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A lot of living room furniture options focus on style just as much as practicality. That’s a good thing. Decorating becomes more about expressing yourself via furniture and accent pieces instead of just figuring out where to put things. One awesome way to put your signature look on a room is with bright pops of color and texture from sofa pillows. Here are a few ideas to inspire your quest for mind-blowing rooms and relaxing spaces.

Use Strong Colors

Just like an artist playing around with the shapes on a canvas, using strong pops of color is totally acceptable and a lot of fun. Of course, the final call on how much color you want and where to put it is up to you. Throw pillows are useful for adding bright tones to a room because they’re just the right size, big enough to get noticed but not so large as to overwhelm and are easy to swap around. Gentle tones draw everything from sofa beds to armchairs together throughout the room, even if they have different fabrics. Bold pieces, on the other hand, add a wow factor.

Of course, color isn’t the only reason that accent pillows are so useful. They also add texture to your furniture layout. What effect does that have? Well, textures play a part in the emotional connection people have with your room. For example, using lots of soft textures make spaces feel more relaxing and inviting. Faux fur, especially throw blankets, contributes to a rustic ambience with major warmth. Jacquard pillows and other raised textures tend to feel either sophisticated or exotic. To craft the perfect vibe for your room, ask yourself what kind of emotional experience you’re looking for: relaxing, elegant, luxurious, bright or quietly thoughtful.

Go Over the Top

Excitement often comes in the form of things slightly over the top. Velvet is a great example. The brilliant sheen jumps out and, by extension, draws attention to the room’s focal point, practically screaming 1930s-inspired opulence. Metallic and patterned throw pillows are a great way to unleash creativity to the max. It doesn’t take much, either; one or two vibrant accents go a long way towards showing people what your personal vision is for your living room or entertainment room.

What Feels Right

How can you tell what size pillows to use or what layout is correct? Go with what feels right to you. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to decor. Odd numbers of pillows, arranged in haphazard groupings of various sizes, create an artistic, laid-back atmosphere. Mirrored layouts where patterns and numbers are the same on both sides of a sofa are chic and sophisticated. Also, there’s nothing wrong with focusing on comfort, too. A few rectangular throw pillows add some contemporary flair but also provide great lower back support when used with a sofa chair.

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