The One Thing That Can Change Any Bedroom
I truly believe that small changes can make a big difference. I don’t think it is necessary to make a drastic change to see an impact. For example, I really like to change around my room but I don’t have the time or mental energy to redo it all the time. Instead I change the accent pillows on my bed and chair. For example, in the summer I will have bright happy colored pillow; in the winter I will have more muted soft colors. My friends and family would say I have a deep love for pillows, but honestly I love anything soft and fuzzy. Recently I fully redecorated my bedroom for the first time since my family moved to Texas. I wanted to tone down the colors of my room because it was a bright teal color with accents of pink and white. I chose the colors; light gray, mauve and cream or white. I got the inspiration from the cover of a notebook my friend gave me.
The first thing I did was repaint my room from a teal color to a light gray. After repainting I got new mauve and white bedding and new cream window treatments. I kept my carpet, desk, artwork and small couch all the same. Even after all of the changes, my bedroom still did not feel complete. My mom and I began to get pillows that matched the colors of my room. Over the course of about a month we got many pillows from multiple different stores. Including; Tuesday Morning, Pottery Barn, and West Elm. Most of the pillows were for my bed. My room only felt complete last weekend when I bought in my last pillows.
I think that there is a right and a wrong way to add pillows to a room. Personally I don’t start choosing pillows until (almost) everything is done. This is because pillows should compliment what is already in the room; not overpower the room. This means before you start buying accent pillows make sure you already have your bedding, wall color and main furniture so everything will match. Also, when going to shop pillows I bring either a paint sample or a pillow I already have that matches my room (or both) with me. This is to make sure I am picking pillows that are the right color because there will be many shades of pillows in the color you need. Bringing one of these Items will also save you time by significantly decreasing the risk of having to return the pillow(s).
Two important things to look at when buying pillows is the size and the material or texture. When putting pillows on a bed you do not want them to all be the same size and shape because then you will never be able to see all of them. You also do not want all your pillows to be the same material or texture because then all the pillows will blend together. That being said, you want to make sure there is a sense of cohesiveness among all the pillows. It is ok to have some duplicates of larger pillows that will go in the back. You want to have the most diversity among the front pillows.
The amount of pillows you put on a bed is totally up to you. Just remember, the more pillows you have means the longer amount of time and more effort it will take to make your bed in the morning. Also pillows don't only have to go on a bed. They can also go on a chair or couch in a bedroom to tie the whole room together even more.