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Skip to main content MAIL You might also like DIY Life , Food , Holidays , Style & Beauty , and by Jaime Derringer of Design Milk , Posted Oct 14th 2010 2:09PM Pillows can make or break the look of a room. Learn how to decorate with pillows and add comfort and color with ease. We all know that pillows make great accents and come in many shapes and sizes, but your favorites may not always work together or in the same room. To help us unstuff the dos and dont's of decorating with throw pillows, we consulted with Taniya Nayak , designer for HGTV's Destination Design , and Designed to Sell and pillow designer Jeanine Hays of AphroChic . They both had a similar message: When you decorate with pillows, you can make or break the look of a room. Use the perfect pillows, and you've got a brand new couch or bed, but use the wrong ones and it can be a cushiony catastrophe. Taniya says that she decorates with pillows in a few different ways. First, she relies on them to bring in color and texture. A few bright red pillows can make an enormous difference in an all-beige room. Secondly, she uses them to draw interest. Pillows can add a much-needed pop of color to a bed or sofa. Photo: CB2 "Changing up the sizes and fabrics as well as the prints can completely change the look of a room," Taniya says. Placing a grouping of pillows on your sofa can make the room instantly seem brighter or cozier. And pillows are a great way to introduce prints and patterns into a space without overdoing it or committing permanently to a bold color. "Invest in more neutral based larger furniture items like beds or sofas in gray, taupes, whites and chocolates," she says. "Then decorate with pillows as a way to bring it to life. This is where the color, texture and fun comes in or the richness and plushness, if using a monochromatic scheme." When you decide to add accent pillows, there are a few things you will want to consider before just snapping up all the ones you like from various retailers (we're

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Great example of a well coordinated but unfussy look.

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