If you are one of my friends then you know that at one point or another I will probably decorate something in your home whether or not you like it. Haha. My sisters and parents have all gotten the memo and my friend, Melissa is always happy to be a guinea pig and design soul sister. We had a lot of fun re-doing spaces in your home most recently a mermaid filled zhushing of her daughters bathroom. While I was there taking pictures I played around in her living room and tackled 4 different pillow arrangements that you could work on her sofa and yours. Consider this sofa styling 101: 1 Sofa, 4 arrangements that each work beautifully in the space.
This is what we started with:
Arrangment 1: 3 different patterned pillows in the same size. I think this is actually the hardest to tackle because they pillows all need to go with the vibe of the room but not really match anything since there is no symmetry.
Arrangement 2: 4 different patterned pillows in mostly the same size (20″ and 18″ mixed together) Here we have symmetry with their being two pillows on each side and the colors speak to each other. So the blue and magenta on the left side also show up on the right side. Pattern wise I left the scale pretty similar.
Arrangement 3: Now we have symmetry with the amount of pillows and we are using a matching pair of pillows. These are all 18″ , which I like for the scale of this sofa. For my personal style this is a favorite, because I’m all about symmetry. I tried to get a little funky and not put the matching pairs in the same exact position. Yes, I’m wild and crazy. Haha.
Arrangement 4: Husbands hate pillows. It’s literally the compliant I get from every client. They don’t see the point to them and it’s just a bunch of putting and removing for them. So, this pillow combo is for them! 3 pillows! Just 3! The symmetry gives the arrangement a little bit of a traditional vibe but the long lumbar gives it a little modern twist. Not as funky as arrangement 1, which is also just 3 pillows, but it’s still super chic.
David Hicks La Fiorentina flank the sofa and in the middle we have a light pink lumbar pillow. This size will vary depending on your sofa, but make sure it’s a nice size and not a tiny 12″ x 16″. This lumbar is around a 16″x 26″.
All different looks, which totally work in the space. You just need to figure out what works best for your home and lifestyle.
Want a peek at the rest of the room?
So chic, right? It’s full of vintage finds and works perfectly with her design aesthetic and home.