Adding Texture With Pillows

Over the past several months I have been wanting to add some texture and color to our living room. The living room is pretty neutral as is the rest of the house but I am starting to gravitate more toward color. Sometimes a neutral look can become quite plain and boring without any texture added into the mix. The easiest way to make a home feel cozy and elevated is with texture I have learned over the past year. When I did this online course with Rita Konig on interior design, she talked a lot about ways to add texture into your home. One of the easiest ways to start is with pillows and go from there. Texture is technically defined as the surface appearing smooth, bumpy, or flat. When decorating with pillows it’s more the pattern of the pillow and how the texture comes out through the pattern and the color.

This has been something I’ve had to wrap my head around because I am a pretty symmetrical person when it comes to decorating. Meaning, I want all the pillows to match, have the same pattern, and the same color while on the couch. There’s nothing wrong with consistency and a lot of people want their pillows to all be the same and match. However, adding texture into the mix helps offset the need for everything to match perfectly. I do prefer to have my anchor pillows (pillows on each end of the couch) to match and then incorporate other patterns from there. However, lots of people don’t have their anchor pillows matching. The best part is there are no hard rules when it comes to adding texture, it’s what you love and prefer.

My favorite place to find pillows with texture is ETSY by far, Nell Hills, and Pride of Place Pillows. One tip is to always size up in your pillows to make them look more full. For instance, if you buy a pillow that’s 18×18 make sure the insert for the pillow is actually 20×20. I buy all my inserts from Amazon here. All the pillows below are from Pride of Palace Pillows but I will link some other favorites.


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