If you are also enchanted by the look and elegance of traditional decorative cushions and want to dress up your bed or other lounging spaces with the choicest pillows and cushions, then do read on for some simple but effective insights to decorate your interior environment—the correct way.
- The purpose and functions of bed decorations
It is important to remember that all the components and accessories on a well appointed bed have their own functionality and purpose. Be it traditional decorative cushions, coverlets, decorative pillows or a comforter; apart from providing additional support on the couch or bed, they also go a long way in enhancing the look of the room.
While the heavily decorated cushions can be used during the day to reflect your personality and aesthetic sense, the night time pillows can be put at bedtime to create a comfortable feel and look. A light weight blanket or a soft quilt can double up as a coverlet for nights while the comforter can be arranged on the bed for chillier nights.
- The thumb rule for decorating cushions
“Back to Front—biggest to smallest”. This thumb rule never fails to highlight the colors and fabrics used on the bed and highlight the special features and decorations on all cushions and pillows alike. For example, a casually elegant bedroom with a bed boasting of carved head panels can be dressed up with bolsters placed atop simple white covered pillows; fringed by other cushions and pillows in subtle designs.
- Bring variations in the colors, patterns, textures and sizes of the decorative cushions
Variation and interest can be provided on a well decorated bed by playing around with the hues and patterns of the fabrics used in decorative traditional cushions and pillows. So, if you plan to use simple fabrics in your pillows, then you can match them up with solid colored small decorative cushions. This breaks the monotony of the texture and saves the overall look from becoming too busy. These decorative cushions attract colors from all around the room – providing them with an elegant style and purpose.
- Create casual and informal look
It always pays to retain an informal and casual look in your bedroom and other lounging space. You can always offset the simple and placid look of white linen and bedding with a floral printed or heavily patterned coverlet. Apart from providing an artistic feel, this informal look also helps you play around with bright and attractive colors and patterns.
- Give attention to details
Whether you go in for a contemporary and artistic look or prefer to retain the traditional ambience in your bedroom—you need to give attention to the smallest of details. A luxurious pillow or cushion thrown at the end of the bed and complemented by plenty of pillows and decorative cushions of varying sizes , succeeds in providing a high end hotel feel along with making the environment calming and sophisticated-right in your own bedroom !
Well, the idea is to make your bedroom and personal space look alluring and inviting. If you choose the correct palette and textures in your traditional decorative cushions, coverlets, bedspreads and pillows, you can create the right look –easily and quickly.