Never underestimate the power of the humble pillow to effect a design scheme. In design terms, this seemingly inconsequential item, certainly, punches far above its weight. More than after thought or final flourish, this simple, inexpensive item is often the linchpin that pulls a room scheme together. Just check out how this elegant room has added pizzazz with the addition of simple throw pillow.
Notice how the rich purple tones, echoes the colour of the flowers in the artwork and brings the whole room to life.
Here again (above image), we have echoed the colour In the art, drawing it into the room itself, making It part of the room scheme, so turning a classic blue and white scheme into something far richer and more glamorous.
In this otherwise neutral room, the green throw pillows provide a visual link with the glorious verdant view, drawing the outside into the scheme itself.
In this room, I have used the slightest amount of green on the trim of the throw cushion on the sofa and again on the bolster on the Chinese chair. It is the smallest amount of colour but it is just sufficient to provide a link to the adjacent dining room beyond and so provides a cohesive flow between the spaces.
Here it is the addition of a few colourful throw cushions that add bold punch to an all white bedroom space. Inexpensive and easy to change, the pillows allow you to experiment with colour or to transform the mood of a room.
Again, in this neutral space, it is the vibrant hues on the smallest item that adds the strongest punch. Here, I have used an antique Japanese textile to accent one of the pillows and firmly establish the Japanese aesthetic in the room.
Look how the pillows are the only items of pattern in this space. The strong geometric design, echoes the lines of the side table and complement the angles in the artwork above. This is such a simple look but the addition of the pattern draws everything together and adds enough visual interest to make it special.