Too much is never enough might be a good line for a rock song but when it comes to throw pillows, I am absolutely certain you can buy/have/use too many throw pillows.  I must confess I am guilty of said overuse of pillows.  I think my sissies and I acquired our love and appreciation for fabric from our mother.  She was a seamstress extraordinaire and would take fabric in her hand to fully appreciate its texture and drape as she decided not just on color and fabric, but how did it feel?

I think that is where I learned to play with different textures and patterns-and throw pillows are a great way to experiment with mixing and matching.  I love this grouping on our sectional in the sitting room, and, as you can see, so does Romeo : )

silky, damask like and embroidered-love the contrast

silky, damask like and embroidered-love the contrast

Our living room sofa is 25 years old and will probably become a memory when we downsize.  But, till then, in an effort to update the look, I decided to focus on a  little stripe of teal and grey  (colors currently in favor) in the fabric and accent that with pillows.  I had focused on the pink and green stripe in years past.

Okay, okay 7 pillows is a little out control.

Okay, okay 7 pillows is a little out control.

Don’t Judge…

Don’t you love it when folks comment on your home as “inviting” or “warm”-I sure do, and I think pillows help create that feeling.  I had these floor pillows made, and they are very popular when we entertain families with children or grandchildren visit.   A designer suggested I put them on the couch-tried it and thought it looked silly-looked a bit like I bought a couch for a place to put my floor pillows.  So they stay on the floor in front of the entertainment center or on the hearth in front of the fireplace.

Pattern, texture, fabric-all mixed up and looking great.

Pattern, texture, fabric-all mixed up and looking great.

I can control myself and only use one pillow-but usually when there is not more room for another pillow.

I LOVE this pillow-it makes this chair so cozy

I LOVE this pillow-it makes this chair uber comfortable.

great reading spot-comfy chair, cushy pillow, cozy quilt....

great reading spot-comfy chair, cushy pillow, cozy quilt….

I raised three boys so the idea of having “throw pillows” for decor was foreign to me until I became an empty nester.  Maybe that explains why I have seven pillows on the couch when three would be perfectly fine….