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Patterned Pillows for the Color-Shy

Here’s a nice way to add a little pattern without going all boom boom pow.

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p.s. I’ve got you covered if you like that boom boom pow.

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  • MamGigi
    September 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

    My last house was this post. I was so afraid of color and pattern because I wanted my house to be relaxing and peaceful, so we did a lot of neutral textures and they looked GREAT together. Our new house (six months in) is ALL COLOR. I’m still having a hard time adding any other pattern since we have really graphic curtains. Your other post MAY inspire me to spend some time fabric shopping today (if I don’t get pattern shy).

  • Cara @ CGC
    September 27, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I would definitely say I’m a bit color shy, as I prefer to decorate with tone-on-tone and texture, but I like the occasion pop of color when I can find the right shade, print, pattern, etc. Any ideas for those like me, afraid of the huge “pow” factor but looking to stray from our neutrals just a bit? :)

    • Making it Lovely
      September 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Try bringing in colored pillows with a nice texture. That’s not too scary, right? (You can do it.)

  • Heather
    September 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I’m definitely color prone! These pillows inspire me to pick up a few neutrals, however, whenever I’m faced with the decision I tend to go with color! :)

  • Evelyn
    September 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I love color but live in neutrals. These are awesome, still fun and not too country/burlapy.

  • Mariesa
    September 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Very cool! And, was that a Black Eyed Peas reference I saw? Love it!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Yep. I think I’ve been making a few pop song references lately… must be the kitchen dance parties I’ve been having daily with the kiddos.

  • Glenda
    September 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    i like these in a bedroom… peaceful…zen… but i definitely love pops of color.

  • Marianna Truckman
    September 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    This is truly helpful! I’ve always needed help mixing textures/patterns/etc. to make a ‘finished’ look.

  • Susan Hazel
    September 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I have an obsession with throw pillow right now. Thank you for feeding it. I love the striped one!