Spring 2016 Interior Design Trends: The Magic of Throw Pillows
Change the feel of your home from warm and winter-cozy to refreshing and spring-breezy with the latest in throw pillow designs. Check out our favorites:
Last week’s gorgeous 70 degree weather has given Kansas City a huge case of Spring Fever! It’s officially March and we are officially ready for winter to be officially OVER. Don’t just wait for spring to happen, MAKE spring happen. You can give your home decor a fresh spring feel and whole new look by changing this one thing:
Investing in comfortable throw pillows and an array of pillow covers is an inexpensive solution to giving your home a whole new look without draining your wallet.
I am a huge fan of Scalamandre’s 2016 Endless Summer Collection. This gorgeous line of summer-inspired fabrics are all indoor/outdoor! Here are some of my favorite shots of these fabrics in action.
We talked about floral designs making a comeback a few seasons ago after spotting flowery prints in all colors and fabrics at High Point Furniture Market. No one knows floral prints better than textile designer Fi Douglas, founder of bluebellgray.
Throw a couple of her pillows on your sofa and BOOM! Instant Spring.
These watercolor-inspired prints are like beautiful paintings that you can hug. And sit on! Check out these super cute floor pillows.
I use a heavier comforter in the fall and winter, changing to a lightweight duvet during the warmer months. By simply swapping out my pillowcases and duvet cover, I can change the feel of my bedroom from warm and winter-cozy to refreshing and spring-breezy. Bluebellgray also has bedroom linens and wall art in these fresh floral prints!
Ok, ok, I know what you’re saying. “Arlene, I am not going to buy seasonal throw pillows at 80 bucks a pop”. I get it! That is why I’m sharing my design tips and bargain finds with you today. You can’t NOT spring-ify your space with styles and steals like these-Check out these affordable throw pillows!
I found these pillow covers on Amazon, priced anywhere from $3 to $9. What a deal! I recommend buying pillow covers for your existing pillows if possible. This will not only save you tons of money, it will save you storage space as well.
Throw pillows can be so much FUN! We’ve all seen the “create your own throw pillow” websites, but in my experience the quality was never something I would recommend. Until I saw a design-your-own throw pillow from VistaPrint in person. A friend of mine recently created a few pillows for her family members using close-up pictures of the family pets; the colors turned out great and the picture was surprisingly sharp. I see even more throw pillows in my near future; look what I just made!
To make your very own throw pillows like the ones I’ve just designed, click the picture above.
Changing things up once in awhile can be easy, fun and affordable. Do you want to make even bigger changes to your home’s decor? We can help you! We know that figuring out where to start can be the hardest part of a home decor update or remodel. We make your tough design decisions easy–Contact us for a complimentary design consultation. From choosing new furniture to re-facing your fireplace to managing a complete home remodel, we can help you with all of your dream home features, all under our roof. When visiting our extensive in-studio sample library, you can see and touch all of your design selections together. Not only can you make all of your design decisions in one place, this convenience makes it easy to envision your new space and be confidant with your choices.