Published at Saturday, September 15th 2018. by Nettie Blankenship in Decorative Pillows.
The first thing you’ll want to do is think about what color and type of fabric you want to use. Look at your other room decor and take into consideration the overall color scheme. Do you want your pillows to complement what you already have or stand out as a bold accent?
Making pillows: squares, circles, rectangles, ovals, and bolsters are all the most obvious pillow shapes. You don‘t need to stop there; you can make any shape you want. There are even pillows that store blankets! There are so many possibilities; it‘s a good thing that you don‘t have to pick just one! You can even choose to have pillows in the shape of Sponge Bob, Dora, Monsters or any of your other favorite characters.
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.
Once you've decided on color(s), think about what type of feel you want the pillows to have. Would you prefer a soft, cushiony pillow or one that has some stiffness so that you can lean up against it? Also take into account the ease of sewing. If you're a beginning sewer, you might want to choose a weightier, more closely knit fabric like cotton that's suitable for drapery. Silk and some polyesters that have a ˝sheen˝ to them will be more difficult to sew.
If you choose the decorative pillows for your house, think of it as your personal style that is enveloped in potent package. These pillows are usually small and they come in various shapes and sizes. For those home owners who love to experiment and play up with colors in their sofa decorations. The vibrant colors of these are best for chairs and sofas. The color combination and the cover prints will all depend on the overall theme of your home.
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