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Summer Pillow Style Guide

Summer Pillow Style Guide

If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive way to update your space, your pillows are a great place to start. New patterns, textures and colors can give your room a whole different feel. Choosing the right designs isn’t always easy. To help you transform your space try using this summer pillow style guide.
Use a cohesive color palette
Below are some great color combinations.  Summer is a great time to use a blue and yellow or grey and yellow combination.  These can work year-round and will give your space a calm feel. If you want something a little bolder, navy and orange or navy and sea-foam green are great nautical and beachy looks.
summer color palettes
Mix and Match
The simplest way to pair pillows is with a solid color and any kind of print or pattern. You can easily pull a color from your patterned pillow onto a solid one.
Blue and brown throw pillows
blue and gold throw pillows
Another pairing tip is to choose two similar, small patterns.  It’s very important to have a matching color palette here, if not it could end up looking like your toddler did the decorating. 

beachy throw pillows
Finally, try a simple pattern with something busier.  This technique should be left to the adventurous. Not only is it important to match your colors here but also the style and, in some cases, texture. 
green pillow, teal pillow


Don’t over do it
Your home is supposed to be a relaxing place so don’t go overboard by adding too many pieces.  Depending on the size of your couch or chair 2-4 pillows, in pairs of 2, should cover it. If you have a longer couch try 2 on one side and 3 on the other (see bonus tip to help you with this more). 
Bonus Tip

Try using different sizes.  A large solid or simple pattern looks great behind a smaller bold print (or vice versa).  Throw pillows come is so many shapes and sizes now it’s easy to find great pieces that work together.

blue and orange throw pillows

I hope these tips helped and inspired you to freshen up your space.  Most of the pillows shown in this post can be found here. If you have any questions on pairing your throw pillows email me at



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