Pillow Collection for Summer 2015

Pillow collections for Summer 2015

Pillow covers are the hardest working tool in your decorating arsenal. A well placed pillow can ‘pouf!’ give your room a whole new color palette. Not to mention they’re functional, relatively inexpensive compared to most other pieces in your living room or bedroom, and they’re easy to find. But did you know you can order a pillow cover in any of our fabrics? Because of that, it’s simple to get that perfectly coordinate collection of pillows in your home — the ones you usually only see in designer spaces. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite fabrics to help you get a designer look using our custom pillows in some of our beloved fabrics.

Collection #1: Coastal Coral

We love the way coral feels warm and happy, especially during this time of year! We used three coordinating fabrics to create a bright, happy palette. Then, we topped off this sofa with a collection of crab prints!

On this sofa (from outside to inside): 22″ pillows in Malabar Coral, 20″ pillows in Merrick Coral, and a 12 x 20″ pillow in Suzanne Kasler’s Nantucket Sunbrella Stripe in Rust.

Pillow collections for Summer 2015

Collection #2: Chartreuse by the Sea

During the warm, summer months, we love bringing more cool tones into our home. For this collection, we chose fabrics in a blue and green color palette. We started with our Balboa Ikat fabric and brought in fabrics to complement it. Over the sofa, we hung our Crab Island Print.

On this sofa (from outside to inside): 22″ pillows in Queens Velvet in Chartreuse, 20″ pillows in Balboa Ikat, and a 12 x 20″ pillow in Suzanne Kasler’s Signature 13oz Linen in Sky/Blanc Stripe.

Teal pillows with coastal feel

Collection #3: Watery Aqua

Aqua is the perfect summer hue since it feels reminiscent of water blue ocean waves! We started with our lively Kaley Aqua fabric for a real burst of pattern, then kept the other fabrics simple. Finish off this space with our Whale Diptych, and you’ve got a coastal inspired living room where we wouldn’t mind kicking off our shoes!

On this sofa (from outside to inside): 22″ pillows in Queens Velvet in Gray, 20″ pillows in Kaley Aqua, and a 12 x 20″ pillow in Cambridge Sunbrella Stripe in Sky.

Pick out your own custom pillow collection online, or order any of these collections we’ve pulled together above!

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  1. Reply

    Cara Kirby

    July 2, 2015

    I am excited to see you pairing different prints together! I would love to mix in my living room as well. I just need a little advice on my color scheme. I have a red recliner and a neutral tan colored sectional sofa. The only problem is I have fallen in love with the color blue. Can I mix some red pillows with some blue pillows? I want to bring out the color of my recliner, and at the same time incorporate blue accents, but I just do not know if this would work. I do not want to end up with red, white and blue like 4th of July decorations, though. Not saying I don’t love our patriotic colors….I just want something more elegant and polished. Thank you in advance for any color scheme advice. Oh and by the way, I absolutely love your catalogs and website!

    • Reply

      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 31, 2015

      Hi Cara,
      We would love to help you with the fabrics in your living room! Simply complete this form (don’t forget to include photos and measurements!), and our design team will contact you with a plan and next steps!
      The How to Decorate Team