Pillows and throw blankets give style and comfort to your seating arrangements. Thoughtfully arranged on a couch, they include colour, texture and a welcoming ambiance. Odd numbers are visually intriguing, so begin with three pillows and you also toss for attractive arrangements.
Formal and Balanced
Formal decor requires a symmetrical arrangement. Spread the toss over the middle of the couch, with one narrow end dropping around 12 inches above the back and the remaining length smoothly tucked into and above the chair cushions. Place one pillow in each corner and then set the third pillow centered in addition to the toss. If the pillows don’t almost fill the couch width, smooth the folded toss over a corner or arm, then put one pillow on the toss and two at the opposite corner.
Casual and Loosely Draped
Casual looks begin using a softly-draped throw. Grasp the toss by one corner and then hold it up so that it falls in folds. Lay the toss over a arm or corner of the couch, or curtain it in an angle across the seat cushions. Place one pillow in addition to the toss in its corner along with the remaining two pillows overlapping each other at the opposite corner.
Variations of a Theme
Square cushions may be set horizontally or blurred with one point facing up. Add two matching pillows, one on each side of the middle, in a different shape or complementary patterned cloth. Pillows and throws are easy to change with the seasons or to bring a new accent color.