Monday, November 9, 2009
Modern throw pillows bring so much style and color into a room that the style of today is to use them in places other than just in the bedroom. Having these little accessories in different areas can bring to life any room that just seems to be missing that certain “something”. Many of the traditional places for them have in the past been sitting on the bed in the bedroom, resting on the sofa in the living room, and maybe in front of a fireplace during chilly months for people to sit on. Enhancing other atmospheres in the home is pretty easy too with these little items.
The characteristics of modern throw pillows is that they are not necessarily for comfort purposes to be used during napping or sleeping but instead intended for decorative purposes only. Adding a splash of color to perk up a corner or to bring together the different furnishings and accents of a room is totally the use of these little gems. There are tons of different designs that are popular for these little items, including patterns on the fabrics themselves, rhinestones, tassels, designs, pictures, cords, seams, beads and other things. Although traditionally these modern throw pillows have only been used in a couple of places, these days they are used in every corner of the home, no matter what room it is. Having them tucked in the corner of the entryway or on the screened in porch makes an inviting approach for people to see as they enter a house.
Large modern throw pillows are great to sit on next to a warm fire or in front of a big bookshelf, so placing them around these areas on the floor are also very inviting and welcoming. Tons of different designers and manufacturers design all kinds of these cushions, and although many people prefer to have brand new items for their homes there are plenty of other people who prefer to save a lot of money and go shopping at resale stores, thrift stores and even on auction sites on the Internet. Most of the cushions most popular are available in sizes about sixteen to eighteen inches; this is considered a standard size. There are also many different shapes available, like bolster shapes, squares, rectangles, ovals, circles, balls and others too. Just be careful if you already have a lot of accessories that you are using throughout a room- you don’t want to use too many modern throw pillows on floors, chairs and couches because you will just make the room look cluttered and even tacky, no matter how pretty the pillows may be.