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How to Decorate With Accent Pillows

Even though the focus of this photo shoot that Steph and I did was the coffee tables, we included accent pillows in our accessory “shopping list” because a sofa without pillows just isn’t quite complete (in our humble opinion).

We love the way pillows add texture, pattern, color and interest to a room.  They can be swapped out by season, or as our color or style tastes change.   A simple, versatile way to complete or refresh a space.

Good thing we added them, too, because way more of our Logan sofa showed in the images than we originally thought.  The accent pillows added a cozy touch and completed the looks we were going for.

Just a few accent pillows can completely change up a room

Here are some simple tips for using accent pillows in your decorating:

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Fashionista? Translate your style to your home.

It’s no secret that furnishing and home trends follow closely behind fashion trends.  Although the home decor world moves a little more slowly, it is every bit a world of fashion and style.  Here are some trends from the 2013 runways, translated into furniture.   (Fashion images from Vogue.com – designers noted to give proper credit for their stunning work!)

L’Wren Scott and chair by Fusion

Choose an element or elements from the original design and look for pieces that have similar colors, textures, patterns, etc.  This chair is a particularly great match because the straight, tailored lines of the frame echo the streamlined, tailored skirt and jacket.  Add a great black, high gloss table and a splash of red with a picture frame, artwork, pillow or throw and you’ve got the look.

Miu Miu and rug by Jaipur

The textures and richness of the textiles in this great look from Miu Miu are echoed in the rug shown.  Add some leather seating in a butterscotch (like the gloves) and deep, high gloss wood furniture with contemporary, Asian-inspired lines and your room will be runway ready.

Alexander McQueen and table by Lexington

The McQueen design shown has these great layered textures and a variety of open grid patterns in different scales.  The Sculptura table from Lexington uses the strong, graphic assymetric grid to give it movement and strength.  Add a tortoise-shell lamp with a black, textured shade and a shiny black leather chair to complete this strong look.

For these and other looks, visit us at www.schneidermans.com.




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