The foundation of a room’s tone is determined by major things like square footage, furniture, wall color, and windows/natural light. But it’s the little things that really give a room its personality.
If you’re looking to switch up the vibe of your space without a major overhaul (i.e. new furniture, paint, fixtures, etc.), then you need to play with small-ticket items such as hardware, lamps, and textiles. That’s where your room derives its personality – those small finishing touches.
The easiest way to refresh a room is to switch up your pillows. If wall color is your foundation, pillows are where you get to play with pattern, color, and texture. Most people who love color think they need to paint their walls a loud hue or buy brightly patterned furniture. But I happen to think those who really love color should stick with a neutral backdrop to let the pigments really pop. See this example (Amber nails it every time). Light walls and furniture are the perfect framework for experimenting with color. And the best part is, if you’re a commitment-phobe like I am, you can change them whenever you want! Read on for a current round-up of some colorful cushions.