Tell me I”m not crazy. Do you also change up your pillows throughout your home with the change of seasons? I love to use this inexpensive item everywhere in my home because it has a big impact with small cash outlay. And with spring right in front of us it’s time to brighten up our rooms with some bold colours and fun prints. Here are my favourite spring pillow combinations that you can use to update your seasonal decor instantly.
1/ FLORAL PAIRED WITH A SOLID
This is a classic combination that tends to lean more towards traditional design. The pillow combination on the left is heavily traditional in its design and colours. For a fresher or more modern take on this combo I always place the solid pillow in front. I love the 2nd combo because the floral is a watercolour so it can be used in a modern or transitional setting.
2/ LARGE FLORAL PAIRED WITH A SMALL FLORAL
This pillow combination seems to intimidate people a lot. Florals pair beautifully together but the secret is to play with the scale of the florals. You don’t want multiple prints with the same scale or it’ll be overwhelming and your eye won’t know where to land. Instead, play around with various size florals to create some magical combinations.
3/ BOLD COLOURED SOLID PAIRED WITH A POLKA DOT
This one screams spring. There’s something about polka dots that feels so lighthearted and fun. In my opinion the best combo is something that also incorporates some great colour along with it.
If you’re looking for a more neutral pillow combination but love polka dots, just try keeping the palette really simple. The black and white polka dot with any tan or ivory solid would keep it looking more simple. It would also be a year round combination as opposed to some of these more spring colours.
4/ FLORAL PAIRED WITH A STRIPE
This is another classic pillow combination. You can’t go wrong with either of these timeless patterns and they’re so easy to mix and match. If you use classics like these you can switch up the combination throughout your home and you’ll have new combos without having to keep adding new pillows to the equation.
5/ LEAF PATTERN WITH GEOMETRIC PRINT
If you’re pattern averse you can skip right by this one. This is definitely for those of us who love pattern (hand raised up high). There really aren’t a whole lot of rules for this combo. They just seem to work well together as a pillow combination.
If you’ve been struggling each summer with what pillow patterns to use on your outdoor furniture, this is it. Even if this feels like too much for your interior, use it outside. There’s really no such thing as too much when it comes to decorating our outdoor furniture. There’s so much background from our houses, greenery, etc that we need pillows that can fight for their place. This is a good combo!
6/ ABSTRACT PRINT WITH GEOMETRIC PRINT
This is another one for the brave, pattern loving souls out there. In both of these pillow combinations I tried to focus on a palette that was repeated in both pillows. This is your best bet when trying to introduce a number of vibrant colours and big patterns to your space.
If you love the patterns but don’t want too much colour, just keep the entire palette consistent. And focus on classic colours and neutrals like navy, white, cream. This will give you all the pattern without the colour.
7/ LATTICE PRINT WITH OVERSIZED PRINT
Lattice is synonymous with Palm Beach glam design. If that’s you then this is your pillow combination. The lattice pattern is so bold on its own but I think if you’re going for a glam look you absolutely have to incorporate colour.
And the best way to bring a glam look to life is by going for it all the way. Don’t be afraid of adding more pattern to your bold lattice. This is what makes it fun and playful.
BEST COLOURS TO USE IN SPRING
It’s time to finally get rid of those winter colours and embrace some fresh air into our homes. We don’t have to do anything drastic to create a new palette and pillows are the absolute best way to achieve a new look.
I’m loving this year’s commitment to colour in design and fashion. We are swinging the pendulum so far away from gray and neutrals. It’s got this colour loving gal very excited.
Although we’re seeing mostly saturated jewel tones there’s no need to shy away from pastels if that’s your vibe. Just bring in the colour!
These are some of the most springlike colours and you’ll find an abundance of them wherever you shop.
This mid-toned orange may feel like a lot for your interior but use it outside for a bold pop of colour. If you want orange inside but this is too much, try going for a paler version that’s closer to peach. That’ll be a colour that can take you through to fall.
YELLOW / MUSTARD –
If you’ve been looking at fashion retailers you’ll likely have seen a lot of yellow. It’s hot for this year and the colour we’re seeing is bright and bold. If you want yellow in a more muted mustard tone you can keep those pillows in circulation all year.
Green is never in or out of fashion. It’s a perennial favourite but we’ve seen a massive resurgence of it in our homes again since the pandemic. Last year it was the Colour of the Year for a couple of paint manufacturers. Read more about that in this post.
You just need to look at my company colours to know how I feel about pink. I’m happy to report that pink is having a massive moment on the runway. In case you don’t know, interiors follow fashion by a year or two so you can be ahead of the curve by adding some beautiful pink into your home right now.
This one is a bit harder to track down in stores but it’s such a good colour and it pairs beautifully with dark neutrals. If you love navy, charcoal or black, this is the best way to add a pop of colour but keep things neutral.
LIGHT BLUE –
No matter what year it is or what season it is, this is the most popular accent colour for homes. It’s never going out of style so if you like something timeless, fill your home with blue accents.
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