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9 Ways to Mix and Match Throw Pillows

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

Add color, pattern, comfort, and style to your space with throw pillows.

Love the idea of throw pillows to help pull the decor together, but not quite sure how to make it happen? Read on for some easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

Ideas for Mixing and Matching Throw Pillows

1.Stripes and Prints

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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The first rule of pillows is: don’t be afraid to go for it and mix and match stripes and prints. Whether going for the classic dots and stripes mix or mixing stripes and bold florals, go for the drama of mixing and matching boldly.

2. Fun Color Combos

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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Your living space should reflect you, and if you are a wild and fun loving, then your space should mirror your qualities. Love turquoise and bright yellow? Go for it. Think bubble gum pink and mint green are a match made in heaven? Then make it happen!

3. Big Scale, Little Scale

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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One lovely way to mix and match the prints and patterns of your throw pillows is to vary the scale of your prints. Adding smaller scale prints is a great way to temper the overwhelming effect that can happen with larger scale prints.

4. Monochromatic

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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When in doubt, go monochromatic. It’s easy enough to mix patterns when you keep to the same color. It also can make a dramatic and elegant impact.

5. Complementary Colors

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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If you want to introduce more color into a room, consider going with complementary colors. Complementary colors are opposite one another on the color wheel and usually go well together. Reference a color wheel if you forget which colors are complementary.

6. Pillow Sizes and Shapes

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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Alternating the size and shape of throw pillows is another easy way to mix and match decorative pillows in any room.

7. Prints All in the Same Family

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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Pick a print theme and replicate that throughout your room. Choose a pattern like floral, tribal, chevron, and others and mix and match colors and sizes along that theme for a truly stylish look.

8. Vertical and Horizontal Patterns

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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Mix and match vertical and horizontal patterns for the ultimate in visual interest and to really help bring a room to life.

9. Matte and Metallic

Easy tips for how to mix and match throw pillows to make your space comfy and stylish.

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Using different textures is also a great way to mix things up and one perfect example is mixing matte and shiny metallic throw pillows in the same color family or of similar a pattern.

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