How To Put Together Throw Pillow Sets Like A Pro

Throw pillows are a great way to add style and texture to your living space. When arranged properly, throw pillow sets create a cohesive look that is inviting and comfortable. If you’ve been wanting to brighten up your home with a throw pillow set but don’t know where to start, then this blog post is for you! With the right know-how, anyone can put together a perfectly coordinated throw pillow set that looks great in their living room or bedroom.

When planning out your pillow set, it’s important to start with a color scheme. The first step is choosing your color palette. If using a rug under your bed or sofa, we recommend pulling a few colors from it for your color palette. If your rug has shades of rusts and charcoal in it like this Cara Moss/Rust Rug, you will want to incorporate these colors into your set for a cohesive look. This can be as simple as choosing one or two colors that complement each other. Once you’ve chosen a base color palette, you can then decide how many pillows you need and what shapes they should be. Throw pillows come in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and materials, so you’ll want to take your time picking out the perfect ones for your space.

Pillow sets typically feature three to five pillows depending on the bed or sofa size, but feel free to experiment with different placements and sizes. For a standard sized sofa we recommend using either two 24x24 or 22x22 throw pillows in the corners, two 22x22 or 20x20 throw pillows in front of those, and one 14x20 lumbar. For a queen size bed we recommend using two 24x24 throw pillows in the back, two 22x22 throw pillows in the middle row, and one 14x20 lumbar in front. For a king sized bed you can add an extra 24x24 throw pillow in the back row if you like a more full look. Whatever arrangement you choose, make sure all the colors go together harmoniously—that’s key!

Next up is deciding between patterns and solids. Patterns are great for adding texture and interest to any space. Whether you prefer floral, stripes, or geometric designs—the possibilities are endless! On the other hand, solids can help bring balance if you have more statement pieces in the room. The key is to combine both solid colors and patterned pillows in order to create a cohesive look that isn’t too overwhelming. A basic rule we like to use when working with our customers on their pillow set consultation is to blend a mix of throw pillows using a solid, a stripe, a floral, and a small or large print pattern. A good example of this is our Cardiff Pillow Set.

Finally, don’t forget to accessorize. Once your throw pillows are arranged, consider adding accent pieces like throw blankets or throw rugs. Throw blankets are a great way to add another layer of coziness and texture. These pieces can help tie throw pillow sets together and create a finished look for the room. We love using these Indian Wool Throws for an eclectic look and a nice pop of color. Accent pieces also provide an opportunity to add texture and color to a room, so don’t be afraid to get creative! On top of that, small decorative items like candles or books can bring the entire look together nicely.

Putting together throw pillow sets doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little bit of planning and creativity, anyone can create an inviting and stylish space with their own personalized pillow set. Just remember to start with a color scheme, add both solids and patterns, arrange the pillows artfully, and accessorize accordingly—and you’ll have a perfectly coordinated pillow set in no time.

If you are still having trouble putting together the perfect pillow set, we offer over 85 curated pillow sets on oneaffirmation.com. Here are a few of our most popular sets:

Pillow Set #11

This gorgeous pillow set consists of three covers and carefully balance earth tones with a pop of color. It is our number one selling set for a reason. 

This throw pillow set of (3) includes the following pillows:

(1) 22x22 Verona Designer Pillow Cover in Cream

(1) 20x20 Vintage Rust Pillow Cover

(1) 14x20 Florence Pillow Cover | Navy

Pillow Set #4

Our 2nd best selling pillow set consists of our most popular pillows made into a classic neutral combo of (3) covers:

(1) 22x22 Dark Gray Stripe Pillow Cover

(1) 20x20 Cream Mud Cloth Pillow Cover

(1) 12x24 Bourbon Faux Leather Pillow Cover

Pillow Set #5

This coastal inspired set of three covers is one of our favorites with its soft green/blue hue and natural tones. The set includes:

(1) 20x20 Green Batik Designer Pillow Cover 

(1) 22x22 Kyoto Designer Pillow Cover in Blue 

(1) 14x20 Aegean Designer Pillow Cover 

We hope you found this to be helpful when planning or putting together your pillow set - happy decorating! x

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