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How Neutral Pillows Enhance Your Décor

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Neutral colors are often forgotten or pushed aside, especially during spring and summer when homeowners like to decorate using bright, saturated colors. While colors are a must for any decorating project, neutrals help ground your ideas and give you focal points from which to begin. Today, we’ll focus on how neutrals, especially neutral pillows, can enhance your spring and summer decorating.

Versatility

One of the best things about neutrals is that they go with every color and theme imaginable. This is crucial if your spring or summer project revolves around a few large items or an eye-popping theme. For example, let’s say you want to re-cover the big couch in the center of your living room, and your living room’s theme is “sunset.” Upholster the couch in burnt orange, yellow, or soft pink. Then choose neutral pillows in beige or white to evoke clouds and calm. If you have a bedroom with a literary theme, stay away from pillows with big quotes on them. Instead, let the walls and main furniture pieces revolve around the theme. Use cream or chocolate-colored neutral pillows to ground the design and evoke a relaxing library.

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Embellishment

Neutrals are often unfairly judged as boring. Yet neutrals are softer and less showy than other colors, so they’re easier to embellish. For instance, not many people know metallic colors are neutrals. If you want a truly eye-popping room, consider using pillows with hints of gold or silver sparkle to enhance existing neutrals. Purchase neutral pillows trimmed with fringe, lace, or embroidery to speak to a room’s theme – indigo trim for a celestial theme, perhaps. Finally, don’t forget the fabric. Neutral pillows can garner attention if they’re made from unique or luxurious fabrics like raw silk or Mongolian wool.

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All There in Black and White

Using neutral pillows doesn’t mean sacrificing pattern and theme. In fact, black and white pillows are increasingly popular because their patterns are often more versatile than those in multicolored pillows. A black-and-white striped pillow could evoke your love of zebras and African safari trips – or it could be the backdrop for the multicolored quilt you received as a wedding gift. Black and white pillows with kaleidoscope designs can evoke everything from flowers to snowflakes to spider webs. Black and white pillows often have special quotes or postcard designs on them, so if you’d like to build a theme around a favorite travel destination, they’re a great choice.

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Neutral Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

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Neutral color schemes are a growing trend in many households. Although neutral furnishings may seem boring, believe it or not, that is a thing of the past. Let’s talk a little bit about how to decorate with neutral tones without leaving your space feeling drab.

Interesting Shapes

When the color palette of a room is comprised entirely of neutrals, then the shapes of your room decorations and furniture pieces are far more noticeable than ever before. Consider, for instance, spicing up a room with an interestingly shaped mirror or an elegant coffee table.

Warm and Comforting Textures

You don’t have to feel every item in the room to know that including texture adds an overall feeling of comfort and warmth. Woven items or rough wall textures like brick definitely change the feel of the room. Texture can mean smooth or soft, too – like leather or suede furniture pieces.

Mongolian Sheepskin Neutral Pillow

Mongolian Sheepskin Pillows are great for incorporating natural materials and soft textures that add interest to a room.

Secret Garden Neutral Accent Pillow

Adding heavy textured pillows like this earthy handmade Secret Garden Natural Pillow adds warms to a living space.

Layers and Colors

One important thing to note about decorating with neutral tones is to do away with tan. Neutrals don’t necessarily mean an entirely beige room – and, in fact, that can make a space feel dull and flat. Crisp black and white or rich, chocolate browns are also neutrals that can give a room a sense of energy or relaxation, depending on how you structure them. Consider, too, how light comes into play. Light creates more layers and shapes in a room depending upon how it is distributed, so use multiple lamps or lighting fixtures and see where you end up.

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Neutral Throw Pillows

Organic and natural shapes can do wonders to add texture to a room, and what simpler way to incorporate these shapes than with a throw pillow? Plant and animal themed pillows fit into the neutral space of a room without overwhelming it with color and add a touch of nature in a room.

Neutral Thisle Flower Pillow

The rich detail of the French tapestry adds texture to a neutral interior.

Neutral Garlic Flower Pillow

The pale blue garlic flower with its sculptural shape offers a delicate touch to a neutral space.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Neutral Pillow

The dog lovers looking to create a neutral home decor will appreciate this Leonardo da Vinci sketch style dog pillow.

Exotic Cat Neutral Pillow

Created in the style of a Leonardo da Vinci sketch, this pillow is a great accent for a cat lover’s neutral home.

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