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.