Oversized pillows do the obvious work of cushioning metal outdoor dining chairs, but they also can disguise wear and tear. Designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House in Athens, Ga., positioned these strategically to cover up scuff marks on chairs. If you’re on a covered porch, you can even grab indoor pillows to spruce up a space for an evening of entertaining and then bring them back inside.
The body of this armchair is amber cowhide; the seat and pillow are a terracotta twill by Ralph Lauren. The closet door on the back wall was designed to resemble other antique Spanish doors found throughout the home.
The custom built lounger sofa measures at ten feet wide by six feet deep, plenty of room for one (or several) to lie down without their feet touching the ground. The oversized swivel chairs are wide enough for two to three people to enjoy at once.
In this open living space, first seen on HGTV's Design Star, oversized artwork takes up as much room as the lofted bed. A rustic sideboard, printed throw pillow and colorful picture frames mix for a bohemian look. Meanwhile, the concrete support beam and ceiling have urban and industrial undertones.
This oversized tan armchair has blue piping, a coordinating teal and turquoise pillow and sits next to a potted fern. A large white-framed picture of a sun over a body of water uses the same color scheme but with a pop of orange, red and yellow.
An oversized custom tufted headboard with a high-gloss black frame and gold accents are key elements in a master bedroom. The room was designed to have look of a luxury hotel, says designer Jessica Laine Duncan. She designed and custom built the headboard and also used custom pillows.
The high ceilings and yellow walls of this coastal living room create a open and spacious feel. A yellow and green patterned carpet covers the floor beneath the large corner green sofa. The striped accent pillows and chair cushion add another pattern to the room, and a serene beach scene picture completes the coastal feel.
Impromptu guests are always fun to have around the holidays, but supplying enough seating to accommodate them can be a stressor. Make it easy by keeping oversized pillows and floor cushions around, then stack them in your covered porch for no-fuss lounging.
Ensure that outdoor hang-out zones are comfortable at any temperature by incorporating warm and cozy elements wherever you can. Here, oversized pillows on the rocker and piled on the deck invite leisurely lounging, and a plaid wool throw not only looks pretty, but offers an extra layer of warmth. Of course, there’s also the hot tub to really warm up!
An oversized, plush chair makes a strong statement with brown and white stripped upholstered chair, nailhead trim and a floral throw pillow. The mirrored side table and clear floor lamp make this a unique, cozy transitional style seating area.