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Accent pillows are pillows designed to accent or complement the décor in a room. They may also be called throw pillows or decorative pillows, and there are plenty of uses for them in many rooms in the home. Though many people think of decorative pillows as providing the means to perk up a sad chair or revitalize the look of a sofa, these fluffy wonders are also popular in bedrooms, where their multiple colors and styles can blend with bed linens to create visual feasts or add comfort to bedroom benches and chairs.
Most central rooms in the home can benefit from a few accent pillows. These may be purchased with furniture and can help to bring the look of a whole room together. More often, people buy them separately to add additional color and flare to a room. It does help to choose colors or patterns that somehow complement the existing design. They don’t have to be exact matches to colors or fabrics used in the room, but they shouldn’t clash either.
When a room has numerous colors, it can sometimes hard to find just the right accent pillows. Some people turn to making their own, which is typically the least expensive way, or order them from custom design shops so they fit perfectly with the design scheme. Custom made accent pillows are usually the most expensive.
Accent pillows can come in various sizes and shapes. Though square shaped ones are common, it’s possible to find round, oblong and ovals, and numerous other shapes to provide just the right touch. Fabric choice is significant, and pillows may have extra features like lace trim, elaborate prints or even be printed with pictures. People may differ in the degree to which they care whether these pillows provide extra comfort. In an adequately cushioned room with well-made furniture, the pillows may not be designed for comfort. When selecting pillows for comfort, fabric and filling should be considered carefully.
Shoppers can find accent pillows in a variety of locations. In addition to custom made and home made types, there are numerous ones available in many department stores. Low priced ones can be obtained at places like Target®, and shoppers can expect to pay more for those from high-end department and furniture stores.
People may occasionally find deals on pillows when they purchase bedding, particularly comforter sets. Sometimes these come with several additional pillows. Many people end up removing the pillows each night before they go to bed, so it may be wise to consider having a place to stack them when not in use. Alternately, look for bedding sets that have practical and pretty accent pillows.