look, it is so easily replaced. You can go from bohemian paradise to minimalist chic all in the blink of an eye.

Floral Play

Floral patterns were once considered an outdated trend favoured only by the baby boomer generation. Modern flower patterns, mixed of course with updated colours and modern furniture styles have made a strong resurgence in recent years to create an elegant and feminine look.

If pink and green is not for you, there are a myriad of other floral patterns, both modern and classic available to cater for you needs. You can also add other strong clashing geometric patterns and bold fabrics for an eye-catching  soft furnishings statement.

Metallic Shine

Buckland Crescent:  Living room by Living in Space
Living in Space

Buckland Crescent

Living in Space

Bold patterns are definitely not for everyone, therefore, we have included a stunning, yet more toned down example of pillow and cushion accents. These metallic cushions look luxurious and expensive and ooze with elegance. The brush gold and crushed silver adds texture and warmth whilst still looking polished and radiant. Don't be afraid to introduce metallic colours into your home, they are extremely easy to pair with many different existing colour schemes.

Warm Textures

Fuyu cushions:  Living room by Decorum

Fuyu cushions


Whimsical and warm, these plush cushions and pillows in leather and wool add a ladylike yet seductive accent to this room. Keeping the colour palette pale using dusty and musky tones, creates an almost old world glamour look; one which you would imagine in the dressing room of a celebrity from the 30s and 40s, or if you prefer, a little touch of the 70s with the shaggy knit.

To see more clever ways to add accents to your room see ’Home Design Ideas and Modern Living Room Ideas’.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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