Published at Friday, September 14th 2018. by Abigail Vinson in Decorative Pillows.
Count - you will have to decide how many pillows you actually need for your home. Usually, medium sized sofa requires between three and five cushions on it, chairs needs one pillow per a chair, and for a bed you probably will need two pillows.
Bolster pillows are a type of decorative throw pillow that can be used to accessorize a room. They are traditionally used to soften the space between the seat and arms of a formal sofa, to provide support along the ends or back of a daybed, or as neck roll pillows on a bed. A cylindrical bolster pillow or pillow shams can be as simple as an open tube of fabric with the ends tied or drawn closed, or more structured with the ends of the tub enclosed with sewn-on rounds. Mixing bolster pillows with other types and shapes of decorative throw pillows gives a completed, decorator look to beds, couches, and other upholstered furniture.
If you're going for angular square or rectangle pillows you want them to be in the 16 - 26 inch range, no bigger but in a few cases they may be smaller. These pillows generally need to be large enough to full showcase a few passes of a given patter or even a large block of solid color. Rectangular pillows are really nice because the oblong shape is usually unexpected and adds a bit of extra flair. In most cases you will not be opting for a circular pillow, and unless you are an experienced designer or just know that you've got the stuff you should be cautious when approaching your sofa with spherical cushions. Round pillows tend to not blend well with the overall angels of your furniture, unless of course you a have very unique piece such as a cylinder bed or circular patterns in your rooms decor.
Before you buy your fabric, you‘ll need to determine how much you need. Add 1 - 1/2 inches to the pillow size you decided on so that you‘ll have room for sewing the pieces together. For example, if you are making an 18 inch by 18 inch pillow, you should buy enough fabric to have two squares that are at least 19 inches by 19 inches. Explain your project and measurements to the salesperson at the fabric store and they will be able to cut you the amount of fabric you need.
Another exquisite type of handmade silk pillow to consider is one that has contrasting silk embroidery finely worked onto a solid background color.
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