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Great looking pillows say lots about a room and its quality

Many peoplle think of pillows only as accents, as mere afterthoughts to the overall design of a room.

However, this is not so ...

Great looking pillows say lots about a room and its quality.

Well chosen pillows provide visual exclamation points, and can even inspire the entire color palette of a home. Colors radiating from a multi-colored print on a pillow can then flow to other rooms, creating color balance throughout.

Pillows' motifs can also contribute to the theme or look of a home (eg. seaside, sporting or garden), adding personality, wit or even whimsy to the design scheme.

From an economic vantage point, splurging on an expensive fabric, and then creating a custom pillow, often makes a lot of sense. The yardage per pillow is minimal (between 3/4 and 1 yard per pillow, though usually with a 2-yard minimum.

Less expensive fabric on a sofa will instantly look  better with several beautifully fabricated down pillows leaning against the back cushions.(And please get 80-100 percent down filling for your pillows -- foam will not do!)

All in all, the addition of a few sumptuous, custom-made throw pillows will add to the quality of your entire room, and give you lots of bang for your buck.

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Brooklyn Lowery November 16, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Thanks for your fun blog post, Dena. Pillows are such a fun way to freshen up my house before all the family and friends that come around for the holidays. I just may have to try making my own this year.


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