How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

Have you ever bought a throw pillow on clearance at Target without knowing what you were going to do with it or where you were going to display it? Come on. Be honest. We all have! If I showed you my pillow closet, you might think less of me. It’s full of patterned pillows, solid pillows, textured pillows…you just never know when you’re going to do a pillow. Am I right or am i right??

Recently we were at my friend Kate’s house for another photo shoot, and I noticed that she had some fantastic pillows lying around. So I decided to do a little pillow shoot to show you how you can style all of your pillows that you have hiding in those closets. Read more below.

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

 1. Mixing patterns and textures.

You can easily use a pattern, a solid and a highly textured pillow to bring interest to your sofa. Size matters so make sure that whatever pillow that you place behind the second pillows is larger so that they layer correctly. Stripes is always a great option to mix with solids and patterns. It’s classic and neutral. Make sure that the patterns on the pillows have similar colors with the sofa or at least complimentary colors.

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

2. Display in odds.

I typically use the general rule of styling in odds to stay away from a space looking to perfect. It breaks things up and allows for some personality. For the sofa, I tend to use either 3 pillows or 5 pillows. If you are wanting a more lush look, choose 5. Make sure that you choose a nice variety of colors, patterns and textures.

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

3. Display in the center. 

The center of the sofa rarely gets any love. Why not display a small collection in the middle to create a fun, out of the box look. Choose three very different pillows that all coordinate well together. That can usually happen by choosing complimentary colors.

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

4. Display all on one side.

Just like displaying in the center, display all on one specific side. Choose pillows that are larger scale and similar in shape for a more defined look. Also, pay attention to size. If your sofa is super deep, start with big, dense 20×20 pillows and if you’re styling a small love seat, use smaller sized pillows.

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

5. Keep it simple. 

If you want to really showcase your sofa, keep your pillows simple and neutral. Adding just two is all that you need. It adds just enough warmth.

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

How to style your sofa with throw pillows via simply grove

6. Use one statement pillow.

Do you have that one pillow that stands out among the rest? Display it with neutral pillows so that it stands out. If you are wanting a more bohemian look, you can most definitely use several statement pillows to create an eclectic array.

There’s really no rule for displaying pillows. Hopefully this post can help you start a design, and then you can take it from there and make a magical sofa!

All Images by Hailey Wilson for Simply Grove

 

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It seems like I’m always looking for the best and easiest way to style my coffee table. Most of them time it gets messed up with new magazines, drinks, homework and other daily projects. But when I’m hosting people at my house, I always like to create a pretty vignette on my coffee table. Right now I have a few simple pieces on display.

A white tray hosts a mercury glass vase, a plant stored in a bubbled milk glass vase and my favorite candle by Christian Tortu.

I have a vintage dome cheese dish displayed next to the white tray. I had a few air plants inside the dome but they perished a few days ago. I also have the December issue of ELLE Decoration on my table. It’s the perfect winter issue!

Of course I firmly believe in fresh flowers to add some pretty life to your home. Right now I love using white flowers around the house. They are simple and wintery.

Happy coffee table styling!

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I’m posting this in the wee hours of the morning.  My little Ethan has had quite the asthma attacks this week so my attention is 100% on him.  Tomorrow is a new day and i’m praying that he feels A OK!

Above is a few of my shelves that I seam to be re-styling constantly.

Goodbye for now!! xxoo

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These two images remind me of what joy can come out of interior design.  Of course these spaces are styled for a specific shoot but they sure inspire the reader to think outside of the box.

 

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