At our warehouse, we have a wall of pillows  — sorted usually by color and crammed into our racking by our skilled associate, Judy Klassen.  Judy is organizer extraordinnaire and I would post a photo, but I made a mess of them yesterday pulling inventory for a job and she would not be happy to have you see it!

But back to my point!  I LOVE pillows and the magic they bring to your couch! Since we have a WALL of them in every color imaginable, I should limit myself from buying any more – but I just couldn’t resist these cuties I bought this week!

Isn’t it SO CUTE!  Got it for only $15 too!

Now why, is this woman getting so excited over a pillow?

A few great pillows can make magic happen on your sofa! A few super pillows and presto — great sofas look even better, and if your sofa isn’t new–they can look great! Pillows add warmth, texture and atmosphere to a room – and so inexpensively!  We love great looks on the cheap – don’t you?

These pillows were $50 on Neublack.com — love them too –

but not the price tag!

When shopping for pillows, you need at least 3 for the couch and some coordinating ones for your chairs.  Less than 3 looks  s-k-i-m-p-y —  trust me.

Pillows with a bold pattern, geometric or a kick of color can make the most neutral and dull sofa come to life!

I work with clients every day who are preparing their homes for sale — often who have VERY sorry sofas!  Here’s my secret for a stylish look.

  • Add color (or hide problems) with a neatly folded, nicely contrasting throw.  The “flung over the back or arm” look is out – neatly folded only please!  (I love the nubby ones with lots of texture and don’t do this is the heat of summer.)
  • Have up to five darling pillows on the sofa — I know some interior designers like them squared off like little soldiers . . . I like them angled into the corners.  To me looks a little more comfy. I usually use three or four.

Sounds too easy?  Wonder which pillows to combine or how to buy the perfect ones?  That’s why you need to call me!

About the Author:  Margaret Oscilia, RESA-PRO home stager of Creative Concepts and Contracting specializes in creating “Va-voom” for rooms! Her team provides home staging and interior re-design services throughout Salem Oregon and surrounding cities with two warehouses of decor and furniture available for home staging rental.

Creating spaces everyone loves to come home to!

Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.  Contact us at 503-881-0886!

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