What color accent pillows? Ideas?
jtlynn5
December 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Need to buy new accent pillows. I was thinking maybe a warm orange? What patterns? Or should I go with solids?
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jtlynn5
So hard to figure out with the multi color pillow cushions
December 1, 2013 at 10:03am   
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Renate Ruby Design
I would actually add some larger cushions in the neutral of the sofa first. The scale of your scatter pillows is too small compared to the seat cushions. After that look for different sized pillows (20x20 down to a lumbar size) and at least one should have a print. Also - don't forget about trims. That is a great way to create pop with pillows.
December 1, 2013 at 10:09am     
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ASVInteriors
Just from your photo the colours needs a little it of pepping up. I would definitely bring out some of the warm orange in the picture above and perhaps find a geometric circular design to echo it. I think you need to balance the design in the picture with some visual movement lower down on the sofa
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December 1, 2013 at 10:11am   
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jtlynn5
I like that idea. I was thinking some warm orange pillows with some sort of circle pattern
December 1, 2013 at 10:13am   
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nancycronk
Rebel that I am, I would throw in some bold contrast, like a geometric pattern that has bright green in it. I think the colors are a little dated for my taste. Hope that's not too harsh. The great thing about pillows is they are inexpensive, and if you don't like them, no big deal. Simply cover them with another fabric or replace them altogether! Be creative!
December 1, 2013 at 10:16am   
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OasisDesign&Remodeling
Good advice from Renate Ruby...think about doing a smaller geometric that is NOT circles...diamonds, squares, etc. Repeat your round designs & geometrics in other ways, such is shown in the pics by ASV....ottomans, lamps, etc. Study how these shapes are repeated in the room. Also look at the combination of textures used.
December 1, 2013 at 10:20am   
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Vizard Design
For accent pillows, use colors from the painting above the couch it will make the artwork pop. I would use orange and purple. You could consider a throw in a golden brown or charcoal color from the painting as well to break up the tan couch.
December 1, 2013 at 10:22am     
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Mark
A few suggestions :
December 1, 2013 at 10:23am     
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jtlynn5
I was thinking getting some orange accent pillows as well. The couch came with these but was unsure with the circles in the painting with the diamonds of these pillows
December 1, 2013 at 10:32am   
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Shirley Elliott Caldwell
Wicker emporium cushion cover
December 1, 2013 at 10:32am   
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jtlynn5
Thanks Mark! Not much of one that knows much about design and patterns but I'm assuming it's okay to mix the diamond, square patterns with the circles in the painting
December 1, 2013 at 10:33am     
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jtlynn5
The back pillows are actually burgundy/maroon not purple
December 1, 2013 at 10:34am   
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Michael Lee, Inc
you have a rather plan sofa - you need colorful pillows with patterns as to ass life. You can actually use rather large pillows with that sofa as well. the pillows will make or break your room design
December 1, 2013 at 10:34am     
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Darzy
Mark's pillows are perfect! But, remove the burgundy pillows from your sofa.
December 1, 2013 at 10:34am     
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jtlynn5
Unfortunately the burgundy pillow cushions were part of the couch, I think marks pillow would bring out the orange and deep red in the photo in the couch
December 1, 2013 at 10:46am   
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Renate Ruby Design
Just because they were a part of the couch doesn't mean you have to keep them. Be careful about the urge to keep adding accents before getting the foundation in balance. Once the basics are in balance you will need less to create interest. Also, the painting is lovely. The more you do with color and pattern that refers to the painting, the less you will notice it Try painting the wall behind the sofa a little bit darker than the sofa, so the sofa feels lighter.
December 1, 2013 at 10:53am     
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Renate Ruby Design
When you look at professionally done rooms it's not so much about a bunch of decorative accents, it's about creating a larger composition. Look round the whole room. Use color, scale, movement and texture to create a wonderful space. If one corner is too "interesting" the rest of the room can feel shabby by comparison. All things in balance. Have fun.
December 1, 2013 at 10:57am   
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1807henry1
Agreed
December 1, 2013 at 1:41pm   
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In Style Modern
I think orange with some teal would actually look nice too
December 2, 2013 at 2:35am   
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