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How to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting

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I’m a pillow addict! I absolutely love changing them to get a new look in any room. There’s an entire storage area dedicated to my pillows! A bit overboard you say? Often times my friends and family come to me to understand how to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting. What do I say? Absolutely! I love decorating!

You’re probably right but once you see how small changes can make a major impact you’ll be in love too!

Today I wanted a bit of a change. You will see how just a few pillows make the couch look inviting. In the post I wrote on how simple changes equal a major impact, you will see how this actually works.

Want to see how to style living room pillows to make room more inviting?

Here is how the living room couch looked at beginning of my change. The couch is a slate grey and you wouldn’t believe how comfortable. Needless to say, my husband and I spend a lot of time curled up on it watching movies.

Then I added my base pillows in a beautiful pale blue color.
how to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting

Next I decided on a floral pillow with cream base. I love the combination of blues, yellow, and cream!

how to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting

For my center pillow, I opted for something totally unexpected like my gold appliqué and polka dot pillow. It’s coming along nicely right?

how to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting

For a more comforting and inviting scene, I added my cream fringe throw.
how to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting

I think it came out beautifully! What do you think?
How to style living room pillows to make the room more inviting

Other options for a unique living room look

Okay I’ve already admitted – I’m an addict when it comes to pillows!

When looking for pillows you want to ensure you are working within your color scheme. The pillow do not have to be matchy matchy! I despise matchy matchy. Is that even a word?

Choose your base color and then add to it.

Always opt for larger size pillows for back, next is a slightly smaller size and then for center some totally unique. You can even have three pillows before the centerpiece. Try it out and see what catches your eye.


Don’t be afraid to try new color schemes or products. Make it visually appealing to you! Try and find colors and pillows that make you just want to stare and admire your handy work! Take a look at the options below for some inspiration. I love monogrammed pillows so check out a few as you might too.

Tips to remember when styling living room pillows

  1. An even number of pillows works best and is aesthetically pleasing
  2. Scale is super important
  3. If it doesnt look right to you then change it up
  4. Make changes to your pillows as you like - some people do seasonally and some do on a whim when the most strikes them
  5. Mix and match works best

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Until we decorate again my lovelies!!!

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