Sunday, January 16, 2011
You might have even looked at your own bed and thought how great it would look with some decorative pillows. Maybe you even tried this yourself but couldn't quite achieve the look that you wanted. Luckily, it isn't that hard to get this look, just follow these guidelines that will lead you to success.
You can use interesting fabrics like silks, brocades and velvets as well as interesting accents on the pillows such as tufting, fringe and embellishments for a old world look. For a more contemporary look you can choose cottons with flat flanges and welts. What you choose really depends on your bedroom design.
The key to the plumping is that you have to set up the pillows in layers. Don’t lay them down flat like you do when you're sleeping. Arrange them standing up leaning on their edges and in cascading rows.
The back layer of pillows should be a bit larger than the rest. You want to have either three or five pillows for this back row depending on how wide the bed is and the size of the pillows. Stand them up on the edges and lean them against the headboard.
The second layer of pillows should be a little smaller than the back layer because you want to be able to still see the decorative back pillows. You'll also want less of them as you want the pillow arrangement to extend out from the headboard in a triangular shape. So if you used three pillows in the back row use two in the row in front of it. Set those on their edges and lean them against the back row pillows.
Viola! Now your bed is making a statement, beautiful and inviting!