Other than a fresh coat of paint, using decorative pillows is one of the fastest and easiest ways to inject new life into the look of a room.
“They are an extra design element … usually used for color and give a bed plushness,” says designer Nancy Slane-High, owner of Nancy Slane Interior Design in Chandler.
You can find decorative pillows at almost any price — from under $20 to more than $100, and they come in a variety of styles, sizes and fabric textures that complement any home.
Slane-High says when it comes to using decorative pillows, there aren’t any steadfast rules as to how many is too many.
“Some people overdo it,” she says. “It has to be done tastefully, as an accent.”
Slane-High recommends playing with color and pattern combos, while avoiding “competing or conflicting with existing patterns in the room.”
The following are a sampling of decorative pillows photographed at Dillard’s at Scottsdale’s Fashion Square.