Add comfort. Pillows provide a soft buffer between you and a bookcase headboard. They can also introduce pattern and color. “With the addition of an extra long body pillow, it softened the surface nicely,” says Jo Torrijos, an Atlanta DIY blogger and stylist. “Plus, if you're anything like me, you'll have at least half a dozen pillows on your bed to create a cushioned oasis.”
The light neutral fabric on this midcentury modern chair and matching ottoman features a soft texture. The accordion curtain drawn back from the window matches the light tan shade creating a lovely contrast with the dark flooring. A plaid pillow brings color to the chair while a simple side table finishes the set up.
Wood boards stripe the navy wall behind an upholstered gray headboard with nailhead trim. Blue, gray and white plaid pillows, yellow arrow patterned pillows, a fox pillow and a wood patterned round lumbar pillow create a cushioned and colorful bed setup to brighten the navy comforter.
Plaid stockings hung on the mantel mimic the classic plaid throw pillows on the sofa in this traditional living room decorated for Christmas. Lush greenery and amaryllis finish the fireplace with a natural, seasonal touch.
Symmetrical furnishings — matching nightstands, lamps, pillows and artwork — make this contemporary bedroom feel balanced. The plaid throw pillows and reclaimed wood nightstands add a touch of rusticity to the design.
Pastel yellow pairs with crisp white to create a charming, feminine look in this girls' bedroom. Plaid throw pillows add a country feel, and artwork recreated to mimic the girls' drawings adds a playful touch.
A family of stuffed animals lounge against plaid pillows in this eclectic boys' bedroom. The bedding compliments the colors found in the map wallpaper behind the neutral upholstered headboard with navy and gold trim. The kids' room has a subtle nautical theme, but is sophisticated enough to grow with the child.
This neutral living room is decorated in a transitional style that mixes black and white furniture with plaid throw pillows to add pattern to the space. A red-brick fireplace surrounded by a white mantel adds a traditional touch, while an open doorway makes for an easy flow in between the living room and dining room.