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How To Arrange Pillows Like a Design Pro

Give your space an instant, affordable style boost with throw pillows!

Poolside Prep

Outdoor patio conversation area with nautical-style pillows

Poolside Prep

Give your outdoor space a preppy, nautical vibe with comfy throw pillows in bright primary solid shades and classic stripes. To add texture and complete the ship-shape look, toss in a couple of rope or jute-trimmed cushions!

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Earthy Boho

Outdoor patio conversation area with boho-style pillows

Earthy Boho

If your style runs more boho or 1970s-inspired, keep your colors slightly earthy: mustard, coral, rust, indigo and aqua. Don’t be afraid to mix global designs like shibori, paisley and woven kilims in geometric patterns.

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Mixed Patterns

Mixed Patterns

Don’t be afraid to mix it up! Patterned pillows with similar hues and varying sizes and textures can work together beautifully, especially when some of the colors play off the other decor in your space.

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Collected Cool

Collected Cool

When calm and chill is your vibe, you can’t go wrong with arrangements of blues, greens and soft grays. Choose a big statement pillow in a pattern you love and surround it with others in several cool shades and a variety of fabrics.

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Textured Neutrals

Textured Neutrals

If bright colors aren’t your thing, pillows in varying neutral shades bring a chic, simple update to your sofa or chairs. Try combining different textures like faux fur, fringe and macramé to add interest and dimension to your space.

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Luxe Glam

Luxe Glam

Add a bit of luxury to the living room with rich colors and plush fabrics. Choose bright rose or regal green velvets and bold florals to draw the eye to your seating areas. Toss in a bolster pillow or two for ultimate lounging.

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Eclectic Array

Eclectic Array

Finally, mix it up! Do you like warm and cool colors together? That’s perfectly OK! Try putting the bolder patterns up front and center and choose shades that play off one another without competing. And don’t be afraid to mix neutrals with everything!

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