Contemporary Decorative Pillows
Contemporary decorative pillows can be added to any room to give a stylish pop to any decor. Normally speaking, most home furniture has a uniform look and design. Since most homeowners purchase furniture in sets and pick a base color for the decor of the room, they purchase accessories for the main purpose of adding style, color, personality, and comfort. They can also be displayed anywhere in the home and on any plush furniture, from couches and love seats to plush chairs and recliners. Even beds can have decorative pillows on them. Contemporary decorative pillows add a good balance of all of these factors and are a common purchase for most people who are trying to spruce up an already attractive room.
Contemporary decorative pillows could have a simple design or a flamboyant color scheme. Some can be made elegant and simplistic and some can be extravagant and make use of bright colors. Some can be made with comfort in mind, and some can be made firm and rough, to add design and abandon comfort, if it is certain that they will never be used for rest or sleep. Pillows can be made with a meek personality and some can have a boisterous personality all their own.
Pillows can add style and flare to any room full of furniture. Most decorative pillows are made with a design, often referred to as a print. The print should reflect the personality of the family living in the home and should directly contrast the decor of the room and the style of the furniture. This stems from the days when one would cross stitch an attractive design, sometimes complete with an inspirational quote, onto a pillow by hand and displayed it around the house. Today, nobody has to make these pillows since they can be purchased for reasonable prices from Viesso with the home decor in mind.
Color Improves Decor
Color is a big deal in the decor of any room. Before decorating, most people pick two to three colors for a room, which all correspond well with each other. These are primarily chosen for painting and wall decorating. There are any combination of a base color, an accent color, and a trim color. The base color and accent color describe what the walls and ceiling will be painted, and the trim color is a bold color that reflects the milder colors of the paint in question on baseboards, door frames, and room accessories. Contemporary decorative pillows can reflect any of the already chosen colors, although it seems to be more popular to have a pillow of a milder color with the trim color displayed in the print.
Personality is important in a good room decor. A room can have its own personality or reflect the personality of the person or family residing in the home. If the decorations and accents in the room are primarily floral, for instance, a pillow design with a corresponding floral design would be most advantageous to the resident. It is possible to make a stylish statement by displaying pillows. In addition to this, pillows can help reinforce an intended appearance. Sometimes residents purchase or decorate a home while intending for a desired appearance. Some like a country cottage feel, and some want that contemporary New York look. No matter what the decor is, the properly designed and selected pillow can help create that style.
As part of the personality choice, custom pillows can be created. These custom pillows can depict a preferred print or design with a particular image or photo in mind. The traditional inspirational quote pillow can also be custom made professionally. They can certainly become a family heirloom if chosen and ordered properly. It may not be grandma's throw pillow with the Irish blessing on it, but it can certainly become a priceless treasure to the family.
It is also important to choose a comfortable pillow. Some people desire a soft pillow while others prefer a firm pillow that provides support in the back or sides. It would be false to believe that the pillows will not end up being used, especially if they will be going on a couch or a bed. Many people end up using the couch to take a nap or offer it to a friend or loved one who needs a temporary place to stay. Often these decorative pillows will be used to prop up feet or rest a head, and this makes it rather advantageous to the resident to go with a desired level of comfort when choosing the proper pillow.
The material used to make contemporary decorative pillows is not much to worry about. Many choices are available to match or reflect the material used to make the furniture or to add a completely independent level of comfort and style. Cotton pillow material is available as well as polyester. For a softer or more elegant feel, satin and silk are also available. It is important to note, however, that the material choice directly influences how washable the pillows are. Cotton and polyester are easily washable. Satin and silk require much more care and may need to be sent to a dry cleaner if soiled too deeply. Most decorative pillows have removable covers so laundering them is not a difficult task.
To make a living room lively and inviting, couches, love seats, chairs and tables can be placed at all the proper angles and places. Pillows placed on the sides of all the plush furniture will give it that extra pop and feeling of comfort. They can be placed directly in the sides of the couch by the arms to give a feel of comfort or they can be laid in the corner between the arms and the back of the couch to show off the chosen design. There are so many options for most living rooms or family rooms, just in placement alone, that any pillow can add flare in several different ways. This is the foremost place to keep the style points in mind.
With this as the most used room in the home when entertaining guests, it is most advantageous to find pillows that reinforce the existing decor while keeping comfort in mind. Most guests will use these pillows in the small of their backs, the side of the body closest to that corner between the arm and back of the couch, or to prop up their arms. Even if they are not being used for comfort, they are good accent decorations and talking pieces.
Bedroom Pillow Sets
Another good place for contemporary decorative pillows is the bedroom. As a place of solace, comfort, sleep, rest, relaxation, romance and enjoyment, decorative pillows can add that unique feel the bedroom needs. Women are especially known for using decorative pieces on a bed to add color and style, from a dust ruffle to a decorative comforter, which infamously matches the drapes and corresponds well with the sheets. Pillows perfectly add that stylish touch without a lot of effort or money. They can be placed on the bed, in front of the pillows used for sleep, to properly give off the personality and decor they were bought for, and removed before using the bed. Even in a child's bedroom, decorative pillows can help reinforce the playful decor he or she is portraying. Many kids get their favorite cartoon characters on pillows that sit on their beds or in the chair nearby that parents use to read them their bedtime stories. Especially in the bedroom, style options are endless.
If the bedroom or master bedroom suite has other furniture in it, they can also be used in the same way they are used in the living room. Many people have comfortable chairs to use for reading, watching television, or just sitting and congregating, especially if there is a master suite with a sitting room. Such a sitting room may often have couches all of its own, and all of the aforementioned furniture can use contemporary decorative pillows for all of the same reasons. Pillows can reinforce the feeling of solace and rest while adding that decorative edge needed to make it feel like home.
In any combination of rooms and furniture in the home, contemporary decorative pillows are an important staple in the decor of any modern home. Living rooms can use them to liven up the decor by displaying them on couches, love seats and chairs. Family rooms can use them on the couch used for watching the television or reading. Bedrooms can use them for style, comfort, and decoration, not only on the bed, but also on any array of furniture that may be in use. They can be used on any plush furniture in any combination of those standard rooms or any other rooms that may be in the home, including the study, den, computer room, sitting room, screened in patio area, or sunroom. The options are endless, so it is important to just have fun with it and let Viesso help you choose what works best for your unique décor.