Accent pillows are one of my many weaknesses when it comes to using decorative objects. I get so overly excited every time I see an over-the-top accent pillow. I refuse to live without them tossed throughout my surroundings. OMG, I need them thrown everywhere, and I mean everywhere! And not to mention displaying a variety of different colors, unique patterns, shapes, and sizes (the more significant, the better), along with a mixture of different textures make it so overly exciting! Oh, and yes, I am all smiles while developing this post. :)

With me being a casual modern chick, when you enter my home, throw those accent pillows wherever you please and have a seat and enjoy! However, I am OCD, and since accent pillows can be placed anywhere, my OCD does not kick in, and I do not pitch a crazy HISSY fit. Anything else would be considered inappropriately out of place. Also, when designing for my clients, accent pillows are a must have because the statement that they make when combining a perfect combination of versatility is priceless.

Moreover, I do suggest that more is always better when designing with accent pillows. As I have already stated, the combination of different colors, patterns, shapes and sizes, and textures will make any space come alive as well as create a beautiful focal point. So yes, pillows can be a focal point, and this is especially true when grouped together making a powerful statement. Understanding the fundamentals of mixing accent pillows is a plus because "clash" is not cute. However, I do like to see a touch of drama if the "clash" is unique!

Check out some interiors below displaying “more is better” when designing with accent pillows.

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Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!