HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT THROW PILLOWS

After weeks of debating and going back and forth, I finally pulled the trigger on a new area rug for our living room!  I wanted to do a refresh on our throw pillows as well, and pull colors from the new rug so everything looks cohesive.  In the past, I've always made the mistake of just buying random throw pillows without really having a plan.  They never really end up matching and nothing looks planned out - because it isn't!  So this time I spent (WAY too much) time and planned out the look I want, while also considering what will be most functional for us (I don't want to buy too many just to have them thrown on the floor whenever we're sitting on the couch!).  See my thought process + some quick tips below!

 ** TIP: If your rug has a lot of colors in it, use the eye dropper tool in any photo editing program to pull out a few colors you'd like to keep your pillow color palette to.  This makes it a lot easier when searching through the millions of throw pillows online or in stores!

** TIP: If your rug has a lot of colors in it, use the eye dropper tool in any photo editing program to pull out a few colors you'd like to keep your pillow color palette to.  This makes it a lot easier when searching through the millions of throw pillows online or in stores!

 I used these two images of our sofa to help me plan out how many pillows I will need in each area!  Make sure to vary the sizes of your pillows to create more depth and interest.

I used these two images of our sofa to help me plan out how many pillows I will need in each area!  Make sure to vary the sizes of your pillows to create more depth and interest.