Thursday, March 3, 2011
Pillows, Pillows and More Pillows!
I LOVE new pillows! My hubby thinks I have way to many throughout the house, but they are so much fun and so quick to make!
You can read the first part of this post here where I redid the original couch pillows. A couple weeks ago I finally got around to the chair that matches! You can read more details about that here!
One of the biggest trends for 2011 is mixing patterns. I've always played it pretty safe when it comes to mixing patterns, colors, etc. SO, I am getting out of my comfort zone and adding some excitement to our living room!
Some tips I've learned for mixing patterns:
1. Vary the size and scale of patterns to ensure they compliment and do not compete with one another. Use larger scale patterns on larger items.
2. Don't be afraid to mix stripes, checks, floral, and graphic fabrics. It's always a good idea to throw in at least one solid to keep it from getting too busy.
3. Start by picking one fabric that you absolutely love, and look for fabrics that mesh well with that fabric.
4. There is really no right or wrong, just find what you love and run with it!
I found this fabric that I LOVE from thefabricstore on Etsy. It's called "It's a Hoot Trees in Pistachio Marshmallow by MoMo for Moda". They have such cute fabrics, be sure and check them out!
It took me one hour to make two of these pistachio pillows - including, cutting, sewing and cleaning up the mess! So fast!